Politics & Power

Patriotism vs. American Exceptionalism

Do you love America? If so, how much? Do you wear an American flag on your lapel (and look askance on those who don’t)?...

Making Progress?

Writing on the occasion of Ronald Reagan's death, the NY Times columnist David Brooks articulated the roots of Reagan's success in as accurate and...

The Daily Yonder

Thanks to FPR reader and my fellow Hoosier Brandon Seitz for pointing us to The Daily Yonder, a webzine dedicated to writing about and...

Afoot

News from the provinces is hardly all bad.

Local Dynasties Only, Please

With former Florida Governor Jeb Bush's announcement on Tuesday that he's "actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States"--a move...

The Oklahoma Abortion Law and SUVs

If my friend Ike lived in Britain they’d call him a “one-off.”  An avowed anarchist who thinks that things started going downhill when humans...

Wrong Lesson, Senator

Soon-to-be-former United States Senator from Utah, Bob Bennett, gives some advice to the Tea Party activists who helped unseat him at Utah GOP convention:...

The Passing of the Red Tory Moment (For Now)

The less-than-majority showing by the Conservatives make it likely that any power they do achieve will come through an alliance with the least Red Tory party of them all.

“Freedom or Virtue?” Revisited

About this time last year, Mitch Daniels, the Republican Governor of Indiana, stirred some controversy by calling on conservatives to declare a truce on...

America Needs Another Bush?

Accusing President Obama of “caviling over chemical weapons in Syria,” The Economist insists that events in Syria are “exposing Mr Obama’s hubris,” his “overconfidence,”...