Whither the GOP?
While Republican leaders console themselves that they salvaged control of the House from the defeat of
The course of the
At the same time, the country has been becoming more Hispanic, more Asian and, in many major cities, more African-American. Yet it has remained essentially a two-party nation, with the Republicans and Democrats sharing the national stage for more than a century and a half since the pre-Civil War founding of the
In recent years, however, racial and ethnic minorities have been drawn steadily to the
The Progressives of TR and of
In retrospect at least, the
Romney's proposal that illegal aliens go back to their countries of origin, and to the end of the line there to apply for legal immigration, was dubbed self-deportation by Democratic wordsmiths. It further marked him as a reason for Hispanic-Americans to vote Democratic this year.
At this summer's
According to exit polls taken outside polling places by the data firm
Among some old-line Republican leaders, former House Speaker
More apparently now than ever before, the clock is ticking on the
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