Republicans Can't Stop Hurting Themselves

State-level policies alienate the national voters the party needs.

Getting on.

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For Republicans to break the Democrats’ hold on the White House, hard-line conservatives may have to loosen their grip on red states. That’s a corollary to an argument put forth by political scientist Thomas Schaller in his 2015 book, “The Stronghold.”

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