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Rand’s Rise

By: Russell Dye In less than four years, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has paraded  himself forward onto the national stage of American politics. He has gone from being a  newly elected  senator from Kentucky to a 2016 U.S. presidential contender in less time than it takes to serve one full term as a U.S. senator….

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The New Republican Immigration Philosophy

By: Patrick Wheat For many sitting members of the House of Representatives, the term “immigration reform” often evokes a feeling of distaste. Whether this sentiment is evident in the bitter curse word muttered by a Republican at the idea of offering amnesty to illegal immigrants, or in the sarcastic disappointment exuded by a Democrat after…

The GOP's prime candidate for the 2016 presidential election is falling under fire. This is at a time when the Republican Party is suffering from very low public approval ratings. (Photo credit: NY Daily News)
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Chris Christie’s Bridgegate to Nowhere

By: Korey Boehm It is no secret that the Republican Party has fallen on tough times recently in terms of its national appeal. Its candidate was easily beaten in the 2012 Presidential election, and the Democrats prevailed in the national popular vote in the Congressional elections as well. Quite simply, the Republicans are not conveying…

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Quit Playing Games with my Reinhart

By: Park MacDougald By now, many of the more wonkishly inclined among us will have heard the names Reinhart and Rogoff bandied about the political blogosphere as an example of empirical analysis gone wrong. To make a long story short, the Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff authored an influential paper in 2010 suggesting…

Ron Paul, Paul Broun, and the Georgia Senate Race

By: Russell Dye Ron Paul has endorsed Paul Broun for Georgia’s 2014 U.S. Senate race. If that turned your head, you are not alone. Should Georgians be excited for such an endorsement from a high-powered political actor such as Paul? Will this endorsement impact the Georgia Senate race in 2014? Broun surely hopes so. His…

It’s Black and White Or Let’s Not Mention It

By: Greyson Clark April 27th saw the culmination of a month-long political battle of words. More importantly, the day also marked the successful execution of a plan devised by four students at a Wilcox County high school. Wilcox County, located in southern Georgia, has a high school with two proms. One prom is for white…

The Scramble to Replace Saxby Chambliss – UPDATED

By: Charlie Spalding The race to replace the retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss is beginning to take shape, particularly on the Republican side. Two candidates have already declared their intention to run in the Republican primary, precipitating a domino effect across the state’s congressional districts. Nate Silver assesses the race to be “Likely Republican,” yet potential…

Paul Broun’s No-Holds-Barred Senate Campaign

By: Chris Neill Rep. Paul Broun’s status as the only candidate to have formally entered the 2014 Senate race came to an end with Rep. Phil Gingrey’s official announcement. But while others have spent time contemplating whether or not to put their names in the hat, Broun has hit the campaign trail hard. He gave…

CPAC 2013 – Paving the Path Forward

By: Nathan Williams  Republicans from across the country gathered March 13-16 in National Harbor, Maryland for the 40th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Unlike the conference in 2012 where the focus was ousting President Barack Obama from office, this year’s theme reflected a party in pursuit of recalibration. The conference featured professional panelists who debated…

The Curious Case of Rand Paul

By: Quinn Rogness The votes are in, and the 2013 CPAC straw poll winner is Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Paul’s victory over other Republican favorites such as Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Chris Christie comes just over a week after his 13-hour-long filibuster in opposition to the nomination of John Brennan as director of the…

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