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A Teachable Moment for the GOP

Ben Domenech, RicochetUber-consultant Mike Murphy believes that the way forward for the Republican Party is to ditch conservatism, particularly its social variety; stop doing campaigns the way they were done 25 years ago; and push back against the Jim…

GOP Pans Obama’s Budget Plan

Huey-Burns & McPike, RealClearPoliticsDemocratic and Republican leaders have needled each other this week to make the first move in the staring match over how to avert the looming fiscal cliff. On Thursday, the White House finally jumped, offering…

Republican Hypocrisy on Susan Rice

Michael Williams, The GuardianThe Republican crusade against Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, continues unabated. Dr Rice, a favourite to succeed outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is charged by some Republicans with "ly…

Holder Staying On

Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly staying on for an unspecified time beyond President Barack Obama’s first term, according to Fox News. The Wall Street…

A Latino Opportunity for the GOP

Leslie Sanchez, Wall Street JournalIn winning re-election, President Obama carried nearly all the same demographic groups as in 2008, but by smaller margins. The major exception: Hispanics, America's fastest-growing bloc. Having given Mr. Obama 6…

GOP Ready for a Lincoln Sequel

James Doti, Orange County RegisterThe Party of Lincoln is in trouble. How could it not be when 71 percent of Hispanics, 93 percent of African-Americans and 73 percent of Asian-Americans voted for President Obama?Together, these three groups comprise 2…

GOP Throws Romney Under the Bus

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Gail Collins, New York TimesIt appears that Mitt Romney was a terrible presidential candidate.O.K., some people have known that ever since the story broke about strapping his dog on the car roof. But now we seem to be reaching a consensus.First, there…

Republicans’ Listening Problem

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Eugene Robinson, Washington PostWASHINGTON — I know it's early, but I have a sinking feeling the Republican Party is taking all the wrong lessons from last week's election. Short-term, that's a boon for Democrats. Long-term, it's …

The GOP’s Problem

The first thing conservatives should understand about the electoral catastrophe that just befell us — and it was a catastrophe — is that any explanation…