What Will It Take to Rebuild the Republican Party?
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With Democrats firmly in charge of the White House and Congress, Karl Rove's "permanent Republican majority" is a distant dream. We talk with a range of thinkers about restoring the unity and the relevance of the GOP. Also, an update on unresolved US Senate races in Minnesota, Georgia and Alaska, and November 11, the day America celebrates its veterans of foreign wars.
Unresolved Senate Races in Minnesota, Georgia and Alaska ()
Election Day was a week ago, but not all the races have been decided and not all the campaigning is over. In Georgia, incumbent Republican US Senator Saxby Chambliss faces a run-off with Democrat Jim Martin on December 2. Josh Kraushaar is a correspondent for Politico.com.
Republicans Regroup as the Opposition ()
Republicans are pointing fingers at one another, but most agree on one thing: even if John McCain had not lost to Barack Obama, the GOP was in trouble. They were saddled with George Bush and the war in Iraq. They failed to control healthcare costs or monitor the economy. Now the party of Ronald Reagan has no consensus on leadership or a set or principles to hold its factions together. We ask a cross-section of Republican operatives and philosophers, what should happen next?
- Ross Douthat: Senior Editor, The Atlantic, @DouthatNYT
- Morton Blackwell: Republican National Committeeman, Virginia
- Jon Henke: former New Media Advisor, Senate Republicans
- Richard Land: President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, @erlcsbc
- Kimberley Strassel: member, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board
America Commemorates the Sacrifices of Its Men in Uniform ()
Only a single American veteran survives from World War I, the conflict that ended 90 years ago today, after eight million soldiers had lost their lives in four years of fighting. On the aircraft carrier Intrepid, now a museum in New York Harbor, President Bush described how this holiday got the name Veterans' Day. Michael Neiberg is Professor of History and Co-director of the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Southern Mississippi
- Michael Neiberg: Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi
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