A Party Lobotomized Once the venerable party of Lincoln, the Republicans split off from the Whigs in 1854 to oppose slavery, and for a century stood for fiscal restraint, free enterprise and principled conservatism. Their demise probably...Show More Summary
During the overtime portion of HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher posed the question of how deeply was GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump damaging the Republican Party and what can they do to save themselves in case he wins. Former Mitt Romney adviser Lanhee Chen admitted that the party is...
There’s been lots of speculation about the fate of the Republican Party if (as most of the prognosticators expect and hope) Donald Trump loses. There’s been less speculation, though recent
Editor's note: A bit more than two months ago, Sen. Ted Cruz shocked the political world by refusing to endorse the Republican Party's presidential nominee, Donald Trump, at the GOP convention. He abruptly reversed course on Friday,Show More Summary
The Republican Party's decision to nominate Donald Trump for president continues to force some unusual decisions by newspaper editorial boards. First the Dallas Morning News broke with decades of tradition by endorsingHillary Clinton, its first Democratic choice since before World War II. Then...
On Thursday's The Situation Room, CNN personalities were in overdrive throwing around accusations of racism toward Donald Trump's base of support within the Republican party during a panel discussion. Senior political analyst Jeffrey...Show More Summary
Liberals like to talk about the secret figures funding the Republican party, but they have one of their own. George Soros has been funding leftist groups for decades, from Occupy
Burr and McCrory may be in trouble: The presidential contest might be the least of the Republican Party’s worries in this rapidly changing state. The embattled Republican governor, Pat McCrory, trails by eight points against Attorney...Show More Summary
There’s one thing we all know: the Republican Party hates regulation. Republicans want to roll back some key regulations and make it a lot harder to pass new ones. But there’s a curious silence about alternatives to regulation. For decades, conservative Republicans have denounced “command and control” regulations by EPA and other agencies. So why don’t they […]
Many consider Donald Trump an anomaly in the Republican party, but they really shouldn’t, suggested New York’s Chait in a Tuesday piece. Chait argued that the GOP which nominated Trump for president is pretty much the same GOP which has freaked out for several years over the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary
In recent years, Republicans have made inroads into the overwhelmingly Democratic constituency of American Jews. But this year, Republican Jews — or Jewish donors to the Republican party, at least — are abandoning their party’s nominee at a stunningly high rate. In 2012, 71 percent of the $240 million that Jewish donors gave to the […]
The #NeverTrump movement never materialized, as the Republican Party ultimately united around Donald Trump at the convention. But a reader recently asked: Does the Republican National Committee have the authority … Click to Continue...
In the graphs below, I label the X-axis as “Years of Republican Led General Assembly,” referring to the years that North Carolina’s legislative branch has been dominated by the Republican Party, the first time since 1870. I regret using this distinction because I actually respect much of what I think the Republican Party represents. I […]
It’s no question that the nomination of Donald Trump has caused a highly publicized divide in the Republican Party, but that divide may have taken roots decades ago. A recent Washington Post article by Josh Pacewicz explains that intra-party contention began as a conflict between establishment Republicans and party activists. As far back as the […]
Speaker Paul Ryan's maniacs, the Freedom Caucus, have found yet another way to screw him over, and this one has really got to hurt. They're stiffing him, and their own party, refusing to pay their dues to the campaign committee thatShow More Summary
Top Republicans are not repudiating Trump's birther history. They're validating it.
KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE— In a Facebook photo heard ‘round the world, former Maryland lieutenant gov. Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend declared that George H.W. Bush will eschew the Republican Party and vote … Click to Continue »
The Bush family has a strained relationship with the Republican party’s presidential candidate on the best of days. Now, it appears that President George H.W. Bush will vote for his party’s opponent on election day. In Facebook post on the personal profile of Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, a member of the Kennedy family, Townsend posted... Show More Summary
It didn't happen overnight.
A Palestinian teacher scheduled to speak at a Clinton Global Initiative dinner on Tuesday is attracting criticism from the Republican Party because the woman’s husband is a Palestinian official who was convicted of participating in a terror attack that killed six Israelis in 1980.