More Philip Klein Articles

  • IRS tells Congress agency lost two years of Lois Lerner emails

    More than two years of emails sent by Lois Lerner, the former official at the center of a scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups, have been lost, the IRS informed the House Ways and Means Committee.

  • The risk and opportunity of Raul Labrador's bid for House majority leader

    Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, has decided to enter the race for House majority leader, presenting both a risk and opportunity for conservatives.

  • Americans won't blame President Obama for Iraq's deterioration

    As Sunni terrorists make gains in Iraq, it's triggered a political debate in the United States not only about what to do, but also over who is to blame for the country's deterioration. Is it President George W. Bush for invading in the first place, or President Obama for mishandling the...

  • The absurdity of electing Kevin McCarthy to replace Eric Cantor as House majority leader

    If House Republicans respond to the shocking primary defeat of Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., by elevating his handpicked successor Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., it would be beyond tone-deaf. It would be pure absurdity.

  • VIDEO: Philip Klein discusses reform conservatism with Yuval Levin

    As the 2014 midterm elections heat up and the political world prepares for the presidential race soon after, there's been a vibrant discussion on the right about offering a positive conservative governing agenda. In the latest edition of "Dialogue," I talk to Yuval Levin, one of the most...

  • It's despicable to blame Eric Cantor's loss on his Judaism

    Of all the explanations being offered for the surprising defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., the most despicable is the suggestion that he lost because he was Jewish.

  • Eric Cantor and unknown unknowns in politics

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's surprising defeat in the Republican primary at the hands of obscure economics professor David Brat recalls Donald Rumsfeld's statement about unknown unknowns. Every once and awhile, voters deliver a result that none of the experts would have predicted. In...



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