PostPartisan: Republican


Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 04/14/2014

The GOP should heed the Gospel of Paul on minorities

With its base growing grayer and whiter, while also shrinking as a percentage of the national vote, the Republican Party better start listening.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:58 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rand Paul, Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 08/16/2013

The GOP's governing deficit

Leadership requires someone to follow. Time and again Republicans' raucous caucus has shown contempt for its leaders.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:29 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 08/14/2013

The Insiders: GOP's organization and money are coming together

By Ed Rogers  |  06:27 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, gop, Republican Party, The Insiders

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Trump still clowns around with birthers

Remember Trump's explosive press conference detailing his birther findings? Yeah, neither do I.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:31 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 06/06/2013

The invisible wasted Republican opportunities

We all know about the terrible Republican candidates for Senator, but the states where no strong candidate runs is just as big a factor

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:31 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Jersey, Republican Party, Senate

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Conservative reformers and fixing the broken Republican Party

A healthy conservative reform movement is necessary to reviving the GOP, even if they won't be able to do much on their own.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:57 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/03/2013

'HNIC,' the Daily Caller and cultural illiterates

Although the line is thin, there is a difference between racism and cultural illiteracy. And without question, the Daily Caller tweet was guilty of the latter.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Caller, Republican Party, Republicans, Twitter

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Cracking up over the GOP

What's happening in the Republican Party would be endlessly amusing were the consequences for the nation not so significant.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:28 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Another sad tale from the Republican House

They apparently recall fondly all those repetitive, pointless votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:51 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 04/04/2013

The climate reality is worth defending

The climate reality is worth defending

By Carter Eskew  |  06:02 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al gore, Climate Change, climate reality, Ed Rogers, George Mason, global warming, Republican, Yale

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/03/2013

The Insiders: Experience is a powerful teacher for the GOP

Experience is a powerful teacher

By Carter Eskew  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gallup, gay marriage, Kirk, Portman, Republican Party

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/28/2013

The House Republicans, in one amazing quote

One member's lame excuses are a great example of a broken chamber — and a broken party.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of Representatives, Mike Kelly, Republican Party

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/26/2013

The Insiders: Antonin Scalia, another Republican albatross

Add another choker to the list of those damaging the party's prospects.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antonin Scalia, Justice Scalia, Republican Party, Republicans, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 03/22/2013

The birther lie: Whites hated it, too

A fallen-away Republican writes that the party's reaction to the birther lie was the last straw for him.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:03 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Shining a light on two major GOP problems

Until the Republican Party deals with the two problems does so with brutal honesty, its revival effort is doomed to failure.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Republicans should marginalize the fringe

The easiest first step in rehabilitating the party's image.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:27 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michele bachmann, Republican Party

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/19/2013

The Insiders: A message to the Republican party

The Republican Party needs to stop indulging in necrophilia

By Carter Eskew  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doby, Ed Rogers, election, Faustian, Harry Potter, Mitt Romney, primaries, Republican Party, Rick Santorum, rnc, Ron Paul, Tea Party

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 03/18/2013

How to change a party

Party change is hard, and even when it's needed -- as it is for Republicans now -- it's not likely to come from party committees.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 02/27/2013

The Insiders: Undoing the Voting Rights Act -- careful what you wish for

The Supreme Court review of the Voting Rights Act comes at a terrible time for the GOP.

By Hilary Rosen  |  08:52 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil Rights, Republican Party, Supreme Court, The Insiders, voting

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/22/2013

The Insiders: Irrational panic in the Republican Party

Michael Gerson's assessment is right, but he may not have gone far enough.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clinton, Reagan, Republican Party

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Calling out Republican politicians

The policy gap between the parties, and whether Republicans will do something about it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:31 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Republican Party, Republicans, Ronald Reagan

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/30/2013

The GOP problem isn't getting elected, it's governing

Republicans should stop insulting large groups of Americans. But their problems are much worse than that.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Conservatives try but can't quite let go of extremism

Underneath the gestures toward less brinksmanship, Republicans remain committed to the same extreme policies.

By James Downie  |  01:19 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, debt ceiling, Republican Party

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013

House Republicans remain determined to ignore women

Letting the Violence Against Women Act expire is just the latest outrage against half of America.

By James Downie  |  03:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Cantor, House of Representatives, Joe Biden, Republican Party, Women's rights

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Where the press failed in 2012

Journalists haven't come to terms yet with what's wrong with the Republican Party -- and how to report it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:37 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, Republican Party