More than two dozen current and former Liberty University officials describe a culture of fear and self-dealing at the largest Christian college in the world.
Jerry TaylorIt would seem that, given what we're learning about the NRA and Liberty University, there's a pretty good market--per @SykesCharlie--for grifting on the right. Does the left experience anything like this?
Tuesday’s congressional election features a stark suburban-rural divide, one of the hallmarks of the Trump era.
Jerry TaylorAbout the election tomorrow in NC-9. First, even if the Republican wins, the fact that it's close means the GOP is in real trouble (this is an R+8 district that Trump won by 12 points). Second, we're having this do-over election because of GOP vote fraud.
It's a policy that's hard to sell in a quippy slogan. That doesn't mean it can be neglected.
Jerry TaylorThis is my metric for whether a Democrat candidate for the presidency is serious about climate change and has the political courage to do what is required. Pretty simple test. Many fail.
Ammon Bundy lashed out this week at unnamed "bureaucrats" after he failed a federal background check required to purchase firearms, and defended his past clashes with the government — including his leadership in a monthlong siege of the Malheur...
Jerry TaylorProponents of a "well-armed citizenry" and opponents of gun control aren't driven primarily by a fanatical devotion to hunting, or real fears of imminent criminal assault. Most are driven by sentiments like this.
Twenty-one Tory M.P.s turned against the Prime Minister on Tuesday in a vote to prevent a no-deal Brexit. The United Kingdom, at the moment, seems almost leaderless.
Jerry TaylorHere's the real story: 21 Conservative MPs committed political suicide to stop their leader, PM Boris Johnson, from executing a no-deal Brexit. That's 21 more than the # of Republicans who would similarly act to stop Trump from doing absolutely anything.
Jerry TaylorThe right's long assault on Washington as the eternal swamp of theft and corruption has put the very existence of democracy in question. The progressives' aping of that overwrought narrative to further its own agenda (see @SenSanders) does not help.
Jerry TaylorTerribly pleased to be able to welcome David Gray, who comes to us from New America, as the newest senior fellow at @NiskanenCenter. Another smart and savvy GOP veteran throwing in with our work to create "a better right."
Climate change could be a winning long-term political issue for the Democrats—but in 2020, it could also threaten the party from inside and out.
Jerry TaylorExcellent survey of the political landscape regarding the politics of climate change. “So far, the political sweet spot seems to be to announce a climate-friendly destination without detailing exactly how to get there.” Democrats need to do better.
Long before Elizabeth Warren became one of the nation's leading progressive voices, she was an academic who articulated a conservative worldview on the economy.
Jerry TaylorThis is a campaign asset, not a liability. Like Reagan, @ewarren can reasonably argue, "I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me." That's a plus in a general election and a push-back against charge that's she's a crazy progressive jihadi.
A landmark court decision ordering a pharmaceutical company yesterday to pay millions of dollars for contributing to the U.S. opioid epidemic is rooted in the same legal theory that underpins lawsuits targeting energy companies for their role in...
Jerry TaylorThe plaintiffs in the Johnson & Johnson case made arguments rooted in the same legal theory that underpins the municipal lawsuits targeting oil companies for their role in climate change. My day just got a little bit brighter.
Tuesday night, on "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell, Christopher Newport University (CNU) Professor Rachel Bitecofer discussed her modeling/analysis about how "it's all about the base" when it c
Jerry TaylorWas 2018’s #bluewave due primarily to base turnout (@NiskanenCenter’s @RachelBitecofer’s argument) or Republican-leaning voters defecting to the Democrats? There are empirical arguments for both perspectives. Here’s how to make sense of them.