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American Enterprise Institute Op-Ed: Republicans and Their Faulty Moral Arithmetic

Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, is thinking like a New Republican:

“Conservatives are fighting a losing battle of moral arithmetic. They hand an argument with virtually 100% public support—care for the vulnerable—to progressives, and focus instead on materialistic concerns and minority moral viewpoints.”

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CNN Opinion: Sex, politics and the Obama administration

CNN contributor and political strategist Alex Castellanos’ latest column on thinking like a New Republican:

“Republican or Democrat, we would all like to see a new era of progress and prosperity for our country. We all hope this president will allow our economy to be as successful as his campaigns were. To that end, perhaps we should explore if there is another, more modern way to deal with our evolving challenges and their accumulated complexity.”

Commentary Article: How to Save the Republican Party

Michael Gerson and Peter Wehrner are thinking like New Republicans:

“The Republican Party is in trouble: In the wake of the presidential election, everybody has said so, and everybody is right. From there, however, a hundred paths diverge and a thousand voices have been heard. The relevant questions are these: How deep is the trouble? How much of it is self-inflicted and how much is a function of circumstance? Can the problem be repaired, and if so, by what means?”

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