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Divide and Conquer? By Picking off Moderate Republicans for Administration Appointments, Is Barack Obama Driving the Republican Party Ever Further into a Far-Right and Southern Top-Heavy Political Corner?

Contra Yeats, the center is definitely holding—at least if you are President Barack Obama. Politico today lays out Obama’s apparent strategy to hold the American political center by co-opting Republican moderates and leaving what’s left of the Republican Party at the … Continue reading

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Arlen Specter: Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than 200,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania changed their registration to become Democrats. I now find … Continue reading

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Arlen Specter: Yellow Canary in the Republican Coal Mine?

If Republicans can’t hold their moderates, how will they win elections? Today, in the New York Times, is an article on Republicans’ larger problem: not just losing a moderate like Arlen Specter, but the party’s increased ideological marginalization (such as on issues like gay equality). … Continue reading

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