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Congressman Scott Garrett of New Jersey speaking at the 2012 Liberty Political Action Conference in Chantilly, Virginia. (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

In God We Trust Revisited: The Peculiar Case of Former NJ Congressman Scott Garrett

Christian liberty sacrificed at the altar of greed, the tragic tale in which corporate America defines a new arbitrary moral code. Another fairly recent and notable example of our political system run amuck occurred when alleged ‘social extremist,’ Scott Garrett, became a surprising casualty of the LGBT-driven civil standard.

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The Best and Worst ‘Republicans’ In Congress

The Best and Worst ‘Republicans’ In Congress

Conservative Review recently compiled their list of the top 25 conservatives. Among those listed, you’ll see many names you’ll recognize as champions of conservative principles–the values the Republican Party claims on paper to believe in. The people on this list are the ones we can count on to behave like Republicans.

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Why are Republicans still subsidizing private health insurance?

Why are Republicans still subsidizing private health insurance?

It raises an obvious question: If the Republican legislative plan to repeal Obamacare is a “market-based” approach to health care that will bring down costs, why do private insurance policies need to be subsidized?

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Partial ObamaCare Repeal Doesn’t Cut It

Partial ObamaCare Repeal Doesn’t Cut It

In 2016, Republicans in Congress set the floor for what a repeal of Obamacare would look like in H.R. 3762, legislation that former President Barack Obama vetoed that included ending Medicaid expansion, premium subsidies, cost-sharing subsidies, the individual and employer mandates, reinsurance, risk corridors and risk-adjustment, and the taxes and spending from the health care law.

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States: The Prime Battleground

States: The Prime Battleground

Republicans will control both statehouses in 32 out of 50 states when state legislatures meet in 2017, and this does not include Nebraska which is unicameral and state candidates run as non-partisan. Of these 33 states, 25 have a Republican Governor, and in North Carolina the Governor can be overridden with a 60 percent majority, a margin the GOP enjoys in the statehouse.

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The Republican Agenda We Really Need

The Republican Agenda We Really Need

During the presidency of George W. Bush, Republicans also controlled both houses of Congress for about four of those eight years. Unfortunately, during that time, Republicans did little with their control of 2/3 of the federal government that was really conservative. They did little to advance conservative agenda items, and spent money like drunken Democrats.

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Donald Trump: Finally, How a RINO Can Win the Presidency

Donald Trump: Finally, How a RINO Can Win the Presidency

Donald Trump has demonstrated finally for Republicans how a RINO can win the presidency. When out-of-the-closet RINOs have run for president in the past (you know, Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney), the American people have always chosen the genuine article over the cheap knockoff.

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GOP Backing Abortion in the South Dakota Legislature

GOP Backing Abortion in the South Dakota Legislature

Is there a Republican legislator in your district who is secretly an abortion-supporting Planned Parenthood minion ? If you live in Brookings or Sioux Falls (or District 34 in Rapid City), then there’s a pretty good chance that the answer to that question is “Yes”.

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Candidates on the South Dakota GOP Platform, Part 5

Candidates on the South Dakota GOP Platform, Part 5

With the election coming up in South Dakota and a large crop of Republicans running for the state’s many legislative seats, people are interested in whether these representatives can be relied on to uphold Republican values and principles. As we saw last year and in previous years, “Republicans” don’t always behave like Republicans.

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Candidates on the South Dakota GOP Platform, Part 4

Candidates on the South Dakota GOP Platform, Part 4

Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. With the election coming up in South Dakota and a large crop of Republicans running for the state’s many legislative seats, people are interested in whether these representatives can be relied on to uphold Republican values and principles. As we saw last year and in previous years, “Republicans” don’t always behave like Republicans. I sent out a simple questionnaire this weekend to all the legislative candidates for whom I had contact information, asking if they supported the South Dakota GOP Platform, and if they could not support the entire platform, to state which parts they could not support. I have already received some responses, and will post others as they come in. I have no contact information for Nancy York, Lance Carson or Charles M. Turbiville and thus was not able to submit these questions to them. If you […]

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