Hans Noel


Extreme Democrats?

On Monday, I asked why there does not seem to be a systematic effort to identify and replace moderate Democrats the way that conservatives and especially the Tea Party has targeted “Republicans in Name Only.” There’s a sense of ownership in that label. To be a Republican is to be conservative. Progressives seem disappointed in… Read more »

Why There there no DINOs?

The Tea Party, and the conservative movement more broadly long before it, has tried to take ownership of the Republican Party. When a member of Congress is insufficiently conservative, the movement targets them, perhaps through primaries. They call these candidates “RINO’s” or “Republicans in Name Only.” While there is diversity within the Republican Party on… Read more »