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2012 Republican Race

Donald Trump

As editor of COMMENTARY and as a newspaper columnist, I have commissioned, edited, and written hundreds of thousands of words on the dreadful mistakes and...
Republican Convention

We’re only 20 days away from the start of the Republican National Convention and speculation about whether the runners-up to Donald Trump will be given...

Throughout the winter and spring, supporters of defeated libertarian extremist Rep. Ron Paul were fond of claiming that they had the power to either disrupt...

The motto of the Republican Convention in Tampa last week was "We Built It." Speakers repeated the line (sometimes to excess), videos were played on...

It may well be that only political junkies are glued to the television channels showing the political conventions these days but they remain a valuable...

On June 14th, 1936, two days after Alf Landon accepted the nomination of the Republican Party for president, a New York Times columnist wrote: The stage...

Listening to three days of the Republican Convention, I was struck by some very effective speeches (Governor Susana Martinez, Condoleezza Rice, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio),...

The electoral strategies of both the Republican and Democratic parties contain an element of identity politics, though generally of very different kinds. Republican identity politics...

After a week of speeches, a hurricane watch, endless clips of President Obama saying “You didn’t built that,” speeches, silly hats, balloons and whatever it...

Mitt Romney delivered exactly the speech he needed to give last night, no more and no less. His job was to show his human side...

Heading into the Republican National Convention, the big question for Republicans was whether their candidate could be humanized as well as whether he could deliver...

We've heard a lot of political rhetoric this week from the Republican National Convention. Most of it centered on President Obama's "You didn't build that"...