Gary L. Bauer


Gary L. Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan's administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.

Republicans for Hillary?

by Gary L. Bauer

There was a meeting in Washington yesterday of some evangelical conservatives, which I declined to attend. The purpose of the meeting, as it was pitched to me, was to form a third party if Donald Trump ends up winning the Republican presidential nomination. That seemed like a “fool’s errand” to me since 21 states and […]


At the White House this morning, President Obama announced his nominee for the Supreme Court — Judge Merrick Garland of the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The media are dutifully attempting to spin Garland as a “centrist” or a “consensus choice.” Consider this headline from the Los Angeles Times: “It’s Going […]


If a good friend or family member cheats you or sells you out to an enemy, that betrayal generates powerful raw emotions and anger. When your friend turns his back on you, it stings and you want to do something about it. I mention this psychological point because, once again, there is exit poll data […]


How Romney Just Helped Trump

by Gary L. Bauer

I am not happy with the prospect of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee. But if you are hoping for someone else to be the nominee, I think what happened Thursday morning hurts rather than helps. Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered a major speech yesterday morning at the University […]


Last night’s debate was somewhat more substantive and not quite as childish as the previous debates, although it had its low moments, too. The one positive takeaway from the night was that everyone, including Donald Trump, reiterated their pledge to support the nominee of the Republican Party. That is a good thing. The main target […]


As you know, I have endorsed Senator Ted Cruz. As much as I understand Donald Trump’s appeal, I have significant concerns about him. They include his suggestion that he would remain neutral between Israel and the Palestinians, his continued defense of Planned Parenthood and whether he will appoint reliably conservative judges. Having said all of […]


If you thought this election season could not get any crazier, think again. There are persistent rumors in Washington about a potential third and even a fourth party candidacy. Let me explain. Should Clinton and Trump win their nominations, Michael Bloomberg is expected to jump into the race as an independent candidate. It is widely […]


Donald Trump (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Last week, former KKK leader and anti-Semite David Duke announced on his radio program (I didn’t know he even had one!) that he supported Donald Trump and was going to vote for him. “Voting for these people [Cruz, Rubio and Carson], voting against Donald Trump at this point, is really treason to your heritage,” Duke […]


The left is taking its war on common sense to a bathroom near you. A few weeks ago, a man walked into the women’s locker room at a Seattle public pool and proceeded to undress. Women in the locker room complained to the management, who asked the man to leave. He refused, saying, “The law […]


A Crubio Ticket?

by Gary L. Bauer

In recent days, many readers have asked me about the possibility of various candidates joining together to help unite the party. The idea of a Cruz/Rubio ticket is most frequently mentioned. My good friend Rep. Trent Franks is making that case to his House colleagues. He is asking House Republicans to sign a letter to […]


In all the huge headlines of recent days, an event took place in Indianapolis that went largely unnoticed here in Washington, D.C., and in many other places. But it was a big deal to the 2,100 men and women and their families who were directly affected. Carrier, the air conditioning manufacturer and a division of […]


Ted Cruz won high praise yesterday from Rush Limbaugh. Here’s what Rush said: If conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz. . . This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan. In terms of […]


Donald Trump (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

I am thrilled that Donald Trump eviscerated Bill Clinton. I am pleased he elevated border security to the level of attention it deserves. But his record on values issues legitimately raises serious concerns. Trump published an op-ed in the Washington Examiner on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade declaring that he was pro-life with exceptions. […]


In the boisterous competition for the Republican presidential nomination, I am noticing a disturbing trend — the tendency by some to attack the supporters of the two leading candidates, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. As you know, I have endorsed Cruz. But I do not understand the willingness of some on the right to adopt […]


Cruz in the Crosshairs

by Gary L. Bauer

With just days left before the first votes in Iowa and New Hampshire, the GOP establishment clearly has got Senator Ted Cruz in its crosshairs. We told you last week about Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s smear of Ted Cruz. He wants Cruz defeated in Iowa and doesn’t seem to care who beats him. Now former President […]


Why Did Palin Snub Cruz?

by Gary L. Bauer

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump on Tuesday in Iowa, leaving a lot of conservative leaders scratching their heads. The race in Iowa is neck-and-neck, and many grassroots conservatives are trying to decide between Trump and Ted Cruz. Both Palin and Cruz are closely identified with the Tea Party movement. Palin has a long […]


The March For Life will take place today on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The annual march memorializes the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision 43 years ago in Roe v. Wade forcing every state in the union to permit the destruction of innocent unborn children. After more than four decades of marching year […]


Now that Barack Obama has delivered his last State of the Union address, we can all enjoy waving goodbye to this far left president. But even after Obama is gone, the left will retain a firm grip on many U.S. institutions, including our institutions of higher learning. On Fox & Friends yesterday morning, Harvard Law Professor […]


President Barack Obama will deliver his last State of the Union Address tonight. That’s something we can applaud. The Obama era is coming to an end! Obama is expected to trumpet the “progress” his administration has made over the past seven years. In keeping with modern tradition, the White House has invited several guests who […]


While events in Washington, D.C., frequently dominate the headlines, Washington State is making news for recent skirmishes in the ongoing culture war. In recent weeks, we have told you about how unelected federal bureaucrats were forcing girls in public high schools to share showers, locker rooms and bathrooms with boys who think they are girls. […]