Do Trump’s GOP Challengers Have Any Policy Ideas (Besides Opposing Trump)?

New rule: If you want to launch a primary challenge against a sitting U.S. president with high party approval ratings, you have to actually say why your ideas are better. Elections provide the best opportunity to inject new ideas into public debate. It’s no surprise to anyone that politicians pay the most attention to their constituents when they are out seeking votes. Unfortunately, President Trump’s competitors don’t seem particularly eager to share their policy aspirations with the American people. Or they don’t have any. As a political news junkie, I scoured the Internet in hopes of discovering what meaningful policy

The Gary Johnson Effect Revisited: Is the Libertarian Hurting Hillary?

Back in May, I speculated that the conventional wisdom that Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson would disproportionately impact Donald Trump was wrong, and that Johnson was instead pulling support from both Trump and Hillary Clinton in almost equal measure. Fast-forward roughly four months, and it would appear the major candidates are realizing this as well — especially Clinton, whose campaign is now reportedly worried about the effect Johnson may have in a handful of important swing states: …[A]s national and battleground polls tighten and Democrats’ hand-wringing grows more urgent, operatives both within and allied with Clinton’s political operation who are looking

Gary Johnson and Bill Weld Do Not Deserve Pro-Lifers’ Votes

Lately there has been a flurry of interest in the Libertarian ticket of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, including op-eds suggesting that they are a sensible alternative for pro-life voters disillusioned with both major parties. I couldn’t disagree more. Johnson and Weld are unacceptable for pro-lifers. Period. Johnson has said he supports abortion up until viability, while Weld supports unlimited abortion on-demand, up until the moment of birth. The United States is currently one of only seven nations to allow abortion on-demand after five months — more than halfway through pregnancy and a point at which research shows the unborn child

Gary Johnson and William Weld Are Not Conservative Alternatives

Over the weekend, the Libertarian Party nominated former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for the presidency, with former Massachusetts Governor William Weld serving as his running mate. Now, some, including Johnson himself, are suggesting that the Libertarian ticket could be the perfect choice for conservative voters unsatisfied with Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal published an editorial yesterday urging voters to consider Johnson, describing him as “an honorable alternative if Mr. Trump makes himself unacceptable.” By social conservative standards, however, both Johnson and Weld are unacceptable already. In a section on his website ironically titled “Abortion and the Right to