Everyone dumps on the House, but for the last few weeks, it’s been Senate Republicans who’ve been doing damage to conservatism. It was two Republican senators, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, who, in response to a pseudo-crisis of military sexual assault, popped up to support Democratic legislation that would upend the military judicial system and strip commanders of authority. In their effort to placate the forces of left-wing legalism and feminist political correctness, these Republican senators buy into the calumny that the military officer corps is full of individuals who couldn’t care less about the men and women under their command. By contrast, it was the House Armed Services Committee​—​with the active participation of Reps. Martha Roby and Kristi Noem (elected in 2010) and Jackie Walorski (class of 2012)​—that ​took sensible and serious steps to address the problems that might exist, without damaging the authority of military commanders. …

Lest we forget: It’s House Republicans who are unraveling the IRS scandal. In the face of the Gosnell revelations, it’s the House GOP that sailed into the teeth of a pro-abortion media onslaught to pass a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks​—​laying the groundwork for a national debate on the abortion issue that the pro-life side can win. Meanwhile, it was Senate Republicans who capitulated to Harry Reid’s threats on the filibuster, providing the votes to put bad nominees into powerful executive branch jobs.