‘Liberty Kids’ shake up L.A. Republican Party, look to other states

Sharon Bernstein Reuters via Yahoo! News 8/5/2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Amir Zendehnam passionately supports marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, abortion rights and the Republican Party.

He is not alone. The 26-year-old aspiring restaurateur and chairman of the party’s West Los Angeles central committee, is one of a raft of ethnically diverse young libertarians who hold […]

Massachusetts ditches RomneyCare health exchange

Kyle Cheney Politico 5/5/2014

RomneyCare’s pioneering health insurance exchange is headed for the scrap heap.

Bay State officials are taking steps this week to junk central parts of their dysfunctional health insurance exchange — the model for President Barack Obama’s health care law — and merge with the federal enrollment site HealthCare.gov.

The decision is […]

Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it’s up, says study

Emily Alpert The Los Angeles Times 5/7/2013

Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show.

Yet few Americans are aware of the dramatic drop, and more than half believe gun crime […]

A revolution in the works?

But if there’s an upside to the increasing unhappiness that most Americans feel toward the political class, it’s that maybe it means people are paying closer attention.

Glenn Harlan Reynolds USA Today 2/4/2013

Americans are out of sorts, and increasingly they’re unhappy with the government. According to a Pew poll released last week, more than […]

Americans to Washington: Don’t tread on me

 

Aaron Blake The Washington Post 2/1/2013

Americans have a very special message for the federal government: Don’t tread on me.

That’s the takeaway from a new poll from the Pew Research Center in which, for the first time in at least the last two decades, a majority of Americans say Washington actually poses […]

Pew: Majority of young voters wants bigger government

Robby Soave The Daily Caller 11/28/2012

Nearly 6 in 10 young voters support bigger government — a worrisome statistic for conservatives who want to increase their presence on college campuses and among the under-30 crowd.

According to the Pew Research Center, 59 percent of young voters think the government should do more — something only […]