Ashley Judd Mulls Senate Run – Katrina Trinko – National Review Online

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Ashley Judd Mulls Senate Run – Katrina Trinko – National Review Online.
by Katrina Trinko

This Christmas, Kentucky Republicans should ask Santa for an Ashley Judd Senate bid in 2014.

The actress — who conspicuously has not ruled out a run, and who issued a statement last month saying she was “very honored” by the consideration — is attracting plenty of buzz as a potential Democratic candidate in the Bluegrass state. Continue reading →

Sore Winners – Mona Charen – National Review Online

Sore Winners – Mona Charen – National Review Online.
by Mona Charen

Post-election season is a time for healing, for putting aside the rancor of a long campaign and rediscovering what unites us. It has not been that way this year. Continue reading →

It’s the Message Stupid

by Jeff Swanson

Try this completely non-scientific experiment. Answer this simple question:

What does the GOP actually stand for?

Have an overflow of answers? A nice list of solid conservative principles? Your psyche brimming with a litany of reasons why it’s awesome being a Conservative Republican? Continue reading

Republicans, Minorities and All the Demographic Hubbub

by Jeff Swanson

It’s pretty clear from the post election Conservative fits that the Republican Party is going to fail at capturing minority votes. Just downright fail. As much as I hope against hope the party will alert itself to the growing minority population, we are destined to be old white guys.

I’m not even that old. Middle aged perhaps. Continue reading

Conservatives’ Terrifying Message – By David French – The Corner – National Review Online

Conservatives’ Terrifying Message – By David French – The Corner – National Review Online.
by David French

If you had told me the day before the election that Mitt Romney would win independents by five, convincingly win among all voters making more than $50,000 per year, and that evangelicals would vote for Mitt by wider margins than they did for even George W. Bush, I would have assumed he’d be on the path to victory. He wasn’t.  As the messaging and tactical second-guessing begins (and it began even before Fox made its Ohio call Tuesday night), we have to be clear-eyed about our challenge:  To tens of millions of American voters, a conservative message of self-reliance and individual economic freedom is, quite frankly, terrifying. Continue reading →

We are C-SPAN in a Snooki World

by Jeff Swanson

For those, perhaps astutely, living under a rock; Nicole ‘Snooki‘ Polizzi was a star on the MTV semi-juggernaut, The Jersey Shore. A reality TV show about aimless young adults wasting time on the Jersey shore, trying to do as little with their lives as possible. This passes for interesting.

In contrast, we have C-SPAN. By week, a means by which we can watch politicians drone on while in session but by weekend, the great BookTV. Continue reading

The Election and Single Young Women | MRC

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