Jay Cost

Staff Writer
Yes, it’s unwieldy: 10 GOP candidates on one stage,  at the Reagan Library, May

Ten Is Too Few

Jun 1, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 36 • By JAY COST



A Real Equality Agenda

Let’s redistribute power, not income.

Feb 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 21

Dave Malan

The Obamacare Bailout

Big government in bed with big insurance.

Feb 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 20

Mark Pryor, left, and Tom Cotton

A Good Chance of Pryor Restraint

Thanks to Obamacare, Arkansas may get another Republican senator.

Jan 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19

The Genealogy of Obamacare

Harking back to the worst of the New Deal.

Jan 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17

Hal Mayforth

The Battle of 2014

With the midterm elections less than a year away, the terrain looks surprisingly favorable for Republicans

Dec 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14


The Real Price of Politics

Obamacare is not an aberration

Dec 2, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 12

AP / Steve Helber

Something Clinton This Way Comes

Will the GOP be ready?

Nov 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10


Presidential Fantasies

Bring the ‘clerkship’ back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Nov 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09

Gary Locke

Killing Obamacare

There’s no time to waste.

Nov 4, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 08

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


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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