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.


President Obama's cohorts working to censor the internet
Rudy Takala
November 20, 2014

Earlier this month, President Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to unilaterally declare "net neutrality." It would ensure a "free and . . .


The war on students
Rudy Takala
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 . . .


FreedomWorks polling suggests path for uniting Republicans
Rudy Takala
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 . . .


Dispelling the myth of partisanship in Washington
Rudy Takala
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 . . .


Ann Coulter gets some facts wrong
Rudy Takala
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 . . .


FreedomWorks finds electorate looking for conservatives
Rudy Takala
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 . . .


Rep. Renee Ellmers attacks FreedomWorks, Heritage Foundation; supports Obamacare funding
Rudy Takala
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. . . .


Liberal media becoming establishment GOP's chief cheerleader
Rudy Takala
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 . . .


Republicans bungle gay marriage
Rudy Takala
April 16, 2013

The Republican National Committee on Friday unanimously reaffirmed its support for traditional marriage. It seemed to contradict the party's "Growth & . . .


GOP's "growth" report flawed
Rudy Takala
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 . . .


The lost generation's befuddlement
Rudy Takala
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 . . .


Who is to share the pain?
Rudy Takala
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 . . .


Bachmann's tumultuous road to the lead
Rudy Takala
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 . . .


Past & future visions
Rudy Takala
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 . . .


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