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 …

Gov. Jindal: We’re All Americans. Indeed.

The GOP presidential primary contest has barely started, but one thing is certain, the Republican Party will nominate a solid team that will be able to win in 2016. The GOP not only has a stable of qualified and accomplished leaders, but folks with ideas that can serve to contrast the GOP from whoever the Democrats ultimately …

Increasing The Gas Tax…Seriously?

The new Congress was convened this past week. It was a week to see new members get sworn in and people starting complaining after the first vote. One of the more interesting topics that floated around DC is the idea of increasing the gas tax. With the price of oil and gasoline falling, there has …

The ‘Compromise Industrial Complex’ Is In Disarray, But it Will Re-Group

The compromise industrial complex in this town is in a complete disarray. Not since the 1994 mid-term elections had I seen so many stunned people over a relatively known outcome, at least to political insiders. From my vantage point, perched in Northern Virginia, one needs to work extra hard sometimes to create the appropriate psychological distance from these events. You …

Sunday Talk Shows Are Boring

UPDATE (09.17.14): Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low Have you ever given any thought about why do you read, listen, or watch the news? Entertainment? Information? Maybe it’s a little of both. Family and friends who live more than 200 miles from the Washington, DC metro area are in shock when they learn …

@AFPVA: Break the (Ex-Im) Bank

This pre-Cold War relic – the Export-Import Bank or Ex-Im for short – spearheaded by FDR, is well past its political “sell by” date. Everything that the Ex-Im Bank is supposed to do, the private sector can do a whole lot better. The bottom line is that YOUR tax dollars could be put to better use: Learn …

Guest Dispatch: The Continuing Insult

John Flores in Oregon sent us the following Guest Dispatch on immigration reform and the Republican National Committee’s ongoing new voter outreach efforts. If you’re not doing so already, be sure to follow him on Twitter. By John Flores (Oregon) Much to no one’s surprise, the GOP has announced its new strategy for ensuring future …