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Sam Tanenhaus: Is Conservatism Making a Comeback?

In November it will be ten years since his first major political defeat, the 2006 midterm disaster that gave the Democrats majorities in both the Senate and the House, halting the “ rolling realignmen... read more

Letter to the Editor: Troubled by realignment

Bush’s last chief of staff, barred Karl Rove, President Bush’s political adviser ... Barletta and tell them you are troubled by the realignment at the National Security Council. read more

The Rove Realignment

Who could have guessed that eight years later, the senator from Arizona would be dedicating the remainder of his political life to finishing Karl Rove's good works on Earth? And yet, as McCain runs ar... read more

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Karl Rove’s Dying Dream

His extremism is undermining Rove’s realignment. The problem has become clear with Bush’s difficulties in filling Sandra Day O’Connor’s slot on the Supreme Court. The Harriet Miers nomination was an a... read more


Rove's Blind Spot

In the wake of Bush's 2004 reelection, Green reports, Rove, newly promoted by Bush to domestic policy czar, concluded that the time for this realignment had come. Green documents Rove's mistakes as he ... read more

Democratic realignment in the making if Republicans don't adapt

Rove astutely sensed a McKinleyesque realignment on the horizon, but he never saw an Obama at its vanguard. So I for one am willing to cut Rove some slack, for it’s sad to see dreams crushed. Gyory is ... read more

1896 and All That

When political strategist Karl Rove spoke in Washington last week, he was reluctant to talk about the 2016 presidential race. His most extensive comment to a packed crowd at the A read more

'Courage and Consequence' by Karl Rove

Rove, of course, was the political architect of all Bush's ... and Medicare supporting faith-based social services -- to accomplish a fundamental electoral realignment. For that, Rove blames the cowar... read more

Four More Years Attributed to Rove's Strategy

We saw it in 2002, and we saw it again this year. . . . It tells me we may be seeing part of a rolling realignment." Bush's victory is likely to enlarge the myth of Rove, with all its layers and compl... read more

Karl Rove's Gilded Age

Meaning what, exactly—that Rove knew all along how flimsy a construct his and Bush’s neo-McKinleyism was, that the rolling realignment would screech to a halt as soon as reality set in? Rove gave no h... read more

Spinner Emeritus

Karl Rove has always loved his role as White House historian ... Rove has a lot to explain: why his dream of a GOP realignment never happened (or hasn't happened yet), why he isn't responsible for mak... read more

Rove's White House Role Expands Into Policy

WASHINGTON — White House advisor Karl Rove ... Now, GOP strategists say, Rove is focused on a "realignment" strategy built on second-term policy initiatives that are designed in part to lure new voter... read more



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