Jim Geraghty: The Travails of Martha Coakley – National Review Online

Presumably Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general aiming to be that state’s next U.S. senator, has more political skill than she’s demonstrated in recent days. She must be on a spectacularly ill-timed run of bad luck and rookie mistakes. As Republican Scott Brown has roared from unknown to potential upset winner, Coakley came under fire […]

The man behind RedState.com shakes up the Republican Party – St. Petersburg Times

MACON, Ga. — Between pecks at his laptop, Macon City Council member Erick Erickson ticked off some of his goals for the new year: • Beating Gov. Charlie Crist and electing Marco Rubio as Florida’s junior senator. • “Taking out” Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah because he’s a centrist. • Ensuring the Republican establishment […]

ObamaCare Goes Off Track – by Jacob Laksin

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Can the Senate’s defectors derail the government takeover of health care?

Fred Barnes: What Obama Needs to Say at West Point, The Weekly Standard

You can’t fight a successful war unless the commander-in-chief is fully committed to it. So President Obama’s chief task in his speech Tuesday night on Afghanistan is to make it absolutely clear that he is. This won’t be easy. Obama comes from the antiwar wing of the Democratic party that opposes the use of force […]