2. Have you ever been at a coffee shop, probably working on a new screenplay, and thought to yourself, “Man, this Americano is tight — but it would be better with less bureaucratic waste and more free market principles”? Or maybe you’ve been out partying for the night with some buds when you suddenly realized that “YOLO” and “traditional family values” aren’t mutually exclusive.

    If thoughts like these have crossed your mind, then the Republican Party wants you to know it’s the party for you. To wit, the Republican National Committee is out with a new ad campaign featuring some rad young kids just like you explaining why they’re Republicans. 

    Watch these super-hip millennials try to convince you to vote Republican, because #responsibility


  3. (MIKE LUCKOVICH Copyright 2014 Creators Syndicate)

    The week’s best editorial cartoons


  4. When it comes to gay marriage, the dissonance between the two Republican camps further underscores the GOP’s broader ideological divide. And it calls attention to the vocal influence of its more regressive, unflattering corners, further hindering the party’s attempt to broaden its appeal to younger voters, many of whom are gravitating en masse to the Democrats because of social issues like gay marriage.

  5. Today’s podcast explores four possibilities for the uncertain future of the GOP.

    Read more on this story here.

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  6. States enacted more restrictions on abortions in the last three years than in the previous 10 combined.

    How abortion emerged as the GOP’s favorite wedge issue


  7. Though free markets, profit motives, and unrestrained accumulation of wealth have no immediate relationship with Christianity, the cross and the coin are nonetheless powerful, paired symbols of the American right wing. Catholic conservatives thus must carve a way around Francis’ difficult insistence that governments be harnessed toward the relief of poverty, not the creation of it.

  8. Is John Boehner happy with outside conservative groups interfering with  the House GOP agenda?

    Um, no.

    How John Boehner learned to stop worrying and hate the Tea Party


  9. If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted.

  10. 140,000

    The number of low-income families set to lose rental assistance vouchers, thanks to Congress’ sequestration policy. That will save $2 billion, the same amount the government shutdown cost in back pay to federal workers.

    How to stick it to the poor: A comprehensive congressional strategy.


  11. The Cheneys’ biggest problem right now?  A family feud.

    The GOP’s biggest problem with the Cheneys?  This chart:

    Why the Cheneys’ gay marriage feud could burn the GOP



  13. Here’s a look at this week’s cover.