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Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us and now we're discovering we work for Fox.

We, as conservative intellectuals, should not be in the business of making excuses for bad parliamentary decisions by Republican leaders in Congress.

My mother cared more about how you reasoned than about the conclusions you reached.

To balance China, the democracies will need new friends - and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate.

The great power the president has is that he is the most prominent person in the biggest media event on the planet. He has the attention of the nation and the world. When he speaks, everybody listens.

A novel makes it possible to understand not just events, but the people who control the events; not only their choices, but also their motives.

A presidential speech is always the work of many hands.

America under 30 is a more non-whites place than America over 60. And we know that non-whites and whites vote differently.

As thrilling as it was, speechwriting is ultimately frustrating for someone who wants to be a writer.

Events don't happen because I write a speech. I am allowed to write a speech because events are going to happen.

I am really and truly frightened by the collapse of support for the Republican Party by the young and the educated.

If right and left are competing to be the biggest victim, who is competing to be the government?

In journalism I can only tell what happened. In fiction, I can show it.

Look, the media are trapped by changes in the technology and business of their industry.

My view on candidates on money is unless it's proven that the donor stole the money, the campaign keeps the money.

Nobody ever won an election by spitting at his political opponents.

Partly because of the desperate economic situation in the country, what were once the leading institutions of conservatism are constrained.

People need to understand that in Washington, the process is the punishment.

People who watch a lot of Fox come away knowing a lot less about important world events.

Republicans have to move to a point of greater unity.