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April 13, 2016

Will Conservatives Unite Around A Nominee?

"I think there will be some significant number who identify as Republicans who will be grousing pretty seriously," said Michael Barone during a luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel on Wednesday, featured speaker for the Institute for Policy Innovation.

April 12, 2016

A Conservatives' Guide To A Contested GOP Convention


Ted Cruz's strong victory in Wisconsin last Tuesday and Colorado on Saturday means the GOP is one step closer to a contested convention. For conservatives not steeped in Republican convention protocol, here's what you need to know.

April 7, 2016

Further Abandoning the Rule-of-Law


Yet again, the Obama administration has operated outside of the rule-of-law, which makes the US a less certain place for investment.

March 25, 2016

SCOTUS Nominee A Predictable Liberal


What the president was subtly alluding to in his carefully worded statement is that Garland is a moderate liberal, not an ideologue, and thus hinting at the possibility that Garland just might be a liberal “swing vote.” That’s a justice who occasionally crosses over to vote with the opposing ideological side. Don’t hold your breath. 

March 24, 2016

Donald Trump's Meeting with the Washington Post Editorial Board Was A Rambling Mess


Does Trump’s policy ignorance make any difference? I shudder to think what it will look like if—or when—he engages in one-on-one debates with Hillary Clinton.

March 22, 2016

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders Are Winning the Fundraising Race


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

"The notion that you go in with a plurality, therefore you deserve the nomination is just flat wrong", said Merrill Matthews, who is a resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas.

March 21, 2016

Donald Trump Faces The Real Possibility Of A Brokered Convention, Kasich Thinks He'll Get the Nod Over His Rival


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

If the business tycoon gets the most votes and delegates out of all Republican presidential candidates, he may still get stripped off the possible nomination by way of a brokered convention. “The notion that you go in with a plurality, therefore you deserve the nomination is just flat wrong,” said Merrill Matthews, IPI resident scholar.

March 20, 2016

History Suggests Brokered Convention Will Doom Donald Trump


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Trump insists that the convention will have to pick him if he has more delegates than any other hopeful but short of the 1,237 majority needed to win on the first ballot. “The notion that you go in with a plurality, therefore you deserve the nomination is just flat wrong,” said Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the Dallas-based think tank Institute for Policy Innovation.

March 18, 2016

Why Are Liberals Never the Swing Votes on the Supreme Court?


Judge Garland might have a great legal mind, but there is little reason to think he would be anything other than a reliable liberal vote—because virtually all of the Court’s liberals are reliable liberal votes, and have been for decades.

March 17, 2016

Donald Trump Could Very Well End Up Running As An Independent Candidate


Donald Trump’s loss in winner-take-all Ohio keeps alive the possibility of a contested GOP convention that denies Trump the nomination.

 

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