Romney Must Coalesce Around Conservatives, Not Vice Versa

    There is an interesting factoid that was overlooked from last night’s largely pro-forma presidential primaries.  According to University of Minnesota’s Eric Ostermeier, Romney was the first GOP frontrunner who failed to reach 60% in contests “conducted after his last major challenger dropped out of the race.”  Romney won just 56% of the vote in Delaware and 58% in Pennsylvania. Over the past few months, we’ve | Read More »

    Another Capitulation on Postal “Reform”

    As we’ve noted in recent weeks, there is an effort to bail out the Postal Service with phony accounting measures.  Democrats are currently voting on amendments to  a bailout bill (S. 1789) that leaves taxpayers on the hook, without reforming the USPS with structural changes that the Postmaster General himself supports. This bill will offer a backhanded channel to grant the USPS $41 billion from | Read More »

    Another Capitulation on Postal “Reform”

    As we’ve noted in recent weeks, there is an effort to bail out the Postal Service with phony accounting measures.  Democrats are currently voting on amendments to  a bailout bill (S. 1789) that leaves taxpayers on the hook, without reforming the USPS with structural changes that the Postmaster General himself supports. This bill will offer a backhanded channel to grant the USPS $41 billion from | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell Does it Again

    There’s got to be some way to create a legislative scorecard on committee votes. Last month, House Republicans almost unanimously passed the “Ryan” budget resolution for FY 2013.  It established the topline discretionary spending level at $1.028 trillion, just $15 billion below last year’s levels and $19 billion below the cap set in the Budget [Out of] Control Act.  To put that in perspective, the | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell Does it Again

    There’s got to be some way to create a legislative scorecard on committee votes. Last month, House Republicans almost unanimously passed the “Ryan” budget resolution for FY 2013.  It established the topline discretionary spending level at $1.028 trillion, just $15 billion below last year’s levels and $19 billion below the cap set in the Budget [Out of] Control Act.  To put that in perspective, the | Read More »

    Ron Johnson: The Lone Ranger

    Senator Kent Conrad has finally made it clear that he has no intentions of passing a budget resolution.  He will offer the “Simpson-Bowles plan” without allowing any amendments or even a committee vote, much less a floor vote.  That’s some budget resolution.  Without a budget resolution to guide the topline spending numbers, the Senate Appropriations Committee has already begun markups on the 12 appropriations bills | Read More »

    Ron Johnson: The Lone Ranger

    Senator Kent Conrad has finally made it clear that he has no intentions of passing a budget resolution.  He will offer the “Simpson-Bowles plan” without allowing any amendments or even a committee vote, much less a floor vote.  That’s some budget resolution.  Without a budget resolution to guide the topline spending numbers, the Senate Appropriations Committee has already begun markups on the 12 appropriations bills | Read More »

    Senator Dean Heller Should be Commended for Blocking 2nd Amendment Denying Judge #NVSen

    As a follow-up to Chuck Muth’s excellent piece about Harry Reid’s hypocrisy on this issue I wanted to share the proof that Elissa Cadish is a 2nd Amendment denier, and as such, not deserving a confirmation hearing. From the GOA: – Sen. Dean Heller blocks anti-gun nomination Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is attempting to push yet another radical anti-gunner through the U.S. Senate. This | Read More »

    Watch Live! Wisconsin Senate Debate

    Please join us in watching this critical primary debate, brought to you by The Franklin Center and Wisconsin Reporter. Debate will begin streaming live at 8pm, ET. Citizens can submit questions for the candidates in the following ways: E-mail questions to WIDebate@WisconsinReporter.com Tweet questions on Twitter using the hash tag #WIDebate Post questions on the Facebook pages of Wisconsin Reporter or Franklin Center Submit a YouTube video (via e-mail or Facebook) for a chance to have your question | Read More »

    Watch Live! Wisconsin Senate Debate

    Please join us in watching this critical primary debate, brought to you by The Franklin Center and Wisconsin Reporter. Debate will begin streaming live at 8pm, ET. Citizens can submit questions for the candidates in the following ways: E-mail questions to WIDebate@WisconsinReporter.com Tweet questions on Twitter using the hash tag #WIDebate Post questions on the Facebook pages of Wisconsin Reporter or Franklin Center Submit a YouTube video (via e-mail or Facebook) for a chance to have your question | Read More »

    Obama’s Steady Decline

    This week is beginning to look like the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Big Daddy Obama is suffering from hypertension, paralysis and political decay. He hasn’t changed his agenda from 2008 nor has his character changed, but the past three years have taken a toll on Obama because he’s exhibiting characteristics that are exposing his extreme radicalism. His mendacity or tendency to lie | Read More »

    And Now for a Postal Bailout

    It’s another week in Washington, and it’s yet another bailout.  This time, taxpayers will be tapped for another $41 billion to subsidize the healthcare retirement benefits of postal workers – benefits that are quite scarce in the private sector. Democrats have a serious problem with creative destruction and advancements in technology.  For self-described progressives, they are quite regressive when it comes to efficiency in markets | Read More »

    And Now for a Postal Bailout

    It’s another week in Washington, and it’s yet another bailout.  This time, taxpayers will be tapped for another $41 billion to subsidize the healthcare retirement benefits of postal workers – benefits that are quite scarce in the private sector. Democrats have a serious problem with creative destruction and advancements in technology.  For self-described progressives, they are quite regressive when it comes to efficiency in markets | Read More »

    Jon Bruning Would Still Vote for Holder

    If we ever desire to win a conservative majority even within the Republican conference, we must elect unvarnished conservatives in solid red states like Nebraska.  That’s why we are supporting Don Stenberg, a man who has held consistent conservative views, for Senate. Unfortunately, Jon Bruning is spending a lot of money convincing people that he is something that he never was before he decided to | Read More »

    Jon Bruning Would Still Vote for Holder

    If we ever desire to win a conservative majority even within the Republican conference, we must elect unvarnished conservatives in solid red states like Nebraska.  That’s why we are supporting Don Stenberg, a man who has held consistent conservative views, for Senate. Unfortunately, Jon Bruning is spending a lot of money convincing people that he is something that he never was before he decided to | Read More »