Republican Party

The Shutdown Standoff Is One of the Worst Crises in American History
Welcome to Weimar America
October 02, 2013

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

Tom Clancy Is Dead, But His Frightening Political Worldview Is Alive and Well
October 02, 2013

The easiest point to make about Tom Clancy, who died on Tuesday at the age of 66, is that he was a mediocre writer who penned books with noxious political messages. But he was more interesting than that, even if only as a totemic cultural figure.

More Partisanship: What We Need to Fix Congress
Stronger political parties would have avoided this week's shutdown
October 01, 2013

Stronger political parties, acting in their own interest, could avoid this week's self-inflicted wounds.

A Gingrich-Santorum Unity Ticket Was Still a Loser
March 25, 2013

Even if the two favorites of social conservatives had teamed up, Mitt Romney probably would have beat them. 

CPAC's Women Problem
One of November's glaring lessons still hasn't set in
March 16, 2013

At the conservative movement conference, one of November's glaring lessons still hasn't set in.

The Power of Orange
A mash note to John Boehner
March 05, 2013

A mash note to John Boehner, the House GOP's master negotiator. 

Disinaugural Blues
January 23, 2013

Libertarian protesters made a pretty big splash during the Obama years. But not on Inauguration Day.

It's Not a Fever! How Obama Can Break the House Republicans
January 16, 2013

House Republicans aren't as crazy as they sometimes act.

A New GOP Begins, and Ends, With Immigration Reform
January 16, 2013

Can the party change? That's up to House Republicans.

Obama's Sainthood Won't Raise The Debt Limit
January 14, 2013

President Obama's doing an excellent job of getting himself into heaven, but that won't raise the debt limit.

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