Rudy Takala column
Rudy Takala was a 2012 Republican National Delegate and chairman of Minnesota’s Pine County Republicans for six years. He is on Twitter at @RudyTakala.
April 5, 2014
"Higher education is still the best ticket to upward mobility in America," President Obama said last year. "And if we don't do something about keeping it within . . .
January 22, 2014
"If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them," suggested Sun Tzu in the Art of War. Speaker John . . .
January 18, 2014
Liberals and establishment Republicans often talk about partisanship in Washington, lamenting that there are not enough people working together to grow the size . . .
November 1, 2013
In an October 30th column, Ann Coulter excoriates conservatives who believe that Republicans do not do enough to fight for limited government. Even though she . . .
September 26, 2013
Last week's polling data released by FreedomWorks indicates that voters – especially young voters – have become far less supportive of a powerful . . .
September 15, 2013
This month marks the third anniversary of FreedomWorks' endorsement of Rep. Renee Ellmers during her very first campaign for the U.S. House. Ironically, Rep. . . .
September 10, 2013
A Tuesday profile in the New York Times detailing corporate America's waning influence on the Republican Party pointed out that "big business leaders have . . .
April 16, 2013
The Republican National Committee on Friday unanimously reaffirmed its support for traditional marriage. It seemed to contradict the party's "Growth & . . .
April 1, 2013
The Republican Party's recently-released "Growth & Opportunity" report seems to indicate that party leaders are having a hard time grasping their electoral . . .
October 6, 2011
With historic levels of unemployment and economic difficulty facing young adults now leaving college, analysts say that their prospects for future employment . . .
September 22, 2011
Republican lawmakers spend a significant amount of time talking about the right of affluent citizens to retain the money that they earn. Similarly, Democrats . . .
July 28, 2011
The rivalry between presidential contestants Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty is a display to be appreciated by conservatives. So is Ms. Bachmann's ability to . . .
May 9, 2011
In 1979, Americans held a bleak view of the presidency, formed and characterized by two preceding decades of interaction with their chief executive. Those two . . .