Republican Party

Future of the GOP : The Bullpen
Matt K. Lewis

Matt K. Lewis: The culture war is over, and conservatives lost

It's time we conservatives accepted an alarming truth: Americans no longer agree with us

Future of the GOP : Analysis
House Speaker John Boehner may face a coup after voting in favor of the fiscal cliff fix.

Will the fiscal cliff vote cost John Boehner his speakership?

The House speaker allowed an up-or-down vote on a Senate deal to avert a looming fiscal calamity... and raise taxes. Is that enough to spark a coup?

Future of the GOP : Politics
By voting against the fiscal cliff deal, Sen. Marco Rubio's anti-tax position remains immaculate.

Why Marco Rubio voted against the fiscal cliff deal

The GOP's superstar senator, a potential 2016 contender, was one of only eight senators to oppose the bipartisan package

Future of the GOP : Analysis
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's concussion has taken a worrisome turn.

Will Republicans apologize for accusing Hillary Clinton of faking her concussion?

The secretary of state has been admitted to the hospital for a potentially serious blood clot

Future of the GOP : Politics
Boehner during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 21.

Ousting the speaker: House Republicans' long history of regicide

The 20th century hasn't been good to GOP leaders in the House, so Speaker John Boehner might have some cause for concern

Future of the GOP : Opinion Brief
With his own caucus turning against him, House Speaker John Boehner seems to be losing his edge.

Is John Boehner finished as speaker of the House?

Boehner failed to get his Republican troops to fall in line behind his Plan B fiscal cliff proposal. Has he lost the ability to lead?

Future of the GOP : Analysis
Come January, Republican Tim Scott will be the only African-American in the Senate.

Tim Scott: A 'token' black senator for the GOP?

Many liberals are unimpressed with Scott's historic appointment

Future of the GOP : Analysis
House Speaker John Boehner isn't offering many fiscal-cliff specifics — and Paul Krugman thinks he knows why.

Is the conservative dream in its death throes?

Liberal critics gleefully gloat that the Right's 30-year project to end the welfare state may be in shambles

Future of the GOP : The Bullpen
Matt K. Lewis

Matt K. Lewis: A 4-step program to cure the GOP of its self-destructive behavior

The party I love really needs some help

Future of the GOP : Politics
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, one of many socially conservative groups increasingly at odds with mainstream America.

How conservatives should redefine social conservatism

Social conservatives have two choices: Modernize and compromise, or continue down the road to total irrelevance

Future of the GOP : Opinion Brief
Jenny Sanford is reportedly on Gov. Nikki Haley's shortlist to replace departing South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint.

Should Jenny Sanford get Jim DeMint's Senate seat?

The former wife of South Carolina's disgraced former governor is reportedly on the short list to replace a Tea Party icon

Future of the GOP : The Bullpen
Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison: Republicans must get real on foreign policy

Enough with the reckless, tone-deaf warmongering. Conservatives ought to start listening to realists like Rand Paul and Jon Huntsman

Future of the GOP : Opinion Brief
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist embraces President Obama during a campaign rally at St. Petersburg College, on Sept. 8.

Charlie Crist's party switch: Is the GOP better off without him?

The former Florida governor joins the Democrats, which could make it harder for Republicans to appeal to moderates

Future of the GOP : Analysis
House Speaker John Boehner and Tom Price (R-Ga.) might one day duke it out for Boehner's job.

The GOP civil war: Have conservatives already won?

The backlash to a potential budget deal with President Obama is building

Future of the GOP : Analysis
A Hillary Clinton '16 campaign: Republicans' worst nightmare?

Why Republicans are really scared of Hillary Clinton

Newt Gingrich says nobody on the GOP bench will be able to compete with Hillary in 2016. What makes him think she's unstoppable?

Future of the GOP : Analysis
Colbert holds a rally with former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Jan. 20 in Charleston, S.C.

Will Stephen Colbert run for Jim DeMint's Senate seat?

The South Carolina–raised comedian says he isn't ruling out a run for Senate, but Palmetto State voters aren't exactly his target audience

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