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  1. coronavirus
    Texas Republican: ‘Lots of Grandparents’ Willing to Die to Save Economy for KidsDan Patrick, 69, said he would “take a chance” on his survival if it meant the immediate end of social distancing and the ramp-up of the economy.
  2. the economy
    The GOP’s Relief Bill Is Too Right-Wing for the Right’s Own GoodRepublican penny-pinching could doom Trump — and American capitalism as we’ve known it.
  3. senate trial
    Susan Collins: Trump Has ‘Learned’ a ‘Pretty Big Lesson’ From ImpeachmentIt’s unlikely that a president who said the Constitution gives him “the right to do whatever I want” would learn anything from his acquittal.
  4. impeachment
    GOP Senator Suggests Her Party Is Using Ukraine to Hurt Biden in the PrimaryJoni Ernst contradicted the talking point that Trump was simply rooting out corruption, with no intention of hurting Biden’s electoral shot.
  5. vision 2020
    The Left-Wing Realignment of American Politics Has Already BegunAs centrist Democrats run to the left of yesteryear’s progressives, Republicans are pushing for green energy investment and aid to the poor.
  6. iran
    Trump’s De-escalatory Remarks on Iran Strike Appease GOP HawksMore relieving than Trump’s decision not to escalate may be the GOP’s welcome reception, considering that he is notoriously reluctant to appear weak.
  7. president trump
    Trump Conquered the GOP by Surrendering to Its EstablishmentThe president has forced congressional Republicans to put him above the law — but not above the conservative agenda.
  8. conservatism
    The GOP’s Opposition to Impeachment Is (Terrifyingly) PrincipledMany conservatives simply value the preservation of liberal democracy less than the maintenance of their movement’s power.
  9. racism
    Richard Spencer Broke His Contract With AmericaHe agreed to shroud his white nationalism in nice clothes and respectability. He seems to have inadvertently let the mask drop.
  10. politics
    Republicans Want Victimhood Without Being VictimizedThe party that controls America’s most powerful institutions is now staging sit-ins.
  11. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Difference Between Boris Johnson and Donald TrumpThe two leaders and their parties are often lumped together. But one is defending democracy while the other is tearing at its fabric.
  12. politics
    Trump-Appointed Student Loan Official Resigns: “Stop the Insanity”A. Wayne Johnson is calling for student-loan forgiveness — and he may run for office.
  13. vision 2020
    Commies Versus the Klan? Democrats and Republicans Have a Dim View of Each OtherRepublicans think Democrats are socialists, and Democrats think Republicans are racists. One or both of them may be right, but nobody will be civil.
  14. vision 2020
    Republicans Quietly Rigging 2020 Nominating Contest for TrumpWhat began as a measure to stamp out any dissent at the convention has now become a safeguard for a president who is looking a bit shakier of late.
  15. the cost of doing business
    Marco Rubio ‘Disgusted’ by NBA Deference to China. He Should Feel Right at Home.The senator regularly decries autocrats abroad while declining to fight them at home.
  16. 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.
  17. ukraine scandal
    GOP Divided Over How Enthusiastically to Cover for Trump’s Corruption on UkraineSome Republicans want to pretend that the whistleblower complaint is concerning but not damning ⁠— others, that Trump’s corruption is actually good.
  18. 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.
  19. the swamp
    Mark Sanford and the Quest for the Mythical Reluctant Trump VoterIs the former South Carolina governor’s primary challenge to the president noble or pathetic?
  20. 9/11
    NC House Republicans Conduct ‘Surprise Vote’ As Democrats Attend 9/11 MemorialWhat better way is there for GOP lawmakers to commemorate the tragedy than by exploiting it for political gain?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 2020 elections
    Why the Pragmatism of Black Voters Will Define the 2020 ElectionFor better or for worse.
  24. vision 2020
    Trump Mocks Sanford, Latest GOP Challenger, for Cheating With ‘Flaming Dancer’Cheating on your spouse is an issue the president happens to knows a bit about.
  25. racism
    A Non-Racist Conservative Movement Would Kill the Republican PartyIs the American right willing to risk destruction?
  26. impeachment
    Justin Amash Becomes First GOP Lawmaker to Say Trump Should Be ImpeachedHe also criticized Barr for misrepresenting the Mueller report, and chided both parties for putting partisanship above the rule of law.
  27. ilhan omar
    Ilhan Omar Never Stood a ChancePolitical attacks against the Muslim Minnesota congresswoman — culminating in one from the president — have devolved into pure Islamophobic id.
  28. white nationalism
    White Nationalism Is the Republican Party’s Meal TicketThis week on Capitol Hill, Republicans tried to distract Americans from their complicity in white nationalism. They ended up drawing attention to it.
  29. 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.
  30. racism
    GOP Congressman: Oh, So Now It’s ‘Offensive’ to Say Whites Are the Supreme Race?“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” congressman Steve King wants to know.
  31. lamar alexander
    Will Lame Duck Lamar Make Trouble for Trump and His Party?While Lamar Alexander represents a lost tradition of Republican bipartisanship and moderation, he’s probably too genteel and loyal to act as a gadfly.
  32. voting rights
    Tim Scott Kills Confirmation of Judge Accused of Vote SuppressionThomas Farr has been a close associate of North Carolina’s Republican warriors against voting rights. Two GOP defections stopped his confirmation.
  33. migrant caravan
    The GOP’s Caravan Propaganda Is Aiding Nazis for No Good ReasonTrump says that Democrats are orchestrating an invasion of the U.S., using migrants as their shock troops. Robert Bowers said the same of Jews.
  34. 2018 midterms
    White House Official: Trump Is Lying About Caravan to Manipulate His Voters“It doesn’t matter if it’s 100 percent accurate. This is the play.”
  35. 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.
  36. politics
    McConnell Says Outrage Will ‘Blow Over’ and GOP Takeover of Courts Will ContinueThe Senate Majority leader has been enjoying his Kavanaugh confirmation victory lap, and says more conservative court stacking is on the way.
  37. politics
    What Happened to Lindsey Graham?Once defined by his loathing for Trump, he’s now all-in for the president. Why?
  38. politics
    Ben Sasse Has Considered Leaving the GOP to Support the GOPThe senator’s self-proclaimed independence from the Republican Party and Trump continues to be a distinction without a difference.
  39. the national interest
    Congressional Republicans Don’t Even Pretend to Stand up to Trump AnymoreWhatever restraining force the president’s party exerted against him has now almost completely dissipated.
  40. 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.
  41. rip
    Senator John McCain Dead at 81The iconic senator survived more than five years as a P.O.W. and more than three decades as a member of Congress.
  42. west virginia
    The West Virginia GOP Just Impeached the State’s Entire Supreme CourtMeanwhile, the party’s attempt to skew a Supreme Court election in North Carolina hit a snag.
  43. midterms
    Indicted Congressman Chris Collins Ends Reelection CampaignThe New York Republican was arrested on Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
  44. Yes, Normal Republican Elites Are a Threat to DemocracyBecause democracy is a threat to them.
  45. The GOP Raised Taxes on Churches to Fund Its Giveaway to the RichReligious institutions just discovered that Trump’s tax “cuts” actually imposed a complicated new tax on them.
  46. We’re Getting a Taste of the Backlash Mass Deportation Would CreateKids in cages at the border have aroused the conscience of the country and put the GOP in a bind. Mass deportation of the undocumented would be worse.
  47. Stacey Abrams and the New Democratic Coalition in the SouthIn the past, southern black Democratic voters were expected to loyally support white centrist candidates with rare representation. That has changed.
  48. Red-State Teachers Just Scored a Victory That Could Transform the GOPLast night in Kentucky, teachers showed GOP lawmakers that supporting education cuts could cost them — in a Republican primary.
  49. What Hurts a Political Opponent in the Age of Trump?In a news cycle jammed with scandals, party operatives are trying to figure out what sticks with voters anymore — and how to unearth those things.
  50. Actually, Pence’s Toadying Is His Best Shot at Becoming PresidentJournalist Matt Bai tries to make the case that Pence has no future in presidential politics. That’s likely wrong.
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