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  1. conservatism
    The Time for Democrats to Go Nuclear Was YesterdayIf conservatives can subvert the Constitution to gut abortion rights, moderate Democrats can abolish the filibuster to protect them.
  2. conservatism
    Afghan Refugee Crisis Will Test the Strength of GOP NativismWhile some Republicans slam Biden for betraying Afghans, Trumpists are already mulling anti-refugee primary campaigns in 2022.
  3. conservatism
    ‘Buying Votes’ Is Good, ActuallyThe right’s new attack on Biden’s child allowance reveals its contempt for democracy.
  4. explainer
    How the GOP’s Long War on the IRS Threatens the Infrastructure DealThe bipartisan deal is financed by ramped-up tax enforcement. But for decades, Republicans have been devoted to defunding and demonizing the IRS.
  5. religion
    White Evangelicals Now Outnumbered by Mainline Protestants in U.S.Conservative Evangelical triumphalism in religion, culture, and politics is no longer justified by the trends in American life.
  6. conservatism
    Tucker Carlson’s Populism Is for the Small-Time RichThe Fox News host’s claims that Joe Biden will destroy the suburbs reveal the true nature of working-class conservatism.
  7. conservatism
    It’s Tough to Prove You’re a ‘True Conservative’ in the Trump EraMany of the old principles of hard-core conservatism are still obligatory for Republicans. And now they have to demonstrate loyalty to Trump, too.
  8. the economy
    A World of High Wages and Cheap Burrito Bowls Is PossibleWhy better pay for some doesn’t necessarily mean more expensive goods for others.
  9. ideas
    The Delusions of the Radical CentristWhy Michael Lind’s iconoclastic brand of populist politics fails to convince.
  10. conservatism
    The GOP Can Win Without Waging War on DemocracyBut they want to never lose.
  11. conservatism
    Law-and-Order Conservatives Call on Biden to Defund the Tax PoliceThe “populist” right is mobilizing against Joe Biden’s plot to prevent the superrich from shirking their tax obligations.
  12. conservatism
    Why the GOP Is Ideologically LostConservatives can’t reconcile their dual commitments to liberal capitalism and moral traditionalism.
  13. 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.
  14. the moral minority
    The GOP (Rightly) Fears America’s Churchless MajorityAs the American public grows historically secular, the Christian right is trying to take democracy down with it.
  15. republicans
    The Rotten Core of Republican Appeals to the Working ClassRepublicans are embracing the perilous tradition of producerism, offering working-class voters a mix of nativism, protectionism, and culture war.
  16. republican party
    Conservative George W. Bush Is Now Too Liberal for His PartyGeorge W. and Jeb Bush once defined not just Republicanism, but movement conservatism. Both have changed decisively after Trump.
  17. republican party
    Is ‘Anti-Wokeness’ the New Ideology of the Republican Party?The sudden GOP obsession with “cancellation” suggests old-school conservatism may be displaced by cultural extremism that goes beyond Trump.
  18. class war
    The Biden Agenda Could Reverse the Democrats’ Losses With Working-Class VotersVoters say Biden’s stimulus helps workers, not the wealthy. If they start saying the same about Biden himself, the GOP could be in trouble.
  19. conservatism
    Rubio Endorses Labor Unions (As a Punishment for ‘Woke’ Companies)Rubio’s endorsement of the union drive at Amazon is an ultimatum to capital: If you want the GOP to help you crush labor, don’t go “woke.”
  20. conservatism
    What Can Republicans Do to Make ‘Conservative Populism’ More Popular?From identifying a few ways to re-redistribute resources to their constituencies to restricting the franchise, Republicans are battling the future.
  21. conservatism
    GOP Decides Equal Representation Is an ‘Assault on Democracy’In making the case against Democratic election reforms, conservatives are arguing that “states’ rights” are more important than equal citizenship.
  22. culture war
    The Right Would Rather Debate Kids’ Books Than Biden’s BillsAs Democrats ready a major expansion of Obamacare and child welfare, GOP lawmakers are whining about Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head.
  23. conservatism
    The $15 Minimum-Wage Debate Clarifies the Partisan Economic DivideRepublican “populists” oppose a $15 minimum wage because they stand for predatory small-business owners, not working people.
  24. conservatism
    Trump’s Reconquest of the GOP May Have an Upside for DemocracyAverting minority rule requires radicalizing Senate Democrats. The GOP renewing its vows of fealty to Trump facilitates that task.
  25. conservatism
    CPAC Cancels Speaker at Conference With the Theme ‘America Uncanceled’The conference was right to nix an anti-Semitic panelist for his “reprehensible views.” But where does that leave its keynote speaker, Donald Trump?
  26. the republican party
    Capitol Riot Took Toll on GOP Approval, RegistrationsNearly 140,000 Republican voters quit the party in January, while Democrats opened up a double-digit advantage in approval.
  27. conservatism
    5 Flaws in the Conservative Case Against Biden’s Child AllowanceThe American Enterprise Institute warns that if we rescue millions of kids from poverty, single moms will work one less hour a week.
  28. president trump
    We’re Lucky the Trump Presidency Wasn’t WorseElecting an authoritarian reality star brought us mass death and insurrection. But it’s also left us with a fighting chance to fortify our democracy.
  29. republican party
    Post-Capitol Hill Riot Polls Reveal Big Problem for GOPEven as Trump’s overall popularity hits all-time lows, a large portion of the Republican base sees him as their champion.
  30. republican party
    Can Republicans Bounce Back Like They Did After Nixon?The last GOP president to be impeached and disgraced shattered his party.
  31. conservatism
    As ‘Woke Capital’ Turns on Trump, the GOP Turns on ‘Small Government’The movement for “small government” is starting to realize that it has more influence over the state than it does over the corporate sector.
  32. conservatism
    House GOP Admits It Opposes Democracy, Not Voter FraudHouse Republicans claimed that they object to affirming Biden’s victory out of concern for voter fraud. A colleague just called their bluff.
  33. the economy
    GOP Admits That Handing Out Free Money Creates Jobs“By sending out checks, we’re putting money into the economy for people,” Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday, “which will have the impact of creating jobs.”
  34. 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.
  35. conservatism
    Why the Right’s Principled Populists Will LoseThe vanguard of “pro-worker conservatism” has a clear-eyed view of the Trump era’s lessons — but little hope of making the GOP learn them.
  36. coronavirus stimulus
    The GOP Is Fighting to Block Red-State BailoutsSix of the seven states that are suffering the biggest revenue losses from COVID voted for Trump. Republicans are trying to block fiscal aid anyway.
  37. supreme court
    The Supreme Court Is Waging War on Democracy — and Voters ApproveA 6-to-3 conservative court would work to entrench minority rule. Polls suggest it could have majority support while doing so.
  38. supreme court
    Republicans Oppose Court Packing (Except When They Support It)In Georgia and Arizona, conservatives have already done what they denounce Democrats for even contemplating.
  39. supreme court
    Amy Coney Barrett’s Judicial Neutrality Is a Political FictionWhen Barrett says that she interprets “the laws as written,” she is really asserting that right-wing jurisprudence is objective truth.
  40. 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.”
  41. the senate
    The GOP Is Sabotaging Trump’s Economy a Month Before Election Day. Here’s Why.McConnell can afford to walk away from COVID relief because the Senate’s partisan skew tightly limits how many seats his party can lose.
  42. qanon
    QAnon Is Madness. But Believing In It Can Be Rational.For those who lack the resources to understand or influence political reality, conspiracy theories are more useful than the truth.
  43. supreme court
    If the McConnell Rule Is Dead, Court-Packing Is PermittedTrump has a right to appoint RBG’s replacement. And Biden will have a right to award himself a 7-6 Supreme Court majority.
  44. the republican party
    The GOP Is No Longer the Pro-Business PartyThe right’s contempt for climate science and Keynesianism makes it incapable of governing in capital’s long-term interests.
  45. q&a
    The Conservative Case for Organized LaborA dissident conservative think tank — and Marco Rubio — is calling on the GOP to embrace collective-bargaining rights.
  46. 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.
  47. the national interest
    Only Way to Save the Republican Party: Free It From the Conservative MovementA truly radical vision for a non-pathological GOP.
  48. populism
    The Populist Case for Trump Is Now 100 Percent Policy FreeIn an op-ed, GOP senator Josh Hawley argues that Trump has fought Wall Street to aid working people, citing no examples.
  49. conservatism
    ‘Working Class’ Conservatism Doesn’t Work Without UnionsSelf-styled “populist” Republicans — who oppose pro-labor policies — are just Reaganites in different clothes.
  50. 2020 elections
    Trump’s Candidate Bill Hagerty Wins Wild Tennessee Senate PrimaryA primary in which both candidates kept trying to outflank each other on the right was won by the original front-runner and Trump endorsee.
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