politics

Conservatives Don't Feel Well Represented in DC

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

Jim DeMint said, “I think a lot of Americans, regardless of political labels, feel the same way. This [the Tea Party] is just millions of Americans who are concerned about spending and debt … a lot of folks who believe in limited government, less spending and debt are concerned that under this president.”

Pennsylvania GOP Legislators Adopting Obamacare Tactics

Establishment Republicans out in the states talk a good game, but when it comes to actually letting the market work – especially the health care and health insurance markets – they often end-up with the same kind of policies that Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill have adopted.

Thailand Votes as Opposition “Yellow Shirt” Protesters Threaten Democracy

The Thai political system is nominally democratic.  But the state typically is controlled by an elitist establishment; essentially a military-royalist-civil service-business-urban/upper class axis.  Unfortunately the most visible opposition isn't democratic -- it wants an authoritarian system in which a different set of close-knit elites dominate irrespective of election results.

BigBiz Targets Tea Party

Patrice Hill, The Washington Times

The recent fiscal crisis has opened a major rift between the tea party wing of the GOP and business groups that traditionally have backed Republicans, with many business leaders now vowing to get involved more in GOP primaries to try to counter insurgent candidates. Tea party leaders are defiant, saying they will not change course despite criticism from the U.S.

RSC Feuds with Heritage Action

Tim Alberta, National Journal

The Republican Study Committee will no longer allow Heritage staffers in meetings. Here’s why.

Dr. Carson: Restore Civility to Politics

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., The Washington Times

"We should stop submitting to political correctness and instead start engaging civil discussion."