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Future of the GOP : Politics
Karl Rove's new group is focused on "intensely vetting prospective contenders for Congressional races to try to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections."

The Conservative Victory Project: Can the GOP tame its Tea Party wing?

Karl Rove has founded a new group to help defeat far-right candidates in Republican primaries

 
Future of the GOP : Analysis
Irving Kristol, "the godfather of neoconservatism."

The regressive, vacuous ideology of neocons

"My country — always right, never wrong": It's the least thoughtful and most primitive form of patriotism

 
Future of the GOP : Politics
Lena Dunham's Girls character wears "shorteralls," not "potato sacks."

Why conservatives need to change the way they talk about pop culture

From Girls to rap, right-wing pundits often betray embarrassing prejudices when talking about entertainment

 
Future of the GOP : Politics
No hidden meanings here: "I don't like Marco Rubio's plan," says Red State's Erick Erickson. 

Immigration reform: Is Marco Rubio alienating his conservative fans?

The senator from Florida has impressively placated many right-wing critics of immigration reform. But not everyone's happy

 
Future of the GOP : Analysis
An editorial cartoon from 1878 portrays Benjamin Disraeli as a headmaster reprimanding the head boys for mud-slinging.

What today's GOP could learn from Benjamin Disraeli

The 19th-century British lawmaker paved the way for decades of conservative dominance

 
Future of the GOP : Politics
Marco Rubio was one of eight senators to unveil a bipartisan plan for immigration reform.

Would immigration reform be a win for the GOP?

The conventional wisdom is that reform defuses the issue — but it might not translate into more Latino support for Republicans

 
Future of the GOP : Politics
"We have to be smart," says Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). "We have to show prudence."

Is a 'pick your battles' strategy key to the GOP's future?

Some party leaders are calling for a less confrontational stance toward the president

 
Future of the GOP : The Bullpen
Paul Brandus

Paul Brandus: The GOP has turned its back on Reagan and Lincoln

Republican heroes of yesteryear would be personas non grata in today's increasingly radical party

 
Future of the GOP : Analysis
"We must stop being the stupid party," says Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) "We must stop insulting the intelligence of voters."

Can Bobby Jindal rescue the GOP?

The Louisiana governor insists that it's high time to "stop being the party of stupid"

 
Future of the GOP : Analysis
Reince Priebus: Republican policy game-changer?

Is the GOP finally ready to embrace RINOs?

Reince Priebus is set to give a potentially game-changing speech

 
Future of the GOP : Analysis
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is the only African-American in the Senate.

Can the GOP bounce back by appealing to minorities?

Republican leaders are gathering to discuss what they have to do to get more votes, and some say the key is backing policies popular with blacks and Latinos

 
Future of the GOP : The Bullpen
Matt K. Lewis

Matt K. Lewis: In four years, we'll be inaugurating President Marco Rubio

The junior senator from Florida has commander-in-chief written all over him

 
Future of the GOP : Politics
Will House Speaker John Boehner be forced to give up his gavel?

Could Republicans lose the House in 2014?

The districting map favors the GOP, but Republicans worry that dysfunction could jeopardize the party's majority

 
Future of the GOP : Analysis
Maybe conservatives should forget about starving the beast...

Why conservatives should make government simpler, not smaller

Emphasis on simplicity and clarity offers more advantages to more Americans than a dogmatic commitment to small government

 
Future of the GOP : Analysis
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio): Congressional bomb defuser?

Is John Boehner actually an American hero?

The House Speaker had a bleak December and a blah two years. But it could have been so much worse...

 
Future of the GOP : Opinion Brief
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) swears in Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.) on Jan. 3 after again being voted speaker.

Can John Boehner regain control of the GOP?

The Ohio Republican barely limped into a second term as House speaker

 
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