Last week, I attended a Georgia Public Policy Foundation lunch featuring Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute. Arthur and I met a few years ago in Atlanta after he gave a speech based on his 2006 book, "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism."
When Barack Obama is in flyover country, if you close your eyes, you can almost hear a moderate Republican on the stump.
There’s a lot of talk around the country – especially among conservatives – about who will be the savior of the Republican Party as the presidential candidate in 2012. All of that talk is premature.
When President Barack Obama declared last week that America "would not be a great country" were it not for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and unemployment insurance, he committed one brief moment of partial candor.
With American politicians still refusing to substantively address the looming consequences of their fiscal irresponsibility, it only makes sense that voters are feeling frustrated and powerless.
The New York Times columnist Gail Collins began her March 9th column by saying, “It’s been nearly nine weeks since that tragic shooting in Tucson, and you may be wondering whether there’s been any gun legislation proposed in the aftermath.”
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is black, used the phrase "my people" in congressional testimony this week. It was an unmistakably color-coded and exclusionary reference intended to deflect criticism of the Obama Justice Department's selective enforcement policies.
"Big government" is failing around the globe, from Sacramento to Saudi Arabia.
With both parties substantially in agreement, the Patriot Act is likely to be around for awhile longer.
Rep. Paul Ryan’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union provides a clue to the political battle that is coming.
As the American superstate lurches off into total irresponsibility and impending ruin, a spark of sanity remains among the population, and in two heroes inside the imperial center itself.
Along with scores of conservative Republicans, right-of-center values won the 2010 midterm elections, as the principles of limited government, reduced spending and public-sector accountability earned the frustrated public’s support.
Democracy is more than a word. The protesting Egyptians and the watching world are learning that between the Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood stand a lot to overcome.
Have recent elections taught Republicans nothing?
The week has brought two potentially future-altering stories -- one out of Florida, the other out of the Middle East.
Socialism – the abolishment of private property – sometimes advances at the point of a gun. At other times, it advances by co-opting the language of freedom.
Gary Johnson, former Republican governor of New Mexico and likely 2012 presidential candidate, is serious when he says he wants to end deficit spending.
In the halls of a congressional office building, right across from Nancy Pelosi’s representative office, first-time Rep. Todd Rokita is settling into his new workspace.
An alarm has been sounded for Republicans who advocate big-government, abortion, gay marriage, and gun control: Take heed! The GOP is being taken over by (gasp!) actual conservatives!
Do those of you who cluster around urban areas have some hereditary aversion to limited government or fiscal conservatism?
The modern tea party movement has no leader. It has no organization. Rep. Michele Bachmann tells us that an organization is in place, but it had better be awfully good.
It’s an exciting time for conservatives. Also a dangerous one.
The congressional Republicans' decision to read the Constitution aloud on the floor of Congress has forced some Constitution-contemptuous liberals further out of the closet, which is an instructive development to behold
The new House Republican leadership is smart to inaugurate their return to power by reading aloud the U.S. Constitution on the House floor
Come rain or shine, wind, sleet or blizzard, Big Labor leaders always demonstrate perfect power-grabby timing when it comes to shafting taxpayers.
Don't believe all the Washington talk that President Obama had a great lame duck session and goes into the new year and the new 112th congress with the whip hand. Utter nonsense.