Latest posts from Practically Republican and Dave Spencer


The Practically Political Newsroom archive includes exclusive blog posts and articles published in the national media by our founder Dave Spencer, along with others who are interested in moving our nation forward.

Will Dems Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?

Let’s say you’re a serious football fan and have rooted for your favorite team most of your adult life. They’re heading to the conference finals again, two years after suffering a shocking loss in the Super Bowl to an underdog led by an inexperienced, erratic quarterback.

Turn Down the Noise on Social Media

Since I founded Practically Republican in 2014 – and particularly since the 2016 campaign – I have seen the conversations on our Facebook page and Twitter feed become increasingly vitriolic, with civil debate becoming more like civil war.

Getting in Facebook’s Face

As Mark Zuckerberg rightfully squirms in his seat over the Facebook user-data breach by Cambridge Analytica, millions of people are asking themselves, “Should I delete my Facebook account?”

When Civil Debate Becomes Civil War

Our system of government is based on the concept of compromise, a process that requires three key elements: open communication, good faith negotiation and each side making concessions to solve problems for the common good.

Democrats Shouldn’t Count Their Chickens Yet

As a life-long Republican, I have rarely found myself in the position of offering the Democratic Party advice on national campaign strategy. But as the Republican Congress continues refusing to exercise oversight by challenging this administration’s moral bankruptcy and misguided policies…

No Country for True Conservatives

Last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, highlighted one of the harshest truths about the state of today’s Republican Party. There is little to no room for traditional conservative principles in the current Trumpified GOP.

GOP can keep its holiday ‘gift’

As a registered Republican, small-business owner, philanthropist and member of the 1 percent, I have something to say about the new GOP tax law: It’s 360 degrees of wrong, and I don’t want it and I don’t need it.

Dave Spencer on GOP Senators and Trump

Recent days have seen GOP senators standing up to and speaking out about the fiasco that is the Trump administration. Practically Republican Founder Dave Spencer comments about Jeff Flake’s decision not run for another term and if we’re seeing the beginning of a tipping point for Republican pushback.