Opponents of immigration reform are right about one thing: Hispanics aren’t enough for Republicans to win back the White House. But that doesn’t mean that the GOP can sacrifice Hispanics without big consequences for their chances. That’s already happened in New Mexico and Nevada, where the Hispanic vote has flipped two states from red to blue. The GOP’s route to the presidency has survived the loss of those two small states—they’re worth just 11 electoral votes.
Why Rubio Will Probably Walk
April 02, 2013
The risk-averse senator is unlikely to strike a deal on immigration.
Most new religions, like most new businesses, die a quick crib death. Scientology, however, is not about to disappear. Scholars put the number of adherents in this country at about 25,000—a far cry from the millions of members its leaders claim, but hardly insignificant for a group that was founded about 50 years ago. Despite all its bad press, the allegations that it terrorizes its critics, its cult-like secrecy and hounding of apostates, and its very weird science-fiction cosmogony, it has become a part of the fabric of communities across the country.
The NFL Playoffs Offer Little Reward for All Their Risk
January 10, 2013
You won't believe how much Robert Griffin III got paid to injure his knee.
Nick Saban’s Long, Winding Path to Sophomoric Success
January 07, 2013
Alabama Coach Nick Saban might be the greatest college football coach in history—but only because he gave up on the pro game.
The GOP Division Over the Fiscal Cliff Is Not Going Away
January 07, 2013
No, there is not a civil war in the GOP—yet.
Gun Politics Can Change. They Have Before.
December 17, 2012
Why do so many people in Washington think it will be impossible to tighten gun control?
Rick Snyder, Michigan’s Reluctant Union-Buster
December 07, 2012
Yes, the seat of the United Auto Workers is about to become right-to-work, thanks to the governor who said he had no interest in doing so.
The Internal Polls That Made Mitt Romney Think He'd Win
November 30, 2012
The Republican candidate really did think he was on track to become president. These poll numbers explain why.