Every conservative worth his salt has a theory of when the American Republic went to hell. The Weekly Standard's Jay Cost is no exception.
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The Conservative Political Action Conference always gets me thinking about the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan was president.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal isn't leading in the polls like Scott Walker. He hasn't raised as much money as Jeb Bush. He isn't as celebrated a speaker as Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio. He doesn't have a loyal libertarian following like Rand Paul or an evangelical base like Mike Huckabee.
The revolution devours its own. One minute you are leading the politically correct vanguard against your moral inferiors. The next minute the crowd has turned against you.
John Edwards used to talk about "two Americas," before he became a national disgrace in both of them. Barack Obama, speaking the same year, said nuts to that.
Is Chris Christie toast? The man who was once viewed as the likeliest front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination now looks like anything but.
The standard liberal narrative about how uncaring, racist and evil conservatives are usually begins with the welfare queen.
On the same Chicago trip where he gave his "I am my own man" foreign policy speech, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was set to raise "north of $4 million."
Now that a federal court has blocked the president's executive action on immigration, one might conclude that unilateral amnesty was illegal.
The Islamic State keeps committing atrocities, but aside from its penchant for beheadings and immolation what do we really know about it? We can't deal with an enemy we don't understand.
At this writing, nearly two dozen Democrats are planning to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress in March.
Ever since my 35th birthday, when I finally met all the constitutional requirements to become president of the United States, I've grappled with a vexing question.
Why has there never been a liberal Rush Limbaugh? It's a question worth asking again as Jon Stewart basks in applause following his announced departure from "The Daily Show."
David Axlerod let the cat out of the bag: Barack Obama was just trying to win an election when he said he opposed same-sex marriage in 2008.
There was a period in the not-too-distant past, maybe the late '90s, when the word "random" was used as excessively and imprecisely as "ironic" in the song that made Alanis Morissette famous.
By now you've probably dismounted from your high horse.
Friday would have been Ronald Reagan's 104th birthday.
The New Hampshire primary hadn't even happened yet and already Democrats were exasperated with George W. Bush.
On Tuesday, there were three Republicans who voted against Obamacare repeal. How many more will work to save the health care law after its next Supreme Court challenge?