This week, Kristen Soltis talks about education with Katherine Haley from House Republican Leader John Boehner’s office, and Dan Lips from The Heritage Foundation.
The Right Idea returns with 2 new installments this week, featuring Jill Bandes of Townhall.com and Jon Henke, a political and policy consultant. They discuss with Kristen Soltis possible solutions for the Republican Party regarding Arlen Specter’s defection and Justice Souter’s retirement.
Winston provides insight into the problems the GOP is facing, with Arlen Specter’s switch to the Democratic party showing how less voters are identifying with Republicans.
“Clearly the Democrats want to portray the Republicans as the ‘Party of No’ and the challenge for Republicans is how do they become an effective opposition party at the same time defining a clear choice?” said David Winston, a prominent strategist and pollster who works closely with the congressional Republican leadership. “Once people see the Republicans defining a choice, the ‘Party of No’ goes away.”
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Kristen Soltis talks to James Kirchick of The New Republic and Mindy Finn of Engage about the political implications of the torture issue, how the GOP may be affected and perceived, and whether or not this a problem for Democrats as well.
Kristen Soltis, Jen Stolp and Doug Heye talk about cable news networks and other media, and how they factor into the constant struggle between the right and the left.
In this episode of “The Right Idea,” JP Freire of the American Spectator and Republican “smart guy”Alex Lara join Kristen Soltis in discussing Obama’s overseas trip, pirates, missiles, and how to act around the Queen.