Mike Lee

The Coming Conservative Tax Cut Deficits Will Make Bush's Look Puny
August 26, 2014

Reform conservatives will have to surrender to Democrats or to voodoo economics.

The Conservative Crusade Against Crony Capitalism Turns Out to Be Another Crusade Against the Safety Net
April 29, 2014

All of a sudden, Thomas Piketty has allies in the fight against "crony capitalism."

Mike Lee's Moment
Ted Cruz isn't the Tea Party leader to worry about
January 28, 2014

After President Barack Obama gives the State of the Union address, there is traditionally a response from the opposing party.

The House GOP Is About to Crack Up: Three Theories Why
September 12, 2013

Lots of people think John Boehner has lost control of the House Republican caucus. Apparently John Boehner does, too.

I Studied Here, Then Was Forced to Leave. Will No One Fix America’s Insane Immigration System?
November 30, 2011

Jakarta—Despite the boom of recent years, Indonesia is still the sort of place from which young people seek to escape. Nearly all Indonesians who can afford it send their children to study in universities abroad, and my parents were no different. But where many of my former classmates have since become Canadians and Australians, I am again in Jakarta. Like most of the Indonesians I know who studied in the United States, I had trouble staying there after graduating. Many of these would-be Americans are now doing exceptional things elsewhere.

Michele Bachmann: Why She and Other Backbenchers Don’t Have a Chance
June 10, 2011

Do the surprise victories of Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell in the 2010 Senate Republican primaries mean that seemingly fringe candidates like Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, or even Ten Commandments judge Roy Moore have a chance? That’s what many pundits have been saying.

‘Senator Junior DeMint’
December 23, 2010

With all the hullabaloo surrounding Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell and Joe Miller during the midterms, it was easy to lose track of some equally conservative, but less flamboyant, candidates. And it seems safe to say that no Tea Partier had more success while garnering less national attention than Mike Lee. While running for Senate, the 39-year-old Utah Republican proposed dismantling the Department of Education and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Republican Civil War
March 02, 2010

All across the country, Republicans are fantasizing about a gigantic electoral tide that will sweep out deeply entrenched Democratic incumbents this November. In their telling, this deep-red surge will be so forceful as to dislodge even legislators who don’t look vulnerable now, securing GOP control of both houses of Congress. But could this scenario really come to pass? That will depend, in part, on what type of Republican Party the Democrats are running against in the fall. Hence the importance of this year's Republican civil war.

The Republican Civil War
March 02, 2010

All across the country, Republicans are fantasizing about a gigantic electoral tide that will sweep out deeply entrenched Democratic incumbents this November. In their telling, this deep-red surge will be so forceful as to dislodge even legislators who don’t look vulnerable now, securing GOP control of both houses of Congress. But could this scenario really come to pass? That will depend, in part, on what type of Republican Party the Democrats are running against in the fall. Hence the importance of this year's Republican civil war.