They might have lost anyway, but demoralizing their own base probably didn't help.
All of a sudden, Mitch McConnell is talking about "restoring the 40-hour workweek." Here's what he means, and what he's going to try to do.
When you compare the Senate results to the 2012 presidential state totals, they look awfully similar.
If only red state Democrats ignored voter data and painted sweeping visions of the future, they'd be winning, right?
If your particular brand of radicalism doesn't seem personal, the media won't take much of an interest.
"I am a Republican and you should vote for me," says one state supreme court candidate.
Expectations on Wall Street and K Street are high. But they're probably going to be disappointed.
The anti-ACA campaign may not have killed the law, but it pushed the country's Republicans to the right.
How will talking like an extra from Goodfellas play in Iowa?
If the GOP takes the Senate, the House Speaker may have an easier go of things.
Much as they'd like to, no candidate can become "the" choice of evangelicals, Tea Partiers, or any other constituency.
Who's to blame if campaigns are ridiculous? Everybody is—but the voters themselves are most of all.
Before we lament the possibility of a Jeb v. Hillary election, we should be specific about why legacy candidates are problematic.
Whatever you think about the possibility of a Paul presidency, the guy knows how to work the press.
It is encouraging that there are some stirrings of dissent, but they need to imagine on a much grander scale.