The last remaining glimmer of Obama’s political capital and personal appeal, and thus his ability to help vulnerable Democrats in the 2014 elections and beyond, is flowing into the septic tank of Progressive history.
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Even as ObamaCare is trying to self destruct, its advocates suggest a détente in which “Republicans recognize the conservative nature of the law,” in the words of Austin Frakt in Bloomberg News. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), they point out, incorporates some ideas from a Heritage Foundation proposal and a law promoted by Mitt Romney. Those are not, however, conservative ideas, much less good ideas, and are not a “sound chassis” for anything.
Whenever it comes to a clash between the donor class and the base, there’s all sorts of threats and exhortations about who’s going to take their ball and go home. The grassroots conservatives say they won’t be able to deliver the votes and the volunteers, while the donor community demands that they be logical and get on the team.
Immediately upon leaving office and turning turn over the “bully pulpit” of the White House to Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush retreated from public life. Unlike predecessor Bill[...]
I delivered the following remarks on February 23, 2013 at the Eighth Annual Wisconsin Conservative Conference, Bluemound Gardens, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Thank you for the introduction, thank you all for being[...]
Conservatives are still glum about the election, and the upper hand President Obama seems to have over Republicans. But the political stage has been framed far worse for conservatives and[...]
“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and[...]
Neither President Obama nor any other Democrat ever proposed any middle class tax cut in the fiscal cliff negotiations. All that was ever discussed is continuation of the same middle[...]
“Mike,” who declined to give his last name, responded to my recent blog post, “Of Toilet Bowls and Fiscal Cliffs: A Simple Solution,” in which I proposed as a political[...]
The nation nears the fiscal precipice as I write these words, and as you read them it may well have gone over. In Washington, Waikiki, and wherever, it’s all politics[...]
In a blog I used to write for regularly before joining Heartland, I used to specialize in take-downs of Peggy Noonan. Bless her heart, but she never really got Barack Obama, and[...]
Americans were repeatedly warned that they should expect an aggressive EPA regulatory agenda against fossil fuels if President Obama was re-elected – an agenda that would drive up the cost[...]
I’ve been reading a lot of analysis these past few days by people trying to figure out how Mitt Romney could have lost to Barack Obama. Much of the analysis[...]
The following is from an email sent to me by Joe Morris, a leader among the conservative and libertarian community in Chicago. It is a wonderful read after a tough[...]
The Heartland Institute is giving away free-market, liberty-centric books to those who can correctly predict tomorrow’s election in the comments below. The five closest predictions of: the popular vote receive[...]
Our Benjamin Domenech, who does political analysis at The Transom independently of his health care policy work for The Heartland Institute, penned an interesting take on what awaits us on Election Day. Ben wrote[...]