Guest Dispatch: Republicans and Messaging

The Political Industrial Complex (PIC) runs vast and wide in American politics. It runs especially deep in this city. We have a cadre of political and communications experts from both political parties that make a living advising political campaign. It is not a bad or good thing. It just is. I’ll have more to say …

Guest Dispatch: Immigration, the GOP & the Immigration Tariff

 The weather was great here last week, although, it was in the low forties and we are starting to get in that familiar fall rhythm of overcast skies for most of the day. That is why when I read the first draft of this week’s Guest Dispatch from our friend in Miami, Arthur Freyre, my …

Guest Dispatch: California, On The Path to Becoming A New Catalonia

Our latest Guest Dispatch comes from Arthur Freyre, an attorney and conservative political activist in Miami, Florida. This week Arthur takes the position that two issues are at the root of the U.S. economic crises: tone-deaf leadership from our political leaders as well as and postmodern liberalism. What does that have to do with Spain’s Catalonia? …

Guest Dispatch: What is Freedom?

Our latest Guest Dispatch comes from Arthur Freyre, an attorney and conservative political activist in Miami, Florida. Arthur takes a second look at freedom and what it means to the future of our country. This Guest Dispatch reminded me of Cast Away, that odd Tom Hank’s movie where his character, Chuck Noland, was stranded on …

Guest Dispatch: Compassion…

Our latest Guest Dispatch comes from Arthur Freyre, an attorney and conservative political activist in Miami, Florida. Arthur outlines two ways to look at the political compassion index — or whose vision for America will help get the economy moving again. The Romney comments on the 47% of Americans who would vote for him,  secretly …

Guest Dispatch: Cigars and Law Schools in Havana

By Keith Fernandez  “A large number of [‘study-tour’] programs are for a short duration, allow for limited interaction with the Cuban people, and include lengthy unscheduled time periods to permit largely tourist activities to be accomplished.  Such travel does not promote a genuinely free exchange of ideas between Cubans and American students.” – Commission for …

Guest Dispatch: The Cain Mutiny

By Guillermo Vallejo This week’s GOP Presidential Debate showed what happens when a candidate offers a bold vision without comprising core values.  All the candidates zeroed in on Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 economic plan.  For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few weeks, Herman Cain has surged …