Tag Archives: governor

The Folly of Recall Elections

Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles TimesIt should surprise no one that I'm opposed to the recall of Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor whose fate will be decided Tuesday. But that's only in part because I support what he's been trying to do …

Wisconsin Race Seen as National Barometer

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCPMADISON, Wis. — Nearly a year and a half of anti-Scott Walker protests will come to a head Tuesday when Wisconsinites decide whether to replace the Republican governor with Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.But the effort …

Darkness in the Sunshine State

Charles Blow, New York TimesWhat am I getting at? This: Few states in the union have done more in recent years to restrict and suppress voting "” particularly by groups who lean Democratic, such as young people, the poor and minorit…

Martin O'Malley: "When it comes to what little bit of job creation was happening in Massachusetts (when Mitt Romney was governor), it was happening in the public sector at six times the rate that it was happening in the private sector."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | O’Malley criticizes Massachusetts job growth under Romney

With the presidential campaign focusing on the economy, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is making the case that President Barack Obama is a better …

Romney Is an Unknown Quantity

Margaret Carlson, BloombergWhat’s the matter with Massachusetts that would make Mitt Romney want to pretend he’d never been its governor? Yes, it presents some image problems for the conservative candidate Romney now wants to be. T…

When Government Privileges Trump Citizens

Steven Greenhut, ReasonDemocrats and Republicans in the California Legislature have once again broadcast this troubling fact: They are far more concerned about the ever-expanding demands of a relatively small group of public sector union members than …

Romney and the Right

Philip Klein, National ReviewThis November, millions of conservatives will find themselves in the familiar position of holding their noses to vote for a problematic Republican presidential candidate, because the alternative is far worse.Although conse…

Mitt Romney: On gun policy

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half Flip | Did Mitt Romney flip-flop on gun control?

Mitt Romney has at times had an awkward relationship with firearms, as when he said during the 2008 Republican presidential primary that his hunting experience generally…

Why Jindal May Be Romney’s Ticket

Scott Conroy, RealClearPoliticsPeople have always told Bobby Jindal to slow down.The Louisiana governor has a tendency to speak faster than his audience is able to think, so when it came time to deliver the Republican response to President Obama'…