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Republican Party


  • The Loss of Republican Principle

    by Ronald L. Feinman

    Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, and Kevin McCarthy are handling Trump far different than their counterparts during Watergate. 



  • Grant’s First Tomb

    by Jamelle Bouie

    Ulysses S. Grant, inaugurated as president 150 years ago today, missed a chance to reconstruct the South economically as well as politically.



  • Republicans Return to Their Roots

    by Nicole Hemmer

    Trump's stances on foreign policy and trade have a long history within the Republican Party.


  • Abraham Lincoln vs. the Republican Party

    by John C. Waugh

    Lincoln’s Republican party has dramatically changed since it was his. If there is a Trump as its presidential nominee in 2016, would Lincoln still be in it?



  • Rand Paul Doesn't Stand a Chance

    by Michael Kazin

    Libertarianism may be on the rise, but it has no real chance of taking over the Republican Party, much less the nation.


  • The GOP's Mandela Problem

    by Juan Cole

    Rick Santorum compares apartheid to Obamacare, Rush Limbaugh complains about all of Mandela's media attention, and Dick Cheney is STILL defending his vote against sanctioning the apartheid government.