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Republican Party

Dick Armey

Opinion: Amazing ‘Stupid Things’

Former House Republican Leader Dick Armey criticized GOP candidates for saying “stupid things,” but here is one problem: The 2012 candidates were talking about Republican policy.

12/11/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Opinion: Chris Christie Is In The Wrong Business

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is obviously in the wrong business. He is becoming more of a television celebrity by the minute and getting much better reviews as a television performer than as governor.

11/20/2012

Mitt Romney campaigns with Richard Mourdock (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Why Don’t Republicans Understand Rape?

Once again, a Republican politician has said something extreme about rape. Extreme and extremely stupid.

10/24/2012

Donald Trump (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Opinion: Dumping Cold Water On Trump’s October Surprise

While Trump may have an “October surprise” that will destroy President Obama’s reelection campaign for the White House, I don’t think it’s going to be much more than seeing Trump get the headlines for part of the day, again.

10/24/2012

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GOP Headquarters In Aspen Egged For Third Time

Aspen police are investigating after the Republican Party headquarters was egged for the third time.

10/08/2012

Mitt and Ann Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Middle Class Economic Plan: Work More, Make Less

Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.

09/03/2012

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan (2nd R) is flanked by Ronald Reagan Foundation Chairman Frederick J. Ryan (L) and former US secretary of state James Baker (R) and as they listen to singer Lee Greenwood at the centennial birthday celebration for former US president Ronald Reagan at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on February 6, 2011. Reagan, who died in 2004 at the age of 93, would have been 100 years old today. AFP PHOTO/Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Reagan at 100: The Obi Wan of the GOP

However, the intriguing element of Reagan’s mythic status reaching a new level is how he has become an anachronism. For today’s GOP leaders, he is a litmus test and an impossible standard, all at the same time.

02/06/2011

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