Rick Snyder

July 5, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW July 21, 2014 THE TURNAROUND GOVERNOR Rick Snyder and the future of Michigan JOHN J. MILLER Detroit — ‘Today we’re going to achieve an important milestone in the comeback of Detroit,” said Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan on June 20, shortly before signing legislation that commits nearly $200 million in state funds to a […]

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Tom Cotton

May 15, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW June 2, 2014 TALL COTTON Arkansas’s GOP hopeful is in a hurry — to save the country JOHN J. MILLER Hot Springs, Ark. — ‘I picked up running in the Army,” says Representative Tom Cotton from the backseat of a car as we drive out of Hot Springs on April 26. On most days he tries […]

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Gov. John Kasich

April 5, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW April 21, 2014 THE MAILMAN’S SON John Kasich, working-class governor? JOHN J. MILLER Greenville, Ohio — Have you heard that John Kasich’s dad was a mailman? If not, then you’ve probably never been around Ohio’s Republican governor. “My father carried mail on his back for 29 years,” he says on March 14, at a […]

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Ben Sasse

January 9, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW January 27, 2014 OBAMACARE’S CORNHUSKER NEMESIS Ben Sasse, health-care expert and Senate candidate JOHN J. MILLER It’s not easy to pile up more than 20,000 sheets of paper — the number of pages of regulations associated with Obamacare, according to some estimates. Yet it’s an effective prop for Ben Sasse, a Republican running […]

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Gov. Sam Brownback

October 12, 2013

NATIONAL REVIEW October 28, 2013 WHAT’S RIGHT WITH SAM BROWNBACK A look at the Kansas governor JOHN J. MILLER Topeka, Kan. — Whenever Sam Brownback leaves the governor’s office in the state capitol of Kansas, he faces an iconic image of John Brown. The big mural of the militant abolitionist, painted by John Steuart Curry in […]

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Justin Amash

June 27, 2013

NATIONAL REVIEW July 15, 2013 THE EDUCATION OF JUSTIN AMASH JOHN J. MILLER As Justin Amash zips along a parade route in Cutlerville, Mich., on June 8, there’s a method to his movement. Rather than marching down the middle of 68th Street behind a big red-and-white sign that announces him as the area’s congressman, he […]

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