Longterm trends may favor the party, but offer no guarantee of success in 2016.
Chuck Schumer is right: Prioritizing healthcare and civil rights over the party's traditional focus on helping working-class Americans move up was a noble but costly choice.
The story of the party's defeat begins early in Obama's first term, when Congress focused on climate change and Obamacare rather than jobs.
The GOP could take over the Senate, but it won't have vanquished its demographic demons.
Retaking the House has long looked out of reach, but now there's a real possibility the party could lose the Senate, too.
The New Jersey governor's chances at the Republican nomination were way overrated even before Bridgegate.
The state legislature is considering a plan that would circumvent the 17th Amendment -- and make the nomination process significantly worse.
Everything is going against Republicans right now, but if cuts kick in, all incumbents will suffer at the polls in the next election.
Overwhelming support was hardly preordained in 2012; the president had to work hard for their votes.
To win elections, Republicans need to appeal to youth and minorities.
Romney may have faced insurmountable odds, but Republicans can start their rehabilitation effort by creating a state-of-the-art election apparatus.
As long as extreme candidates like Todd Akin keep winning GOP nominations, more welcoming faces like Scott Brown will always be fighting an uphill battle.
National polls show a tight race, but the campaign has stabilized and the map still favors Obama.
Romney holds the national lead in polls. Obama still has the edge in many swing states. And the final result will be down to the wire.
The Republican contender is running out of chances to define himself in the eyes of crucial swing voters.
Voters still don't know who the Republican nominee is, and he's missing on the chance to define himself positively.
Demographic and national data are far better for predicting the race than scrutinizing unreliable state-level polling.
They make financial decisions every day, they're worried as hell, and they're key to picking the next president and Congress. Meet them.