The Establishment Wins in NJ-03

The Establishment vs. Tea Party divide within the Republican Party has been documented ad nauseum throughout the first six months of this election year. Last Tuesday’s GOP primary in Mississippi, which saw state senator Chris McDaniel narrowly edge six-term incumbent Senator Thad Cochran and force a run-off  election between the two Republicans later this month, only further accentuated the never-ending topic of analysis that is the GOP Civil War. Recent Republican primaries in Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina, where establishment candidates won the nomination over their respective challengers from the…

FPR Interviews – Larry Kudlow

Mr. Larry Kudlow is a senior contributor on CNBC, a noted economist, radio talk show host and former associate director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan Administration. He was a guest of the Fordham University College Republicans on Monday, April 14th to speak in Keating 1st Auditorium at Rose Hill. College Republicans Treasurer Benjamin Shull, who is also Congressional Affairs Editor for the Fordham Political Review, sat down with him after his speech. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, having recently come out with…

The Tea Party: Enemies of Conservatism

It takes places in a grassy field. Sitting in the back of a white pick-up truck is Dwayne Stovall, a businessman clad in denim from head to toe with a rifle leaning against his side. Resting comfortably next to him is his dog, panting as his owner rips into Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn. Mr. Stovall, who recently challenged Cornyn in Texas’s Republican primary, rips into the senator’s alliance with Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, who Stovall pans for looking and fighting like a turtle. After repeating this absurd motif in…

The Right’s Governing Problem

It comes as no surprise that the Republican Party has been labeled the party of ‘no’ over the past four years.  A party once ruled by established, pragmatic, old school politicians was rocked when Barack Obama cruised into the oval office on what the far right saw as a wave of ultra-liberal ideologies, threatening to destroy the basic foundations of the United States.  This fear energized an extreme right wing of the Republican Party into forming a coalition called the Tea Party. As of this current Congressional session, there are…