Jim DeMint

A 31-Year-Old Is Tearing Apart the Heritage Foundation
Think Republicans have been making fools of themselves? Blame Michael Needham.
November 24, 2013

Think Republicans Have been Making Fools of themselves? Blame Michael Needham.

The Great Think-Tank Bubble
Think tank salaries are looking more and more like lobbyist salaries. That's no surprise.
February 19, 2013

Why are so many think-tank scholars being paid like lobbyists? Because they're acting like lobbyists, too. 

Tim Scott's Rise Is Because of His Talent, Not His Race
December 22, 2012

The new senator from South Carolina has a knack for being everything to everyone.

DeMint: Farewell, Filibusteringest Senator
December 06, 2012

Good riddance to Senator Tea Party Jim DeMint.

Are Republicans Already Blowing the Next Election?
December 03, 2012

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How the Medicaid Fight Kicked Off the 2016 Presidential Race
July 11, 2012

In all the puzzlement over the irrationality of Republican governors vowing to turn down the bonanza of federal dollars provided for expanding Medicaid, there’s a reason hiding in plain sight: pure ambition.  It’s no accident that several of the fire-breathers on this subject—notably Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley—have exhibited interest in (or have been reported to covet) higher office.  I don’t know if Rick Perry still wants to be president, or can overcome the impression of buffoonery and incompetence that helped sink his once-formidable 2012 campaign.  But I do know that his one

Five Takeaways From the 2012 Primary Season
June 04, 2012

Now that Mitt Romney is officially the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and we have some distance from the primaries that decided it all, it’s time to consider the lessons. Otherwise, poor memories, shaky analysis and self-serving spin will combine to congeal a conventional “wisdom” that is anything but. As someone who obsessively chronicled every twist and turn of this very odd nomination contest for TNR, here are my five top takeaways: 1.      Mitt Romney is a very lucky man.

Did SCOTUS Hearings End The GOP Primary?
March 29, 2012

We’re talking a whole lot less about the Republican primaries than we were a week or two ago, which my former colleague Chris Cillizza attributes to the endorsements of Mitt Romney by Marco Rubio and others, which Chris suggests have effectively ended the GOP race: In just the last 9 days — since Romney won the Illinois primary — he has been endorsed by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former President George H.W.

Why Mitt Romney’s Not as Bad a Campaigner as You Think
March 20, 2012

As Mitt Romney struggles, yet again, to nail down the Republican presidential nomination, a question keeps presenting itself: Is Romney’s team incompetent?

Can Newt Repeat His Success in Florida?
January 22, 2012

After Newt Gingrich’s smashing victory in South Carolina yesterday, here’s my wagering advice: You can still put your money on Mitt, but don’t bet the farm. Not this year. The results for Mitt Romney weren’t pretty.

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