Conservatism

Check Out One of the GOP’s Brightest Stars – Politics Article

(John Hinderaker) Earlier today I spent 30 minutes interviewing South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem in a webinar sponsored by Center of the American Experiment. We had more than 2,300 registered for the event, with many more watching on Facebook Live. If you missed it earlier, here it is again. I thought Governor Noem was terrific. As you watch the video, ask yourself: how many better leaders do we have in the U.S. today? If any? We talked mostly about Noem’s…

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Will Kristi Noem Be On the National Ticket in 2024? – Politics Article

The short answer is: I hope so. One way or another, 2024 will be a vitally important election. If President Trump is re-elected, as I think he probably will be, the presidency will be open in 2024. If Trump loses, a senile Joe Biden will be ripe for the plucking in 2024, assuming he is still alive and functioning by then. It isn’t too early to think about the Republican ticket four years from now. It’s no secret that I…

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From the Land of the Free – Politics Article

I’ve been offline for a day or two, visiting family in South Dakota for Independence Day. (Or “Independence” Day as CNN would have it.) We had a big group: three of my kids, a daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, a fiance and a boyfriend. This year, more than ever, it was good to spend the 4th in a land of freedom and unabashed patriotism. South Dakota was in the news, too, with President Trump’s terrific speech at Mount Rushmore. The press tried…

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Supreme Court & Conservative Justices: Weird Rulings – Politics Article

Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. February 5, 2019. (Doug Mills/Pool via Reuters) There will be much good and astringent commentary on today’s Supreme Court decision striking down Louisiana’s modest attempts to regulate abortion clinics like any other medical provider. But one of the most bracing was written by Jesse Merriam before the decision came down. Over at Law and Liberty, Merriam holds that “the [conservative legal] movement never worked out its…

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The Courage To Say No – Politics Article

(John Hinderaker) I wrote here about South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem, who is approaching heroic status. She stood alone against the tide of governors issuing stay-home fiats amid the coronavirus panic, taking the principled position that Americans are free people, not subject to arbitrary orders from their governors. What a refreshing idea! She also said that South Dakotans are smart–smart enough to do a better job of looking after their own health than the government could ever do. Therefore, her…

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Apply to Be an NRI Regional Fellow — Consider the Burke to Buckley Program – Politics Article

Ah, parenting in the Internet age: It’s an experience full of mystery and wonder! Whether you’re at the local school, a youth sporting event, or a kid’s birthday party, it’s common to see groups of young children, sometimes as young as third or fourth grade, huddled blank-eyed over their collective … Read… This is only a snippet of a Politics Article written by Kathryn Jean Lopez Read Full Political Article

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No Safe Spaces: See It! – Politics Article

No Safe Spaces is a terrific documentary about the Left’s assault on free speech. It stars Dennis Prager and Adam Corolla, and is directed by my friend Justin Folk. My organization, Center of the American Experiment, held a pre-screening of the film in Minneapolis last Summer. We sold out a 368-seat theater and the movie got a great reception. I wrote about the event here. Having seen No Safe Spaces, I recommend it unreservedly: you should see it. It is…

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Jailbreak in Red States | Power Line – Politics Article

Daniel Horowitz asks: “Who needs George Soros when you have Republicans. . .enacting his number one agenda item – de-incarceration?” Horowitz’s case in point is Oklahoma: The Koch-funded “conservative” organizations have convinced Oklahoma Republicans to embark on a one-sided mission of prison release rather than stemming the tide of growing crime. They have made them feel guilty about having the highest incarceration rate of any state. Yet rather than identifying case-by-case individuals for release, the state’s politicians successfully passed State…

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Claremont Awarded National Humanities Medal – Politics Article

The White House announced today the forthcoming recipients of the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal, and one recipient stands out: The Claremont Institute for championing the Nation’s founding principles and enriching American minds. Its publications and public events have deepened our understanding and appreciation of American freedom, democracy, justice, and rule of law. The Claremont Institute is only the second think tank ever awarded the National Humanities Medal, and it is much deserved. The Institute issued a…

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The Antidote | Power Line – Politics Article

Over at The Federalist, Joy Pullman draws our attention to a new working paper from the University of Arkansas that finds liberal bias in academia manifesting itself in lower grades for conservative students. From the abstract: We find that while standardized test scores are the best predictors of grade point average, ideology also has impacts. Even with controls for SES, demographics, and SAT scores, liberal students report higher college grades and closer relationships with faculty. The language of the study…

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CRB: Tucker’s right | Power Line – Politics Article

So far this week we have previewed three stellar review/essays from the new (Spring) issue of the Claremont Review of Books (subscribe here). It is an invaluable magazine for those of us who love penetrating essays on, and reviews of books about, politics, history, literature and culture. We continue this morning with Michael Anton’s review of Tucker Carlson’s bookShip of Fools. Tucker has a book? Well, yes, he does. This is a profile/review that traces the evolution of Tucker’s views…

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