Showing posts with label tea party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tea party. Show all posts

Who is John Galt? Ayn Rand, Libertarians And The GOP

by Gene H. Bell-Villada.      Ayn Rand (1904-82) has arisen from the dead. Over the last decade the pop philosopher and propaganda fictionist extraordinaire has moved steadily from the cultish margins to the mainstream of US conservatism. Her ghost may even haunt the current presidential race with the candidacy of Republican Senator Rand ... MORE

Ted Cruz Details Path To Victory With "Miracle Of America"

Let freedom ring.    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News backstage at the Iowa Freedom Summit, potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) detailed the pathway to victory for Republicans in 2016—and he explained a new phrase he started using in his speech minutes earlier. Cruz introduced a new major theme,   ... MORE

Nullification, Now Coming To The Supreme Court?

by David A. Graham.    When the Tea Party wave arrived in 2010, it swept away much of the Republican Party's existing structure, and instituted a more populist approach. But as waves tend to do, it left some even older debris in its wake. "Nullification," the theory that states can invalidate federal laws that they deem unconstitutional, had its   ... MORE

Is Ted Cruz A Loose Cannon Or Libertarian Reformer?

by Glenn Garvin.     As they used to say in the old westerns, it was quiet out there-too quiet. So no one was really surprised when Ted Cruz announced to The Washington Post the weekend before the November election that his brief flirtation with civilized behavior was nearing its end. For months, the Texas senator had abandoned his guy    ... MORE

IRS Probe Will Carry Into 2015 With Unresolved Questions

by Stephen Dinan.  Internal Revenue Service employees charged with scrutinizing tea party groups’ nonprofit status applications showed a marked antipathy to the organizations, with one examiner calling a group “icky” and others saying they were searching for ways to deny the requests, according to a congressional oversight report Tuesday. ... MORE

Intolerant Conservatives In Conflict With Individual Rights

by Kerry McGill.       Leave me alone! Well, not me, exactly. But others who differ from others, such as homosexuals, atheists, creationists, evangelists, extremists and the like. It seems as though many people have a chip on their shoulder about someone with whom they strongly disagree. America used to be a "live and let live" society      ... MORE

Freedomworks A Player In The 2014 Elections

by Karin McQuillan.     Matt Kibbe, the head of FreedomWorks, keeps his eye on the goal: “not a junior partnership with the Republican Party, but a hostile takeover of it.”  Kibbe is a marathoner in for the long haul. FreedomWorks has seen worse times, when libertarians were shunned. Since 2009, it has become a key contributor to that mainstream   ... MORE

VICE NEWS: Study Says That Citizens Opposed To Growth Of Government Are A Greater Threat Than Al-Qaeda

by Maxwell Barna.   Politicians see the people as their prime enemy. An al Qaeda splinter group has declared an Islamic State in portions of Iraq and Syria and threatened to "raise the flag of Allah in the White House." US intelligence agencies suspect that the Islamic State is determined to launch a major attack against Western targets, and South     ... MORE

WASH TIMES EDITORIAL: The Tax Man's Politics

Taxpayers pay for lobbying to make the agency bigger.  The Internal Revenue Service continues to keep Congress, or least the House half of it, busy with investigations into the harassment of the Tea Party and how email evidence of IRS abuse mysteriously disappears. The dogs are eating a lot of the homework at the IRS. The emails that can  ... MORE

A. Barton Hinkle: IRS Scandal Implicates Democrats

Using government power to limit political speech.      "Special interests are planning and running millions of dollars" in ads, warns President Barack Obama. But despite their "benign-sounding names," adds Democratic operative David Axelrod, some of them are "front groups for foreign-controlled companies." Together, they are trying to    ... MORE

Star Parker: In Today’s America, “Mainstream” Means Left

America has no center today.      Just when Tea Party obituaries were being sounded around the country, Washington fixture of 42 years, Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, loses to upstart Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel. And one week later, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, in the blockbuster of this year’s political season, is booted out of  ... MORE

Sean Trende: What Cantor's Loss and Graham's Win Mean

Lessons to be learned.     Eric Cantor's loss in the Republican primary Tuesday night sent shockwaves through the establishments of both parties.  The previously dominant "Tea Party is dead" narrative has been unceremoniously dumped.  Some in the media seem to be pursuing two new storylines: “Support for immigration reform dooms        ... MORE