Moderate Republicans, You Win. Now Deal With It.

Moderate Republicans, you win. Decades of trying to sounds like conservatives, but governing like moderates or liberals laid the seeds for a Donald Trump win. I also find it richly ironic that a lot of the people who complained about the Tea Party, are the same folks complaining to me about Donald Trump. Unlike most of …

All in the GOP Family

From the outside looking in, the political jockeying for Speaker of the House has made for somewhat good political theatre. Even if mostly scuttlebutt, a favorite pastime in these parts, it is entertaining and amusing at the same time. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pulling out of the race, frankly, was anticlimactic. I expected something outrageous, …

Brazilian Intellectual Outlines the Triumph of Cultural Marxism

Cliff Kincaid, the Director of the Accuracy in Media’s Center for Investigative Journalism, recently interviewed anti-communist Brazilian writer and philosopher Olavo de Carvalho. It is a great history lesson on cultural Marxism and how it has infected the Western Hemisphere and beyond. Yleem and I have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. de Carvalho a few times …

If Jeb Bush Runs, Will The Republic Implode?

Recently, former Florida governor, Jeb Bush announced that he is forming an exploratory committee to determine if he will run for president. The moment he announced his committee, conservative pundits and columnists wrote articles and complained as if the U.S. was going to implode because Jeb Bush was thinking about running for President, not running …

Virginia Aftershock, A South Floridian’s View

Yesterday, the D.C. establishment was shocked by House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss. Here are some random thoughts from South Florida. This upset serves as a good reminder of the three important lessons that all incumbents need to learn: • It is a privilege to serve your constituents. As Tip O’Neil once said, …

Congressional Staff Scapegoating

At the onset, I’m writing this independent of any inside knowledge of the events that led to Paul Teller’s departure from the Republican Study Committee. After reading the many stories and blog posts penned on it, wanted to add some context, especially for folks who do things for a living that involved matters other than …

Shutdown Aftermath, A Reflection from Miami

Now that the shutdown has ended, I think it is a good time for Republicans to start thinking what went wrong and to learn from their mistakes. What were some of these mistakes? Two of them jump out. The first one involves the law of timing. John Maxwell in his book, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws …