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  1. conservatism
    The Lesson That Republicans Will (Probably) Take From the 2018 MidtermsSpooked by the backlash to ACA repeal, the GOP will probably outsource the grim task of gutting the welfare state to the judiciary next time around.
  2. the national interest
    A Defector From Conservatism With a Clear Vision of Trump’s RiseMax Boot’s Corrosion of Conservatism shrewdly mines the history of the conservative movement to learn how it went so badly.
  3. centrism
    America Already Has a Centrist Party. It’s Called the Democrats.Are you part of the “Exhausted Majority” that opposes both Donald Trump and far-left activists? Good news: there’s a party for you.
  4. centrism
    No, Hate Speech and Political Correctness Are Not EquivalentDavid Brooks and Charles Lane want compromise above all. Sometimes that involves a compromise with evil.
  5. conservatism
    Republicans: Protesters Are an Unruly Mob — Unless They Have Guns and Support UsThe GOP’s attacks on anti-Kavanaugh protesters are rooted in (authoritarian) principle: Only conservatives can legitimately exercise dissent.
  6. anthony kennedy
    Anthony Kennedy Is an Enemy of DemocracyThe former Supreme Court justice lamented the “decline of democracy” over the weekend. But he is directly responsible for such decline in the U.S.
  7. the kavanaugh hearings
    Why Conservatives Will Regret Confirming Brett KavanaughJohn Roberts’s majority has issued many radical decisions without Democratic voters taking notice. With Kavanaugh on the bench, they will.
  8. campus controversies
    Colleges Don’t Need More Republican ProfessorsUniversities can have ideological diversity without employing apologists for a plutocratic party that cultivates racism and demonizes intellectuals.
  9. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Meet Brett Kavanaugh’s Alleged Accomplice, Mark JudgeKavanaugh’s accuser alleges that his high-school buddy, who has since become a writer, was in the room during the assault.
  10. brett kavanaugh
    Conservatives Suddenly Realize Juvenile Sex Offenders Deserve LeniencyApparently, Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged juvenile offense shouldn’t prevent him from presiding over a legal system that imprisons juveniles for life.
  11. The GOP Has No New Ideas Because Elderly Billionaires Own Its BrainRepublicans haven’t adapted their agenda to 21st-century problems because their plutocratic paymasters don’t have any of those.
  12. Will Losing the House Bring Down Kevin McCarthy’s Bid for Leadership?Ryan’s designated successor has no choice but to get out there on the campaign trail. But anything other than a GOP win could be dangerous for him.
  13. The Anti-Trump Right Has Become Trump’s BaseTed Cruz voters support Trump as much as Trump voters do.
  14. Trump Plans to Prop Up Unprofitable Coal Plants With ‘Emergency’ AidThe administration is finalizing a plan to exacerbate climate change — and increase the cost of energy — in the name of “national security.”
  15. The Idea-Free Book That Has the Right Excited About IdeasJonah Goldberg’s Suicide of the West exemplifies why a particular style of Beltway conservatism is in such crisis today.
  16. Seniors Are More Conservative Because the Poor Die OffSometimes older voters aren’t just naturally more conservative. It’s just that wealthier and whiter people tend to live longer and healthier lives.
  17. Red-State Teachers Just Scored a Victory That Could Transform the GOPLast night in Kentucky, teachers showed GOP lawmakers that supporting education cuts could cost them — in a Republican primary.
  18. Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Points Gun at Teen in New AdBrian Kemp is in a competition with his Republican rivals to show how much he loves guns. But they could go too far.
  19. Trump Handed the Agenda to Conservatives and They Blew ItIdeologues on the right will say their ideas have never been tried, but the truth is, they’re out of workable ideas.
  20. The Trump Tax Cuts Are Still Unpopular. That’s a Crisis for Conservatives.If the GOP can’t get Americans to enjoy the candy of its fiscal agenda, how will they ever get them to eat the vegetables?
  21. Congressman Lays Loaded Gun on the Table And It Doesn’t Shoot AnybodySouth Carolina’s Ralph Norman wanted to show that guns don’t shoot people without people being involved.
  22. The Teachers’ Strikes Have Exposed the GOP’s Achilles HeelThe red-state rebellion has revealed that the GOP’s “starve the beast” agenda is deeply unpopular with the party’s own voters.
  23. Donald Trump Is the Most Pure Conservative President EverTrump exists not because conservatism lost, but because it won.
  24. Guns Make Republicans Feel Safe. So America Can’t Be.The GOP would rather make conservatives feel secure in their worldview than keep Americans safe in their communities.
  25. Trump Wants Big Government to Decide What Poor People Get to EatHis budget would cut aid to food stamp recipients – and replace it with a box of canned goods picked out by D.C. bureaucrats.
  26. Trump’s ‘Sh*thole Country’ Comment Is Right-wing Political Correctness Run AmokThe right doesn’t want to face the inconvenient truths of history. So it blames the poverty of ex-slave colonies on the character of their residents.
  27. Establishment Fave McSally Will Run for Senate As a Sharia-Hating Trump AllyIn her campaign announcement video, McSally moves to the right as fast as she possibly can.
  28. Voters Are Starting to See Trump As a Garden-Variety ConservativeIn 2016 he benefited from many voters perceiving him as moderate or even liberal. There aren’t so many anymore.
  29. Trump: Vote for an Alleged Sexual Predator Because He’s Tough on CrimeThe president suggests that Roy Moore is preferable to Doug Jones because the latter is “soft on crime.”
  30. Why The Opioid Crisis Could Shatter Trump’s CoalitionRural America’s top problem can only be solved with policies that the Republican donor class will never allow.
  31. The Republican Roots of TrumpismJonathan Chait interviews conservative former talk-radio host Charlie Sykes on the rise of Donald Trump.
  32. Hurricane Harvey and the Stunted Moral Imagination of American ConservatismWhy does the government have a responsibility to aid hurricane victims, but not the blameless victims of poverty, racism, or other social calamities?
  33. The Trump Budget’s Approach to Welfare Is Based on Discredited DelusionsIf Trump cared about increasing productivity and growth — rather than redistributing wealth upward — he would increase social spending, not cut it.
  34. Right-Wing Ideological Commissar Jim DeMint Ousted From Heritage FoundationA leading theory is that he helped screw up the Obamacare repeal-and-replace effort.
  35. What Would It Be Like If Ted Cruz Had Become President?In all the talk about Trump becoming “normal” or “centrist,” it is illuminating to realize how little would have changed if Ted Cruz had defeated him.
  36. The GOP Almost Lost in Kansas Because Even Republicans Hate Their Party’s AgendaLocal issues helped make last night’s special election competitive. That’s a national problem for the Republican Party.
  37. ‘Small Government’ Conservatism Is Killing Republican VotersAnd they’re starting to figure that out.
  38. Trump Offers Conservatives the World — in Exchange for Their PrinciplesIs the mainstream right ready to replace its traditional values with pure nationalism?
  39. Is Trump Taking Over Conservatism, or Is Conservatism Absorbing Trump?The evidence ahead of a key right-wing conference suggests that it’s the right that’s moving.
  40. ACA Repeal Is Forcing Republicans to Choose Between Conservatism and CompassionThe GOP realizes it can either throw sick people off their insurance (which is cruel) or retain government mandates (which isn’t conservative).
  41. Ted Cruz Becomes Just Another Trump RepublicanThe senators’ diminishing role as a Trump loyalist shows the extent to which the new regime has absorbed movement conservatism.
  42. Will Donald Trump Push the GOP Left on Health Care?He is making liberal noises on drug prices, maternity leave, and more. That might mean something — or nothing.
  43. The Radical Unpredictability of Donald TrumpAs everyone tries to get a fix on what his administration will be like, the most terrifying possibility is that it will follow no pattern at all.
  44. 3 Paths the Trump Administration Can TakeThe new administration could plausibly be purely disruptive, engineer a conservative policy revolution, or remake the GOP into a populist party.
  45. Explaining Ben Shapiro’s Messy, Ethnic-Slur-Laden Breakup With BreitbartIf you insult the stubby fingers and Cheeto face of their orange god-king, then they lose their minds. They absolutely lose it.”
  46. It Would Be Nice If True Conservatives Were Empiricists, But Let’s Face ItSome historical Real Talk.
  47. social psychology
    Why Pickup Truck Drivers Are Paying $5,000 to Pollute More“Rolling coal” is a way of saying, “You tree huggers are idiots,” says a sociologist.