• Stupid Myths about Turnout, Demographics and GOP Victory

    You've heard the nonsense: Republicans swept the nation because turnout in the midterm elections was shamefully low, with people of color staying home and allowing a surge of old, angry white males to dominate the contests in state after state. This narrative may make Democrats feel better about the outcome…

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  • Obama, the Role of Race, and GOP Victory

    To many liberals, it seems obvious that Barack Obama's problems and setbacks– including the resounding Republican victory on November 4th – stem in no small part from racist reaction to his status as the first non-white president in American history. The facts, however, suggest that racial factors contributed far more…

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  • LOW TURNOUT DOESN’T EXPLAIN DEMOCRATIC FAILURE

    Democrats attempt to explain their dismal performance in the recent elections by emphasizing the low turnout – only 36.6% of eligible voters. But the truth is that this turnout is typical of midterm elections over the last forty years. Turnout in each of those eleven cycles since 1974 has been…

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  • THE SECRET OF GOP SUCCESS

    Some commentators have tried to explain GOP success in the recent elections by citing a sudden surge of conservative voters–the same ideologically driven voters who, according to common myth, stayed home and doomed Mitt Romney's campaign two years ago. But exit polls show 35% of all voters in Mitt Romney's…

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  • Race Baiting Campaign Shows Obama Biggest Failure

    Race Baiting Campaign Shows Obama Biggest Failure

    This column appeared at TruthRevolt.org on October 31, 2014. —- Regardless of the final outcome of Tuesday's midterm elections, the Democratic campaign has exposed Barack Obama's heart-breaking failure in pursuit of the primary goal that made him president: healing the bitter divisions between black and white in America. Instead of…

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  • Seizing the Initiative in Washington

    Seizing the Initiative in Washington

    With an increase in strength in both houses of Congress Republicans must now use that new power to change the direction of the country. Blocking the president's progressive agenda is important but it's not nearly enough: conservatives must fight for constructive reform, not continued stalemate. With that in mind, Congressional…

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  • SEIZING THE INITIATIVE IN WASHINGTON

    With an increase in strength in both houses of Congress Republicans must now use that new power to change the direction of the country. Blocking the Obama agenda is important, but it's not enough: conservatives must fight for change, not just continued stalemate. Republicans should announce a brief set of…

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  • A MOVIE WITH A MESSAGE

    A MOVIE WITH A MESSAGE

    The new movie NIGHTCRAWLER has generated well-deserved Oscar buzz for Jake Gyllenhaal's charismatically creepy performance as a ruthless manipulator who sells bloody footage of crime and accident victims to a local news broadcast in LA. The movie, from first-time director Dan Gilroy, rightly indicts TV news for its relentless focus…

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  • Liberation From Loony Libertarians

    If Republicans fall short of taking control of the US Senate in next week's elections, oddball activists behind quixotic third party campaigns will deserve part of the blame (or credit, if you're a liberal). At least voters in Oregon will be able to cast ballot for a worthwhile reform to…

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  • Congrats! GOP Has Already Won

    With at least a dozen exceedingly close contests in every part of the country, no one knows for certain who will control the US Senate after November 4th. But in the more significant, long-term contest for national dominance it's safe to declare that the GOP has already won a significant…

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