Jay Cost

Staff Writer
Elephant Drawing GOP

Fix the GOP, Don’t Abandon It

A message to Glenn Beck.

7:01 AM, Mar 26, 2015 • By JAY COST



Obama and House Republicans in January 2009

Republicans Should Fight or Give Up

There is nothing in the middle.

1:31 PM, Oct 11, 2013

Fifth Congress

Who’s Extreme?

Oct 21, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 07


Roll It Back

Oct 7, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 05

Truman & Obama

Uncommonly Partisan

The consistently divisive rhetoric of President Obama

Sep 30, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 04

The Elder Stateswoman

The Elder Stateswoman

Hillary Clinton wouldn’t be a fresh face in the White House.

Sep 2, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 48

Andrew Jackson takes on the Hydra of centralized power.

The New Old Thing

Jeffersonian populism returns

Aug 19, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 46

Approval? Who cares? I got reelected.

The Obama Magic Fades

But his approval ratings probably won’t sink much more.

Aug 12, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 45


Can Republicans Shape the Agenda?

Not without winning in 2016.

Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43


Government Isn’t Us

Jul 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 42

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


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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