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Political wise guys would have you believe that conservatives these days have but two options: either assisted living in a senior community or a bed in a hospice. We are headed for the ash heap of history, where we will be buried without honors — a footnote, at best, to 20th-century politics.
The CPAC crowd reaffirmed its heroes with gusto: God, Ronald Reagan, the late Andrew Breitbart, Barry Goldwater, the Founding Fathers, William F. Buckley Jr., Sen. Rand Paul and a new entry to the traditional roster — the young.
Recently, an alarming trend has been unfolding among members of the Republican Party: More and more Republican candidates, super PACs and members of the GOP are hanging on to the coattails of Ronald Reagan's legacy, while simultaneously silencing and dismantling his three-legged stool of coalitions: social, foreign policy and economic conservatives, what Reagan called "complete conservatism."
Dan O'Brien's "The Body of an American" and Robert Schenkkan's "All the Way" have been named the inaugural winners of a theater award honoring the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.
A bristling group of 25 traditional conservatives are out to protect one of their own in a new push against the "establishment Republicans" of Karl Rove's American Crossroads.
Fiscally sensible, check. Limited government, check. Pro-life, check. Leadership qualities, check. Thrilled conservatives and contented Republicans have tweeted their delight over South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's decision to appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint next month.
Many conservatives are understandably demoralized by last month's election returns. President Obama won despite being saddled with the weak economy, high gas prices and soaring deficits.
I had a very exciting time at the Republican National Convention. My conservative allies and I all worked very hard in the presidential election. When I woke up the day after the election, everything I had worked for appeared to be in ruins. An extreme leftist had been re-elected president of the United States.
Everyone is talking about the laughs heard 'round the world. Vice President Biden smirked and scoffed so much that the issue consumed much of the post-debate coverage. However, what wasn't mentioned was how Mr. Biden inadvertently made a strong case for conservatism when it comes to the nature of the welfare state.
A freckle-faced toddler, Monique Corzilius was the face of the most notorious attack ad in campaign history, 1964's "Daisy" spot.
The race for the open U.S. Senate seat in Arizona got a lot more interesting when Richard H. Carmona, the Democratic candidate, recently staged an event in front of a statue of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater and touted the endorsement of two members of Goldwater's family, daughter Joanne Goldwater and granddaughter CC Goldwater.
While young people have gone "liberal" on their conservative parents for decades, teen crossovers to the GOP are more of a rarity. How do parental Democrats and their Republican offspring manage the familial bond when partisan politics are on the line?
As "2016: Obama's America" took in $6 million over the weekend, another film is set to hit the public radar: "The Hope & the Change," produced by Citizens United founder David Bossie and writer-director Stephen K. Bannon, is based on 40 interviews with Democrats and independents in six swing states, all concerned about President Obama.
Public figures' records are fair game in political campaigns. It's not "mudslinging" unless it's untrue or employs "derogatory personal slurs," according to the Living Webster Dictionary.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg likes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Why, she asked toward the end of three days of hearings, shouldn't the court keep the good stuff in Obamacare and just dump the unconstitutional bits?
Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater famously told The Saturday Evening Post, "You know, I think we ought to sell TVA."
The press first got cozy with "insurgent" in the mid-1960s, when it was used to describe Barry Goldwater.