Republicans

The Last Days of the GOP
We could be witnessing the death throes of the Republican Party
October 10, 2013

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.

Barney Frank Talks Shutdown, Calls an Old Colleague "Weird and Dissociated"
October 08, 2013

Isaac Chotiner: There are these faceless Republicans on the Hill, this Tea Party Caucus, and we see them saying crazy things in the newspaper. But who are they? I was just wondering how much interaction you had with them when you were in Congress.

Meet the Congressman Who is Leading Us to a Credit Default
September 27, 2013

As House Republicans once again march us toward the precipice, they are being led by one Tom Graves, a member from Georgia.

The Republican Party's Wacko Birds are Also Its Policy Wonks
September 23, 2013

Frank Rich has a somewhat surprising essay in New York magazine in which he makes the case that Rand Paul has been an important and valuable presence in the Senate.

Republicans Only Have As Much Leverage As Obama Gives Them
August 23, 2013

“House Republicans have no idea how they’re going to lift the debt ceiling this fall,” Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan report in Politico.

The Obamacare Opposition Has Finally Caught Its Own Tail
August 20, 2013

It's time to pop the champagne and blow the kazoos: the war on Obamacare has officially reached its point of reductio ad absurdum.

Ross Douthat Doesn't Get It. Racial Polarization Is the GOP's Fault.
August 06, 2013

Sean Trende's "missing white voter thesis" has elicited a lot of commentary about what path the Republican Party should take going forward. Simplistically put, should the G.O.P.

Obstructing Obama Isn't in the House GOP's Self-Interest
July 30, 2013

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.

The War on Obamacare Will Kill Immigration Reform—and the GOP's 2016 Hopes
July 10, 2013

Immigration reform was supposed to be different than health care reform. A few wonks aside, Republicans have never had any real interest in expanding health insurance coverage to those who lack it.

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