More Democratic Party Articles

  • Gay advocates rally at Texas Democratic Convention

    DALLAS (AP) — About two dozen gay pride advocates have waved flags and signs during the final day of the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas. Members of the Stonewall Democrats on Saturday stormed the floor during a speech by state Sen. Royce West, whose district is hosting the gathering....

  • For every winner Export-Import Bank creates, there's also a loser

    This isn't a fight between airy ideas and real-world benefits. It's a fight between outspoken beneficiaries and hidden victims. In other words, it's another fight between the politically connected and the less powerful.

  • Pew poll shows that this young, ideologically mixed group actually leans … to the right?

    There are two growing groups of young Americans who hold an "equal number of liberal and conservative values," and one of them instinctively leans to the right, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

  • Democrats send Sen. Ted Cruz a bill for last year's government shutdown

    Either Democrats are still not over last October's government shutdown or they're seriously out of campaign ideas, because they just sent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a bill for $24 billion - the estimated cost of the shutdown.

  • Democrats don't debate; they distort

    Among Republicans, the debate over America's proper world role is vigorous. Sen. Rand Paul blames the current disarray in Iraq on George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

  • The difference between Republicans and Democrats

    It is a line I have used to open speeches on the lecture circuit for years and it never fails to get a laugh: "I'm happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison."

  • Obama job approval drop among Millennials, Hispanics undermines predictions of permanent Democratic majority

    Demography is destiny, we were told, and it is -- up to a point. But reality can change people's minds, especially those, like all Millennials and most Hispanics, who are relatively young. You can see evidence that this is happening by comparing Obama's percentages among these groups in the 2012...

  • Democrats celebrate Flag Day, but with which flag?

    Saturday was Flag Day, the anniversary of the date in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official U.S. flag. The Democratic Party marked the occasion on its official Twitter feed with a picture of a child holding a flag. Happy Flag Day!...

  • This massive survey on the differences between liberals and conservatives has 4 fascinating takeaways

    Republican and Democratic lawmakers have evolved at basically the same rate on the issue of homosexuality, there is still a portion of the population that opposes interracial marriage and the American public holds a generally favorable opinion of cable news, according to a new report from the...

  • 'Ron Swanson' roasts Eric Cantor and Washington; is of course a fan of Teddy Roosevelt

    Nick Offerman, best known for his role as staunch Libertarian Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation,” had some interesting observations about House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and the rest of Washington. Offerman, speaking at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association...

  • Democrats are ready for Hillary Clinton, but is Hillary ready?

    I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, Hard Choices, much like the mass exaltation it showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president.

  • Democrats fundraise off of 'Eric. Freaking. Cantor' loss

    "Eric. Freaking. Cantor." That's how Democratic National Committee Communications Director Mo Elleithee emphasized the major upset Tuesday night of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. “I’ve been working in Virginia politics for a long time, but I’ve never seen anything like what...

  • How the White House uses deportation figures to play both sides in the immigration debate

    For President Obama to successfully deliver comprehensive immigration reform, he must convince skeptical Republicans he is committed to border security while not alienating progressives disillusioned by the record number of deportations under his watch. Soon-to-be White House press secretary...

  • How the Electoral College favors Democrats and why Republicans must change it

    In a recent op-ed, political Svengali Karl Rove correctly noted that history is against the same party winning the presidency three terms in a row. In fact, George H.W. Bush's win in 1988 is the only example in the last 60 years. Rove used this factoid to make the case against Hillary Clinton...

  • Democrats' nightmare scenario for 2016

    Last week I set out a 2016 nightmare scenario for Republicans -- not one that seems likely, but one that can be extrapolated from current polling. In that spirit, let me set out a 2016 nightmare scenario for Democrats — again, not likely but a plausible extrapolation. “When a president is...



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Truth About Iraq

    As the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) capture territory and establish a caliphate stretching across the now-eradicated Syria-Iraq border, hard-won gains secured with...

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  • More Than a Smidgen

    The facts are simple. The IRS systematically targeted conservative and Tea Party groups after their activism proved decisive in the 2010 midterm elections—Obama’s famous “shellacking.” The...

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