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Conservatives’ Debate over Their Future Is Going to Be Bitter and Fierce

The blowback over Sen. Marco Rubio’s recent speech at Catholic University shows that debate over conservatism’s future is going to be bitter and fierce.

No, Rubio’s Plan Does Not Include an Individual Mandate

It’s a reasonable attempt to equalize treatment for job-based and individual coverage.

Super Tuesday Will Determine Whether Trump Can Be Stopped

Whether Ted Cruz can stay in the race after Tuesday is the single most important factor in determining whether Trump can win.

Debate Debrief: GOP Final Five Hit the Lone Star State

Donald Trump’s answers on health care and the budget were confused and nonsensical. And Senator Rubio took the fight to Trump, which is what he had to do.

Rubio and Cruz Must Train Their Fire on Trump

Does the Republican field have the sense to change tactics when the very nature of the party and country are at stake?

An Open Letter to Jeb Bush

If Gov. Bush were to drop out of the race now and endorse Marco Rubio, or at the very least, call off the attack dogs, he would be advancing everything he says he believes in except himself. It would be a gracious and inspiring gesture.

Debate Debrief

There was plenty of substantive criticism and crossfire among the candidates, but, without Donald Trump, Thursday’s Fox News debate was far more substantive and far less juvenile.

Republican Hemlock Society

If today’s Republican Party were organized, if its storied “establishment” were even a shadow of the leviathan its detractors claim, the world would look very different. Instead, the vulgarian unguided missile atop the polls gets a pass from everyone about everything.

Listening to Four Republican Candidates

Among four of the GOP candidates, exceptionally talented political performers all, there is a debate going on about the establishment and the public.

Republicans and the Decline of Religion

The 2016 election is an opportunity for many voters who would naturally be inclined to vote Democratic to consider a Republican, but the Republican party, judging by the polls so far, seems more determined to “send a message” than to choose a candidate who can win.