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High Statehouse Turnover & the GOP

Jordan Bloom, American Conservative

Lots of new state legislators means conservatives at the local level are taking over state parties.

GOP Could Hold House for Decades

Reid Wilson, National Journal

The Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act decision virtually guarantees control of state legislatures.

The False Choice Of The Gang Of Eight Immigration Bill

Almost by definition a “comprehensive” bill on any subject that gets Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and President Obama enthusiastically behind it is going to be contrary to conservative principles and bad for Republicans politically -- and the Gang of Eight bill is no exception.

We Must Use Amnesty in 2014

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

Just like Obamacare created the 2010 wave, conservatives should keep pounding on amnesty.

5 Keys to GOP Win in Massachusetts

W. James Antle III, Daily Caller

Republicans swim against the tide in the Bay State, but they can win if some things go right.

Senate Conservatives Fund Rips Mitch

David Freddoso, Conservative Intelligence Briefing

McConnell’s failure to slow or stop the amnesty bill generated a fundraising campaign against him.

Bring on the Amnesty Scare Tactics

John Fund, National Review Online

Amnesty supporters warn of a painful death for the GOP if it fails to pass reform measures.

A Gaggle of Immigration Frauds

Larry Thornberry, American Spectator

Are wishy-washy Republican backers of the immigration reform bill really that self-deluded?

Ken Cuccinelli Keeps Focus on Jobs

David Sherfinski, Washington Times

The Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate will not let the nosy media distract him with side issues.

IRS Blunted Tea Party Ground Game

Stan Veuger, Real Clear Markets

The evidence certainly suggests the Tea Party’s 2012 effectiveness was limited by the government.

K St. Stunned at Farm Bill Defeat

Erik Wasson, The Hill

A thing of beauty: lobbyists whining over a slight hiccup in their big government gravy train.

The Rand Paul Moment

Rich Lowry, Politico

True, the issues seem to be breaking his way, but there’s also an “interesting” quality about him.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 4

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Boehner Will Adhere to Hastert Rule

Molly K. Hooper, The Hill

Pressure from conservatives no doubt led to the Speaker’s decision to get tough on immigration.

Looking at the 2016 GOP Platform

John Hayward, Red State

Political elites have convinced us to settle for less, but the GOP should be about striving for more.

GOP Needs Action, Not Navel-gazing

Gov. Bobby Jindal, Politico

Jindal says party soul-searching should be over and it’s time to man-up and take the offensive.

When GOP Ignores Grassroots It Loses

Republican House members who hold town hall meetings know very well who is opposed to the Gang of Eight immigration bill. It is the grassroots limited-government constitutional conservative voters who actually show-up and vote in Republican primaries, and, as the GOP wipe-outs of 2006 and 2008 showed (and the Tea Party wave of 2010 proved), Republican politicians ignore those voters at their peril.

2 Black Dems Become Republicans

Star Parker, WND

Louisiana politicians Ralph Washington and Elbert Guillary found a party that matches their values.

The GOP’s New Minority

Pat Buchanan, American Conservative

Demographically speaking, Republicans’ most loyal group is shrinking and they don’t seem to get it.

We Need S. Palin Back in the Arena

Lloyd Marcus, American Thinker

“There is no one…who inspires the masses to follow and act on their convictions like Palin.”