Can Mitt Romney Save Us All?

Utah’s 41-year incumbent Senator, Orrin Hatch, has announced he’s finally had enough of Washington and won’t run for re-election this year. No big deal, right? One old conservative swapped out for another old conservative. It’s a reliably red state. Not so fast. Remember Alabama? You can expect the Bannonites, who are sounding a lot more […]

Weekend Reads

Take a break from politics this weekend. But, if you’re looking for some good reads, enjoy. As always, email us your thoughts, suggestions, or ideas at editor@forwardthinkingpolitics.com America’s men problem (Chicago Tribune) A (hypocritical) take on Sen. Al Franken (Star-Tribune) Speaking of hypocrisy, meet Kellyanne Conway (Politico) This guy probably won’t get elected Governor of […]

That’s Not How This is Supposed to Work, Virginia

Most of the country is getting a break from elections this year. (Except for places where 2018 races are already ridiculous.) Unfortunately for voters in Virginia, though, they’ve found themselves subject to a mean, nasty, and crazy Governor’s race. Virginia limits its Governor to one term, so every four years voters see a bare-knuckled brawl […]

Democrats’ “Old” Problem

As a Republican, you don’t have to remind me that my party is considered one of old, white dudes. To a point, there are benefits of service and seniority. Maybe not necessarily in electing a 70-year-old with no government experience President, but institutional knowledge and tenured people who understand government can be an asset. You […]

All the Grown Ups Are Being Run Off

There have been some stunning breaks in the Senate Republican conference in the last couple of weeks, but none have been more bold and zealous than the announced retirements of Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona. Flake has a lifetime score of 93 from the American Conservative Union and an […]