The GOP Division Over the Fiscal Cliff Is Not Going Away

Charles Krauthammer is going a bit too far in describing an “internal civil war” among House Republicans, but as others noted last week, the vote on the Senate’s “fiscal cliff” compromise revealed a deep divide between northern and southern Republican congressmen—a divide many attributed to non-competitive and deeply GOP districts.

But a deeper analysis of the vote reveals that the partisanship of districts is only part of the story. [cont.]

Nate Cohn, The New Republic