Republicans Know Their Obamacare Case Is Bogus. Here's the Proof.
January 23, 2015
How will they explain this one?
The Republican Congress Has Done Nothing But Help Big Business
January 15, 2015
Even a Republican senator admits it.
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
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.
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.