Challenges Facing the Republican Party

Feb. 18, 2021

The Latest GOP Nonsense on Texas Shows Us the Path  Republicans Want

Columnist Greg Sargent sees a future in which the default response to large public problems will be to increasingly retreat from real policy debates into an alternate information universe.

Feb. 9, 2021

Opinion: 3 Paths for the Republican Party

Staff Editor Spencer Bokat-Lindell says the GOP is in crisis, asking whether it's breaking or just regrouping. He argues that the possible paths include Moderation, Collapse, and Minority Rule.



January 25, 2021

Opinion: Biden is Betting on Senate Compromise. So Far, It’s Paying Off.

WaPo Columnist Karen Tumulty says the essential bet of the Biden Presidency in its early days is that giving the Senate some space will enable it to get to "yes" on its own.

January 19, 2021

Fully break or remain loyal: Republican voters reckon with...

When Doug Peterson first voted for Donald Trump in 2016, and again four years later to reelect him, he felt he was supporting a candidate who "took the bull by the horns" to deliver "for the people," and not for the...

January 13, 2021

GOP lawmaker: Trump has no future in the Republican Party...

First-term Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said Wednesday President Trump has "tarnished" his legacy and has no future in Republican Party politics.

January 7, 2021

The Cure for Trumpism? Reaganism

So as Republicans survey the Trump defeat and the debris of [the] unseemly chaos in the nation’s capital, we would do well to reflect on past moments of success and consider how we can recapture the moral high ground, the...

December 7, 2020

GOP women’s record-breaking success reflects party’s major...

Republican Beth Van Duyne was skeptical when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) showed up in Dallas and asked her to run for Congress in mid-2019.

Feb. 18, 2021

David Brooks: Letter to a Young Republican

New York Times columnist responds to a letter from someone who has spent the 10 years since graduation serving Republican causes. But he's become dismayed at how the party has changed and is wondering whether he should change his career path. 

January 28, 2021

GOP Sen. Rob Portman on the Future of the Republican Party

Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, who is not seeking re-election in 2022, speaks with NPR about the future of the GOP and prospects for bipartisanship in the post-Trump era.

January 20, 2021

GOP is Split Over  Impeachment -- and the Party's Future

‘What are you afraid of?’ Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) demanded of her colleagues. “I’m not afraid of losing my “I’m not afraid of losing my job,” Herrera Beutler said. “But I am afraid that my country will fail.”

January 19, 2021

Texas Republicans embraced Donald Trump for four years...

Last week, for his first public appearance since his supporters laid a deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol, President Donald Trump chose a rather predictable refuge: Texas.

January 1, 2021

Gen Z Republicans see new era for party after Trump

Now that the election dust has settled just weeks until President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, the Republican Party is beginning to take stock of its future beyond President Donald Trump.

January 11, 2021

What's the future of the Republican Party now?

The invasion of the Capitol was undeniably a disaster for Trump and the Republican Party. But Democrats should be careful about celebrating. Both parties are facing increasingly fractious politics, and the party that...

November 1, 2020

Republicans Try to Stop Democrats’ Suburban Growth

WASHINGTON—Thirty-six of the 43 U.S. House seats that Democrats flipped from red to blue in the 2018 midterm elections were in suburban districts.

Feb. 14, 2021

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Looks at Future of Republican Party

Long-time Trump critic says he would have voted to convict Trump, praises those Republican Senators who did, and predicts a "real battle for the soul" of the Republican party over the next couple of years.

January 25, 2021

Politics of Fear Should Not Scare Principled Republicans 

RMSP CEO Sarah Chamberlain says the political extremism that we’re seeing from both parties — and the challenges Main Street merchants face — have resulted in an environment that threatens our democracy.

January 20, 2021

The Republican
Future Starts

President Joe Biden’s inauguration marks not only a new administration’s beginning but also a new chapter for the loyal opposition.

January 13, 2021

Trump Is the Republican Party’s Past and Its Future...

The appalling siege of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump insurrectionists, on the heels of their upset defeat in two Georgia Senate races the previous night, will require soul searching among Republicans about the...

January 11, 2021

Republican civil war: what's the party’s future after the US...

The motives that drove a pro-Donald Trump mob to attack Congress last Wednesday ranged from hazy to proudly hateful. But the actions of certain ambitious Republican officeholders in the days leading up...

December 18, 2020

Why the future looks bright for the Republican Party...

On Monday, the Electoral College confirmed that Joe Biden is the President-elect. This has upset many of my Republican friends, especially those who believe President Donald Trump was cheated out of...

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