Rachel Alexander

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Boehner Re-elected Speaker . . . And You Got Played

Last week, John Boehner (R-Ohio) easily won re-election as Speaker of the House. Only 25 Republicans defected, with 216 Republicans voting for him. In the days before the election, there was a flurry of emails and activity on social media about the vote, calling on members of Congress to oust Boehner.

Immigration, Common Core, May Derail 2016 GOP Candidates

Since forming a presidential exploratory committee earlier this month, Jeb Bush is being considered a serious Republican candidate for president. But as George Will astutely pointed out last week, Bush has two significant hurdles; his support for Common Core and immigration reform.

Washington State: The 20-year Demise of a Blue State

I left Washington State about 20 years ago for Arizona. A Washington native, I had become fed up with the left-wing politics of Seattle. A couple of years ago, I moved back to the Pacific Northwest. A lot had changed while I was gone, and very little for the better.

Al Sharpton and His $4.5 Million Dollar Tax Bill

Years of massive corruption by the man known for stirring up race relations and making them worse are finally being exposed. While flying around the country first class, dressed in lavish suits, and most recently stirring the pot in Ferguson, Mo., Al Sharpton has avoided paying millions in taxes - that would have landed the rest of us in prison.

Stealth Gun Control Initiative Too Close to Call In Washington State

I-594 has been cleverly drafted to sound like it merely makes small changes to gun laws, not a flat-out ban or gun registration scheme. This is why it is so dangerous. People are less likely to oppose it; in fact, polls show that even a majority of gun owners - 54 percent of the 35 percent of Washington residents who own a gun - are in favor of it.

Has President Obama Failed to Warn Americans of the Possibility of a 9/11 Anniversary Attack This Week?

As the 13th anniversary of September 11 approaches, the Obama administration and its friends in the mainstream media have been eerily quiet about the 11 commercial airliners reported stolen by Islamic terrorists from a Libyan airport a little over a week ago. It should have been front-page news on every newspaper across the country, with preparations made to keep people out of the downtowns of the largest cities on September 11 in case the terrorists try another attack with suicide planes. Instead, this administration is more interested in saving face than protecting innocent Americans, downplaying the threat.

How I Can Destroy Your Reputation and Career in Two Minutes By Photoshopping Your Facebook Page

There is a new form of cyber bullying out there and it is scary, because it could derail the professional career of any conservative - even those working in apolitical jobs. Slimy folks like "Busta Troll" are hijacking Facebook pages of conservatives, replacing the content with goats and anti-conservative messages. Some believe a goat is used because it is a satanic symbol; many of the conservatives are targeted because of their Christian or Jewish views.

Convicted Drunk Driver, A Travis County District Attorney, Indicts Rick Perry

The country is reeling - especially within the political realm - over the gross abuse of power demonstrated in the indictment of popular Texas Governor Rick Perry. The whole scenario is so bizarre it is almost laughable. There is plenty of corruption in government, but usually it is the garden-variety kind, like theft, lying, nepotism, etc., which is corrected with prosecution. This rises to a more disturbing level, because it is the prosecutor who is corrupt. How do you fix that?

Emboldened ISIS Barbarically Slaughtering Christians In Iraq as Obama Plays Golf

The Christian genocide taking place in the Middle East currently has reached alarming levels. Last week, the jihadist terrorist group ISIS, which means the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – although it is unrecognized as a nation – took over Qaraqosh, the largest Christian town in Iraq, warning Christians to "leave, convert or die." They are systematically beheading children.

Shadowy Political Organizations Making Money Off Conservative Candidates

You've seen the ads, luring you to a website if you support Col. Allen West or another conservative running for office. They're flashy and loud and all over the Internet. But where is the money going? Many political activists find themselves frustrated at putting in long hours working unpaid on campaigns, while a few consultants at the top of the food chain are raking in disproportionately big bucks.