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Alex Knepper is a longtime political blogger who stands for fiscal prudence and social tolerance. His work has been featured or excerpted in media outlets such as The New York Times and NPR. He is a student at the Graduate Institute at St. John's College - Annapolis and a board member of the newly formed Republican Reason Caucus, which promotes secularism, science and limited government within the GOP.

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On Immigration, Rubio Draws His Line In the Sand: Queers

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Correction: A previous version of this post misattributed two columns by the Daily Caller's Mickey Kaus to Matt Lewis. We regret the error.

It's high-noon for immigration reform in the Senate, and Marco Rubio (R-FL), the most intriguing and high-profile politician among the bill's primary architects, is also the one...

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It's Time to Stop Scapegoating the Mentally Ill for Gun Violence

(23) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 11:37 PM

While President Barack Obama and the National Rifle Association have very real philosophical differences regarding gun ownership, they agree on at least one policy goal: keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, the NRA called for a "

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Paul Ryan's New Budget: Ideological Wish-Fulfillment Fantasy

(5) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 4:05 PM

I have been a fan of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for several years now. I voted last year for Mitt Romney -- nose held firmly tight -- only because of Ryan's presence on the ticket. Quite simply, he is one of the only politicians in Washington who has...

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GOP Wars: The Establishment Strikes Back

(11) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 9:39 AM

Concerned about a new crop of candidates with "Todd Akin problems" ruining GOP Senate pick-up opportunities in 2014, a group of elite Republican insiders have formed the Conservative Victory Fund, with the aim of providing support to establishment candidates facing primary challenges from the far-right. Iowa's Steve King,...

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The GOP's Real Problem? It's Not Conservative Enough

(28) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 2:57 PM

The Republican Party has simply become too conservative. This diagnosis of the right's electoral woes is ubiquitous. Polls show that a majority of Americans now agree.

With the rise of the Tea Party, it is hard to argue against the contention that the GOP has drifted significantly to...

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Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo: The Mid-Atlantic Libertarian Solution

(12) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 12:27 PM

As the Republican Party agonizes over its ideological future and the Democratic Party wrangles over its commitment to progressivism, two exemplary Mid-Atlantic governors have emerged to set the tone for a possible consensus mode of governance.

Those trailblazers are Republican Chris Christie of New Jersey and Democrat Andrew Cuomo of...

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