#Republican Party

Jennifer Rubin: 10 silver linings for Republicans – The Washington Post

7. There is newfound camaraderie among principled conservatives, moderates and libertarians in their rejection of Trumpism. They recognize that specific differences on specific issues pale in comparison with some shared values and insistence on character as a requirement for Republican office-seekers.

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Zack Beauchamp: A Republican intellectual explains why the Republican Party is going to die – Vox

I’ve read dozens of conservative intellectuals writing compellingly about non-racist conservative ideals. Writers like Andrew Sullivan, Ross Douthat, Reihan Salam, Michael Brendan Dougherty, and too many others to count have put forward visions of a conservative party quite different from

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Stephen F. Hayes: Donald Trump Is Crazy, and So Is the GOP for Embracing Him – The Weekly Standard

The Republican nominee for president made comments Friday that one might expect from a patient in a mental institution, the kind of stuff you might read on blog with really small print and pictures of UFOs. And yet his remarks

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Dan Scotto: From the Journal of Reince Priebus… – Ordinary Times

The reality here is straightforward. I’ve said this to officials a million times, and I’ll say it again. If we back him and he loses, no harm no foul, and we’ll get back to normal and win big in 2018

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Luke Thompson: The Charge of the Cruz Brigade – Soapbox

Rocky stood there in ’64 having every obscenity known to man screamed at him by angry delegates — and not just from the sagebrush Au-H-2-O true believers. Teeth gnash, feet stomp, and spit rains down from the rafters. The rank and file

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Brian Beutler: Why Trump’s Convention Is the Worst Show on Earth – New Republic

…[T]he convention itself has, relatively speaking, been an operational calamity. Organizing a four-day political convention featuring dozens of speeches, big crowds, live television broadcasts, and a high demand for effective pageantry is a huge, complex undertaking. Just nailing down logistics and

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Sam Tanenhaus: How Trump Can Save the G.O.P. – The New York Times

The challenge for Mr. Trump will be convincing voters that he really does mean to improve conditions for working-class and middle-class Americans and not just play to their grievances. If he does, and brings the party along with him, he

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Nicholas Gallagher: Immigration and the Political Explosion of 2016 – The American Interest

Just as how at the turn of the 20th century, people failed to see how factory work would thoroughly replace family farming as the source of American income and identity, so too today we struggle to foresee what will come after “Allentown.” As

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David Frum: I’m Still a Republican—and I’ll Fight to Reclaim My Party – The Atlantic

The big reveal of 2016 is that Republican voters aren’t anti-statists.

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Jennifer Rubin: Time for panic or for #NeverTrump – The Washington Post

After shaking the sleep from their eyes and mulling over the bleak future of their party, Corker and Graham’s fellow Republicans would be wise to take several steps. First, they should explain why as Americans, as conservatives and as Republicans

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