Columns & Commentary

Forbes - Five Lessons Politicians Can Learn from Derek Jeter

My latest for Forbes bridges the gap between politics and sports in a way that could just help give us a government people could respect again.  But only if our so-called leaders will take a lesson from Derek Jeter.  Read the piece HERE.

July 23 6:43 AM Views: 30 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - The GOP's Un-Candidates

My latest for Forbes uncovers the smart, low-key strategy of the real frontrunners for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.  Careful to not look too ambitious, too calculating and too political, the Republicans' deep bench is more than the few names out there early.  READ THE PIECE HERE.

March 28 7:32 AM Views: 200 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - Obama's Weaponization of Government

Barack Obama's aggressive use of executive power should be a concern for every American.  It's time we woke up and realized that through the use of a host of Executive agencies, programs and bureaus we've never heard of, the President is waging a war on freedom.  Read the article HERE.

January 31 7:53 AM Views: 380 Comments: 0 View Comments

Breitbart - It's Time for Conservatives to Embrace Choice

My latest column is rattling quite a few cages - but should it?  It's time "choice" became our barometer for how we judge government policy.  Read the piece HERE.

January 08 6:30 AM Views: 347 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - Duck Dynasty Controversy Should Have Us Talking More Politics and Religion at the Table

This Christmas try it.  Try having a civil discussion about the issues we face as a nation.  Try disagreeing without automatically believing someone is an idiot or questioning their patriotism.  At a time when, according to Gallup, 72% of Americans view big government as the greatest threat to America’s future, a good robust discussion about how to craft that future is more vital than ever before.  Read the whole article HERE.

December 20, 2013 8:40 AM Views: 294 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - Bill Clinton Feels Obama's Pain and He's Loving It

Hope you enjoy my latest for Forbes on what I'm calling the 'sweet revenge of Bill Clinton.'  Clinton's comments about the President's health plan telegraph a lot more about the future for him, Hillary and the Democratic Party. GOP beware.  Read the whole piece HERE.

November 17, 2013 7:37 AM Views: 355 Comments: 0 View Comments

Big Government - Small Victory Shows Potential for GOP with Union Voters

My latest column for Breitbart's Big Government takes a look at the potential for pro-growth, free market fiscal conservatives to reach trades union members who are still struggling to find work.  The GOP has an opportunity to recast its messaging to appeal to these small business owners and skilled laborers who appreciate that bigger government means less work for them.  Read the piece HERE.

November 14, 2013 6:06 AM Views: 315 Comments: 0 View Comments

Epic Times - The GOP Hasn't Shown Up

My latest column for Epic Times is up and encourages the rudderless GOP to SHOW UP and actually get to work crafting a discernable agenda that produces results for a broad spectrum of constituencies.  Obama's numbers on the economy are in the mid 30's.  This provides an enormous opportunity for the pro-growth party to actually put forth a coherent vision.  Read the piece HERE.

September 06, 2013 5:54 AM Views: 405 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - Weiner is the New Kardashian

Political reporting has hit rock bottom as Anthony Weiner hijacks the political coverage of the NYC mayor's race.  What does this mean for the future of political reporting?  The dumbing down of American political discourse continues.  Read the piece HERE.  Thanks for tweeting, forwarding, posting etc.

August 05, 2013 6:50 AM Views: 434 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - Jimmy Carter May Be Right This Time

I have little use for former presidents who make a living blasting the United States, but this time Jimmy Carter may just be on the right track.  Our democratic process is faltering and it's the result of voter apathy, an entranched political class and a drift from Jeffersonian Democracy.  Read the piece HERE at Forbes.

July 19, 2013 5:47 AM Views: 484 Comments: 0 View Comments
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