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  1. vision 2020
    Conservatives Explain Why Trump Can’t Help HimselfTwo National Review editors argue that the events of 2020 have brought Trump’s ugliest features to the fore, disabling any smart reelection effort.
  2. religion
    The Allure and Danger of Anti-Modern ReligionIn a perilous time, it’s easy to underestimate American pluralism and long for old and dogmatic religious forms. That doesn’t mean we should.
  3. coronavirus
    Eugenics Isn’t Going to Get Us Out of This MessThe elderly and sick are not expendable.
  4. john roberts
    Man Who Gutted Voting Rights Says Americans ‘Take Democracy for Granted’John Roberts wants you to know that the unelected judges who keep sidelining voters and empowering plutocrats are the guardians of our democracy.
  5. christian right
    GOP Lawmaker Plotted Insurrections to Establish Christian StateWashington state legislator Matt Shea engaged in “three armed conflicts of political violence” against the U.S., according to a new report.
  6. barack obama
    The Left/Right Convergence on Dissing ObamaObama cannot be both a corporate shill and an ironfisted socialist. Somebody — maybe everybody — is wrong.
  7. impeachment
    Will Republicans Regret Blocking Trump’s Impeachment?The GOP may pay a long-term price for abetting Trump’s corruption. But the party is too wedded to the president to abandon him now.
  8. vision 2020
    Tulsi Gabbard’s Eclectic BaseShe has a pocket of support on the left and another one among Trump fans. Nearly all her backers are male. What does that add up to?
  9. democrats
    Democrats Disagree About Labels, Not IssuesA lot of the supposed “disarray” among Democrats involves abstract ideological questions that won’t really keep them from uniting in 2020.
  10. vision 2020
    Is Joe Biden the Democrats’ Version of Mitt Romney?The comparison is tempting, but misleading.
  11. budget deal
    Senate Sends Budget Deal to TrumpSome conservatives whined ritualistically, but in the end Republicans joined Democrats in pushing big fiscal fights past the next elections.
  12. supreme court
    John Paul Stevens and the Legacy of Liberal Republican JudgesStevens’s long career on the Court as the Republican-appointed leader of its liberal wing remains a cautionary tale for conservatives.
  13. vision 2020
    Yes, Trump Ran as an Economic ‘Moderate’ — But Now We Know BetterMany voters perceived Trump as moderate in 2016, but his record in office shows he’s an extremist – which gives Democrats room to maneuver in 2020.
  14. racism
    What Kyle Kashuv Gets Wrong About Harvard and GrowthKashuv says that Harvard is betraying its commitment to growth by rescinding his admission. Maybe Harvard’s own growth requires it.
  15. christian right
    A Revolt by Conservative Christians Just Happens to Coincide With Pride MonthBehind complaints that they are being persecuted lies fury at having lost the power to repress those they don’t approve of.
  16. supreme court
    Supreme Court Telegraphs Approval for Adding Citizenship Question to CensusIf the decision goes the way it appears to be going, states with many immigrants will lose federal funds and all sorts of political clout.
  17. post-millennials
    The Kids Aren’t Alt-RightThe long march of the conservative conquest of the Republican Party could finally be coming to an end.
  18. government shutdown
    Coulter and Limbaugh Keep Pressure Up on Trump to Keep Government ClosedWho is Trump going to listen to? His conservative allies or everybody else?
  19. education
    Fed Up With Liberal Academia, Conservatives Call for Their Own Safe SpaceRather than being a refuge for scholars, the secular right-wing ivory tower envisioned by researchers would restrict academic freedom in its own way.
  20. fear
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Latina and a Socialist. Both Terrify Conservatives.The right’s disdain for the 29-year-old representative-elect echoes age-old fears of both Latinos and socialism.
  21. the kavanaugh confirmation
    McConnell Goes For Broke on KavanaughThe wily Senate leader has probably decided that risking a defeat on Kavanaugh is preferable to a withdrawal.
  22. the kavanaugh hearings
    The Right Closes Ranks Behind KavanaughConservative passion for the Supreme Court nominee isn’t rational any more. It’s holy war.
  23. Oklahoma Teachers Just Purged the Statehouse of Their EnemiesNineteen House Republicans voted against raising taxes to increase teacher pay. After Tuesday’s primaries, only four remain.
  24. the national interest
    Ben Shapiro Proudly Declares Conservatism Nearly Kook-FreeRight-wing columnist proud that racists are marginalized on the right, apparently has not read any news in more than three years.
  25. nordic socialism
    The GOP Can’t Decide if Nordic Socialism Is Totalitarian or Actually CapitalistAs social democracy gains popularity, the right can’t seem to find an honest, consistent argument for why Americans can’t have nice (Danish) things.
  26. Trump Plans Farm Bailout to Deal With Backlash to His Trade WarSince Trump’s trade war hasn’t been “easy,” and foreign retaliation is hitting farm states, he’s resorting to some democratic socialism.
  27. politics
    How Social Science Might Be Misunderstanding ConservativesA well-established model to explain right-wing beliefs is looking like it might be wrong.
  28. Trump Has Not Transformed the Republican Party — YetAnti-Trump Republicans are going extinct. But on policy matters, the congressional GOP has changed Trump far more than he has changed it.
  29. Koch Brothers to Spend Millions Fighting Against Trump’s Trade War AgendaIn an unusual step, one of the GOP’s major allies is putting actual money into an attack on Trump’s trade policies.
  30. George Will Calls ‘Repulsive’ Pence Worse Than TrumpThe vice-president has lost the independent reputation that made him a potential survivor of a Trump meltdown.
  31. The Liberal Media Can Have Ideological Diversity Without ConservativesThe debates that divide liberals from the left are more interesting — and at present, they can’t be found in The Atlantic or New York Times.
  32. Conservatives Plan One More Obamacare Repeal Effort Before the Midterm WaveGOP congressional leaders have mostly packed it in for 2018. But conservatives, with White House support, may try one last time to repeal Obamacare.
  33. Why Conservatives Care More About Keeping the Senate Than the HouseThe power to confirm federal judges is the GOP’s most valuable resource.
  34. Trump Is Pardoning Scooter LibbyNobody quite knows why, but Dick Cheney’s chief of staff is finally getting the pardon his boss unsuccessfully begged George W. Bush to supply.
  35. Cynical Balanced Budget Amendment Defeated, Just As GOP PlannedAfter slashing revenues with a tax cut bill, and then increasing spending through an omnibus bill, Republicans claim to favor a balanced budget.
  36. hot water
    TV Host Resigns After Vulgar Comment About Sexually Assaulting Parkland SurvivorHe threatened to penetrate David Hogg with a “hot poker.”
  37. Moby Has a Take on Food Stamps — and It’s JunkThe vegan electronic musician’s liberal paternalism doesn’t have me SNAPping my fingers.
  38. Senate Republicans Push Back on Trump Plan to Cancel Spending“It’s going nowhere,” said Lindsey Graham.
  39. Progressive Judge Wins Big in Wisconsin Special ElectionIt was a sweet and auspicious victory for Wisconsin progressives, who have recently taken a beating.
  40. select all
    ‘Liberal Internet Companies’ Are the New Liberal MediaBecause of free speech.
  41. dating woes
    Young Conservatives in Washington Are Sad No One Wants to Date ThemHow unfortunate.
  42. CPAC Audience Lets Trump Know It Cares More About Guns Than Tax CutsIn a strange but revealing direct poll of his adoring audience, Trump finds confirmation that the culture war matters most.
  43. Team Trump Fighting Immigration CompromiseEven as a bipartisan bill emerges that might get 60 Senate votes, the administration is opposing it stridently.
  44. medicaid
    GOP Tinkering With Medicaid Could Tempt Red States to Expand CoverageAn apparently unintended consequence.
  45. How Trump’s Immigration Proposal Could Be Trouble for DemocratsTurns out Americans are much more open to restrictions on legal immigration than they are to deporting Dreamers.
  46. Get Ready for More Pelosi and San Francisco–Bashing by House GOP CandidatesTying her opponent to culture-war boogeymen helped Karen Handel turn out conservatives in Georgia. There will be copycats.
  47. president trump
    Trump Nostalgic for the Swamp’s Favorite Fuel, EarmarksWhy not bring back the little political trophies pols love so much? It’s not like Trump was serious about “draining the swamp.”
  48. No, the Media Has Not Been Unfair to the GOP Tax BillNobody forced Republicans to write a tax bill that gives a giant, permanent cut to corporations — and a small, temporary one to the middle class.
  49. Doug Jones’s Victory Shows the Way Forward for Democrats in the SouthDoug Jones assembled the same kind of biracial coalition that always worked for southern Democrats, but without being conservative. Get used to it.
  50. Congress Nearing Deal to Stave Off Shutdown Showdown Until JanuaryAnything could still happen, but it looks like the government will stay open through Christmas, with a real battle on tap for January.
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