Is there a connection? The answer is, it's complicated.
They may not have a lot of policy ideas, but when it comes to innovative procedural thinking, they leave the Democrats in the dust.
On at least a couple of issues, one poll suggests they have.
The inspiring festival of feigned outrage and inane controversies that is the modern American electoral campaign.
The New York Times columnist demonstrates the dangers of extrapolating from your personal experience, especially when you did something really stupid.
We should acknowledge both the benefits and the risks of the deal to obtain his release. But conservatives keep talking like it's 2002.
The latest Snowden revelation says the NSA is increasingly relying on facial recognition, as are lots of law enforcement agencies. Before long, the right to anonymity in public could be gone.
The administration will protest that they're doing nothing of the sort. But why don't we?
Since nobody paid attention to it until there was a scandal, reporters didn't have the knowledge to tell us whether Eric Shinseki was doing a good or bad job.
What scares you more: the idea that the NSA could take control of your phone, or the idea that a foreign intelligence service could?
The Supreme Court decides a case on the Secret Service pushing anti-Bush protesters away from the president.
Some Republicans want a new "Contract With America." It won't make a difference one way or the other.
You'll hear Republicans call these regulations "lawless" over and over. Here's why that's bunk.
Putting our past and present conflicts in context.
Round and round she goes...