Over the past decade, we’ve witnessed a decline in the level of trust in government, and a rise in distrust, to levels unprecedented in American history. But to think this is an entirely new phenomenon is a mistake: trust in government has steadily declined since the Great Society and the Vietnam War under Lyndon Johnson.
Tagged: Rick Perry
At the Examiner, Gene Healy writes about why the Rand Paul/Rick Perry initial sparring is good for the foreign policy debate on the right. Whether it’s good or bad in the long run, I do believe it illustrates a number of challenges Republican candidates in 2016 will have to deal with, and the difficulty of assessing where the Republican base is headed at a time when few leaders have run in tandem with its shifting views on national security and foreign policy.
In Friday’s Wall Street Journal, columnist Peggy Noonan did a hatchet job on Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. Oh, not directly, of course. That’s not Noonan’s style. She has passive-aggressive[...]
Joe Bast, president of The Heartland Institute, asked on this blog back in May a provocative question: Is Jon Huntsman Stupid? The answer is an emphatic yes — on both politics and[...]
Former Contentions blog star Jen Rubin, now at The Washington Post, was party to a cadre of bloggers who spoke to Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday at the Republican[...]