Baby-Steps Toward Real Republicanism

I was there at the beginning of the TEA Party and I fell in love with the TEA Party. These were grassroots Republicans protesting a Republican House, a Republican Senate, and a Republican President for being fiscally irresponsible during an era of unprecedented partisanship. There have been a great many elections since then; and TEA … Read more…

Established Insiders Can Get the Job Done.

“She’s an established Washington insider”. I recently noticed a Facebook comment criticizing Congresswoman Barbara Comstock on a friend’s Facebook post that nicely reflects the problem with American populism. By referencing Comstock’s length of public service, this person quickly assumed that her connections and relationships in Washington automatically make her out-of-touch with her constituents. The tea-party movement had … Read more…