Republican Party

Calling B.S. on the Next Big 'Fiscal Cliff' Bluff
November 20, 2012

Heed the moderate Democrats, says Politico. Don't heed Politico, says Noam Scheiber.

Mobile Murders, Jerusalem Life, and the New GOP: Today’s TNR Reader
November 19, 2012

 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Mobile killers: A strange, modern African murder mystery in the lawless dystopia of eastern Congo. GQ | 36 min (8,970 words) If newspapers die, will good citizenship die with them?

Booker vs. Christie Would Be the Best Campaign of 2013 (Or Maybe Any Year)
November 19, 2012

What would happen if these two social-media kings collided in 2013?

A Blue Texas? Keep Dreaming
November 19, 2012

All this talk about Texas turning blue anytime soon is a bit premature.

Fred Barnes: Fine, We’re The Party Of Whitey
November 16, 2012

Fred Barnes tells the GOP not to be ashamed of its whiteness.

A New Starting Point for Immigration Reform
November 16, 2012

The surprising strength of the Latino vote in the 2012 presidential election has created an incentive for the Republican Party, poor performers with Latinos, to rethink their strategy for 2016. It’s also driving calls for change to the nation’s immigration laws. In the past week, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have spoken publicly about the need for a comprehensive approach to immigration reform.  The focus remains on Latinos because they are expected to grow their number of voters by 40 percent, and the Pew Hispanic Center projects the Latino electorate will double in size by 2030. Pr

Putting the President on the Couch
November 16, 2012

How has Obama changed in the last four years? To find out, Franklin Foer talks to three Obama-ologists: Barney Frank, Ron Suskind, and David Maraniss

For the GOP, It's Colorado or Bust by 2016
November 16, 2012

It's "Colorado or bust" for the GOP over the next four years.

The Ecstasy and Agonies of a Permanent Democratic Majority
November 16, 2012

Why the Obama coalition might still flop.

The GOP’s Challenge Extends Beyond Hispanics and Immigration Reform
November 15, 2012

Changing their stance on immigration won't save Republicans.