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.
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.
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.
Winning More White Voters Won't Save the GOP
July 09, 2013
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.
Jonathan Martin, newly arrived at the Grey Lady from the Tiger Beat on the Potomac, caused quite a stir with his piece yesterday noting the emerging outlines of the Republican case against Hillary Clinton, should she run for president in 2016: to pai
Bobby Jindal, Meet Strunk And White
June 18, 2013
Barely had the executive jets departed Boston's Logan Airport filled with disappointed Mitt Romney backers after the 2012 election than Bobby Jindal was out of the box declaiming on what the Republican Party needed to do to win back the White House.
Obamacare Is Killing the GOP
June 07, 2013
Republicans' obsession with the law will be the party's undoing.