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  1. 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.
  2. the national interest
    Firing Actors for Being Conservative Is Another Hollywood BlacklistWhat is the principled difference between barring communists and barring conservatives?
  3. the national interest
    Republicans Have Decided Not to Rethink AnythingWhat if they held a GOP civil war and nobody came?
  4. the national interest
    Josh Hawley: I Stood Up to Capitol Mob by Endorsing Its DemandsThe Missouri senator explains his bravery.
  5. the national interest
    Trump Warns Impeachment Will Cause ‘Tremendous Danger’He doesn’t sound very contrite about the mob.
  6. the national interest
    Trump Authoritarianism Denial Is Over NowJust weeks, ago, conservatives insisted Trump would concede if he lost the election.
  7. the national interest
    The Trump Era Could Only End in a Final Attack on DemocracyFour years of mainstream Republican denial have come crashing down.
  8. the national interest
    Trump Tells Georgia Official to Steal Election in Recorded Call“I just want to find 11,780 votes.”
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. the national interest
    A Disturbing Number of Republicans Support Trump’s Coup AttemptOpposing a coup that’s certain to fail ought to be easy.
  14. 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?”
  15. the national interest
    Trump Wants to Steal the Election, But He’ll FailHe can’t stop the count.
  16. the national interest
    Trump: The U.S. Is Worse to Deal With Than Russia, China, or North KoreaThe president understands his true enemy: democracy.
  17. 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.
  18. the national interest
    Even If Trump Loses, Republicans’ Authoritarian Ambitions Will Live OnWhat an election can and can’t save.
  19. the national interest
    Trump’s Incompetence Does Not Excuse His AuthoritarianismThe plot against America will probably fail. But it might succeed.
  20. authoritarianism
    Mike Lee Opposes Democracy — But Supports Rule by ‘The People’Like other Republicans, Lee’s view on whether “government by the people” is desirable depends on who counts as “the people.”
  21. the national interest
    Republican Senator Blurts Out That He Hates DemocracyMike Lee loves Trump because they’re both authoritarian.
  22. vision 2020
    ‘Classic Authoritarian’: How Historians Rate Trump’s Danger to DemocracyYou’re not paranoid to think the U.S. is headed for disaster, according to the people who study how democracies die.
  23. the national interest
    Trump’s Threats of Bloodshed Are Off Message, Republicans WorryEvery time Trump says he’s an authoritarian, it just feeds into the baseless liberal paranoia that he’s some kind of “authoritarian.”
  24. the national interest
    Trump Says Reporters Covering Protests Deserve to Be Attacked“They threw him aside like a bag of popcorn.”
  25. the national interest
    Trump, Orbán, and Putin Are Forming an Authoritarian AllianceWhen you’re a tsar, they let you do it.
  26. politics
    Trump Announces a ‘National Commission to Support Patriotic Education’In announcing his intention for the authoritarian measure, Trump claimed that teaching “critical race theory” to students was “a form of child abuse.”
  27. the national interest
    William Barr Lays Out Terrifying Theory for Corrupting Justice DepartmentThe law is whatever Barr says it is.
  28. authoritarianism
    It Is Not Undemocratic to Call Trump’s Presidency ‘Illegitimate’Fear of Trump’s authoritarianism isn’t hysteria, and disputing the legitimacy of his rule isn’t anti-democratic.
  29. the national interest
    William Barr Not Sure If Trump’s Plan for His Supporters to Vote Twice Is LegalAttorney general appears unfamiliar with the law.
  30. authoritarianism
    Many GOP Voters Value America’s Whiteness More Than Its DemocracyA new study found that anti-democratic sentiments have broad support among GOP voters — especially those who resent nonwhites’ political power.
  31. the national interest
    Trump’s Reelection Campaign Is Corrupting the Entire Federal GovernmentFive recent stories all suggest the same giant scandal.
  32. empires
    Trump’s Authoritarian Theater Was Just for Show, Until It Wasn’tThe presence of federal forces in Portland marks, for the president, a political strategy ripe for replication anytime he faces the will of voters.
  33. the national interest
    Trump Can’t Stop the Election, But He Can Threaten DemocracyWhen Joe Biden predicted Trump would try this, Republicans laughed.
  34. the national interest
    Trump Commits Two More Impeachable Offenses This Week AloneHe doesn’t seem chastened.
  35. the national interest
    Barr Trying to Purge the Last Prosecutor Who Can Still Investigate TrumpThe window on Trump having to follow the law is closing fast.
  36. the national interest
    Trump’s Top General Mark Milley Admits Error in Attack on ProtestersThe security Establishment continues to defect from Trump.
  37. the national interest
    Trump Has Gone Full AuthoritarianHis first term reaches a violent crescendo.
  38. the national interest
    Trump Goes Full Authoritarian on the George Floyd ProtestsTrump talks to Putin, then says other countries are laughing at us for being weak.
  39. the national interest
    No, Kellyanne Conway, Voting Rights Are Not Like Cupcakes“They wait in line for an hour at Georgetown Cupcake,” so they can do it to vote, says Trump adviser.
  40. the national interest
    Trump Threatens to Close Down Social Media for Challenging His LiesThe president isn’t pretending to have any neutral principles. He wants to control all media.
  41. the national interest
    Trump Is Failing at Governing But Winning at AuthoritarianismTerrible management and effective corruption can go hand in hand.
  42. the national interest
    William Barr Wants to Lock Up Trump’s Deep State Enemies, But Not Joe BidenThe AG triangulates between Trump and Robert Mueller.
  43. the national interest
    ‘Obamagate’ Is Trump’s Name for the Crimes He’s Trying to Commit HimselfObama was very hesitant to weaponize law enforcement and intelligence. Trump, uh, isn’t.
  44. the national interest
    Trump’s Entire Coronavirus Response Is Massive Political CorruptionPutting his name on relief checks is just the most visible element.
  45. the national interest
    Trump Claims Unconstitutional Power to Overrule State Stay-at-Home OrdersTrump claims he has authoritarian powers, dismisses legal right of state governments to handle police power.
  46. the national interest
    Trump: Absentee Voting Is Fraud Unless It’s My SupportersRepublicans will use the coronavirus to suppress the vote, unless Democrats stop them right now.
  47. the national interest
    Trump in 2nd Day of Meltdown Over Government Report on Hospital ShortagesPresident rages over survey showing doctors and nurses lack protective equipment, can’t get coronavirus test results.
  48. the national interest
    The Next Coronavirus Bill Is Democrats’ Last Chance to Ensure a Fair ElectionThe travesty in Wisconsin is a preview of what is to come unless Democrats insist on a fair election.
  49. conservatism
    No, Theocracy and Progressivism Aren’t Equally AuthoritarianA Harvard Law professor called for turning the U.S. into a Catholic theocracy. Conservatives offered an interesting defense.
  50. the national interest
    Bernie Sanders Is Not a CommunistDebunking a smear.
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