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  1. republican party
    Jeff Flake Wants to Save the GOP Soul. The Party Seems Uninterested.The former senator says Republicans shouldn’t support Trump’s reelection. Judging by Trump’s fundraising, his compatriots disagree.
  2. brett kavanaugh
    What Brett Kavanaugh Means to ConservativesA new book about Kavanaugh illustrates the way the story has become a weapon with which to bludgeon the press.
  3. immigration
    Trump’s Immigration Policies Are Working (to Make America Poorer)In 2018, the U.S. immigrant population grew at its slowest rate since the Great Recession. Meanwhile, our nation’s birth rate fell to a 32-year low.
  4. house democrats
    Nancy Pelosi’s Drug Plan Pits Trump’s Base Against GOP OrthodoxyPrice controls on prescription drugs are deeply popular with the GOP’s aging base — and deeply antithetical to GOP lawmakers’ ideology.
  5. trump administration
    Trump Loyalists Aren’t Being Ostracized After Leaving — They’re ThrivingSean Spicer, Kierstjen Nielsen, and Corey Lewandowski all made dramatic public comebacks this week.
  6. racism
    A Non-Racist Conservatism Must Look to the Future, Not the PastRoss Douthat’s latest column paints a discouraging picture of non-racist conservatism.
  7. vision 2020
    The Republican Party Is (Probably) Not DoomedAn esteemed Democratic pollster says 2020 will mark the death of the GOP as we’ve known it. His case is weak.
  8. conservatism
    What the ‘Ahmari-French Debate’ Was Really AboutA wonky debate turned into an ugly clash between two visions of conservatism.
  9. racism
    A Non-Racist Conservative Movement Would Kill the Republican PartyIs the American right willing to risk destruction?
  10. civility
    What Should Progressives Be Willing to Sacrifice on the Altar of Civility?The “reasonable right” often asks too much for peace.
  11. millennials
    Millennials Aren’t That Into God, Patriotism, or Having Kids: PollAnd that’s probably good news for Democrats.
  12. 1619 project
    The ‘1619 Project’ Isn’t Anti-American — It’s Anti-White Identity PoliticsThe centrality of slavery to the American story is only threatening to one’s national identity if one chooses to identify as white.
  13. nikki haley
    Nikki Haley Pledges Allegiance to Trump-Pence 2020The former governor and ambassador is exhibiting her ambitions in denying any ambition to supplant the veep on the Trump ticket.
  14. vision 2020
    Trump Assures Public He Isn’t Mulling Middle-Class Tax Cut to Stop RecessionTrump’s team denies that it’s mulling a payroll tax cut to preempt a recession, insisting that it’s only considering new tax breaks for the rich.
  15. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Limits of My ConservatismIn a healthy society, conservatives accept social change. Faced with bullying radicalism, they become reactionaries.
  16. conservatism
    Watch Ben Shapiro (Accidentally) Destroy the Myth of MeritocracyAmerica’s foremost conservative intellectual argues that our economy pays workers what they deserve, thereby proving that it pays him far too much.
  17. racism
    The Sleight of Hand at the Heart of Trump’s AppealStephen Ross and Tucker Carlson reveal the glue that holds the Republican coalition together.
  18. 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.
  19. conservatism
    What the Hell Is ‘National Conservatism’ Anyway?A conference in Washington, D.C., this week tried to flesh out a new political philosophy for the American right. The results were, at best, mixed.
  20. conservatism
    Trump’s Racist Tweets Expose the True Color of Conservative NationalismTrump and his intellectual allies keep equating opposition to white supremacy with hatred for America.
  21. vision 2020
    Mark Sanford Mulls Long-Shot Primary Challenge to TrumpSanford’s career has been full of pratfalls and comebacks. He is an authentic representative of traditional conservatism, but no threat to Trump.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: This Is What a Real Conservative Looks LikeAmong the key virtues is restraint — like that Robert Mueller has shown. Another is safeguarding the rule of law — see, Justin Amash.
  25. encounter
    David Brooks Takes a Look Inside His SoulWhat does he see?
  26. media
    Pro-Trump Sinclair Broadcast Group Poised for National Expansion by 2020The conservative local news giant is hiring national news anchors and bidding on regional sports stations. That could be bad news for Democrats.
  27. trump administration
    The Trump DOJ Just Put Killing Obamacare Above the Rule of LawThe Trump DOJ’s quest to kill the ACA by judicial fiat is an expression of contempt for democracy, rule of law, and competent governance.
  28. fox news
    Tucker Carlson and the Folly of Debating Bigots on Their TermsThe racist, misogynist Fox News host wants his detractors to debate him on his TV show. It’s a page straight out of the modern conservative playbook.
  29. vision 2020
    Trump’s State of the Union Was a Preview of His 2020 StrategyThe president promised liberal economic policies — without all those taxes or subversive social values.
  30. conservatism
    Black Conservatives Don’t Need to Be Brainwashed to Be WrongYoung black conservatives face insults from their peers that they are “traitors,” or “brainwashed.” Really, they’re just wrong.
  31. vision 2020
    Biden and Beto Boosted GOP Candidates in 2018. That’s Disqualifying.In a historically important midterm election, Biden and O’Rourke boosted vulnerable GOP incumbents over the objections of local Democratic parties.
  32. conservatism
    The Right’s Case Against Soaking the Rich Is Dirt PoorConservatives’ best arguments against raising taxes on millionaires rest on fallacies — and ignore extreme inequality’s social and political costs.
  33. government shutdown
    Furlough the Beast: Anonymous Trump Official Calls for Lengthy ShutdownA pernicious voice whispers to Trump, via a Daily Caller op-ed, that he can shrink the government simply by keeping parts of it shuttered.
  34. 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.
  35. conservatism
    Conservatives Are Right to Write Off Big CitiesNeverTrump Republicans think urbanites are eager to vote for a less xenophobic brand of their ideology. That’s as delusional as Trump’s Twitter feed.
  36. the media
    The GOP Is Making Its Contempt for Democracy Clear. Will the Mainstream Media?Republicans are no longer bothering to disguise their anti-democratic worldview. Will the “liberal” media keep disguising it for them?
  37. conservatism
    White House: We May End Electric Car Subsidies to Punish GM, Protect Free MarketThe White House says electric car subsidies must end because GM closed some factories – and because the government shouldn’t pick winners and losers.
  38. 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.
  39. political correctness
    CNN Fired Marc Lamont Hill to Comfort Conservative SnowflakesHill’s firing shows that nothing is more “politically incorrect” than the idea that Palestinians and Israelis are equally entitled to human rights.
  40. 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.
  41. the national interest
    A Defector From Conservatism With a Clear Vision of Trump’s RiseMax Boot’s Corrosion of Conservatism shrewdly mines the history of the conservative movement to learn how it went so badly.
  42. 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.
  43. centrism
    No, Hate Speech and Political Correctness Are Not EquivalentDavid Brooks and Charles Lane want compromise above all. Sometimes that involves a compromise with evil.
  44. 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.
  45. anthony kennedy
    Anthony Kennedy Is an Enemy of DemocracyThe former Supreme Court justice lamented the “decline of democracy” over the weekend. But he is directly responsible for such decline in the U.S.
  46. the kavanaugh hearings
    Why Conservatives Will Regret Confirming Brett KavanaughJohn Roberts’s majority has issued many radical decisions without Democratic voters taking notice. With Kavanaugh on the bench, they will.
  47. campus controversies
    Colleges Don’t Need More Republican ProfessorsUniversities can have ideological diversity without employing apologists for a plutocratic party that cultivates racism and demonizes intellectuals.
  48. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Meet Brett Kavanaugh’s Alleged Accomplice, Mark JudgeKavanaugh’s accuser alleges that his high-school buddy, who has since become a writer, was in the room during the assault.
  49. brett kavanaugh
    Conservatives Suddenly Realize Juvenile Sex Offenders Deserve LeniencyApparently, Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged juvenile offense shouldn’t prevent him from presiding over a legal system that imprisons juveniles for life.
  50. gop donors
    The GOP Has No New Ideas Because Elderly Billionaires Own Its BrainRepublicans haven’t adapted their agenda to 21st century problems because their plutocratic paymasters don’t have any of those.
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