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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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If Jeb Bush wins, it will be because . . .

Right Turn is on vacation until August 7, but until then each day this week we will look at one of the GOP presidential candidates and examine his path to the nomination. Today we look at Jeb Bush. If Bush wins the nomination, it will be because: 1. Bush makes the case that mature leadership […]

Why the voters are to blame

We are supposed to accept at face value that politicians are so rotten and have been so corrupt that the public is understandably angry and therefore embraces extreme candidates such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and buffoons and xenophobes such as Donald Trump. The voters have been done wrong, the theory goes, so they really […]

The worst of the worst

Right Turn is away on vacation until August 7, but continue to check back for some assessments of the 2016 race to date, the future of the GOP and more. Today, we look at the worst of the 2016 presidential race up to this point: Worst misjudgment: Encouraging Donald Trump. For pundits who praised him […]

The best of the best

Right Turn is away on vacation, but continue to check back for some assessments of the 2016 race to date, the future of the GOP and more. Today, we look at the best of the 2016 GOP presidential primary to this point. We will be back August 7. Best kickoff speech: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): […]

Open Thread

Right Turn is away on vacation, but continue to check back for some assessments of the 2016 race to date, the future of the GOP and more. We will be back August 7.

Why John Kasich got off to a good start

On paper, conventional wisdom has it, Ohio Gov. John Kasich looks good but is never going to be the nominee. The same could be said of many of the 16 GOP candidates, but there are reasons Kasich is getting a nice bump in the polls following his announcement. At 4 percent in the latest CNN/ORC poll, […]

Sen. Dan Sullivan talks sense on Iran

Elected last November, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) seems tailor-made for the times, and specifically for the debate over Iran. In 21 years of active and reserve service as a Marine, including work as a staff officer to the then-commander of U.S. Central Command General John Abizaid, Sullivan later served as the assistant secretary of state in […]

Conservative politicians are not museum curators

In a thoughtful consideration of the state of the conservative movement, Peter Berkowitz writes of fellow conservatives: “They should distinguish among what they can alter, what they must accept and what they should embrace. And they should design principled reforms that can win majority support in a country where diversity ensures that any conceivable national […]

Blaming failure of a rotten deal on Israel?!

As we learn more about the Iran deal — the side agreements, the lifting of the arms and missile embargoes, the loophole-ridden inspections regime — the more apparent it is that only people so enamored of their own work, so gullible to embrace the Iranians’ soothing words and so desperate for glory could have negotiated […]

Why not-Bush candidates are in a fix

Donald Trump is obliterating the other not-Jeb Bush candidates in the GOP presidential field, both in the polls and media coverage. While Trump is not a serious contender for the nomination, he is pointing out the relative weakness — or lack of distinguishing features — of the serious alternatives to Jeb Bush. Consider that in […]

Ups and downs

UP: Evidence of Secretary of State John Kerry’s fleecing DOWN: Credibility of “this deal or war” line UP: Former Texas governor Rick Perry on Donald Trump DOWN: Trump at the border UP: Hillary Clinton’s vulnerability DOWN: Clinton’s liability UP: Ohio Gov. John Kasich on values DOWN: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) on the Senate floor lashing […]

Morning Bits

He never got into first gear. “Has Rand Paul stalled?” The MSM consistently oversold him because they enjoyed his isolationist foreign policy pronouncements. As fortunes shift for her, she tries to give the appearance of transparency. “Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Saturday that she had […]

Sunday wrap

Who said it? 1. “We’ve had a divider in the White House for the last six and a half years in Barack Obama. We don’t need that out of the Republican nominee.” 2. “What the hell is happening at The New York Times?” 3. “I find it amazing that this group of pro-abortion lobbyists say […]

Hillary Clinton’s e-mail excuses never pan out

There is a reason Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers show voters think she is untrustworthy: She keeps telling them things that are not true. On the use of her e-mails, we know the long list of untruths about the private e-mail server and the e-mails, thousands of which were destroyed. She turned over everything she had. […]

Distinguished pols of the week

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) last week blew the whistle on the administration’s attempt to conceal two side agreements from Congress on the Iran deal, one concerning the International Atomic Energy Agency’s access to Iran’s military sites and the other regarding the disclosure of possible military dimensions of the nuclear program. Both […]

Syria: Will liberals ever learn?

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Syrian regime engaged in a “chain of misrepresentations... to hide the extent of its chemical-weapons work. One year after the West celebrated the removal of Syria’s arsenal as a foreign-policy success, U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that the regime didn’t give up all of the […]

Democrats mum on Obama’s record on race and poverty

A New York Times/CBS poll finds almost 60 percent of Americans think race relations are poor as compared with less than 40 percent who felt that way when President Obama was elected. We’ve had multiple instances of urban rioting stemming from interactions between the police and African Americans. Poverty is at historic highs. A higher […]

Hillary Clinton finally faces the music?

Save the jokes on the orange pantsuit. Hillary Clinton isn’t going up the river. But her campaign might be at risk. The New York Times reports that there is a request from two inspectors general for a criminal probe into whether classified e-mails were mishandled in connection with her e-mail account. Although the report does […]

Kerry fleeced, but will Democrats be mugged by reality?

Critics of the Iran deal seem amazed at the administration’s contempt for critics of the deal and the left’s refusal to consider dozens of fundamental flaws in the deal. They shouldn’t be. The only way one would make a deal in the first place so riddled with preposterous provisions is if you had deluded yourself […]

Morning Bits

Wow. “How a presidential candidate and others helped a veteran and his combat dog after learning of their PTSD struggle.” That candidate is former Texas governor Rick Perry. Bravo, Senator Menendez. “Some senators are insisting on renewing expiring sanctions against Iran, even as lawmakers decide whether to endorse the Obama administration’s landmark nuclear deal with […]

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