| May 12, 2015
| 5:20 AM
When George W. Bush was governor of Texas, the state built 38 new prisons, and the state's annual corrections expenditure jumped by a billion dollars, a 71 percent increase (1.4 to 2.4). That's what it was to be tough on crime.
No one would ever describe...
| May 8, 2015
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Charlie Kirk was just about to leave the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., when he spotted the multimillionaire investor Foster Friess in a stairwell. Kirk, who was 18 and fresh out of high school, had spent weeks memorizing...
| May 6, 2015
| 12:05 PM
Hillary Clinton's endorsement of a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented workers highlights what is already a lightning rod issue in a presidential campaign where two key constituencies are the Hispanic vote and Republican conservatives...
| May 4, 2015
| 7:34 PM
With the additions of Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson on Monday to the growing list of Republican presidential hopefuls, the GOP diversified its slate of candidates as it tries to promote an image of inclusion to appeal to a broader group of voters....
| May 4, 2015
| 7:05 AM
The run-up to Ben Carson's Republican presidential campaign has been far more about a grassroots groundswell than actual policy ideas. It's an area of weakness, particularly on the foreign policy front, that Carson has worked behind the scenes to remedy...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Republicans should be in better shape than ever before to make an appeal to Latino voters. Two of their announced candidates for president, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, are sons of Latino immigrant parents, and another soon-to-be-announced candidate, Jeb...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 10:33 AM
While 2014 was a watershed year in the annals of liberalizing Maryland’s pot laws, ringing in decriminalization and revamped medical-marijuana laws, 2003 was a big one, too.
That’s when then-governor Robert Ehrlich, a Republican, signed into...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 2:36 PM
Presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Chris Christie are working the Republican big-money circuit of Palm Beach, the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Aspen. In Bush's case, it's going so well that last week he sent word to the deep-pocketed...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 9:50 PM
The 2016 contest for the White House will get its first official big-name entrant on Monday, in a move likely to upend the dynamics of the nascent presidential race.
Sen. Ted Cruz, the combative conservative who has made liberty the clarion call of...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 1:44 PM
Should a senator who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee yet appears befuddled about U.S. foreign relations be a serious contender for the White House?
That is a question voters should ponder after Sen. Marco Rubio, a potential 2016 Republican...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 3:50 AM
Jeb Bush is trying to convince the conservative faithful across the country that he's no "RINO" — a Republican In Name Only.
The prospective presidential frontrunner's eight-year record as Florida governor helps make the case to doubters that he...