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Chris Ladd: Marijuana inspires strange politics

Published on May 13th, 2015

  The campaign to legalize marijuana took a strange turn this week. A committee in the Texas House approved a bill that would remove the state’s prohibitions entirely. Procedural obstacles unique to the Texas Legislature mean [&hellip…; Read More


Republican Diversity: Blacks Need Not Apply

Published on December 19th, 2014

  Unlike the Republican National Committee (RNC), our national party apparatus, most of the 50 state party committees are stuck in the 1960s when it comes to the Black community. Exhibit A for this was the [&hellip…; Read More


How Bruce Rauner could transform the GOP

Published on December 17th, 2014

Congratulations, Governor Rauner. Having earned barely 50% of the vote, you are about to become Illinois’ first Republican Governor in more than a decade. That’s the good news for the Illinois GOP…all of it. Here’s the [&hellip…; Read More


Ed Gillespie – How to Reform Education in Virginia

Published on October 31st, 2014

  In an increasingly interconnected world, we must have a globally competitive education system. When it comes to economic growth, a well-educated workforce armed with the skills needed to prosper in a global economy is critically [&hellip…; Read More


What Kansas says about our political future

Published on October 14th, 2014

  Democrats got a huge boost this month in their campaign to maintain control of the Senate when their candidate in Kansas dropped out of the race. That’s pretty much everything you need to know about [&hellip…; Read More


Tim Scott’s Rise

Published on January 29th, 2014

Tim Scott’s appointment to represent South Carolina in the US Senate has been met with a notable skepticism from most African American commentators, with Adolph Reed’s essay in the New York Times and Jamelle Bouie’s column in the Washington [&hellip…; Read More


Republicans, E.W. Jackson and the Minority Vote

Published on November 15th, 2013

Darrell Jordan, a black Republican from Virginia offers some advice to the Virginia Republican Party on winning the minority vote:   Many Republican Party of Virginia Convention-goers assumed that electing E.W. Jackson would secure greater support from minorities in [&hellip…; Read More

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