The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just dismissed a GOP bid to overturn the election

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just dismissed a GOP bid to overturn the election

President Donald Trump’s terrible week in court continued on Saturday with another unfavorable decision from a Pennsylvania court. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a lawsuit brought by Representative Mike Kelly and other Republicans challenging the state’s postal voting law – adopted in October 2019 – was tabled too long after its adoption … Read more

Moderate GOP Senators to Approve Biden Cabinet Picks, If They Are ‘Mainstream’

Moderate GOP Senators to Approve Biden Cabinet Picks, If They Are ‘Mainstream’

President-elect Joe Biden discusses health care plans at a press conference in Wilmington, Del., November 10, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) A trio of moderate Republican senators have indicated they will vote to approve Joe Biden’s cabinet appointments as long as they are “traditional,” in comments to Politico published Friday. Depending on the outcome of … Read more

The disturbing GOP attempt to block certification of Biden’s Michigan win, explained

The disturbing GOP attempt to block certification of Biden’s Michigan win, explained

Les responsables républicains du comté de Wayne, dans le Michigan, ont pris une décision étonnante pour bloquer la certification de leurs résultats de l’élection présidentielle mardi – mais ont reculé quelques heures plus tard au milieu de critiques intenses. Wayne County est le plus grand comté de l’État, il comprend la ville de Detroit (où … Read more

The National GOP Gets the Memo on School Choice

The National GOP Gets the Memo on School Choice

Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel speaks at the RNC in Washington, D.C., August 24, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) As children around the country head back to school, whether online or in person, the school-choice debate has taken on a new sense of urgency. We’re witnessing how in many parts of the country, as public-school classrooms … Read more

Trump was supposed to change the GOP. But the GOP changed him.

Trump was supposed to change the GOP. But the GOP changed him.

The Republican National Convention is normally an event to showcase what the party is: the policy platform it stands on, the values it supports. Not this year. No, this year the convention was about Donald Trump and his own ambitions, the culmination of a five-year creep from Trump the populist to Trump the Republican. “From … Read more

A loyalty test for the GOP, a reality test for the country

A loyalty test for the GOP, a reality test for the country

In the era of President Donald Trump, the news develops the quality “of being shocking without being surprising,” wrote Masha Gessen in Surviving Autocracy. Each week’s events are “an assault on the senses and the mental faculties,” and yet, somehow, “just more of the same.” That’s how I felt watching the first night of the … Read more

Internet Provocateur Laura Loomer Wins Florida GOP Primary

Internet Provocateur Laura Loomer Wins Florida GOP Primary

Laura Loomer for Congress video (Campaign ad image via YouTube) Laura Loomer, on online provocateur who rose to prominence by attacking Democrats and lashing out against America’s recent cultural changes, has won the Republican primary in Florida’s 21st congressional district, which includes West Palm Beach and President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. The district is heavily Democratic … Read more

Ron Johnson Says GOP Senators on Homeland Security Committee Blocking Subpoenas of Comey, Brennan; Committee Says Comments Were Based on a Misunderstanding

Ron Johnson Says GOP Senators on Homeland Security Committee Blocking Subpoenas of Comey, Brennan; Committee Says Comments Were Based on a Misunderstanding

Senator Ron Johnson (R., WI) questions Chad Wolf, acting Secretary of Homeland Security, at a committee hearing in Washington, D.C., August 6, 2020 (Toni Sandys/Reuters) Update 4:30 p.m.: Senator Johnson’s committee said his comments with Hugh Hewitt earlier on Wednesday were based on a misunderstanding, and that no Republican committee members are currently blocking subpoenas. … Read more

A devastating indictment of the Republican Party from a GOP insider

A devastating indictment of the Republican Party from a GOP insider

For 30 years, Stuart Stevens was one of the most influential operatives in Republican politics. He was Mitt Romney’s top strategist in 2012, served in key roles on both of George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns, and worked on dozens of congressional and gubernatorial campaigns — building one of the best winning records in politics. Then … Read more

How Washington state primaries reflect the perilous position of the national GOP

How Washington state primaries reflect the perilous position of the national GOP

Washington state’s August 4 primaries aren’t flashy. In fact, they’ve gotten virtually no coverage in the national press. Yet a close look at three of the most interesting races — in the state’s Third, Eighth, and 10th congressional districts — reveal some important trends for the state of the election nationwide. In the Third District, … Read more