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The End of the GOP?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are we witnessing the end of the Republican Party? That's a pretty stunning question to ask, but we're living through a pretty stunning presidential nomination fight, so it can no longer be avoided or ignored.

Milk, Honey, or Hemlock?

Jim Worth | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

Is the Tea Party poisoning the Grand Old Party? Republicans have never been particularly good at governing, but the Tea Party makes it impossible.

It's Not My Father's Republican Party Anymore

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

Today, Dad calls himself "a former Republican." He didn't leave his political party -- his party left him.

By All Appearances

Jim Worth | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

Republicans want us to believe they're still the "Grand Old Party." At first glance, or really first listen, they sound like they've done some pretty...

BOTH SIDES NOW: If 2012 Signals a 'Rolling Realignment,' What's the GOP 3.0?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgObama won gays, latinos, 18-29s, and women by, respectively, 50/35/25/11 points -- and ran 40 points better than Romney on who favored middle class over big business. Ron Reagan and Mary Matalin debate whether a Republican Reset means 'evolving' on tax rates and "social issues."

GOP-Inspired Sex Toys Emerge

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

Charting presidential candidates’ approval numbers, the majority of which come from pollsters like Gallup or Rassmussen, is a dry science—a world ...

Herman Cain's (and the GOP's) Confusion About Black Voters

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 12.04.2011 | Black Voices
Michael Fauntroy

For too long, conservatives have blamed Black leaders for Republican failures with Black voters. Herman Cain's view suggests that looking inward is something the Republicans are unable, or unwilling, to do.

What the Elephant Taught Me

R.O. Blechman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R.O. Blechman


Did the Inglorious N.O.P. Bust a Cap in Health Care Reform?

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

From a branding perspective, is this really how the Republican Party wants to be defined? Hate speech -- true hate speech -- should never be tolerated in any form.

The Republican Party is a Mess

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

The GOP is simply out of touch with the rest of the country and has a very long way to go to regain relevance in American politics.

Michael Steele's (Many) Problems

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

While Steele is the lightening rod, the GOP's problems can't easily be fixed -- by anyone. He will likely be among the fall guys after the 2010 elections.

Talk Radio Hosts Offer the GOP a Huge Leadership Pool

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

With the Republican Party flailing about looking for new leaders why don't any of the high-powered conservative radio talkers run for public office?

The GOP Deserves Its Current State of Isolation

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

A loyal opposition would be a great thing; an opposition that added constructive ideas to the nation's political debate. But that's not where the GOP is today.


Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

Personalities and issues -- or the lack thereof -- make and break political parties.

Republicans: Spare Me Your Newfound "Fiscal Responsibility"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Republicans today are conforming to an ideology based on a myth that other Republicans created in 1997, a copy of a copy without an original.

My Advice to the Republicans for Reclaiming the White House in 2012

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Republicans must always blame the liberal media for any and all bad publicity their nominee, hopefully Sarah Palin, might receive. This is a winner because it reminds voters who the real enemies are.