Donald Trump's fact-challenged braggadocio and his whining at CPAC encouraged the audience to invest themselves in Mr. Trump himself, not his ideas or the ideas that have formed the glue of the conservative movement for decades.
Politics has become a lifestyle, part of the "Big Sort" driving so much in our culture. That's why the NRA's marketing these days has so little to do with gun policy and so much to do with smash-mouth cultural resentments.
Witcover: Imagine what serious members of Congress might think of Mr. Trump's comparisons of school shootings with aircraft hijackings, and his idea to arm teachers with the concealed carrying of federal air marshals.
Free expression was never the issue regarding Milo Yiannopoulos. If it were, he'd be at CPAC (and Breitbart), perhaps restating his case for sex with teens. Apparently, conservatives still draw the line there, but not at anti-Semitism or racism.
Ben Carson, who said Wednesday he saw no "political path forward" for his stalled campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, is scheduled to appear Friday afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Prince George's County.
Ben Carson, the retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon whose campaign for the GOP presidential nomination has faltered in recent months, said Wednesday that he does not "see a political path forward" and is bowing out of this week's presidential debate.
Dr. Ben Carson, the retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon whose campaign for the GOP presidential nomination has faltered in recent months, said Wednesday that he does not "see a political path forward" and is bowing out of this week's presidential debate.
The Republicans' three amigos -- Rubio, Cruz and Bush -- look about as phony to many Latinos as the trio of actors-pretending-to-be-Mexicans played by Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short in the 1986 movie, "Three Amigos!"
With signs in the hall saying "Carson 2016" and "Run Ben, Run," Dr. Ben Carson doubled down on some of his most controversial statements in a speech Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
Towson University's campus community wants the world to know the school is more than just a place where a student advocates for racial segregation and plans nighttime patrols to fight a perceived wave of crime by black people.
Towson University students rallied on Tuesday afternoon in an effort to change the growing reputation of their campus from one that harbors a White Student Union to one that instead promotes peace, diversity and tolerance.
A group of Towson University students hope a rally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon shows that the campus is united in the face of negative publicity brought on by the actions of a small White Student Union.
Towson University is trying to reassure its student population and address the concerns of national civil rights groups after a pro-white race student group recently announced it would conduct crime-watching patrols at night.
Barely a week after the group made national news for advocating for racial segregation at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Towson University's White Student Union is again drawing attention for plans to conduct nighttime patrols to watch for crime.
A day after firing up conservatives and hinting at his own political aspirations at a conference in Prince George's County, John Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson kept his distance from the Republican Party during a television appearance Sunday, arguing his message should appeal to Democrats as well.
Johns Hopkins Hospital's Dr. Ben Carson tested the political waters Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where many said he would be a popular Republican contender for the White House.
Dr. Ben Carson, who became a rising star among conservatives after a speech at the National Prayer breakfast last month, announced his retirement from medicine during an appearance at CPAC Saturday, fueling speculation about a future in politics.