Jay Cost

Staff Writer
Jeb Bush

Jeb and the 'Immortal 306'

Does his appeal stretch beyond professional Republicans?

6:30 AM, Feb 24, 2015 • By JAY COST



Don’t hold your breath.

The Wrong Fix for the Wrong Problem

The immigration bill will only make things worse for the middle class—and the GOP.

Jul 8, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 41

Gary Locke

Our Masters, the Bureaucrats

A republic, if we can keep it.

Jun 24, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 39

Bob Dole and Ronald Reagan in 1987

Republicans in the Good Old Days

They were just as conservative.

Jun 17, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 38

Some things never change.

Taxes for Revenue Only?

The IRS’s corruption has deep historical roots.

Jun 3, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 36

Wise guy: James Madison

All Politics Isn’t Local

But more of it should be.

May 27, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 35


Define and Conquer

May 20, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 34

Alexander Hamilton

Created Equal

May 6, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 32


Out of Balance

Obama’s deceptive budget.

Apr 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 31

Elephant herd

Location, Location

The secret to the Republicans' House majority.

Apr 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 30

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) stands next to a printed stack  of Obamacare’s

Obamacare Isn’t Forever

This is not the second coming of Medicare.

Apr 1, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 28

Paul Ryan: The fiscal chickens have come home to roost.

A Difference that Can’t Be Split

The parties have to fight over the budget because the status quo is untenable.

Mar 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 26

How a Republican can Win

How to Win in 2014

Stop Obama, promote the farm team.

Mar 4, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 24

Obama's supporters

A Temporary Majority

The problem Democrats can’t solve.

Feb 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 22

Obama the bargainer

Obama the Bargainer

How to lose friends and alienate Congress

Feb 11, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 21

Entrenched Partisans

Dug In

Partisan warfare in the 113th Congress.

Jan 14, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 17

Sen. Harry Reid

Reid v. Madison

Dec 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 15

the last temptation

Permanent Gridlock

The showdowns on spending won’t end until the voters make up their minds.

Dec 17, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 14

Romney posters the day after

After the Tumult and the Shouting

A dyspeptic election.

Dec 3, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 12


Jay Cost is a staff writer for The Weekly Standard and the author of Spoiled Rotten, a critical history of the Democratic party, forthcoming from Broadside Books.

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