A look at the election past.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ end of week tradition of bringing you linked stories from around the world and across the web. This week, “For the 116th Time…” a look at the many stories of the incoming US Congress, plus remembering the music of Roy Clark.
Election Night 2018 Ended Up Being Everything It Was Hyped Up To Be; But It Also Gave Us New Trends To Keep An Eye On
Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the highest ranking female Republican in Congress. And I thinks she is in BIG trouble.
Never Trump Republicans may go the way of Moderate Republicans with no desire to do anything more than complain.
There’s More Than Just Control Of Congress To Keep An Eye On
There was another indictment of note in the deluge of legal news yesterday, this time in California. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife are subject to a 60-count indictment including wire fraud and campaign finance violations.
As Donald Trump continues to make a mess domestically and internationally, have his opponents learned anything? Nope.
How Ben Shapiro helped build a conservative movement Trump could thrive in.
In which the victory of Roy Moore deflates the myth that Trumpism is primarily about Trump.
American conservatives should consider the example of Robert Peel in trying to figure out the way forward.
Ted Cruz’s role was more indirect than that of his rivals. But he could have done more.
John Kasich ran a vanity campaign that never really began. He was the last opponent to drop out.
Marco Rubio had a really good shot at the prize.
Those who claim the press have been conspiring to sit on stories about Donald Trump haven’t been paying attention to the press.
Trump was never inevitable.
Trump’s trolling prank in Mexico and the future of the Right in the United States.
So what exactly is Trump doing?
Reince Priebus defends himself.
In which a human Molotov Cocktail flings himself in the right direction.
Everything went terribly. Here are some suggestions to make them go less terribly next time.
America desperately needs a disciplined, conservative political party — a thing the GOP has not been for quite some time. Here are the six steps those small-c conservatives of the #NeverTrump variety will have to take if they want to stem the rise of Trumpism in their party.
Republicans need to challenge the implicit frame of the coverage of their nominating process.
Almost 7 in 10 Republican delegates have already been awarded. What have we learned?
The party doesn’t owe the plurality leader diddly squat. It is known what he has to do. He has to actually do it.
A reply to Dan Scotto on conservatism and the GOP.
The GOP dreams of winning the urban vote while missing the point of why liberals vote the way they do.
The cast of the GOP primaries is just horrible. Who wrote this crap and how were these characters conceived?
Abraham Lincoln has a letter for Marco Rubio.
History repeats, cycles become complete… Word to the (partisan) drumbeat.
If Trump is the nominee, we will have learned something about American politics. But what?
The Governor of Indiana is about to launch a state-run news service that will compete with agencies such as the Associated Press even as it controls access to public information. It is an idea that is terrible for a number of reasons, the primary one being this:
It might well work.
The public aftermath of the racist comments by the NBA Clippers’ owner offers a perfect microcosm for why the GOP fails so spectacularly at minority outreach. It also offers insight as to how that can reality be changed.
The second in a four part series that argues that the left is headed down the same path toward the wilderness that the right began two decades ago. Before we look at the left, however, we must first examine the actual path blazed by movement conservatives.
The reason the GOP should pass an immigration bill is for its long-term viability. The party isn’t going anywhere any time soon, but the numbers show that relying solely on the white vote will make it harder to win the White House and Congress, not easier.