SUMMER BREEZE …

This is my first visit to Cleveland and I’m loving my return to the Midwest. I was raised in Wisconsin — I spent my teen years living on Catfish Lake in the little vacation town of Eagle River, about six hours due north of Chicago. Even though I’ve...

CHRISTIANS & ‘LEAST OF THREE EVILS’?

I’ve been struggling with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my options when it comes to voting in the 2016 presidential election. Neither candidate is a paragon of moral virtue. Neither represents a biblical worldview understanding of politics. I...

NEWS FROM INSIDE THE GOP CONVENTION

I’ll be blogging at lenmunsil.com and live tweeting @tracymunsil But the real pro of the family is our daughter, TheBlaze political editor Leigh Munsil. Be sure to check out her Facebook page and her live tweets from inside the GOP Convention. 2016 presidential...

LONG LIVE CONSERVATISM

Failed GOP candidate Jeb Bush mused yesterday, “Conservatism is temporarily dead. I mean, if you look at it, we have two candidates. Donald Trump is barely a Republican. He’s certainly not a conservative.” Not so fast. Although Trump’s deeper...

PRAYER AND POLITICS

My husband, Arizona delegate Len Munsil, was asked to open the GOP Platform Committee session this morning with prayer: “Almighty God, we thank you and praise you this morning for the opportunity we have in America to live in freedom and to freely worship you....

NOT A WHIFF OF REVOLUTION

Today was a marathon day in the world of GOP politics. The Platform Committee arrived before dawn and finally adjourned just shy of 8 tonight. It was all platform all day long – thirteen-plus hours of ideas and amendments, discussion, disagreement and debate, and...

DAWN IN CLEVELAND

The GOP Platform Committee was waiting at the doors of the convention center as the sun was rising in Cleveland. The hard work on the platform begins this morning. My husband, Len Munsil, is on the Subcommittee for Foreign Policy and Defense. The room is already...

CONFUSED ABOUT POLITICS? IDEAS MATTER

I have one guiding maxim in my understanding and evaluation of politics – ideas matter. Politics in its simplest form is ideas applied. In political science this is called “praxis” – defined as “the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is...

SHE’S REALLY CUTE TOO

I may be the only delegate to the GOP convention in Cleveland who has round-the-clock immediate access to a brilliant Ph.D. political science professor. In fact, she’s staying in my room. You can follow Dr. Tracy Munsil’s blog the next two weeks on my website as she...
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