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This Independence Day, Americans across the country will fire up their grills, head to church picnics, don their masks, and gaze up to the night sky to celebrate the birth of our country. Lee Greenwood will blare over speakers, veterans will be honored for their courage, and perhaps a speech or two will commemorate the moment. Then, somewhere in the midst of the patriotism, we will hopefully pause to consider how our national project is fairing and whether we’re living up to our ambitions. And we might be forgiven for wondering what the purpose of America even is today.

Throughout…


This is Part Three in a series that lays out the principles, framing, and tangible policy solutions that comprise “Better Care for All,” a conservative alternative to Medicare for All. You can find Part One on the principles of this reform here and Part Two on framing the problem and a rebuttal to Medicare for All here.

DISCLAIMER: My background is in both law and business. I am not a doctor or a medical professional, nor do I have a degree in either public health or public policy. My analysis and conclusions stem from years of independent study on the…


This is Part Two in a series that lays out the principles, framing, and tangible policy solutions that comprise “Better Care for All,” a conservative alternative to Medicare for All. You can find Part One on the principles of this reform here. You can find Part Three on the first bundle of reforms targeted at reducing the demand for care here.

DISCLAIMER: My background is in both law and business. I am not a doctor or a medical professional, nor do I have a degree in either public health or public policy. My analysis and conclusions stem from years of…


The American healthcare system has befuddled a generation of politicians and policy wonks. Every modern president has vowed to reform it, yet costs continue to increase, the number of uninsured is freshly on the rise, the problem of underinsurance intensifies, and the health care system still tops Americans’ list as the most broken thing in the country.

Let’s be frank: in the face of this reality, conservatives for more than a decade have offered little more than obstruction. We have resigned ourselves to the role of reflexively opposing every answer the Democrats offer. …


Next Saturday, grassroots conservatives will convene in Washington, DC to discuss the meaning and the future of conservatism. The gathering won’t be in a fancy resort, but it won’t cost hundreds of dollars to attend, either. There won’t be staged plays called “UnderCovers” about the “Deep State” and Lisa Page’s text messages. If what you’re after is a chance to huddle with folks who all think the exact same way — who gather to cheer one candidate that they all support or to own the libs — this won’t be your cup of tea.

The Summit on Principled Conservatism will…


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For the sixth straight month, the people of Hong Kong are fighting for their liberty against a tyrannical government in Beijing. They have braved bullets and tear gas in the streets to reject China’s creeping influence over their legal right to self-government. At a time when many around the world are beginning to question the strength of constitutional democracy and the rule of law, Hong Kongers are risking their lives to protest totalitarianism. Yet, so far, America has been unacceptably silent.

In many respects, the plight of Hong Kong mirrors the plight of our early American colonies. Since 1984, the…


Over the past three months, I’ve traveled the country on my own dime to meet with others like me who can no longer stomach the hypocrisy of Republicans in Congress — Republicans who claim to be conservative while abandoning every principle we’ve ever championed. We huddle in hotel lobbies or bars; we pay our own tabs and set our own agenda. It’s not glamorous. Sometimes we fill a room and other times we fill a table. …


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The dirty not-much-of-a-secret in Washington isn’t even debatable anymore: Republicans don’t actually care about debt and deficits. Since they took control of government in 2016, they have increased the national debt by more than $2 trillion to an all-time high of $22 trillion. After years of railing against Obama and the Democrats for big spending packages, Republicans have quickly changed their tune and followed suit. They’ve liberally sprinkled tax dollars against one political talking point after another, with little concern as to the effectiveness of each investment. And the White House’s recent budget proposal, with a projected deficit of $1.1…


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On December 19, President Trump blindsided top American military brass and key U.S. allies when he announced that he would withdraw some 2,000 troops from the Syrian battlefield. The decision and ensuing public reaction was frenzied. For his part, Trump claimed that he was “just doing what he said he would do,” that “ISIS was defeated,” and that the “fake news and pundits who had failed for years” were the only ones complaining.

In truth, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress slammed the decision — but their reasoning was muddled. Most focused on the haphazardness of the move rather than…


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The label “Never Trump” is off the mark — not because true conservatives could potentially support Trump, but because our rejection of him has nothing to do with his name or who he is. Instead, rejection of Trump has everything to do with his policies and behavior as President. In more ways than not, his conduct has been antithetical to conservatism’s core, in direct tension with most everything for which we’ve claimed to fight in the past.

Put simply, Trump is not conservative. Here are just a few reasons why (in no particular order):

  1. Trump has unilaterally levied billions in…

Heath Mayo

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