Donald Trump sent more than 2,000 conservative activists into a frenzy of approval when he told them that, unlike Ron Paul, he could win the Republican presidential nomination next year.
Just so you know: "The Star Spangled Banner" still resonates with the nation no matter how many hapless performers take untoward liberties with its lyrics.
Financial markets have been rocked recently by predictions of a rash of municipal bankruptcies this year and talk among Republican leaders of drafting a law allowing states to go bankrupt as well.
In his State of the Union address, Mr. Obama rolled out “winning the future” as his latest signature theme and political brand. He employed the expression or variations on it 10 times, mostly to justify continued government activism. “We can't win the future with a government of the past,” he proclaimed, before outlining more of the many ways he thinks Washington should dominate American life.
Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday they were considering introducing legislation that would allow financially stressed U.S. states to declare bankruptcy.
What should congressional Republicans' policy objectives be for the next two years regarding federal deficits and prosperity? Two very different strategies are being considered by authentic conservatives: 1) Attempt to govern from their majority in the House and try to start the process of reducing the costs of entitlements - most conspicuously, Social Security and Medicare - as a path back to prosperity and good jobs or 2) recognize that the GOP cannot govern without holding the White House and that therefore they should not touch entitlements but merely tinker with discretionary spending and frame the issues for 2012, when they may win the presidency and Senate as well as hold the majority in the House.
Last weekend's tragedy in Tucson is helping focus needed attention on the intersec-tion between serious mental illness and crime. Modern society prides itself on being open-minded, but there's still much room for progress in how we look at the mentally ill.
Social and economic conservatives have worked together under the mantle of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan made them the core of his 1980 coalition, but the alliance now may be fraying.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in state history, is a constitutional scholar, a defender of free enterprise, a champion of states' rights and the 10th Amendment and a polemicist of the first order - all qualities evident in this strongly written and persuasively argued book.