Explaining Pennsylvania's unpopular governor
Sorry, Tom Corbett: Purple Pennsylvanians have little taste for truly conservative governance.
Think Republicans have been making fools of themselves? Blame Michael Needham.
Think Republicans Have been Making Fools of themselves? Blame Michael Needham.
In Arizona, the son of conservative icon Barry Goldwater is leading an unlikely insurrection against big electric utilities
A recent Senate vote is good news for those who care about tolerance
We could be witnessing the death throes of the Republican Party
I once wrote about lobbying, and this week I called some Republicans I used to talk to (and some that they recommended I talk to) about the effect the shutdown is having on the Republican Party in Washington.
“We're not going to be disrespected," Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) told The Washington Examiner. "We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."Out of the kindness of our hearts, some suggested things to get out of this:
Welcome to Weimar America
Political philosophers from Aristotle to Locke have defined the nation-state as the highest form of political community....What is happening in America is that this social contract is being voided
Stronger political parties would have avoided this week's shutdown
Stronger political parties, acting in their own interest, could avoid this week's self-inflicted wounds.
When we last left the House Republicans, they were balking at bipartisan immigration reform while laboring to cut domestic spending to Neanderthal levels, not merely the Eisenhower-era levels of the sequester.
After Election Day, the conventional wisdom was that the GOP needed to make gains among Hispanics to win in 2016. Fox News' Brit Hume and Sean Hannity, for instance, quickly assessed the GOP needed to cave on immigration reform. Half a year later, Hume and Hannity have flipped. Hannity doubts that immigration will help Republicans, while Hume says the demographic arguments are “baloney,” since the Hispanic vote is “not nearly as important, still, as the white vote.” Hannity and Hume aren’t alone.