Donald Trump’s last-minute endorsement of J.D. Vance in Ohio’s Republican Senate primary was a big win for the social science experiment Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is conducting in our state. Thiel, a founder of PayPal and federal Big Data contractor Palantir, donated an unprecedented $10,000,000 to a super PAC for Vance last spring. After… Continue reading J.D. Vance’s Imitation Campaign
JD Vance digs a hole to Russia
Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance appears to think his path out of a hole he dug for his flailing campaign runs through the center of the earth. “I gotta be honest with you, I don’t really care what happens to Ukraine one way or another,” Vance told Steve Bannon on February 19. Vance and his… Continue reading JD Vance digs a hole to Russia
A new Right, with fewer rights
The New Right promises Compassionate Conservatism with less compassion, less conservatism, and lots of coercion
Everyone expects the New Right Inquisition
Consumed with jealousy over the Left’s use of big government to punish political opponents, the authoritarian New Right is trying to tighten its grip on the GOP. Libertarians will be first to go in the New Right Inquisition. Responding on Tuesday to a New York Times Magazine story about American populist-nationalist enthusiasm for Viktor Orban,… Continue reading Everyone expects the New Right Inquisition
A Very Trumpy Ohio Senate Primary
If you enjoy ugly contests for open Senate seats, great news from Ohio!
A vote for John Kasich is a vote for Obamacare. Here’s why.
Cross-posted from Independent Journal Review. Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign is blowing up, in a good way. Soon, it’ll blow up in a not-so-good way. Kasich’s record of promoting Obamacare is a time bomb likely to go off long before the first 2016 ballots are cast — even in New Hampshire, where Kasich’s poll numbers have risen… Continue reading A vote for John Kasich is a vote for Obamacare. Here’s why.
Beltway pundits keep up clueless Kasich ’16 buzz
The Washington Post and other noted experts on the hearts of GOP primary voters continue building up Ohio Governor John Kasich as a viable 2016 presidential candidate.
Cut the Kasich ’16 Talk
Conservatives talking up Ohio Governor John Kasich as a potential 2016 GOP standard-bearer ought to stop kidding themselves.
Compassionate Conservatism is a Love Song to Big Government
Cross-posted from Townhall. Few aspects of the Republican Party affair with the welfare state are worse than the crooning from politicians who offer “compassion” as an excuse for betraying conservatism. By muddling messaging and helping the press dismiss anyone to his right, a big-government Republican who claims he’s a limited-government Republican can undermine conservative principles… Continue reading Compassionate Conservatism is a Love Song to Big Government
Gov. John Kasich – Ohio’s Own Obama?
Cross-posted from Townhall. Ohio taxpayers are being treated to an unwelcome taste of DC, as Governor John Kasich brings President Obama’s favorite policies and tactics to the Buckeye State. Narrowly elected as a small-government conservative in 2010, Kasich has veered sharply to the left despite Republican supermajorities in both houses of the Ohio General Assembly.… Continue reading Gov. John Kasich – Ohio’s Own Obama?