Freedom, Family, and Fairness — A Conservative Epiphany

California 405 Epiphanies come in many forms. Some are personal, like the one I had after being invited to a hot tub party in Southern California: “I better start going to the gym.”

My political epiphany occurred there, too. (No, not at the hot tub party. In California.) Continue reading

Editor’s Note: Major Cantor speech seeks to recast image of GOP and conservatism

Editor's Note “House Majority Leader Eric Cantor hopes to put a kinder face on Republican policies in a major policy address on Tuesday.

After maintaining a relatively low profile since the November elections, the Virginia Republican will reassert himself on the national stage with a highly anticipated speech at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

According to excerpts obtained by The Hill, Cantor will attempt to recast the GOP position on the role of government.

“Government policy should aim to strike a balance between what is needed to advance the next generation, what we can afford, what is a federal responsibility and what is necessary to ensure our children are safe, healthy and able to reach their dreams,” the GOP leader will say,” according to Molly K. Hooper at The Hill.

Do you think the Republican Party needs a makeover? Is Eric Cantor the right spokesperson? Continue reading

Banana Republicans


Don’t call them conservatives. I’m talking about the Republican members of Congress who brought this country to the brink of default and financial chaos. Call them Banana Republicans if you like – or Republicans-Gone-Bananas – but don’t call them conservatives. I’m a conservative myself, and I’ll give you four reasons why. Continue reading