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Republican Moderates

The Myth of the Republican Moderate

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Can we please stop talking as if the phrase "Republican moderate" has any basis in political reality? Nationally, the GOP has become a party of radicals, proudly wearing on its sleeve its contempt for the less well off and its ignorance of basic scientific reality.

In 2012, Moderates Are the New Liberals

Dave Helfert | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

The Legislative branch of our government is totally dysfunctional. Representatives and Senators used to point with pride to accomplishments. Today, they campaign on what they've stopped.

New GOP Team: Is There a Moderate in the House?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Speaker-in-Waiting John Boehner's team has already announced its picks for the new committee chairmen -- a step that was immediately followed by the requisite sniping from across the aisle.

Ryan Grim

GOP Base Rejects Pro-Choice Republicans: "We Would Never Bend On That" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans, in search of an identity, are playing with fire. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), in charge of recruiting Republican candidates fo...

GOP 2010 Strategy Relies On Moderate Recruits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Specter Switch: Another "Win" for the Grand Old Purity!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Pure like ice. Pure like fire. That's the way they wanted it. That's the way they'd have it, and they'd leave no tone unspurned. Only true believer...

Thomas B. Edsall

Anti-Bush Moderates Crown McCain GOP Frontrunner | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As John McCain took a big step toward winning the nomination in Florida, the Republican Party looks increasingly likely to pass the torch to a candida...