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In the News

Rudy does end run around the right’s leaders

with Hoover Institutionvia Hill
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the Republican frontrunner in national polls, has avoided meeting with the nation’s most powerful socially conservative leaders, and instead is taking his appeal directly to conservative activists at the local level...

In the News

(Re)Creating America’s 'Empire of Liberty' in the Twenty-First Century

with Niall Fergusonvia Turkish Weekly Opinion
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The question of an “American Empire” casts an interesting light on present-day debates about the global role of the United States because Americans loath to label themselves as an “imperial” nation...

In the News

Political scientist to speak at Drake

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Des Moines Register
Monday, September 17, 2007

Political scientist Morris P. Fiorina will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday at Drake University on "The Great Disconnect in American Politics..."

Analysis and Commentary

Libertarianism closest to ideals of U.S. founders

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, September 14, 2007

Because America is still widely regarded as a pretty decent country, even while left, right and the rest find a lot of fault with it, the question of whether Democrats, Republicans, liberals, conservatives, populists or libertarians are the most faithful to its central ideas and ideals is important to ask and answer...

Analysis and Commentary

Reincarnating Reagan

by Richard V. Allen with Martin Andersonvia National Review Online
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Much of the reaction to the formal debut of Fred Thompson in the presidential campaign has focused on his “positioning” within the Republican party, citing the opinions of various commentators as to whether he’s a “conservative,” a “moderate” or something else...

In the News

GOP struggles with identity crisis

with Milton Friedmanvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 9, 2007

It is the party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, but today there is an identity crisis roiling the Republican Party as it approaches the 2008 election - as GOP moderates and conservatives confronting the Iraq war, corruption and the declining profile of President Bush engage in a heated debate over just whose party it will be in the future...

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Can't We All Just Get Along?

with Hoover Institutionvia Townhall
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Over the weekend, I had a story appear in the Weekly Standard on the lopsided nature of the political blogosphere...

In the News

Eliminate the Pork

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Republican Congress had its chance in 2006...

Analysis and Commentary

The Many Enemies of George Bush

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, August 30, 2007

George Bush is not a very popular fellow...

In the News

Presidential Race Returns to Protectionism, Mythic Reaganism

with Martin Anderson, Michael J. Boskin, Gary S. Beckervia Bloomberg
Thursday, August 30, 2007

At a union hall in Detroit packed with 800 members of the AFL-CIO and their families, Democratic presidential candidate and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to break the mold on trade...