New research produced by Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP), the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government and the American Education Foundation (AEF) finds state and local governments are carrying over $7 trillion in debt. The new 'State of the States' report also offers nonpartisan analysis on the FY 2011 finances and budgets of four U.S. states: Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania – and shows an end to federal fiscal stimulus is causing states to close widening budget gaps by cutting funding in education, infrastructure and other key programmatic...
The late Senator Eugene McCarthy once famously said political reporters are like blackbirds on a telephone wire: Whenever one flies off to alight upon another wire, all the others follow. The Washington press corps was in full McCarthy flight the past week after Grover Norquist, founder and leader of the anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform and custodian of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” signed by hundreds of congressional members, appeared for lunch at the Center for the National Interest. The press corps promptly pounced upon Norquist with glee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its ACU Ratings of the Indiana General Assembly during an event in Indianapolis, Indiana, honoring The Hoosier State’s true conservatives. The nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization began a new initiative to expand the highly touted ACU Congressional Ratings program to state legislatures, grading members on their votes on key conservative issues. The Indiana 2012 State Legislative Ratings Guide is now available online at conservative.org.
“On behalf of the American...
Republicans did not win in 2012 because we are too white, too male and too old. Some still don’t want to face the truth that we lost because the fastest-growing sectors of our population are entrenched in the Democratic Party. We did not win because Republicans failed to acknowledge this reality and move forward fearlessly. If that doesn’t change, we will not just be committing political malpractice. It will be political suicide.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its ACU Ratings of the North Carolina General Assembly during an event in Raleigh, North Carolina, honoring the Tar Heel State’s true conservatives. The nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization began a new initiative to expand the highly touted ACU Congressional Ratings program to state legislatures, grading members on their votes on key conservative issues. The North Carolina 2012 State Legislative Ratings Guide is now available online at conservative.org.
“On behalf of...
Conservatives remain committed to preventing the devastating economic effects of tax hikes and excessive government spending. We have sent the following message to Congress which can also be found here:
Conservative Movement Stands United During Lame Duck Session
Opposes Tax Hikes, Insists on BCA Spending Reductions
November 13, 2012
Dear Member of Congress,
As the 112th Congress’s lame duck session progresses and on behalf of the millions of Americans represented by the undersigned organizations, we urge you...
by Joseph A. Morris
The wisdom of the Framers in establishing the Electoral College, and not in having us choosing our chief magistrate by raw popular vote, is seen once again.
Even though, at this hour, we do not know whether or not Mr. Obama has won a majority of the popular vote across this nation, there is no doubt but that he has won a landslide in the Electoral College. His victory is decisive and his claim on office is legitimate. In a world that is uncertain, dangerous, and rude, Americans should be grateful for this.
I was very grateful for Mr. Romney's...
One of the most talked-about and tweeted segments of the final presidential debate on foreign policy involved President Obama’s Middle East tour at the beginning of his term. This tour, incidentally, did not include a stop in Israel— a country that the president has never visited while in office.
American Conservative Union Announces Inaugural Conservative Ratings of the Iowa General Assembly
Country’s Leading Conservative Organization Rating State Legislators,
Tenth of 15 States in 2012WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its inaugural ACU Ratings of the Iowa General Assembly. The ACU will honor the Hawkeye State’s true conservatives at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Friends of the Family Banquet Saturday evening. The nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative...