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The Republican Party

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. the republican party
    Beware Bill BarrHis new book shows we have as much to fear from him as Donald Trump.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. conservatism
    No, Democrats and Republicans Aren’t Equally Anti-DemocraticA reply to Ross Douthat.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. republicans
    A Short History of Conservative TrollingOn the laughing emptiness at the center of the Republican Party.
  14. ideas
    The Delusions of the Radical CentristWhy Michael Lind’s iconoclastic brand of populist politics fails to convince.
  15. conservatism
    The GOP Can Win Without Waging War on DemocracyBut they want to never lose.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. conservatism
    Why the GOP Is Ideologically LostConservatives can’t reconcile their dual commitments to liberal capitalism and moral traditionalism.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 2024 elections
    Trump Won’t Start a Third Party — But He Might Break the GOPThe billionaire is almost certainly too lazy to start his own party, but he could devastate McConnell’s without breaking a sweat.
  25. 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.
  26. the republican party
    The GOP’s Leaders Are Ditching Trump. Will His Base Ditch Them?After Wednesday’s insurrection, the divide between the Republican old guard and their party’s voting base is larger than ever before.
  27. senate republicans
    GOP Vows to Serve As Check on Biden’s Plans to Avert DepressionAs Trump fades, Senate Republicans are distancing themselves from the president — by advertising economic priorities even more unpopular than his.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. conservatism
    Polarization Isn’t the Problem, But Human Identity Politics May Be the SolutionEzra Klein’s new book on polarization alerts liberals and conservatives to their species’ unifying affinity for identity-based divisiveness.
  31. encounter
    A Lobster Dinner With the ‘Billionaire Heiress’ Chair of the Manhattan GOPAndrea Catsimatidis, self-described “business bombshell, jet-setter, NYC native, and footballer” on the limits of idealogical purity.
  32. nationalism
    National Conservatives Want Cultural Dominance Not ‘Social Cohesion’The right can foster “national solidarity” or impose its social values on an increasingly diverse and secular country, but it can’t do both.
  33. the republican party
    Why the GOP Might Learn to Love Putting Price Controls on DrugsConservatives’ traditional defense of America’s high drug prices is completely at odds with Trump’s “America first” ideology.
  34. impeachment
    Donald Trump and Justin Amash Plot Primary Challenges Against Each OtherAmash might run against Trump, who might back a challenger to Amash.
  35. vision 2020
    Class Divides Republicans – But Not Democrats – on Economic IssuesA new study suggests Democrats have much to gain – and little to lose – by campaigning on a progressive economic message in 2020.
  36. conservatism
    Tucker Carlson’s Praise for Elizabeth Warren Should Scare DemocratsIf the GOP turns left on economics, it could dominate America’s politics. And the obstacles to such a pivot are starting to fall.
  37. impeachment
    If Impeaching Trump Is Pointless, Then Bipartisanship Is WorthlessIf the GOP can’t put the rule of law above loyalty to Trump, then bipartisanship is a worthless ideal, and many congressional norms are obsolete.
  38. the republican party
    The Republican Party Has an Older Voters ProblemAs our retirement crisis deepens, the GOP will have a harder time balancing its opposition to social spending and reliance on elderly voters.
  39. vision 2020
    Why a Second Loss to Trump Would Be an Existential Crisis for DemocratsHellscape 2021.
  40. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Trump Is a Massive Failure — and Getting Exactly What He WantsAt the level of governance, he’s a catastrophe. But meanwhile he keeps tightening his grasp on the country.
  41. own goals
    The Trump Tax Cuts Are (Probably) About to Become a Political DisasterThe GOP pressured the IRS to underestimate withholding. Now, tax refunds are falling — and some Republican voters are livid.
  42. conservatism
    Why Tucker Carlson Plays a Critic of Capitalism on TVCapital flight — and “woke” consumer brands — have become a visceral threat to white, rural America’s traditional values.
  43. politics
    The GOP’s 2018 Autopsy: Democracy Is Our EnemyRepublicans heard the electorate’s message loud and clear — and are doing everything they can to shrink that electorate, and nullify its verdict.
  44. conservatism
    The Lesson That Republicans Will (Probably) Take From the 2018 MidtermsSpooked by the backlash to ACA repeal, the GOP will probably outsource the grim task of gutting the welfare state to the judiciary next time around.
  45. centrism
    America Already Has a Centrist Party. It’s Called the Democrats.Are you part of the “Exhausted Majority” that opposes both Donald Trump and far-left activists? Good news: there’s a party for you.
  46. the republican party
    Why Nikki Haley Represents a Path Not Taken for the Republican PartyFor a moment in the pre-Trump era, the outgoing UN ambassador and former South Carolina governor signaled a turn to a more inclusive Republican Party.
  47. conservatism
    Republicans: Protesters Are an Unruly Mob — Unless They Have Guns and Support UsThe GOP’s attacks on anti-Kavanaugh protesters are rooted in (authoritarian) principle: Only conservatives can legitimately exercise dissent.
  48. Trump’s Base Has Become Too Delusional For the GOP’s Own GoodRepublican voters believe that Trump is wildly popular and Democrats have no chance of taking the House. That could keep them at home this November.
  49. Does the GOP Base Love Trump More Than It Hates ‘Amnesty’?As Trump pursues a DREAM Act, we’re about to learn whether Trumpism is more of a personality cult than nativist movement.
  50. The GOP Wants to Crack Down on Tax Evasion — Among the Working PoorRepublicans have a plan to grow the deficit, hurt the poor, and make it easier for billionaires to evade taxes — all at the same time!
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