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  1. the national interest
    Anybody Fighting Joe Biden Now Is Helping Trump’s Next CoupAll Republican politics is now functionally authoritarian.
  2. the national interest
    The Horrifying Legal Blueprint for Trump’s War on DemocracyThe Eastman memo is a new high-water mark in Republican authoritarianism.
  3. the national interest
    Ben Shapiro’s Book Is a Glib Rationale for Right-Wing AuthoritarianismThe “authoritarian moment” isn’t the president who tried to cancel the election?
  4. the national interest
    Carlson Tells Orbán the Only Threat to Hungarian Democracy Is BidenTucker’s authoritarian dream future, on display in Hungary.
  5. the national interest
    Tucker Carlson Has Seen the Future, and It Is FascistAn important marker on the Republican road to authoritarianism.
  6. the national interest
    Trump Berates Former General for Being Bad at Military Coups“If I was going to do a coup, one of the last people I would want to do it with is General Mark Milley.”
  7. the national interest
    Even Steve Mnuchin Refuses to Admit Biden Won the ElectionWhat it tells us when the most respectable Trumpist won’t refute the big lie.
  8. the national interest
    The Chilling Message of Trump’s Embrace of Ashli Babbitt MartyrdomJanuary 6 is now a heroic uprising to the movement.
  9. insurrection day
    The Long Authoritarian History of the Capitol RiotHow the GOP stoked the violent tendencies of its followers.
  10. the national interest
    How’s the Republican Strategy to Starve Trump of Oxygen Working Out?Let’s review the past 24 hours.
  11. the national interest
    Republicans Say Voting Protections Trample ‘States’ Rights.’ Uh-Oh.The chilling future implications of a very old argument.
  12. the national interest
    GOP Senator: Democracy, Majority Rule Aren’t What Our Country Stands ForRand Paul gets a little too honest about his beliefs.
  13. the national interest
    The Authoritarian Threat Is Not OverhypedRoss Douthat’s unpersuasive case for complacency.
  14. the national interest
    Joe Manchin’s Incoherent Case for Letting Republicans Destroy DemocracyThe most powerful senator’s illogical reasoning.
  15. the national interest
    Trump Sycophants Pleading for Less Coup Talk at Saturday RallyWhat about two-thirds economy, one-third coup, suggests Lindsey Graham.
  16. the national interest
    Trump Believes He Can Regain the Presidency This SummerHe can’t, but the insurrectionist wing of the party isn’t going away.
  17. conservatism
    The GOP Can Win Without Waging War on DemocracyBut they want to never lose.
  18. the national interest
    Texas Republicans Want to Make Trump’s Coup Nice and LegalMichael Flynn said a Myanmar-style military coup “should happen”; Republicans prefer to use the legislature.
  19. the national interest
    Republicans Won’t Investigate Trump’s Coup Because It’s PartisanThat’s exactly why it’s such a threat.
  20. the national interest
    Barr’s Justice Department Launched Secret Attack on Trump Ally’s Twitter CriticA grand jury tried to expose a Twitter account for mocking Devin Nunes.
  21. the national interest
    The Republican Plot to Turn Poll Workers Into Vote SuppressorsThe insidious strategy of using criminal threats to control election officials.
  22. the national interest
    House Republicans Purge Liz Cheney and Join Trump’s War on DemocracyCheney asked her party to choose sides on authoritarianism. They have.
  23. the national interest
    Liz Cheney’s Liberal Critics Are Missing the PointSupporting democracy is not just one issue.
  24. the national interest
    When Trump’s Next Coup Happens, the Republican Party Will Fully Support ItThe Cheney debate shows the party elite has made up its mind.
  25. the national interest
    Liz Cheney Wants to Save American Democracy From Trump’s Next CoupA Republican who seems to have read How Democracies Die.
  26. the national interest
    Republicans Are Purging Liz Cheney for Opposing Trump’s InsurrectionThe anti-Trump revolt ended, and now the Trumpists are shooting the prisoners.
  27. conservatism
    GOP Stands Up to ‘Cancel Culture’ by Criminalizing DissentRepublicans believe that corporations opposing conservative causes undermines civil liberties, but governments criminalizing protest does not.
  28. the national interest
    Republican Senators Make Goonish Threat Against Major League BaseballSpeak up for voting rights, and the antitrust exemption gets it.
  29. the national interest
    Georgia’s Jim Crow Lite Vote Suppression Continues Trump’s War on Democracy“Voter suppression is when you don’t get to vote,” says Ben Shapiro.
  30. the national interest
    Trump Complains Government Is ‘Persecuting’ Capitol Rioters“It was zero threat, right from the start.”
  31. the national interest
    ‘Everybody Shouldn’t Be Voting,’ Republican Blurts OutConservative arguments against voting rights haven’t changed in 60 years.
  32. the national interest
    How Never Trumpers Are Becoming Pro-Democracy RepublicansRepublicans who left the party over Trump are staying away over authoritarianism.
  33. the national interest
    I Read Mike Pence’s Blueprint for Permanent Authoritarian RuleChange the voting rules so mobs aren’t needed again.
  34. the national interest
    The Future of Conservatism Is Flight 93 Elections ForeverMichael Anton sees the January 6 riot as the start of a new revolutionary spirit on the right.
  35. the national interest
    Firing Actors for Being Conservative Is Another Hollywood BlacklistWhat is the principled difference between barring communists and barring conservatives?
  36. the national interest
    Republicans Have Decided Not to Rethink AnythingWhat if they held a GOP civil war and nobody came?
  37. the national interest
    Josh Hawley: I Stood Up to Capitol Mob by Endorsing Its DemandsThe Missouri senator explains his bravery.
  38. the national interest
    Trump Warns Impeachment Will Cause ‘Tremendous Danger’He doesn’t sound very contrite about the mob.
  39. the national interest
    Trump Authoritarianism Denial Is Over NowJust weeks, ago, conservatives insisted Trump would concede if he lost the election.
  40. the national interest
    The Trump Era Could Only End in a Final Attack on DemocracyFour years of mainstream Republican denial have come crashing down.
  41. the national interest
    Trump Tells Georgia Official to Steal Election in Recorded Call“I just want to find 11,780 votes.”
  42. the national interest
    William Barr Was Donald Trump, But With a BrainThe departing attorney general could never be quite corrupt enough to suit his boss.
  43. the national interest
    How Michael Anton’s ‘Flight 93 Election’ Essay Defined the Trump EraRepublicans handed the country to an unfit man knowing he could crash.
  44. conservatism
    Trump Is Growing the GOP’s ‘Anti-Rule of Law’ WingGOP lawmakers are trying to nullify the 2020 election, while activists intimidate officials with threats of violence and far-right cops break the law.
  45. authoritarianism
    Liberal Hyperbole About Trump’s Authoritarianism Was Never the ProblemThe stakes of semantic debates over Trump’s alleged “fascism” and “coup” are much lower than liberals or left-contrarians care to admit.
  46. the national interest
    A Disturbing Number of Republicans Support Trump’s Coup AttemptOpposing a coup that’s certain to fail ought to be easy.
  47. the national interest
    Why Trump and Republicans Are Plotting to Undermine Democracy“What is the downside for humoring him for this little bit of time?”
  48. the national interest
    Trump Wants to Steal the Election, But He’ll FailHe can’t stop the count.
  49. the national interest
    Trump: The U.S. Is Worse to Deal With Than Russia, China, or North KoreaThe president understands his true enemy: democracy.
  50. vision 2020
    Trump’s Voter-Suppression Strategy Is a Crisis (Even If It Backfires)Historic turnout doesn’t erase the threat posed by the GOP’s open contempt for the political rights of its opposition.
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