Teaching History

“This book is dedicated to the people of America-strong, outspoken, intense in their conviction, sometimes wrong- headed but always generous and brave, with a passion for justice no nation has ever matched.” Paul Johnson, Dedication, A History of the American People. As governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels was thought to be a top contender for …

Left’s New Tactic: Extreme Hate Speech, Divisiveness, and Balkanization

Prediction, political discourse is about to take a radically ugly tone. Why? The Left is devoid of ideas that the American people will support. They need to pretend they are moderates to secure votes. They will lie. They will cheat. They will re-define ethic and economic warfare with extreme forms of hate speech, divisiveness, and balkanization. …

Era of the Green Eyeshade Republican

What has happened to our GOP?  I do not recognize it anymore. It has gone green, as in the party of the Green Eyeshade Politico. This week the College Republican National Committee (CRNC) will release yet another 2012 election post-mortem. It contains the usual parade of horribles and  pabulum-laden advice on messaging for “tomorrow’s GOP”. POLITICO is …

Anointing and Baptisms

As summer begins to get closer, the 2014 election cycle will begin to rev up its engines.  This will be time to separate the potential candidates from those who will take the plunge and immerse themselves in the world of rallies, speeches, spin, knocking on doors and making phone calls.  I was thrown the gauntlet …

One Precinct at a Time, With No Care About Re-Election Prospects

I always enjoy reading Thomas Sowell’s writings. He is clear thinker and author. This is especially true on economic and political issues, as well as on matters pertaining to the race in America. Sowell recenlty granted the folks at Newsmax an exclusive interview in which he talks about RNC outreach efforts: Sowell tells Newsmax TV that …

Guest Dispatch: Core Beliefs – A Washington Casualty?

The following Guest Dispatch hails from the West Coast.  You can learn more about John Flores by visiting his first post on our site, here.  If you have never seen A Man for All Seasons, do so this weekend. What a great story. As John says in his post, More was dedicated to truth and …

Guest Dispatch: A View from the West Coast

This week’s Guest Dispatch is brought to you from the West Coast and a former candidate for Congress, John Flores. I met John many moons ago while working at the Republican National Committee. He’s good people, a great American. John ran in a very tough, Democratic-leaning Congressional seat. Twice. While we knew it would be a …