• Military who spoke up against Obama say message was lost amid media barrage

    Military who spoke up against Obama say message was lost amid media barrage

    Two military Super PACs were unable ultimately to sway swing states, but they still have funds and are leading efforts on new fronts.

  • How conservatives can reach Hispanic voters

    How conservatives can reach Hispanic voters

    Hispanics, like all Americans, will be drawn to a hopeful message that is forward-thinking and inspirational.

  • Is GOP missing youth vote on social issues?

    Is GOP missing youth vote on social issues?

    At least one young leader says “The signs are clear: we are the libertarian generation, and we take social issues as seriously as economic issues.”

  • Invest in grassroots now, or lose again

    Invest in grassroots now, or lose again

    In the end, this election was lost by 381,000 votes total. Going forward, conservatives must invest in a permanent grassroots infrastructure and it must be a priority.

  • Buying into the culture war

    Glenn Reynolds makes an interesting suggestion to Republican donors in the New York Post today: instead of pouring cash into ineffective old-school political advertising during campaign season, they should use their millions to “buy some women’s magazines… or at least | Read More »

  • Don’t let it burn

    There’s a lot of talk about Republicans taking a “let it burn” approach to America’s fiscal crisis.  The voters wanted Barack Obama again; give them what they voted for, until they choke on it!  Let the President and his party | Read More »

  • Hindsight 2012

    We’ve had a few weeks to digest the election results, contemplate the exit polls, and draw some conclusions about what happened in the 2012 elections.  They say hindsight is 20/20… but that means failing to use it would be an | Read More »

  • Nancy Pelosi to serve another term as House Minority Leader

    Nancy Pelosi to serve another term as House Minority Leader

    Speculation that she would resign her post because the Democrats failed to retake the House in 2012 always seemed off-base.

  • The curious case of the zero-vote precincts

    A bizarre series of episodes from the 2012 election are drawing increased attention.  According to a report at The Blaze, in over 59 precincts of Philadelphia,  plus 9 precincts in Cleveland, Ohio, not a single vote was cast for Mitt Romney. | Read More »

  • The never-ending battle

    American elections are tribal affairs these days, which means a lot of people cast votes on either side for superficial reasons.  The model of a good election is an informed population affirmatively voting for the positive message of the better | Read More »

  • A postcard from the edge of malaise

    The cascade of Obamanomics-inspired post-election layoffs continues at a dizzying pace.  Dozens of companies announced big layoffs within 48 hours of the election; the Blaze is trying to keep up with them, but it’s hard work. Many of these layoffs are accompanies | Read More »

  • A word about the polls

    Another fast-solidifying bit of conventional wisdom from the 2012 election is that “the polls were right,” and anyone who questioned them was foolish. But that’s not true.  “The polls” weren’t “right.”  A lot of them accurately predicted the general outcome; | Read More »

  • Only Big Government can save you from big storms, unless it shuts down due to bad weather

    Actual sign hung on ten FEMA offices in the hurricane-wracked Staten Island area, as reported by the New York Post: “FEMA CENTER CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER.” The Post goes on to note that the office at the Mount Loretto Community | Read More »

  • Michele Bachmann wins re-election in a tight race

    Michele Bachmann wins re-election in a tight race

    The votes weren’t fully tabulated until Wednesday afternoon, but former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was able to hold her seat in the House.

  • Florida Rep. Allen West refuses to concede

    Votes were counted throughout the night in Florida’s 18th District, where Republican Allen West – who found himself on the wrong end of redistricting – was locked in a neck-and-neck contest with Democrat Patrick Murphy.  Local news station WPTV finally | Read More »

  • Republicans reach post-2000 high among state governors

    Republicans reach post-2000 high among state governors

    The one unalloyed bit of good news for Republicans on Tuesday night.

  • Death of a “center-right” nation

    The old conventional wisdom that America is a “center-right” nation came in for a real beating in the 2012 election.  We’re not a center-right nation, not any more. We were once such a country, but that period actually concluded during | Read More »

  • Status Quo Ante

    Status Quo Ante

    In the next two years, conservatives are going to have some fun fights within the GOP to move beyond a cliched defense of free markets into really articulating a vision for defending free markets and what it means.

  • The new citizenship

    Many observers believe Tuesday brings us a historic election.  I have long thought it would be an election that either re-defines the relationship between Americans and their government, or begins our return to our Constitutional foundations. I don’t like what | Read More »

  • Early signs and portents on Election Day

    Update: Brit Hume on Fox News notes that Mitt Romney is “holding up pretty well among households with a government employee,” which could have repercussions in Virginia. Update: Rich Lowry of National Review relayed some early voting data that the Romney campaign finds “encouraging.” | Read More »