Lindsey Graham’s Endorsement of Jeb Bush Makes No Sense

Before suspending his campaign in December, Lindsey Graham was a source of relief this presidential election cycle. The South Carolina senator challenged the environmental orthodoxy of his GOP colleagues, affirming that climate change is real, man-made, and something that needs to be addressed. He also took on the heated rhetoric of front-runner Donald Trump, calling him a race bating, xenophobic religious bigot in response to his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the country. Graham brought a modicum of level-headedness to the GOP presidential race. But his recent endorsement…

Reflections on CPAC 2015

For those who don’t know, the Conservative Political Action Conference (or CPAC for short) is the annual gathering of conservative activists hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU). Attended by over a hundred organizations, it is a coveted speaking platform for any conservative, mostly Republican, politician. And this year’s CPAC was an important one. With less than a year to go before the start of the 2016 Republican Party primaries, any major candidate interested in running for president was there; some of the faces attending the conference included Chris Christie,…

CPAC 2015: Looking to the 2016 Election

The excitement in the Potomac Ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center was palpable. Candidates and voters alike were in attendance at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference held this past week in Maryland, in high anticipation of what the 2016 election will bring. Speaker after speaker presented in front of eager and, for the most part, receptive audience. While some speakers could be considered outliers among the group, such as Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson who spent most of his time quoting from the Bible and appealing to…