Mid-terms

Free Speech Is Expensive But It’s Free

5 November 2010 23:32

Simon Heffer is very good on grammar, Thomas Carlyle and, most importantly, cricket. And much more besides. But even Mr…

Lessons from the midterms for the AV referendum

4 November 2010 15:26

Amid all the excitement of the US midterms, a small, local ballot took place which has important lessons for the…

The rise of Marco Rubio

4 November 2010 9:07

Of all the good news that the American Right is savouring at the moment, Marco Rubio’s victory must be near…

Republicans take control of the House, Democrats cling on in Senate

3 November 2010 6:43

The Democrats have lost control of the House of Representatives. The Republican party looks to have picked up more than…

Speaker John Boehner

3 November 2010 2:01

Fox and the other networks have consulted the augurs and declared the signs good for the Republican party. Projections –…

Early signs are that it will be a good night for the Republicans and an awful one for Obama and his agenda

3 November 2010 0:50

It is early in the night but things are looking good for the Republicans. Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American son of…

The Fairness Doctrine

2 November 2010 19:52

Fairness has become an important theme in contemporary politics and not just because the electorate – especially the Baby Boomers…

California Dreamin’

2 November 2010 17:29

Amidst the Democrats’ doom and gloom over the US midterm elections, there is one race that will give Obama hope,…

Voting for Obama: A Matter for Regret?

2 November 2010 14:00

2008 was an unusual election: even more than in 2004 there were decent grounds for libertarians and libertarian-minded people to…

Let the Democratic Recriminations Begin!

2 November 2010 0:08

Tuesday is mid-term day and the only thing left is to measure the height of the Republican wave that’s about…

A conservative revival in the States

1 November 2010 15:30

Election night two years ago was not a good night for the GOP. Not only had it lost the White…

Reading the Tea Party

30 October 2010 18:49

Copyright BBC Tea Party America with Andrew Neil, Renegade Pictures for the BBC This Tuesday we will find out the…

Were the Conservative Reformers Wrong? (American Edition)

6 October 2010 2:26

Did the (American) conservative reformers get everything wrong? That’s the question Dave Weigel asks in a pleasingly mischievous Slate piece.…

I Am Not A Witch

5 October 2010 15:54

This week’s top campaign ad comes from Christine O’Donnell, GOP Senatorial candidate in Delaware: I don’t think she’s a witch…

Mourning in America

23 September 2010 14:22

A pretty good ad produced by Citizens for the Republic: By good, I mean of course, effective and a nice…

Glenn Beck and the Tea Party Revolutionaries

3 September 2010 2:04

Larry Sabato’s latest forecast predicts that the Republican party could pick up as many as 47 seats in the House…

Mid-Term Myth-Making

16 August 2010 15:51

Not long until Labor Day and the semi-official kick-off for the mid-term elections. Which also means that the papers will…

Lessons for 2012 from 2010: GOP Edition

2 February 2010 2:07

Reihan Salam has a very good column on GOP tactics and oportunities that I heartily recommend. He concludes: The Democrats…