by | Mar 6, 2019

Colleges and universities that limit freedom of speech are about to get clobbered big time. President Trump came out swinging on Saturday against the higher education establishment for violating our nation’s most fundamental value: free expression, guaranteed in the Constitution’s…

by | Feb 27, 2019

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have both been announced as speakers at this week’s 46th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), but I don’t expect to be inside the Gaylord Hotel’s Potomac Ballroom for those speeches. Presidential security…

by | Mar 5, 2018

From February 22nd to 24th, close to ten thousand conservatives of all stripes descended on National Harbor, Maryland for CPAC. This year the conference was remarkable in a variety of ways. Both the president and vice president spoke, Pence on…

by | Feb 28, 2018

Washington It has been at least ten years since I stopped by American conservatism’s largest and gaudiest national jamboree, the Conservative Political Action Conference or CPAC. I used to attend it annually, but somehow it lost its allure about fifteen…

by | Feb 25, 2018

Oxon Hill, Maryland One year ago, when the Conservative Political Action Conference convened for its annual gathering, participants were positive about Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, gleeful that Hillary Clinton did not win, but unsure about what the future would…

by | Feb 27, 2017

President Trump trolled Perez in a Saturday afternoon tweet: “Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!”

by | Feb 24, 2017

Watch Donald Trump address conservatives. Coming up soon [10:16 EST at this posting.]

by | Feb 24, 2017

Donald Trump has made his last campaign stop of the season — Election 2016 is officially over. While the Conservative Political Action Conference had started two days before, his presence and influence could be felt everywhere. From the vast main event…

by | Feb 24, 2017

It’s not conservatism, it’s Trumpism! This may be one of the dumber statements floating around as conventional wisdom on the Right. I just watched Trump’s speech at the Friday morning session of CPAC. What I heard was smash-mouth conservatism. Here…

by | Feb 24, 2017

The Democrats expected to win in November. Their whole world was built around that reality. That is true most of all within the administrative state. Besides Hillary Clinton, the folks that populate the bureaucracy have been most stunned by Donald Trump’s…

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