Right Turn: conservative movement


Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Right-wing charlatans

Some get rich off inciting anger

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, conservative movement

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/27/2014

The GOP should not show enthusiasm for anti-government crackpots

The politicians who cheered Cliven Bundy expose their own rotten judgment.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cliven Bundy, conservative media, conservative movement

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Harry Reid and the right wing team up

The right-wing plot to keep Harry Reid in power.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Republicans 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/23/2014

A conservative approach to drug laws

Chris Christie articulates the view that the state has a responsibility to nudge society away from drugs.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Drugs, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent

The establishment has won.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:05 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, conservative movement

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Why the American Enterprise Institute chief is so popular

The AEI story the MSM doesn’t get

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AEI. Arthur Brooks, conservative movement

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 03/27/2014

The shutdown squad sides with Putin

Tea party hard-liners are still out of step.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:34 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Foreign policy, Tea Party

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/26/2014

GOP opinion may surprise you

Republican opinion isn’t what the media say it is.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gay marriage, GOP 2014, Immigration reform

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Who scores the scorers?

The arbiters of conservative consistency are pretty inconsistent.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, flood insurance, GOP

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Rand Paul under fire

Conservative backlash against Rand Paul’s foreign policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 03/10/2014

10 signs the tea party is in decline

The tea party’s gone cold.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:38 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Republicans, conservative movement, Tea Party

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/06/2014

The GOP race is wide open

There is a wide open GOP field.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, conservative movement

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/06/2014

What CPAC is and isn’t

CPAC’s attendees are not representative of the country, the 2014 or 2016 electorate, or the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Who, me? In the tea party?

Why is the tea party losing Jim DeMInt?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Jim DeMint, Tea Party

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 02/25/2014

The Times misses the story in the think tank saga, again

The New York Times botches another think tank story.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:54 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Media bias

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Radical candidates self-destruct

Kentucky and Kansas Republicans blow themselves up

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:48 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Republicans 2016, Senate 2016

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/21/2014

‘Yond Cassius . . . er . . . Ted Cruz’

He makes far too many enemies for too little positive result.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/16/2014

Tough times for the far right

The far right is in danger of becoming a punchline

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, goverment shutdown

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Far right attacks a clean debt-ceiling bill

Outside groups continue to focus on making money, not running the government.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:56 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, conservative movement, debt ceiling

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Which party will be strong on defense?

The GOP’s foreign policy toughness is still very much in evidence.

By  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Foreign policy, Russia

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 02/03/2014

They sure know how to pick ‘em

The clown show of right-wing primary challenges marches on.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:02 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Senate GOP

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Anti-immigration gang moves goalposts

Anti-immigration crowd finds new reasons to oppose a House reform effort.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:15 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, immigration

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/30/2014

What Republicans need to do more of

Republicans should study the SOTU response.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/22/2014

What if Vitter leaves?

If Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) leaves the Senate, it’s not clear what kind of conservative will follow him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Seante GOP, Sen. David Vitter

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/20/2014

The far right never learns

The far right is still cheering the shutdown.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Poverty isn’t merely being poor

Reducing poverty means more than transferring wealth.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Income inequality, poverty

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014

The far right starts another phony fight

The far right is telling tall tales, yet again.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, conservative movement, Obamacare

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 01/13/2014

A poverty of ideas

Republicans have the ideas and the candidates this time.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:15 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Hillary Clinton, war on women

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/13/2014

There is no Mr. Right

The search should be for the message, not the ideal contender.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, conservative movement, GOP 2016, Republicans 2016

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Gov. Walker is right on unemployment benefits

Unemployment benefits provide a test for GOP reformers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:37 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Scott Walker, Unemploymnent benefits

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Conservatives’ challenge

Conservatives need to dump the anti-government outlook.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Quiet success stories of 2013

These organizations and individuals made a difference, quietly.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AEI, charity, conservative movement

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013

The underachievers of 2013

The underachievers of the year.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Foreign policy, Heritage Foundation, Immigration reform

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Spinning has its limits

Sometimes the talking points are too much to swallow.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:24 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, media

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/15/2013

The battle for the Republican Party

How will the GOP turn out?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, GOP 2016

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Tea party cools off

Why has the once-popular movement begun to fizzle?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, conservative movement, Tea Party

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Conservative ideas matter

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor turns conservative ideas into a bipartisan bill.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:14 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AEI, conservative movement, Rep. Eric Cantor

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Rubio’s fecklessness alienates supporters

Sen. Marco Rubio sounds like another right-wing crank.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, conservative movement, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Hey, things could be worse . . .

There are positive signs in troubled times.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/04/2013

The left needs to get a life

The left’s political addiction.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Liberalism, mainstream media

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Can 2016 be 1992 for the GOP?

A Third Way for the GOP?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, conservative movement, Democratic Party, GOP

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Mike Lee’s war against poverty

Sen. Mike Lee continues on his road to responsible governance.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, poverty, Sen. Mike Lee

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Individual health-insurance purchasers: The new soccer moms

There is a new pool of voters to which Republicans can appeal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, Obamacare

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Right-wing groups hurt the GOP

Right-wing groups are key players in helping Democratic candidates and keeping the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:19 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2010, GOP 2012, GOP 2014

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Don’t complain after you’ve chased off voters

The right wing’s screwy interpretation of the Virginia defeat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2016, Ken Cuccinelli

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Do more than show up

Showing up in diverse communities is the beginning, not the end, of the trail for Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Money from the ‘establishment’ wasn’t the problem

The right-wing looks for scapegoats, again.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Virginia

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/06/2013

All things in moderation?

Moderates win, right-wingers whine.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, 2016, conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Libertarians may be fools gold for the GOP

The two are not the perfect match.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 10/30/2013

The right’s shutdown backlash: A conservative revival?

The government shutdown may have had a cathartic effect on the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:23 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Government shutdown

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 10/29/2013

The new and improved Mike Lee

The senator from Utah takes a turn for the better.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:46 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Mike Lee

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Heritage Action demeans pro-immigration Republicans and pastors

Heritage Action is at it again, showing its true colors.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Heritage Action, Heritage Foundation, Immigration reform, Jim DeMint

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/29/2013

New Jersey vs. Virginia

Who are you going to believe: The right wing or the results?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, conservative movement, GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey governor's race

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Enough already, say respected conservatives

Incentives must change for the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, conservative movement, Government shutdown, Jim DeMint, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Is this helping anyone?

Making more people miserable with very little payoff.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:01 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Obamacare

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Why popular culture matters in politics

Republicans’ pop cultural cluelessness hurts them.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, media

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Beating the GOP’s bad rap

Republicans’ failure to relate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/27/2013

An opening for the right

Obamacare undermines some essential liberal premises.

By  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, healthcare, Obamacare

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Misconceptions, miscues and missteps

Ten misconceptions that trip up Republicans.

By  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, gop house

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Getting the GOP teams straight

Can the two wings of the GOP get along?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, Government shutdown

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Battling people in a parallel universe

The Cruzans are in their own universe where facts don’t matter.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruuz

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Jim DeMint’s destruction of the Heritage Foundation

In addition to the damage done to the GOP by his penchant for right-wing antics, of which the shutdown fiasco was only the latest, Jim DeMint has ushered in a new era in the once-proud conservative think tank’s history.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 10/18/2013

When the GOP will be back

You will know the GOP has recovered from shutdownitis when . . .

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:01 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Government shutdown

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Can’t Mike Lee do better?

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) chooses short-term attention over support of voters and respect of colleagues.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, Sen. Mike Lee

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Conservatives should drop the the anti-government blather

Conservatives should curb the anti-government rhetoric.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement. shutdown, GoveGOP

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Advancing the interests of whom, exactly?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and company misrepresented their fight from start to finish.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Puny results from out-to-lunch for Washington operators

Ultimately, the right wing bombed in its shutdown performance.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, debt ceiling, Government shutdown

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/17/2013

What will mainstream conservatives do?

We know what the right-wingers will do, but what about mainstream conservatives?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Which Republicans?

When you say “Republicans,” it isn’t clear to whom you are referring these days.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Jim DeMint

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Did anything positive come out of this?

It’s helped to make clear the divide between staunch conservatives and anti-government right-wingers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:03 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, House GOP

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Ten steps in repairing the far right’s damage

Ten ways the GOP can recover from Sen. Ted Cruz.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Obamacare defunding

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Wrong president, wrong-headed opposition

President Obama can’t govern, and too many Republicans don’t want to.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, Obamacare defunding

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Can our political rhetoric sink any lower?

No, Obamacare isn’t the worse thing since slavery.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Obamacare, political civility

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Sunday in Texas

No wonder Americans are fed up, if they paid any more attention they’d be even madder at the D.C. pols.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, debt ceiling, Government shutdown, medical device tax, Obamacare

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/11/2013

20 signs you’ve drunk the Kool-Aid

How can you tell if you’ve drunk the Kool-Aid?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, 2016, conservative media, conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/11/2013

The speech they won’t give

The GOP is in need of an intervention.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, GOP 2016

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Ted, we hardly knew ya

The shutdown squad meets its end.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Govenrment shutdown, House Republicans

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Who's in touch with those 'grassroots'?

Which segment of the GOP is in touch?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, Obamacare defunding, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/10/2013

The GOP divide

Two sides of the GOP clash, again.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, debt ceiling, entitlement reform

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 10/01/2013

But they said . . .

So many assertions, so many errors.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:03 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, conservative movement, Government shutdown

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Silver linings playbook for GOP?

In the shutdown fiasco, there are reasons for Republicans to cheer.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:08 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, conservative movement, gop house, Government shutdoown

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Bubble Wrap conservatives

Conservative partisans need to get out more.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:42 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, conservative media, conservative movement

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Who is helping the GOP in the Senate?

Insiders hurt the GOP in the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate 2016

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Fundraising off of political suicide

Outside groups and self-promoting gadflies seek to benefit from the GOP’s suicide.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Conservative victimhood

They love playing the victims.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

The anti-interventionists did worse than Obama

The anti-interventionist right-wingers were further off base than even President Obama on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Russia, Syria

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Specious economic arguments against Syrian action

Right-wing opponents of action in Syria are making false bottom-line arguments.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Syria

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/09/2013

What about the voters?

Lawmakers should not be cowed by public opinion polling on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Polls, Syria

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Republicans choose sides on Syria

The Syria vote is a defining moment for many GOP lawmakers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Syria, Ted Cruz, WMD's

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Graham not all that ‘vulnerable’

Reports of Sen. Lindsey Graham's demise are greatly exaggerated.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Media bias, Senate 2014

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Conservatives 1, Heritage 0

Heritage gets a comeuppance.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, House GOP

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Caring about voters like them

Republicans need to convince voters they care about people like them.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:47 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AEI, conservative movement, think tanks

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/27/2013

The GOP's challenge: We're not nuts!

Republicans to win the majority in the Senate and keep the House must show they are not the party of crazies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, Government shutdown

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Time for full-disclosure from the right

Conservatives should be honest when what they're peddling isn't popular.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:25 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Government shutdown

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/22/2013

The myth of 'showing up'

Republican ideologues are kidding themselves if they think "showing up" is enough to win over minority voters.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Look on the bright side

Look on the sunny side. Not everything is in chaos.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Foreign policy, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/21/2013

DeMint vs. the GOP

Jim DeMint is using his perch at the tax-exempt Heritage Foundation to launch a war against elected Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Heritage, Jim DeMint

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Policy and politics in immigration

In the immigration debate transactional and ideological pols face off.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2016, Gov. Scott Walker, Immigration reform

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Heritage's junk poll

Heritage Action cooks up a poll to goad the GOP into political suicide.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:42 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Where did the think tank go?

The head of a once-great conservative think tank demonstrates why it is no longer even a real think tank.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, think tanks

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Return of the hawks

The free pass for the isolationist right is over as pro-military Republicans step up to the plate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, National Security

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Like father, like son: Rand and Ron's dark vision

The Kentucky senator really is his father's son.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/14/2013

What is the conservative alternative to Obama's foreign policy?

President Obama's foreign policy has been a train wreck, but conservatives have to come up with a viable alternative.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Foreign policy, National Security

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Who is out of step on immigration?

The loudest anti-immigration reform voices are entirely out of touch with real GOP primary voters, a new poll confirms.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Fighting back

The pro-immigration right fights back -- hard.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, GOP 2016, Immigration reform

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 06/30/2013

The zero sum rightwing

Anti-immigration forces on the right aren't conservative, economically speaking.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 06/30/2013

Will GOP primary voters behave like Dems. in 2016?

Voters won’t elevate a mere celebrity.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013

The GOP problem is deeper than just with Hispanics

The party's issues with minorities are more recent and pervasive than you might think.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/23/2013

Which GOP will take the reins?

A divided GOP is going to be tested.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, GOP 2016

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 06/21/2013

If the Gang of Eight gets a big majority

If the Gang of Eight plan wins a large majority of support in the Senate, at least six important developments may follow on the right.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/18/2013

The GOP's opening with young voters

Youth voters are gettable for the GOP, but not by standing pat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, young voters

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/16/2013

10 cautions for the GOP

Republicans need to avoid cockiness.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Obama scandals

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Republicans should stop looking over their right shoulder

Republicans shouldn't following reactionary, fringe characters

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, GOP 2016, media

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 05/31/2013

McDonnell does it again

Once again, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell shows he is made of sterner stuff than his critics claim.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob McDonnell, conservative movement, Virginia

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Anti-immigrant advocates have it wrong on the labor market

Immigration reform is consistent with free-market labor principles; anti-immigration voices are not.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/29/2013

The GOP's problem with women voters

Women have changed, and so must the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Women

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Michele Bachmann packs it in

Rep. Michele Bachmann chose to be a gadfly instead of an effective conservative.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:37 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, House 2014, Michele Bachmann

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/26/2013

An Alabama journalist runs for Congress

Can a conservative blogger and ex-Hill staffer win a congressional seat?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, conservative movement, GOP, Quin Hillyer

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/19/2013

The Treasury connection: Not merely an IRS scandal

The IRS scandal now extends to the Treasury Department.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, IRS, Obama scandals

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 05/15/2013

The war for women (voters)

A group of smart conservatives are figuring out how to reach must-win constituents, including women.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:46 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Why is 2013 different than 2007?

In six years, pro-immigration advocates have learned lessons, mastered new media and figured out how to work together.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, immigration, Immigration reform

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Paul Ryan: Conservative community

Rep. Paul Ryan steps away from past themes and rolls out a new conservative vision.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Sanford wins

Mark Sanford wins in SC-1, proving "family values" don't matter even in heavily Republican districts.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Mark Sanford

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/07/2013

What we learned about immigration reform yesterday

The immigration reform debate revelas much about the divisions on the right and who is really in the mainstream of the conservative movement.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Conservative leaders slam Heritage for shoddy immmigration study

With surprising frankness a group of conservative free market scholars and activists slam Heritage for its immigration reform study.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:06 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, Heritage Foundation, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/05/2013

Truman to Reagan to Clinton to?

Conservative statecraft in the 21 century has to incorporate the lessons of the recent past.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, GOP. conservative movement, National Security

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Rand Paul moves toward a 2016 presidential run

Sen. Rand Paul looks like he'll run for president in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, conservative movement, GOP, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Wanted: A 'cloth coat' Republican

Republicans need the right man (or woman) not just a message.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Don't be a jerk, Sen. Cruz.

The Texas senator isn't helping himself by publicly complaining about his colleagues.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:28 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Will House Republicans kill the Obamacare slush fund?

Or will intra-conservative squabbling kill smart legislation instead?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:26 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, healthcare, Obamacare

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/19/2013

10 things Republicans should worry about

What should keep Republicans up late at night?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, immmigration control

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/18/2013

How did Rubio's immigration rollout go?

Sen. Marco Rubio had an impressive rollout of the Gang of 8 legislation.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Wrong assumptions about the GOP and immigration reform

By davisc  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Republicans making mistakes

The Republican Party will make mistakes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, republicans, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Rep. Paul Ryan talks to pro-life group

Rep. Paul Ryan talks practical politics to true believing pro-lifers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, conservative movement, Paul Ryan

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Eight lessons from Howard University

Eight lessons from Sen. Rand Paul's trip to Howard University.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Ten liberal rules for deceased conservative giants

Ten shopworn liberal tricks for dealing with dead conservatives.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Liberals, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Margaret Thatcher's political lessons for Republicans

She not only was a robust ideological conservative but understood politically how to reach voters and to put her ideology into policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Margaret Thatcher

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Rand Paul: Where the policy action is

Sen. Rand Paul's push for drug reform isn''t new to the right, but it might be the most effective.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Drug legalization, Drugs, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Social conservatives in decline? Ask Mark Sanford.

Mark Sanford's primary victory is further evidence that social conservatives' political muscle is not what it used to be in the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Mark Sanford

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Republican voters like governors

Republicans may not know who they want but they sure do like governors.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, conservative movement, Governors, republicans

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Idle threats on gay marriage

Social conservatives' threats about gay marriage ring hollow.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gay marriage, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/01/2013

The forces who would undermine immigration reform

A mix of liberals and conservatives may scuttle immigration reform if its proponents don't watch out.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Illegal Immigration, immigration, Immigration reform

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Changing of the guard in the GOP?

Reagan-era conservatives are having a tough time of it because they calcified in the 1980s.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Forget tax reform -- think about the middle class

The GOP should start focusing on the dilemma of middle-class families caught in the pinch of wage stagnation and expense hikes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, taxes, wages

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/18/2013

EXCLUSIVE: Priebus on RNC report

The Republican National Committee chairman discusses the just-released after-action report.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Reince Priebus, Republican Party, RNC

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 03/17/2013

It won't be your father's GOP

The GOP will not be made up of the Reagan coalition because that coalition no longer exists.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Cruz, McCain and Romney: Missed manners

Mitt Romney, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. John McCain showed the benefit of good manners and the peril of rudeness.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, conservative movement, CPAC, Rand Paul, Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican Party, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Conservative leaders (some) show they get it

Two Washington veterans show CPAC they are on the ball and looking forward.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, CPAC, GOP

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Ten pieces of advice for the 2016 contenders

Those considering a presidential run in 2016 would be wise to follow ten guidelines.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:58 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Republicans and gay marriage: The times have changed

Republicans need to look at the most recent polling on gay marriage.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gay marriage, GOP

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Rand Paul wins: Changing of the guard?

Sen. Rand Paul wins a round from the arrogant White House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:42 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Drones, National Security, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Top Republicans sign gay-marriage brief while others exclude gay group

While CPAC apparently seeks to shrink the party, other Republicans come out for gay marriage.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:52 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gay marriage, gay rights

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/15/2013

How to fix the GOP

The Republican Party has problems, but the fixes are not difficult.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Media bias

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Rubio responds and shines

The senator shows off the new GOP party and his own political persona.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:22 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Marco Rubio, SOTU response

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 02/04/2013

American Crossroads announces a spinoff

The Conservative Victory Project aims to help back electable Republicans in House and Senate races.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:20 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Karl Rove

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Conservatives see an opening

Can they take advantage of the opportunity?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Obama inaugural speech, Obama second term

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/22/2013

How Republicans respond

Republicans need to battle the president on different turf with different language.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Obama second term, Republican Party

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Finally, agreement on Obama's speech

Obama's lurch left will unite Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:33 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, President Obama, Second Term

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Top dog in New Jersey and in 2016?

Chris Christie can be a superb governor and a real contender in 2016, but it won't be easy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:08 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, conservative movement

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Why not, Jeb?

A Jeb Bush presidential run would elevate the tone and expand the GOP's reach in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2016, Jeb Bush

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Show some independence, GOP politicians

Speaker Boehner and the House Republicans prepare to pass Plan B.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Fiscal Cliff, John Boehner

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Immigration sense

Unless one or more reality-based GOP pols step forward, nothing is going to get done on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:35 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, immigration, Immigration reform, Republican Party

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Conservative 'leaders' are in the minority, even in GOP

Right-wing conservatives opposed to any tax increase don't have a majority of Republicans behind them.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:36 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Fiscal Cliff, Polls

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 12/12/2012

New Hispanic polling data: Most don't like GOP

Republicans are turning off Hispanics and can't win national eelctions without changing that.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:21 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, immigration, Immigration reform, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Good riddance, Mr. DeMint

A senator responsible for much of the body's dysfunction is leaving, and that's cause for cheer on both sides.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:52 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Heritage, Jim DeMint