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Right Turn: August, 2013

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/30/2013

A prepared letter for the weary in the Obama administration

You can feel some compassion for well-meaning people in the Obama administration.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Syria

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/30/2013

10 things you need to know about Kerry’s remarks

Kerry gives the speech of his life on Syria, Obama nowhere to be seen.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. John Kerry, Syria, WMD's Iraq War

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 12:01 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Obama adrift, America isolated

President Obama's failure to lead on foreign policy now leaves him isolated.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Obama no longer commands respect

President Obama's foreign policy incompetence has destroyed his credibility.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013

No to gas masks

Why did we refuse to provide gas masks to Syrians?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Voting no

The Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates faced off Thursday.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Governor

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 08/29/2013

How to raise GDP and help poor Americans

How do we jump start GDP growth and sustain economic growth?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:09 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, GDP

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 12:41 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Obamacare’s rotten summer

Obamacare has had a lousy summer.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  healthcare, Obamacare

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Meanwhile, in Israel

Israelis are nervous bystanders, disturbed by Syria and the absence of U.S. leadership.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:31 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013

No way to run a war

It's not up to the Syrian rebels to enforce civilized conduct.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Testing the commader in chief’s character

The President's lack of mettle and aversion to exercising American power plague him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, NSA, Syria, war on terror

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Thoughts on Obama’s speech

President Obama's less than memorable speech.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:59 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civil rights, March on Washington

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Why Rand Paul should never, ever be commander in chief

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) demonstrates why he would endanger American security.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Sen. Rand Paul, Syria

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Questions for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton will face tough questions, if she ever takes them.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Foreign policy, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/28/2013

McCain is right: White House talk is harmful

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is right: He talks too much and has sacrificed American credibility.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Critics of half-measures in Syria: Obama’s pathetic

The president is morally and strategically adrift when it comes to Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Middle East, National Security, Syria

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Obama dwarfed by MLK

President Obama stacks up poorly next to Martin Luther King Jr.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  March on Washington, MLK, Obama second term

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Wait until they find out what’s in it

Republicans shouldn't blow a golden opportunity.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

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 02:31 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Time to destroy the WMDs and the regime that used them

Half-measures in Syria would represent defeat for the West.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Hillary Clinton's headaches

Hillary Clinton's appeal is taking a beating in recent events.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:44 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2016, Federal reserve, Hillary Clinton, Syria

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 11:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Ten Syria lessons

What can we learn from the Syria debacle?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, National Security, Syria

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Irrationality pays for the shutdown squad

The scheme is working wonders, but not for the GOP, conservatives or the country.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Heritage Action, Jim DeMint

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Questions for the White House

It's time to hold President Obama accountable for his Middle East failures.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Kerry's excellent statement on Syria

The secretary of state finally gets it right on WMDs.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:39 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, WMD's

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Retire? No way!

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives away the game.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:19 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Gay marriage, Obamacare, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, voting rights act

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Colin Powell strikes again

Colin Powell is still trying to cozy up to the left.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colin Powell, Egypt, Syria, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/26/2013

How smart is Ted Cruz?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) isn't dumb, which makes his antics worse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Too little, too late in Syria

Two years, 100,000 dead and multiple chemical weapons attacks later, the president considers military action.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Ups and downs

What is catching on and what is fading?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 08/25/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday shows, Sunday talk shows, Sunday wrap

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/25/2013

Obamacare endangers Obamacare

It is not just the implementation but Obamacare itself that is a disaster.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/25/2013

The gruesome repudiation of 'leading from behind'

The president's intellectual and moral confusion over Syria is "troublesome."

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, national securiy, Syria

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/25/2013

Distinguished pol of the week

Who stood out this week?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  distinguished pol of the week, Government shutdown, Obamacare, Rep. Renee Ellmers

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 04:11 PM ET, 08/23/2013

The myth at the heart of the nanny state

Republicans should challenge the fraudulent premise of the liberal welfare state.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:11 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Liberals, Obamacare

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/23/2013

The press is misleading you about the NSA

The real NSA story is not being told by a press intent on hyping the story.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media bias, National Security, NSA

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/23/2013

What to say to young voters

The GOP has a golden opportunity to capture the youth vote, if it delivers a message these voters can relate to.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, GOP, youth vote

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Boehner does his job: Delay -- don't defund -- Obamacare

The speaker of the House stages an intervention to stop the GOP's political suicide.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, debt ceiling, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Change Syria policy

The administration can't repeat its stalling tactics and countenance mass deaths from WMDs.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syra, WMD's

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 08/22/2013

10 reasons Obama's financial aid plan gets an 'F'

10 reason why the president's financial aid plan is a rotten idea.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:03 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Financial aid

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

Why didn't Heritage try to primary Sen. Jim DeMint?

Heritage and its president didn't always have a shutdown litmus test.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Government shutdown, Heritage, Jim DeMint

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 10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Immigration reform survives August

Immigration reformers have worked hard this summer while opponents lost focus.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration polling, Immigration reform, Immigration voters

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Obama's foreign policy leads to hundreds killed by WMDs

The president is 'deeply concerned' about hundreds of dead in Syria from an apparent chemical weapons strike.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Chris Christie goes to Camden

It is not every day that a GOP politician goes to an event 76 days before an election in a neighborhood he will not carry.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:45 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

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 11:02 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Losing our bearings on Egypt

Too many bad ideas on Eygpt

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, Middle East

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 09:28 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Danger signs for Cuccinelli and the right

A new poll spells trouble for Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:28 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP governors, Virginia, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/21/2013

The big question for 2016: Will Ryan run?

The veteran politicians won't get the media attention, but they're the ones that will matter in the end.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2016, Republicans 2016

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Benghazi accountability

Reinstating wrongly blamed State Department employees still leaves open the question of who was actually to blame.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Libya

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 01:10 PM ET, 08/20/2013

U.S. wrong in secretly cutting Egyptian aid

The administration may have done the right thing, but it doesn't want anyone to know.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:10 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, Middle East

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 08/20/2013

You're wrong, and you're wrong on Egypt

We cannot be accessories to mass murder.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:31 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, human rights, Middle East

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Things I could do without

A list of things America could do without.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2016, media

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Hillary Clinton -- too often on a plane

Hillary Clinton's frequent-flier miles were her downfall.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Hillary Clinton, National Security

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 08/19/2013

More anti-NSA antics

Will level-headed lawmakers see through the anti-NSA hysteria?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:21 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, NSA, Rep. Justin Amash

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 08/19/2013

McDonnell should go

Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife let greed and hubris blur their judgment.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:29 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/19/2013

The Clintons never change

The Clintons and their baggage are back -- or never left.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2016, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Just don't go to Sochi

Human rights supporters should not sit idly by as the Sochi games go forward.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:03 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Sochi Olympics

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Meet the liberals

Sunday demonstrated once again why 'Meet the Press' is a punchline.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Media bias, Meet the Press

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Ups and downs

Who's gaining traction and who isn't?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 08/18/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:49 PM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday shows, Sunday talk shows

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/18/2013

NSA scandal or near-perfection?

Based on the numbers we have so far, it doesn't seem like there is an epidemic of illicit spying on Americans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, NSA

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/18/2013

Bad precedents

President Obama has distorted executive power in ways that will haunt Democrats.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Executive power

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/18/2013

Distinguished pol of the week

Who stood out from the crowd?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Distinguished pol, distinguished pol of the week

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 08/16/2013

What is really going on at the NSA?

The Post story raises more and more questions the administration isn't answering.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:20 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, NSA

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Obama vs. Bush

President Obama is nothing like his predecessor.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foriegn policy, human rights, National Security

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/16/2013

The Pauls: Rand is still in Ron's shadow

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) couldn't repudiate the Southern Avenger, so how's he going to handle his father?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Ron Paul, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Debate advice for the GOP

The GOP presidential debates shouldn't be softball games.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:07 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 primaries, Republicans 2016

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/16/2013

A president who pleases no one

Obama has alienated so many for so many reasons surely the GOP should be able to capitalize on his collapse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Second Obama term

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

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 02:28 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Presidential incoherence on Egypt

The president is entirely incoherent on Egypt.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:28 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, Middle East

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Guide for the perplexed Republican

How to tell which candidates to avoid.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, GOP 2016

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013

The shutdown squad vs. the realists

GOP realists need to keep the shutdown squad in check, come up with a GOP alternative to Obamacare and keep the party on track to win the Senate and White House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Obama golfs, Kerry lectures, Egyptians die in droves

The president has no policy for Egypt -- and the result is chaos.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Middle East

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Connecting the dots in a failed Egypt policy

Egypt's cataclysm has ramifications for the United States.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:37 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Foreign policy, Middle East

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Egypt explodes

The White House's abject failure in the Middle East is exposed by the military's attack on civilians.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:18 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, Middle East

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/14/2013

McAuliffe crumbling?

The tide seems to be shift in the Virginia gubernatorial race, and Terry McAuliffe is drowning .

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinellli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Meet the worst Sunday morning show

Why is Meet the Press bombing?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Chris Christie should thank Sarah Palin

The New Jersey governor benefits from her antagonistic attitude.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, Sarah Palin, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Fed chair drama: So make up your mind, already

The president's handling of the Fed chairman nomination underscores his administration's second-term incompetence.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal reserve, Obama second term

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Support human rights, punish Sochi sponsors

Russia's egregious human rights record requires an Olympian response.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:50 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Olympics

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Another Obamacare delay

Another announcement, another delay.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Seven Hillary Clinton fallacies

Those betting Hillary Clinton will falter a second time in the Democratic primary race are relying on faulty assumptions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2016, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Rand Paul's aversion to facts

Sen. Rand Paul isn't lying; it's just that he doesn't know better.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/13/2013

A way out of shutdown bluffing?

Is Sen. Marco Rubio wavering on the government shutdown gambit?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Better than a phony shutdown threat

The Senate minority leader zeroes in on Obamacare's Achilles' heel.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, Obamacare

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 12:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Obama defends his lawlessness

The president brazenly defends his unconstitutional delay of the employer mandate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  healthcare, Obamacare

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Why the fuss over a newspaper's sale?

The sale of The Post set off a tumult on the right.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, media

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Oprah? You gotta be kidding.

The president's Medal of Freedom picks tell us plenty about him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Medal of Freedom, Oprah Winfrey, White House

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Ups and downs

Who's gaining ground and who isn't?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 08/11/2013

Don't bother: The pols who won't make it in 2016

The candidates who will fade fast, if they try to run in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Rick Santorum, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Prepping for 2016: Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's to-do list for his 2016 comeback.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov.. Rick Perry

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Prepping for 2016: John Bolton

Don't discount the possibility of John Bolton's run for president in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, John Bolton

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Prepping for 2016: Jeb Bush

How the former Florida governor -- and brother and son of former presidents, can put himself in play in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:48 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Jeb Bush

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Prepping for 2016: Scott Walker

How does Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gets into the presidential contest in 2016?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Scott Walker

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Prepping for 2016: Marco Rubio

How does Sen. Marco Rubio position himself for 2016?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/04/2013

Prepping for 2016: Paul Ryan

What does Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) need to do to prep for a 2016 presidential run?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Prepping for 2016: Chris Christie

How does Chris Christie prepare for a 2016 presidential run?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 08/01/2013

August holiday

Right Turn is headed out on vacation, but check in each day for a series on the top ten things a number of GOP contenders should be doing to ready themselves for a potential presidential primary.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:02 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vacation

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Oh, never mind, says the shutdown caucus

The shutdown caucus has few GOP troops behind them.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

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

Snowden given asylum, while Obama wears the 'kick me' sign

President Obama humiliated as Vladamir Putin grants Edward Snowden asylum.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, Russia

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Rand Paul favors domestic pork instead of foreign aid

The senator's argument is peculiar, even for him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Foreign aid, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Kerry's folly: A process with no chance for peace

The secretary of state wastes his time on the moribund 'peace process' while the Middle East spins out of control.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Middle East, peace process

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Fed politicking

The Fed battles reveal an underlying tension in the Democratic Party.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Federal reserve

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

 

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