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The Right Idea, Episode 13 – Education Policy

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea Ep. 13 – Education Policy from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

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, Episode 11 – Working with Unfavorable Numbers

by Lisa Mathias

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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.

David Winston in CNNPolitics.com: “Analysis: GOP learning to be opposition party”

by Lisa Mathias

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.”

Read more of CNN’s analysis on CNNPolitics.com

The Right Idea, Episode 9 – The Torture Debate

by Lisa Mathias


The Right Idea, Ep. 9 – The Torture Debate from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

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.

The Right Idea, Episode 7 – Cable News Wars

by Lisa Mathias


Cable News Wars from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

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.

The Right Idea Episode 5 – Foreign Policy

by Lisa Mathias


The Right Idea Ep. 5 – Foreign Policy from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

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.

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