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The Republican Party

  1. conservatism
    Scott, Haley, and the Radicalization of the ‘Moderate’ RepublicanThe South Carolina politicians combine the plutocratic priorities of Paul Ryan with the lunatic jingoism of Donald Trump.
  2. uaw strike
    Biden’s UAW Rally Exposes the Bankruptcy of Trump’s PopulismBiden walking the picket line while Trump addresses a nonunion auto plant perfectly illustrates their parties’ distinct approaches to labor issues.
  3. ideas
    The Nerd Trying to Turn the GOP PopulistOren Cass’s quest to make Republicans heed the interests of their working-class base.
  4. vision 2024
    The Rise of the Young, Liberal, Nonwhite Republican?A significant minority of GOP voters are not what you would expect.
  5. trump indicment
    Conservatives: Punishing Coup Leaders Is AuthoritarianDoes holding a presidential candidate accountable for trying to end American democracy imperil American democracy?
  6. early and often
    GOP Election Deniers Don’t Bother With Fraud Claims AnymoreBy denying the legitimacy of a close election loss based on vague claims of unfairness, Republicans make anything other than a landslide inconclusive.
  7. millennials
    Millennials Will Not Age Into Voting Like BoomersOlder millennials are getting more conservative as they age, but the generation’s politics are still distinctly left-wing.
  8. debt ceiling hostage crisis
    The No Good, Not That Bad Debt Ceiling DealExtortion paid off, but only a little bit.
  9. electoral autopsies
    The Return of the Emerging Democratic Majority?In the most highly contested midterm races, millennials and zoomers turned out in even higher numbers than they did in 2018.
  10. the debt ceiling
    The GOP’s Work-Requirement ScamThe policy’s true purpose is to deny aid to hardworking Americans. And Joe Biden appears to be playing along.
  11. early and often
    Michigan GOP Picks Election-Denying Demon Hunter As New ChairAfter a historic wipeout in the midterms, Michigan Republicans are tripling down on rightward expansion.
  12. early and often
    The GOP’s Heckles Were a Gift to Biden’s Reelection CampaignRepublicans aired a primetime advertisement for their own extremity.
  13. the capitol
    The Hecklers Have Won: The Polite State of the Union Is DeadMarjorie Taylor Greene and other vocal Biden detractors turned it into something like a rowdy parliamentary session. Expect that to continue.
  14. the economy
    America’s Labor Shortages Are Good, ActuallyThe upside of longer lines and faltering customer service.
  15. early and often
    The GOP Can’t Remember Why It Took the Debt Ceiling HostageRepublicans are fighting Biden for the sake of fighting.
  16. the big picture
    The End of ‘Zombie Neoliberalism’?There is burgeoning, bipartisan support for big government.
  17. early and often
    The GOP Is More Dependent Than Ever on Democratic DysfunctionAs the Republican base has grown more blue-collar, the party’s agenda has remained plutocratic.
  18. house arrest
    Kevin McCarthy’s Tarnished TriumphHe finally got the Speakership he wanted, but at what cost?
  19. house arrest
    A House Without Rules Makes for C-Span Gone WildInsults about public drinking? Crazy video-game memes? Marjorie Taylor Greene acting normal? It’s chaos on the Hill.
  20. conservatism
    Why the GOP Will Lose Its War on ‘Woke Wall Street’Republicans can’t accept that they dislike modern capitalism, so they’re blaming “ESG” instead.
  21. early and often
    The NYC Media Might Have Cost Democrats the HouseAfter New York outlets hyped rising crime, counties in the NYC media market voted more Republican than their immediate neighbors.
  22. early and often
    One Worrying Sign for Democrats in the Midterm ResultsThe gubernatorial elections in Georgia and Ohio suggest that a right-wing Republican could win moderate voters in 2024 merely by not being Trump.
  23. early and often
    How Zeldin’s Loss Is Making New York’s Republican Party Ambitious Again“The lesson we are all taking from this is, Wow, we could really pull this off.”
  24. the midterms
    David Shor’s (Premature) Autopsy of the 2022 Midterm ElectionsDemocrats won the midterm by persuading independents, not mobilizing their base, according to the Democratic data guru.
  25. the midterms
    For Democrats This Midterm, Winning Isn’t EverythingThe long-term survival of social safety-net programs and blue-state abortion rights may depend on Democrats losing by a little instead of a lot.
  26. the inside game
    The Most Important Senate Race Is Also the Most IgnoredWhile most of the chatter is about other races, Nevada might actually decide control of the chamber.
  27. 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.
  28. early and often
    The GOP Is the Party of Insulin-GougingIn their quest for zero-sum victories — and Democratic defeats — Republicans are incapable of tackling popular issues that would benefit them.
  29. democracy
    Boris Johnson’s Downfall Should Make Americans JealousA parliamentary system such as the U.K.’s would be far more resistant to toxic figures like Trump and toxic ideas like rescinding abortion rights.
  30. the republican party
    Beware Bill BarrHis new book shows we have as much to fear from him as Donald Trump.
  31. russia sanctions
    The Pain and Potential Gain of Biden’s Russian Oil BanThe move will deal a blow to Putin’s regime but impose a new burden on U.S. energy consumers.
  32. labor
    ‘Pro-Worker Conservatives’ Are Just Union Busters in DisguiseIn Marco Rubio’s new plan, the GOP’s overtures to the working class have reached their logical end.
  33. conservatism
    No, Democrats and Republicans Aren’t Equally Anti-DemocraticA reply to Ross Douthat.
  34. conservatism
    Why The View Is Struggling to Find a New Token ConservativeThe show wants a Republican cohost who represents the views of the GOP base and is not an illiberal conspiracist. Does such a person exist?
  35. politics
    Democrats Are Doing Weirdly Well in RedistrictingThere’s now an outside chance that the House map might end up slightly biased in the Democrats’ favor.
  36. history
    The Authoritarian Right’s 1877 ProjectAs the GOP undermines Black political rights in the present, some right-wing intellectuals are rationalizing Black disenfranchisement in the past.
  37. the republican party
    Only Republicans Can Stop the Republicans NowThe biggest obstacle to the GOP’s political dominance is now the party’s own dearth of ideological discipline.
  38. the republican party
    Is the GOP’s Policy Agenda Hidden or Nonexistent?For a party that may soon have full control of government, its ambitions remain remarkably unclear.
  39. politics
    The GOP Got Away With All of ItGlenn Youngkin’s win in Virginia suggests that Republicans will pay no sustained price for abetting Trump’s assault on democracy.
  40. republicans
    A Short History of Conservative TrollingOn the laughing emptiness at the center of the Republican Party.
  41. ideas
    The Delusions of the Radical CentristWhy Michael Lind’s iconoclastic brand of populist politics fails to convince.
  42. conservatism
    The GOP Can Win Without Waging War on DemocracyBut they want to never lose.
  43. infrastructure weak
    The Bipartisan Infrastructure Negotiations Are Ready to DieNo progress has been made on the fundamental obstacles to a deal. Democrats should cut bait posthaste.
  44. 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.
  45. conservatism
    Why the GOP Is Ideologically LostConservatives can’t reconcile their dual commitments to liberal capitalism and moral traditionalism.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. the republican party
    The GOP’s Establishment Is More Populist Than Its TrumpistsHouse Republicans are more staunchly pro-Trump — and anti-minimum-wage hikes – than Mitch McConnell is.
  50. 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.
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