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Conservatives need a victory next year, not infighting

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and House Speaker John Boehner at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.  Jonathan Ernest | Reuters

The sudden resignation of John Boehner as speaker of the House was a shocking downfall for a man who seemed to have a sure grip on his position. After all, under Boehner’s leadership, House Republicans expanded their majority to their largest since World War II, which included electing a Republican to the House from Maine […]

Iran debate shows dwindling respect for principled opposition

Sen. Susan Collins speaks with reporters in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday after announcing she would vote to disapprove the Iran nuclear deal. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters

Recently, a disturbing trend in American politics has become stunningly clear: the inability of many on the left to show any kind of respect for those with whom they disagree. It is not just that they have a tendency to vociferously defend their position; that would be fine. It is that they seem to question […]

To win a battle of ideas, GOP must enter contest

Bruce Poliquin. BDN photo by Brian Feulner

Freshman Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin has quickly learned the perils of public office in his new job, catching heat for two of his very first votes on the House floor. Ironically — or hypocritically — enough, those criticizing his votes did so based on the exact opposite justification, changing their concern to fit the particular […]