February 11, 2013 The Republican Party, having lost its second consecutive presidential election, is struggling for an answer. In the past, the divisions were about ideology. This time, it's about tactics — and who decides which are the correct tactics to take. And that has created more division.
February 5, 2013 There are always losers in politics. But even some of the winners wind up so badly outnumbered that accomplishing anything is a rare treat. On the surface, their jobs might seem so hopeless that you wonder why anyone took them on.
December 27, 2012 In the last election, the red states got redder and the blue ones bluer. That's true not only in presidential voting, but at the state level, where half the legislative chambers are now dominated by supermajorities of one party or the other. The result is that blue and red states are moving further apart on most major issues, including tax policy, abortion and guns.
December 26, 2012 The House Democratic caucus will include a record number of women and minorities next year. But when it comes to top statewide offices, minorities do better running as Republicans.
September 7, 2012 At their conventions, the parties presented varying visions of America — as an entrepreneurial paradise where hard work, innovation and prudence are all that matters, and as a communitarian paradise where racial, national and religious differences are subsumed in a surge of shared success. Voters must decide which resonates most and why.
September 6, 2011 All eyes are on Wednesday's Republican presidential debate in California, where Texas Gov. Rick Perry — the new GOP "frontrunner" — makes his debate debut.
October 20, 2008 Today we talk to former Republican congressman Mickey Edwards about what Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama means for the Republican party.