At a glance, one might think that Supreme Court decisions this week on voting rights and gay marriage were good and bad news, respectively, from the Republican point of view.


That perspective takes for granted that the court ruling on the Voting Rights Act was good news for the GOP.  But that’s not necessarily the case.


Beth Reinhard of the National Journal SAYS both court rulings put a “squeeze…on a Republican Party torn between its traditional values and a desire to modernize and expand before the 2014 and 2016 elections.”


Crusading against gay marriage, a timeworn Republican strategy to rally ...

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At a glance, one might think that Supreme Court decisions this week on voting rights and gay marriage were good and bad news, respectively, from the Republican point of view.

That perspective takes for granted that the court ruling on the Voting Rights Act was good news for the GOP.  But that’s not necessarily the case.

Beth Reinhard of the National Journal SAYS both court rulings put a “squeeze…on a Republican Party torn between its traditional values and a desire to modernize and expand before the 2014 and 2016 elections.”

Crusading against gay marriage, a timeworn Republican strategy to rally ...

Read more