Thomas Friedman, op-ed columnist for the New York Times, has an excellent piece in yesterday's edition of the newspaper. Here's one of the nuts:
"The [Republican] party has let itself become the captive of conflicting ideological bases: anti-abortion advocates, anti-immigration activists, social conservatives worried about the sanctity of marriage, libertarians who want to shrink government, and anti-tax advocates who want to drown government in a bathtub.
"Sorry, but you can’t address the great challenges America faces today
with that incoherent mix of hardened positions."