Why The GOP May Disintegrate

It’s no stretch to say that we suffer a leadership vacuum. While Obama’s personal ratings are not terrible, Congress’s ratings have remained among the worst since the start of the Financial Crisis. These ratings have not improved an iota once the... (more...)

Posted on Sep 12 2012 | 0 comments | Written by Michael

Why A Bloody Primary Could Help The GOP Win

Conventional wisdom is that the nastiness of the GOP primary is good for Obama and bad for the GOP. The reason being that it has divided the GOP party and exposed the weaknesses of all of the candidates, especially Romney. There is some truth to that... (more...)

Posted on Mar 1 2012 | 0 comments | Written by Michael

Is Santorum The Real Deal Or Just The Latest Non-Romney?

It’s always been a two person race. First, it was me against Donald Trump, then it was me against Michele Bachmann, me against Newt Gingrich and now it’s me against Rick Santorum. Romney is dead-on in this quote; the race has always been him versus... (more...)

Posted on Feb 16 2012 | 0 comments | Written by Michael

The GOP’s Stealth Move Rightward

So far, the GOP primary has been about one man: Mitt Romney. Predictably among a weak starting field, Romney started as the front runner. A few eager challengers have stepped up only to be vanquished later. The last remaining challenger is Rick Santorum.... (more...)

Posted on Feb 13 2012 | 0 comments | Written by Michael

How The GOP Can Defeat Obama in 2012

In 1992 incumbent president George H. W. Bush, despite enjoying relatively strong approval ratings as high as 89 percent right after the Gulf war, was deprived of a second term in large part thanks to one man, but it wasn’t Bill Clinton or H. Ross... (more...)

Posted on Apr 25 2011 | 323 comments | Written by Josh Painter

Cornhucksters: Ethanol Salesmen Who Would Be President

In a National Review Online op-ed earlier this month, Katrina Trinko observed that four of the potential candidates for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination are stuck on ethanol: What kind of Republican supports high tariffs on imports, dubious green... (more...)

Posted on Jan 31 2011 | 296 comments | Written by Michael

Midterms 2010: Some Takeaways

Democrats sustained an expected thumping on election day. With the dust settled, Republicans will take the House with a clear majority, gaining 65 seats, the largest swing since 1948. This is a bigger swing than the historic 1994 elections. In the Senate,... (more...)

Posted on Nov 3 2010 | 405 comments | Written by Michael

Ready or not, here comes E15

When Ronald Reagan said, “Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem,” he wasn’t just kidding. Reagan’s humorous quips worked so well because there was a lot of truth in them. Case in point: The Obama... (more...)

Posted on Oct 14 2010 | 830 comments | Written by Josh Painter

Republicans Poised For Big Gains

It is no secret that the midterm elections will be favorable for the Republicans. The midterm election for a first-term president almost always goes towards the other party. But this year will be a particularly big swing, after two elections of big Democratic... (more...)

Posted on Sep 3 2010 | 279 comments | Written by Michael

It’s not your father’s NASA anymore

In the 1980s, the geniuses at General Motors wanted to change consumer perceptions of their Oldsmobile brand. Fearing that Olds was being hurt by its image as an old and stuffy car, the marketing department launched an ad campaign boasting that the late-80s... (more...)

Posted on Jul 8 2010 | 185 comments | Written by Josh Painter

Deflation Cometh

Until the recent stock market correction, most people viewed the financial crisis as a thing of the past. The question became ‘how slow or fast will the recovery be’ not ‘IF we will recover at all.’ There’s a few headwinds... (more...)

Posted on May 24 2010 | 148 comments | Written by Michael

The Patsy Generation: How The Government Sticks It To The Young

Patsy: [n] chump: a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of  wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn The men and women who braved the Great Depression and went on to fight World War II, ridding the world of the evils of fascism are known as... (more...)

Posted on May 12 2010 | 110 comments | Written by Michael

Meet Jan Brewer, a bright new face in the GOP crowd

Two weeks ago, Jan Brewer’s approval rating was underwater at just 40%, but then the Arizona legislature sent Senate Bill 1070 to her desk. The Republican governor, who has been in office for only 15 months, signed it. Now she’s enjoying an... (more...)

Posted on Apr 28 2010 | 145 comments | Written by Josh Painter

Some Answers For Progressive Conservatives

David Brooks is The New York Times’ idea of what a conservative should be, because, as the columnist explains, he is what he says is a progressive conservative. To across-the-board Reagan conservatives, the term progressive conservative is an oxymoron,... (more...)

Posted on Apr 24 2010 | 91 comments | Written by Josh Painter

Five Reasons Home Prices May Slump For Years

While the stock market has shot up over the past year, and many expect the economy to rebound, housing has continued to slump. Nationwide, most people who are currently buying expect their home to appreciate over time, and there are many sellers awaiting... (more...)

Posted on Apr 17 2010 | 276 comments | Written by Michael
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