Conservatives

For House Majority Whip We Back Stutzman Over Scalise and Roskam

The contest for House Majority Whip is not between Reps Steve Scalise, Peter Roskam and some hypothetical perfect conservative. It is between Scalise, Roskam and the only candidate in the race with a record of standing for conservative principles when the chips are down – Marlin Stutzman.

Reagan, Then and Now

Craig Shirley, National Review

Commentators and politicians are underestimating Reagan- again. Some have suggested that Reagan couldn't survive in today’s GOP because he was “a man of his times.” In fact, given his principles, his vision, and his moral convictions, Reagan was a man for all times, for all seasons.

A Free Market Guide To Assessing Reform Conservative Policies

Scott Lincicome, The Federalist

The right’s reform agenda should be based on a few fundamental, free market principles on which most conservatives and libertarians can agree.

Congressman Rob Hurt's Pyrrhic Victory

Our friend Jeffrey E. Knight tells the sordid truth behind a nasty intra-party rift created at the Virginia Fifth District Republican Convention by the Establishment's Rep. Robert Hurt. It's a full-on assault against conservatives.

Christie Angers Conservatives w/ Court Pick

Sean Sullivan, Washington Post

Conservatives are upset that Chris Christie renominated the Dem. chief justice of the NJ Supreme Court Stuart Rabner. Rabner, an appointee of Gov. Jon Corzine wrote an opinion for the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Tea Party Continues Winning

Jonathon Moseley, American Thinker

How the GOP-E has beat the tea party challenge this year is to join them. Running candidates more in harmony with tea party demands and claiming to be conservative, is what the estab. has done successfully this year. The tea party will be waiting to pounce if R's stray from the path of financial responsibility.

Why Repubs. Should Consider Ben Carson

William Tucker, American Spectator

Ben Carson is very much representative of this conservative segment of the African-American population. Were the Republicans to nominate Ben Carson or someone like him, the issue of race might fade into the background and ideas would become more central instead.

The Politico Poll and Conservative Strength

Bruce Walker, American Thinker

There is a leftist lie out there that conservatives keep believing.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 40

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd like to see as the GOP nominee this week. 
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Our Favorite Part of FreedomFest: It's An Intellectual Feast

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RICHARD VIGUERIE TO SPEAK ON THE MARK LEVIN SHOW TONIGHT

Big news! ConservativeHQ chairman and TAKEOVER author Richard A. Viguerie will join The Great One, Mark Levin, on his talk radio show, TONIGHT, Tuesday, May 13, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern. Don't miss it!

Mitt Romney: A "Severe Conservative" Who Just Won't Go Away

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

For Rockefeller Republicans like Romney, losing an election is evidently a resume enhancer for them to continue interfering with GOP politics. He supports a minimum wage increase. After Obamanomics has depressed the job market & income levels, tightening wage mandates will create jobs? WRONG.

We Need More State Legislators Like Florida’s Don Gaetz

Retiring Florida State Senate President Don Gaetz is the kind of leader we need in every state legislature; he held fast to his principles, took on a Governor from his own Party and Jeb Bush, the state’s most high profile establishment Republican politician, and didn’t cave.

House Dems: No Political Motivation in IRS Targeting

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Democrats are working hard to counter GOP efforts to keep the IRS controversy center stage.

George Will: Tea Party ‘More Of A Force Than Ever’

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

George Will says the tea party remains a “huge force” within the Republican Party. Calling himself “very pro-tea party,” Will argued that “in some ways” the tea party is “more of a force than ever.” 

Boehner's Mocking Words Increase Tension with Conservatives

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Boehner tried to smooth things over in a private meeting with Republicans. But some left unconvinced, saying Boehner’s actions could threaten his speakership and make it even harder to pass an immigration reform bill this year.

GOP Must Have New Conservative Leadership to Survive

Judson Phillips, Tea Party News Network

Forget 2016! If the GOP follows Boehner’s lead right on to the crazy train, the Tea Party will leave in 2014. Either leaders have to live up to the conservative values that they claim they support or watch conservative voters leave the GOP for a new party.

WaPo: Amnesty Not the Answer to Repubs' Demographic Woes

Breitbart News Staff

How can the GOP start winning larger shares of non-white voters? Reforming the immigration system might not be the answer. Why not? Because reforming the nation's immigration laws could very well create a whole bunch of new Dems, including in some key swing states.

George Will Is With the TEA Party on Common Core

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

“It’s driven in no small measure by funding and encouragement from the Department of Education, which should go away. It inevitably – inevitably – will drive curriculum.”

These are Our Republican Leaders?

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

Democrats harness the power of their base to advance the cause of their ideology and party platform. Republican leaders, on the other hand, are at war with their party’s platform.