WASHINGTON—In a press conference this Monday, the President Obama admitted to being deeply confused by the mixed signals he was receiving from Congress during the most recent negotiations surrounding immigration reform. “First they try to sue me for doing things my way, then they tell me to work things out on my own. It’s like we’re not even speaking the ... Read More
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A former Reagan coordinator speculates (in 1976) about the future of conservatives in the Republican Party.
Just before this edition of the HPR went to press, the U.S. federal government remained shut down, a victim of allegedly irreconcilable differences between our political parties. The shutdown may be the stuff of history textbooks, but a few weeks earlier, there was another remarkable occurrence, this time a cross-continental op-ed submission. Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, felt compelled ... Read More
We live in a country where "spin" matters more than the truth, and where towing the party line is more important than sincerely holding opinions and engaging in substantive debate.
House Republicans should adhere to libertarian principles and support immigration reform.
Virginia's Republican nominees for statewide offices this year did not learn the lessons of the 2012 election cycle.
Two Republicans write in and ask advice for their party
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave a speech at Howard University today where he sought to rebrand the Republican Party to the largely black student body in a curious way—by talking about the GOP’s past. This approach may appropriately strike some as strange, given the GOP’s struggles in recent years with minority and young voters. What Paul means by past, however, ... Read More
The GOP can shake up the future of American politics if it reverts to being the party of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt.
How the Christian right movement can return to the political mainstream
The HPR's Zak Lutz and Priyanka Menon liveblog House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's JFK Forum Address
Deb Fischer talks of bipartisanship, but her record may suggest otherwise.