Matt McDaniel

9 minute read

It’s no secret that Republicans don’t always see eye-to-eye on every issue. From establishment moderates to populist firebrands and from neoconservative hawks to libertarian non-interventionists, the GOP has blossomed in the past decade from a Party on the backbench to one that has the White House, Congress, total control in 25 states, 32 state legislatures (17 with veto-proof majorities), and 33 governors’ mansions. It’s a remarkable turnaround since the dismal…

Matt McDaniel

5 minute read

You probably know the folk tale of Chicken Little (Henny Penny if you’re British). If not, in short, the eponymous Chicken Little continuously spouts the apocalyptic message that “the sky is falling, the sky is falling!” Summoning a posse of fowl, Chicken Little’s hysteria spreads and, in a cruel twist of fate, they are unable to see the real danger because of the hysteria they’ve manufactured and, in most variants of the tale, wind up being eaten by a fox.