Candidates’ Policy Ideas on Full Display in Second GOP Debate

Almost all of the stories about last night’s GOP presidential debate focus on the bombastic spectacle of candidate’s squaring off against one another. Donald Trump jabbed Sen. Rand Paul for being on the stage despite his poll numbers. Paul jabbed back, wondering whether Trump is mature enough to be trusted with the nuclear launch codes.…
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Republican Contenders Are the Only Ones Talking Seriously About Health Care

While Democrat candidates for president are busy finding ways to deepen government’s reach into key sectors of the economy, Republicans are working hard to fix what Washington has already broken. The former can be seen most clearly in Hillary Clinton’s plan to increase the federal government’s role in higher education. She accomplishes this goal by…
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The Wheels are Falling Off Democrats’ 2016 Hopes

Over the past few election cycles Democrats have been licking their wounds, lamenting the loss of majorities in the House, Senate and state governments across the country. Just how bad were things? Colleen Nelson and Peter Nicholas survey the damage for the Wall Street Journal: After two presidential victories, Mr. Obama presides over a Democratic…
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Republicans’ “Right to Work” Push Is, Well, Working

Earlier this month Wisconsin lawmakers, under the leadership of Gov. Scott Walker, voted to join the ranks of the right-to-work states. Twenty five states—half the nation—now give employees the ability to hold a job without having to join a union, and the recent Republican wave in state houses across the country could expand that number…
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CPAC Speakers Highlight the Power of the American Dream

Congratulations, if you’re reading this you survived another CPAC. For the unindoctrinated, CPAC is a rowdy convention, known as “Woodstock for conservatives,” that serves as a destination for young activists and the political candidates out to court them. This year, nearly every Republican presidential hopeful spoke in hopes of generating buzz and building momentum amongst…
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Student Debt is Soaring. Here Is What We Can Do About It

The cost of a college education has soared in recent years. Unsurprisingly, as Joseph Lawler reports for the Washington Examiner, student loan debt has skyrocketed right along with it: Student debt has nearly quintupled since 2004, when it was just over $250 billion, according to Federal Reserve Bank of New York data taken from credit…
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Young Voters are Willing to Listen, It’s Now Up to Republicans to Speak to Them

Republicans have many reasons to celebrate, not just because we made crucial gains in the U.S. Senate, but because we laid an incredible foundation for future victories. Nowhere is that more evident than the tremendous gains we achieved in the youth vote, both in terms of turnout and vote share. These gains were achieved in…
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