Real political leadership means pushing public opinion toward one's conviction of what is right.
When Mitch McConnell and Republicans controlled the House, Senate and White House, government grew.
It is not accident that as values collapsed, as family disintegrated, the welfare state, big government, has grown and taken its place.
After the Citizens United decision, the president himself weighed in, expressing his outrage about the decision, indicating his intent to "develop a forceful response to this decision."
He has demonstrated that his own political calculations are more important to him than his party or his nation.
The Republican Party still has not learned lessons necessary to reverse setbacks of recent years.
Both are living examples that personal success is not about government programs but about taking personal responsibility.
A 2011 Gallup poll showed that whereas 39 percent of whites say they are "very religious," 53 percent of blacks do.
Compromisers tell us that we have no choice but to resign ourselves to a bloated, second-class America.
Many Republicans have bought the myth that the immigration issue is the main barrier between Hispanics and the Republican Party.