Displaying all articles tagged:


  1. election 2024
    Trump Wants His Enemies to Fear for Their LivesThe GOP front-runner is stoking threats of violence against anyone who threatens his power. It’s working.
  2. the national interest
    Let’s Compare How Trump and Biden Treat Indicted Crooks on Their Own SideRepublicans won’t admit it, but Biden is respecting DOJ independence.
  3. the national interest
    Republicans Attacking Trump As ‘Unelectable’ Is Just So PatheticIt’s not only weak, it’s not even true.
  4. 2022 elections
    For Republicans, Abetting Coups Is a Good Career MoveHouse Republicans who aided Donald Trump’s efforts on January 6 are more likely to win reelection.
  5. the national interest
    ‘Lock Them Up’ Is Now the Republican Party’s Highest GoalIt’s no longer about policy or even culture war but prosecutorial revenge.
  6. the national interest
    Why Republicans Want a Nakedly Partisan Justice DepartmentNeutral law enforcement is a losing game for them.
  7. the national interest
    The GOP’s Authoritarian AccelerationInternal resistance to its anti-democratic turn has all but vanished.
  8. the national interest
    White Supremacy Is a Dangerous Threat Because Republicans Use ItHorrifying developments in the week since Biden’s warning have vindicated it.
  9. the national interest
    John Durham Shows ‘Lock Her Up’ Politics Were Never About Real CrimesRepublicans want to send people to jail after Durham finds no crimes.
  10. the national interest
    Ron DeSantis’s Thuggish New Threats Against DisneyThe Florida governor is trying to out-authoritarian Trump.
  11. the national interest
    The Republican Party May Not Be Fascist, But It’s Definitely Getting Fasci-erThe left-wing case for downplaying authoritarianism is not convincing.
  12. the national interest
    DeSantis Promises Florida Will Control Disney ContentRight-wing board to clamp down on “woke ideology” in cartoons.
  13. the national interest
    Ron DeSantis Is Imposing Political Control on SchoolsA step by step blueprint to turn the state into a political weapon.
  14. the national interest
    Ron DeSantis’s Anti-Vaccine Campaign Continues Trump’s War on the Rule of Law“Lock her up” becomes a permanent GOP tactic.
  15. the national interest
    The Republicans’ Problem Isn’t ‘Candidate Quality,’ It’s Crazy PeopleBeing sane isn’t a messaging choice.
  16. the national interest
    First Amendment: 1, Ron DeSantis: 0Judge smacks down Florida law ending academic freedom.
  17. the national interest
    The Right’s Only Regret About Trumpists Is That They LostDon’t mistake tactical critiques for moral ones.
  18. the national interest
    Of Course Democracy Is on the BallotGiving more power to an authoritarian party is dangerous.
  19. the national interest
    Biden’s Defense of Democracy May Not Work, But It Is RightThe case against taking authoritarianism seriously is too cynical.
  20. the national interest
    Denying the Attack on Pelosi Is a Bridge to Supporting ItThe mental contortions of the anti-anti-DePape right.
  21. the national interest
    This Is Not the Political Violence That Should Scare UsThe conditions are present for much deadlier political violence.
  22. the national interest
    Why Are Florida Republicans Paying a White Supremacist Goon?The saga of Marco Rubio and the Proud Boys.
  23. early and often
    The Media Did Not Trick Voters Into Disliking InflationIt is possible for a voter to worry more about rising prices than creeping authoritarianism without ever watching CNN.
  24. politics
    How to Make a Semi-Fascist PartyThe hostile, paranoid, and increasingly authoritarian path ahead for American conservatism.
  25. the national interest
    Illiberal Chic Deserves to Die on the Battlefield of Putin’s Failed WarBeing authoritarian doesn’t make your country strong or smart.
  26. the national interest
    The Republican Response to Biden’s Democracy Speech Proves His PointYep, they are dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump.
  27. the national interest
    Pennsylvania GOP Governor Candidate Doug Mastriano Refuses to Denounce Nazi AllyAn incredibly ominous sign in the GOP’s rightward lurch.
  28. the national interest
    Without Media Accountability, Republicans Will Govern Like a One-Party StateWhat happens when Republicans shut out independent media.
  29. the national interest
    Blake Masters, Nazi-Adjacent Arizona Republican Senate CandidateAnother sign of the party’s radicalization.
  30. the national interest
    Republicans Are Trying to Cover Up Greatest Political Scandal in U.S. HistoryThe GOP still won’t admit it even deserves to be investigated.
  31. the national interest
    Republicans Respond to January 6 Hearings by Defending TrumpNo remorse, no accountability.
  32. the national interest
    Trump’s Insurrection Is Building Professionalized InstitutionsNext time, they won’t rely on amateurs.
  33. the national interest
    Republicans Block Bill to Monitor Their Violent Allies“Domestic extremists — hey, that’s us!”
  34. the national interest
    J.D. Vance Is a Dangerous AuthoritarianThe only coherent aspect of his worldview is a lust for power.
  35. the national interest
    In DeSantis’s Banana Republic, Corporations Must Support the PartyOrbanism is Florida.
  36. the national interest
    Trump, Putin, and the Paradox of PropagandaWhen you set out to brainwash others, you end up brainwashing yourself.
  37. the national interest
    DeSantis’s Threats to Disney Is What Post-Trump Authoritarianism Looks Like“Special treatment” as long as you support the government.
  38. the national interest
    Republicans Can’t Decide Whether to Celebrate Trump’s Coup Plot or Ignore ItWhat the “legitimate political discourse” fight reveals.
  39. the national interest
    Republican Party Excommunicates Liz Cheney for Opposing the InsurrectionRNC calls rioters “ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.”
  40. the national interest
    Trump Dangles Pardons to His 2024 Insurrectionist AlliesHe said he would pardon the January 6 rioters, which really means he is soliciting insurrection next time.
  41. the national interest
    Republicans Want You to Think January 6 Was Random ViolencePolitical violence that has major-party support is categorically different.
  42. authoritarianism
    Trump Endorses Viktor Orbán, His Hungarian Role ModelIt’s an unusual move that may signal what Trump hopes to achieve for himself.
  43. the national interest
    Conservatism and Fascism Are Not the Same ThingYou can’t stop authoritarianism unless you understand it.
  44. the national interest
    ‘Normal’ Republican Ron DeSantis Wants to Lock Up Anthony FauciBeing a less deranged authoritarian than Trump is a low bar.
  45. the national interest
    Trump Took Over the GOP Because He’s Willing to Break ItAnd his Republican critics aren’t.
  46. the national interest
    If Trump Voters Lived in Germany, They’d Be in the Fascist PartyNo, not that one.
  47. the national interest
    Chris Christie and the Death of the Never Trump Republican“The line of supporting Donald Trump starts behind me!”
  48. the national interest
    Trump Openly Defends Insurrectionists Trying to Hang Pence As ‘Common Sense’The slow, inevitable evolution of the former president’s pro-riot rhetoric.
  49. the national interest
    Republican Infrastructure Supporters Facing Right-Wing PurgeThe only good infrastructure bill is a Trump infrastructure bill.
  50. the national interest
    Report: Corporations Ready to Resume Donating to Pro-Coup RepublicansIt’s not because they’ve solved the problem of Republican authoritarianism.
Load More