Republican Dilemma: Extreme Factions of GOP Thwart Party’s Efforts to Build National Base

Across the nation, not just in Washington, there are ever more signs of a Republican Party veering to the right edge of the right wing of the political spectrum. With prospects for a comprehensive immigration bill fading, what will it take to bring the GOP back at least to the right edge of the center of the spectrum, to compete to win national elections on its own merits and not just when the Democrats fail or the economy falters? [cont.]

Norm Ornstein, National Journal