POLITICAL ADVICE TO THE NEXT GENERATION

This morning I begin teaching a class in Campaigns and Elections at Arizona Christian University. As I’ve prepared for the semester, I’ve been struggling with the question: What do I tell the next generation voting for the first time? When I was their age,...

DNC: IDEAS MATTER 2.0

Yesterday the Democratic delegates in Philadelphia completed the first item of business of any political convention, approving the 2016 Democratic Party Platform. Political party platforms are important—think of the platform as an organization’s mission-vision...

GOP DAY 4: TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

I am still processing the long-term fallout from Ted Cruz’s historic non-endorsement from last night. Internally, my responses oscillate between this was Cruz’s very public act of political suicide and it was an incredibly brilliant political set-up for...

FROM THE CONVENTION, DAY 3

Even though the GOP Convention theme for Day 2 was “Make American Work Again,” yesterday’s messaging was long on “prosecuting” Hillary Clinton and – to my mind — way too short on sharing the Republican Party’s longstanding...

GOP CONVENTION 2.0

As the Melania speech fallout continues to dominate today’s media coverage, a number of highlights from last night are being lost in that unfortunate diversion. The lineup of GOP Convention speakers last night featured remarkable individual American citizens,...

AS THE CONVENTION BEGINS …

The GOP Convention kicks off this afternoon and the preliminary festivities are already underway. Credentials have been distributed, and AZ delegates are equipped with snazzy delegation polos, clear carry-all bags for security, and obligatory Trump gear. Last night,...

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...
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