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Republican Party


  • The Secret Plan to Force Out Nixon

    by Tim Naftali

    A newly released diary shows House Republican leaders pledging to oust the president months before he resigned. Why did they back down?


  • The Loss of Republican Principle

    by Ronald L. Feinman

    Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, and Kevin McCarthy are handling Trump far different than their counterparts during Watergate. 



  • Grant’s First Tomb

    by Jamelle Bouie

    Ulysses S. Grant, inaugurated as president 150 years ago today, missed a chance to reconstruct the South economically as well as politically.



  • Republicans Return to Their Roots

    by Nicole Hemmer

    Trump's stances on foreign policy and trade have a long history within the Republican Party.


  • Abraham Lincoln vs. the Republican Party

    by John C. Waugh

    Lincoln’s Republican party has dramatically changed since it was his. If there is a Trump as its presidential nominee in 2016, would Lincoln still be in it?



  • Rand Paul Doesn't Stand a Chance

    by Michael Kazin

    Libertarianism may be on the rise, but it has no real chance of taking over the Republican Party, much less the nation.