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  1. 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.
  2. Right-Wing Ideological Commissar Jim DeMint Ousted From Heritage FoundationA leading theory is that he helped screw up the Obamacare repeal-and-replace effort.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. ‘Small Government’ Conservatism Is Killing Republican VotersAnd they’re starting to figure that out.
  6. Trump Offers Conservatives the World — in Exchange for Their PrinciplesIs the mainstream right ready to replace its traditional values with pure nationalism?
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. alt-right
    Explaining Ben Shapiro’s Messy, Ethnic-Slur-Laden Breakup With Breitbart“If you insult the stubby fingers and Cheeto face of their orange god-king, then they lose their minds. They absolutely lose it.”
  14. the national interest
    It Would Be Nice If True Conservatives Were Empiricists, But Let’s Face ItSome historical Real Talk.
  15. 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. 
  16. Frank Rich Dives Deep Into the Current State of Conservative Comedy“Anyone who believes in free markets, as American conservatives profess to, should understand that few markets are as ruthless as show […]
  17. Can Conservative Political Humor Be Funny? An Examination of ‘The 1/2 Hour […]The ½ Hour News Hour and An American Carol were a television show and feature film made by conservatives, for conservatives, at the expense of […]