If you think about the domestic issues Americans say they care about most, Republicans -- and, in particular, Republican presidential candidates -- are at the fringes of the conversation, or nowhere at all.
It's been more than a decade since anyone wrote that all the interesting new ideas are coming out of the conservative think tanks or the Republican policy shops.
[I]n terms of coming up with fresh approaches to old issues or responsive solutions to urgent new challenges, the Republican supply chain is empty. And as Americans are becoming dissatisfied with market outcomes and lax regulation, Republicans find themselves hamstrung by anti-government and anti-tax ideologies.
These are encouraging times.