Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Loses Primary, French Populist Wave Likely in 2017

In a surprising upset, the former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy was eliminated in the first round of the centre-right Republican Party‘s presidential primary. In conceding his defeat, Sarkozy has backed today’s winner, Francois Fillon, who served as the France’s Prime Minister during Sarkozy’s term (2007-2012). Since no candidate reached a simple majority during today’s round, Fillon will face another former Prime Minister, … Read more…

Conservative Outrage

  Last week, it was reported that servers at the “Cookout” in Colonial Heights openly mocked a family wearing Donald Trump shirts and hats, initially refusing to serve them. The family was on their way home from attending the Trump rally in Richmond and had stopped for dinner. The servers’ treatment of this family was … Read more…

Donald Trump Proves the Party is Out of Touch with Members on Social Issues

The rise of Donald Trump has been full of surprises. Political pundits and Republican leadership are learning what the majority of Republicans really care about – and the answers aren’t what anyone expected. For over a decade, Republicans have burned so much of their political capital on social issues. Abortion, gay marriage and transgender bathrooms … Read more…

On the Formation of the Republican National Church

It was an eventful weekend. As thousands of Republican activists gathered in Harrisonburg for the 2016 RPV Convention, the presidential election was on everyone’s minds. While the weekend may be over, it left behind a lot questions regarding the direction in which the Republican Party is heading. We’re at a crossroad, playing tug of war … Read more…