Challenges Facing the Republican Party

March 7, 2021

The GOP Is Having a Change of Heart on Economics

It could have implications on policymaking. Deep economic hardship -- rising income inequality and escalating costs of healthcare and college tuition -- could be driving the shift.

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. 

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.

March 5, 2021

A Vexing Question for Democrats: What Drives Latino Men to Republicans?

Several voters said values like individual responsibility and providing for one’s family, and a desire for lower taxes and financial stability, led them to reject a party embraced by their parents.

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.

March 3, 2021

Podcast: 'Vandalism With a Purpose' and the Future of the GOP

NYT columnist Ross Douthat and National Review Senior Writer Michael Brendan Dougherty debate populism’s merits, if Trumpism is real and whether Trump allies in the Republican Party will be the future  of the GOP with The Argument host Jane Coaston.

Feb. 14, 2021

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Looks at Future of Republican Party

Long-time Trump critic says he'd 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
Now

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...

April 2, 2021

Opinion: John Boehner Book Excerpt Says a Lot About GOP

Former Speaker's memoir says a lot about the nature of power in Washington -- and whether the way it's being executed today is a threat to the future of the Republican Party. Opinion piece by Paul Waldman

March 3, 2021

Podcast: 'Vandalism With a Purpose' and the Future of the GOP

NYT columnist Ross Douthat and National Review Senior Writer Michael Brendan Dougherty debate populism’s merits, if Trumpism is real and whether Trump allies in the Republican Party will be the future  of the GOP with The Argument host Jane Coaston.

Feb. 14, 2021

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Looks at Future of Republican Party

Long-time Trump critic says he'd 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
Now

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...

March 7, 2021

The GOP Is Having a Change of Heart on Economics

It could have implications on policymaking. Deep economic hardship -- rising income inequality and escalating costs of healthcare and college tuition -- could be driving the shift.

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. 

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.

March 5, 2021

A Vexing Question for Democrats: What Drives Latino Men to Republicans?

Several voters said values like individual responsibility and providing for one’s family, and a desire for lower taxes and financial stability, led them to reject a party embraced by their parents.

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.

April 14, 2021

Did Trump attract white working-class voters to the Republican party?

The data suggest that he didn't. White working-class voters had been moving to the Republican Party for years. Trump stopped the trend. Analysis by Nicholas Carnes and Noam Lupu

April 2, 2021

GOP Post-Filibuster Wish List: Keystone XL Pipeline, Abortion Rules

Republicans are publicly airing a wish list of bills they could pass in a future GOP-controlled Senate free of the filibuster, a warning shot intended to curb Democrats’ growing enthusiasm for abolishing the 60-vote threshold to advance most legislation.

March 7, 2021

The GOP Is Having a Change of Heart on Economics

It could have implications on policymaking. Deep economic hardship -- rising income inequality and escalating costs of healthcare and college tuition -- could be driving the shift.

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. 

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.

April 11, 2021

David Shribman: Many of history's answers like in the future.

The Post-Gazette's executive-editor emeritus says Trump hasn’t even been the former president for three months but already it has started. The historians’ evaluation of Donald J. Trump is underway. It’s not as easy as it looks.

April 2, 2021

Tucker Carlson: The Republican Party Has to Figure Out Future

Fox host tells viewers that the Republican Party has a decision to make: Become the party of the middle class or revert to the party beholden to Wall Street interests, saying it should "stop sucking up to the people who hate you."

March 5, 2021

A Vexing Question for Democrats: What Drives Latino Men to Republicans?

Several voters said values like individual responsibility and providing for one’s family, and a desire for lower taxes and financial stability, led them to reject a party embraced by their parents.

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 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 GOP is taking 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.

April 2, 2021

Opinion: John Boehner Book Excerpt Says a Lot About GOP

Former Speaker's memoir says a lot about the nature of power in Washington -- and whether the way it's being executed today is a threat to the future of the Republican Party. Opinion piece by Paul Waldman

March 10, 2021

What Roy Blunt's Retirement Says About the Future of the GOP

Roy Blunt wanted compromise and cordiality. But to watch Blunt during the Trump presidency was to witness a politician struggling to find his own compromise, between conscience and party. Opinion by James Hohmann.

March 3, 2021

Podcast: 'Vandalism With a Purpose' and the Future of the GOP

NYT columnist Ross Douthat and National Review Senior Writer Michael Brendan Dougherty debate populism’s merits, if Trumpism is real and whether Trump allies in the Republican Party will be the future  of the GOP with The Argument host Jane Coaston.

Feb. 14, 2021

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Looks at Future of Republican Party

Long-time Trump critic says he'd have voted to convict Trump, praises those Republican Senators who did, and predicts a "real battle for the soul" of the GOP 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 Now

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 GOP'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...