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  • California’s Green Drought

    California’s severe drought has been exacerbated by decades of “environmental excess,” as the state has prioritized the demands of environmentalist pressure groups over the needs of its citizens.

    Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2015
  • The Left’s Middle-Class Problem

    On critical issues like education, tax reform, and health care, Republicans are uniquely well-positioned to win over middle-class voters in the 2016 election—if they choose to advance Main Street-friendly policies.

    National Review, April 6, 2015
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    Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Explained

    The secular Left’s hysterical and mobbish response to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which is quite similar to federal law and laws in 20 states, shows the need for the legislation.

    The Weekly Standard, March 27, 2015
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    Meet 5 Award-Winning Teachers Who Reject Common Core

    As the nightmarish experiences of award-winning teachers help highlight, the best guarantor of a good elementary and secondary education is local and parental control.

    Federalist, March 23, 2015
  • How Democrats’ Coziness with Business Hurts Workers

    Silicon Valley is lobbying for increased immigration even as it suppresses Americans’ incomes by hiring immigrants at cut-rate wages, but in this and other instances, neither party seems eager to stand up against Big Business and for Main Street.

    Delaware Online, March 25, 2015
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    A Unifying Reform Agenda for Congress

    By encouraging open debate, there is potential for Republicans to unite around an agenda that opposes cronyism and advances a winning alternative to Obamacare that can pave the way to full repeal.

    The Federalist, March 12, 2015
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    Barack Obama, Corporate Shill

    The Obama administration has consistently favored corporate cronyism over the well-being of everyday Americans.

    The Weekly Standard, March 19, 2015
  • ‘Boeing’s Bank’ Earns Its Name in Closed-Door Rulemaking

    Americans need look no further than the cozy relationship between Boeing and the federally run Export-Import Bank for a prime example of how cronyism works in Washington, to Main Street’s detriment.

    Washington Times, March 17, 2015
  • Why GOP ‘Insiders’ Thwart Conservative Reformers

    So long as there is a revolving door between Congress and lobbying firms—and so long as the GOP uses a presidential nomination process that was designed by the left wing of the Democratic Party—the Republican Party will continue to defy the wishes of rank-and-file conservative voters.

    The Weekly Standard, March 17, 2015
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    A Bank with Congress in Its Pocket

    As the Ex-Im Bank example highlights, Republicans ‎are more interested in opposing cronyism in speech than in action.

    Washington Post, March 11, 2015
  • The G.O.P. Policy Test

    The 2016 Republican presidential nominee will need to offer “more than lip service” to Main Street voters on health care and taxes—issues where “the immediate link between policy and take-home pay is very clear.”

    New York Times, February 21, 2015
  • Stop the Rot

    Cronyism and corruption spring from a government that is too big, nomination processes that marginalize the grassroots, and incentives for congressional members and staffers to cash in with the very entities that lobby them—and all cry out for conservative reforms.

    The Weekly Standard, February 23, 2015
  • The Fight Against the Ex-Im Bank Is Not Going Well

    Despite a strong message in the last election that the American people are tired of special interests controlling Washington, Congress is falling down on one of its first and easiest opportunities to stand up for Main Street.

    The Weekly Standard, February 10, 2015
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    The Great Internet Power Grab

    With his push for the deceptively named “net neutrality,” President Obama is attempting to initiate yet another sweeping change to society without the passage of new law, and internet freedom is about to be the latest casualty of his un-republican approach to governance.

    Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2015