Speed Reads

2014 midterms

National Review to new Republican majority: Don't even try to govern

The conservative National Review has a novel suggestion for Republicans pondering how to govern now that they'll control the Senate for the first time since 2007: Don't.

Assessing the political practicality of attempting to govern with President Obama still in the White House, the editors opine that advancing an agenda would be a "trap." Attempting to govern "makes them hostage to their opponents in the Democratic party and the media," the magazine writes, and it would risk exposing the Tea Party vs. establishment fault line once again. So instead, the editorial suggests simply explaining what the party stands for, and then waiting for 2016.

"Not much progress is possible until we have a better president," the editorial concludes. "Getting one ought to be conservatism's main political goal over the next two years." Read the full story at the National Review.