In many ways the showdown underway in Washington over the budget sequester is complicated and confusing. But on one level is it clarifying: It has revealed the supremacy of the Republican Party’s economic wing over its other key factions.
The push to legalize pot migrates from the margins to the mainstream, mellowing some Republicans in the process.
The most important political story of the last two decades is the Republican Party’s journey to wackadoodleland.
David Brooks has a very important column today in which he proposes a new, moderate wing of the Republican Party, standing in opposition to the Rush-Fox-Tea Party extremists. For this new political vision to become coherent, it needs three components: military domestic values, foreign policy realism, and ‘live and let live’ responsibility.
Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina on Monday appointed GOP Congressman Tim Scott to fill the seat vacated by outgoing Senator Jim DeMint. Scott, who takes office Jan. 3, will become the first black Senator from the South since 1881, as well as the only African-American in the chamber.
The messy split this week between Dick Armey and the Tea Party organization FreedomWorks may be a harbinger of things to come.
Paul Ryan’s in a bind. Even as he’s being touted as the great white hope for the GOP in 2016, he’s voluntarily strapped himself to the party’s fast-sinking position on the fiscal cliff as a member of House Speaker John …
Why the GOP’s purists and pragmatists need to face the challenge of policy
The diminutive ideologue says his no-new-taxes pledge is safe despite recent GOP defections. Voter support, and his own surprising ability to bounce back, suggest he’s right
It’s not every day that a politician behaves like a jerk in front of a reporter.
Marco Rubio takes his first steps toward 2016 by telling GQ that he’s “not a scientist”
For two presidential campaigns, Mitt Romney has been battered by right-leaning commentators for his old crimes against conservatism. When he lurched to the right, they snickered; when he tacked to the middle, they said it was only …