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How to Neuter a Crossing Guard

This is for my conservative friends who are celebrating the healthcare bill’s demise. You’ll want to read it all. Let’s begin with a little story about a crossing guard. Imagine you are standing at a dangerous intersection now. Cars whizzing by nonstop in all 4 directions. You feel powerless and frustrated. There are no structural safeguards, no physical barriers, to keep us from getting hit. There is a crossing guard, though. Read more →

I am honored to question the GOP candidates for you and Heritage

This is pretty cool and a little unnerving. Heritage Action has extended the honor to be one of three Heritage Action Sentinels to question Republican Presidential candidates on Friday, September 17 in Greenville, South Carolina. So far, 12 candidates have confirmed, including Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and Marco Rubio. (Maybe Trump will make fun of my tie. Read more →

Whatever Happened to the Party of Ideas?

From about 1978 until the Monica Lewinsky fiasco, the GOP was called “the party of ideas.“ I miss the ideas. William F. Buckley helped. Buckley liked big ideas and smart people. He liked politicians who gave legs to great ideas and governors with the guts to experiment. Governor Ronald Reagan appeared on Buckley’s Firing Line shortly after the Gipper became California’s governor. Reagan talked about many ideas he was trying or hoping to try. Read more →

Why Ann Wagner Is Wrong to Attack Heritage Action

Accountability? We don’t need no stinking accountability. No, Ann Wagner didn’t actually say that. But her comments to a 2nd District Republican committee meeting on Tuesday gave at least one attendee the impression that Mrs. Wagner opposes the idea of conservatives holding Congress accountable. Ann Wagner Attacks the Conservative Heritage Action Rep. Ann Wagner accused the conservative Heritage Action for America of “pitting Republican against Republican” and “never attacking Dems” at the Republican meeting. Read more →

August 15 Is The Next After Party with Heritage Tavern

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR____ OUR NEXT BIG AFTER PARTY EVENT!____ It is Thursday, August 15, at 7:00 P.M. at Hacienda Mexican Restaurant____ https://www.haciendastl.com/____ ____ Hacienda Mexican Restaurant____ 9748 Manchester RD____ St Louis, MO 63119____ 314-962-7100____ Russ Vought, Political Director at Heritage Action, will be our guest speaker on Thursday, August 15. He will discuss his role with Heritage Action. ____ From 7pm-8pm, Russ will talk about the Scorecard & what our team does in DC. Read more →

Seducing the States

You can’t call yourself a conservative and ask for education money from Washington. Republicans dominate both houses of the Missouri legislature. You’d think they’d act like republicans (lower case). But when it comes to education bribes from Washington, many of our Republican legislators show little resistance to political seduction. We can help them. On BigGovernment. com, Bob McCarty highlights the hypocrisy of blasting ObamaCare from one side of the mouth while begging for federal cash out of the other. Read more →