Republicans

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.

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.

The Real Problem With GOP’s “Hillary Is Old News” Strategy
July 01, 2013

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
Republicans' obsession with the law will be the party's undoing
June 07, 2013

Republicans' obsession with the law will be the party's undoing.

What Did Republicans Know, And When Did They Know It?
The real reason conservatives should be outraged: Their party didn't politicize it sooner.
May 22, 2013

The real reason conservatives should be outraged: Their party didn't politicize it sooner.

Gun Control's Long Game
Obama lost on policy. He may yet win on politics.
April 18, 2013

When the background-check bill went down in the Senate, Obama lost on policy. But with yet another piece of evidence against Republican obstruction, he may yet win on politics.

That's Rich
Wealthy Americans, more than the middle class, say the Grand Old Party is out of touch
April 18, 2013

Wealthy Americans, more than the middle class, say the Grand Old Party is out of touch.

House of Pain
Gerrymandering has been great for GOP congressmen, but poison for the party nationally
April 03, 2013

Gerrymandering has been great for GOP congressmen, but poison for the party nationally.

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