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Amash’s Tea Party Comes to an End

A week after Michigan Rep. Justin Amash declared independence from the Republican Party in a July 4 Washington Post op-ed, the GOP of his native Kent County officially condemned his…

2019, the year Trump completed his takeover of the GOP

At FiveThirtyEight, Perry Bacon argues that President Trump completed his takeover of the Republican Party this year. I think that’s right. Trump’s control of congressional Republicans is exemplified by the…

The center of Mitch McConnell’s legacy-building

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not shy about using his namesake McConnell Center at the University of Louisville as a platform for showcasing his allies, adversaries and his own…

Georgia GOP Gov. Kemp: Swamp Creature

Amazing. But typical. So the news emerges that with the forced retirement (for health reasons) of Georgia GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson, the Republican governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, is set…

GOP women’s group backs 13 non-incumbents for 2020

Winning for Women, a nonprofit political group that supports Republican women, is backing 13 House candidates on Wednesday in its initial round of 2020 endorsements.  The group is also backing all Republican…

Why Republicans Won’t Abandon Trump

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit fame says about climate change, “I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis.” He…