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Morgan Marietta, David C. Barker: A less Trumpy version of Trumpism might be the future of the Republican Party

Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, but his populist ideas may continue to animate the Republican Party.

March 3, 2021 · 2 Comments

Walden Bello: The United States Has Entered a Frightening Weimar Era

The violent storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump extremists underlines the face of crises to come.

January 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Jake Johnson: Co-Conspirators in Sedition

Here Are the Names of Every Republican Who Voted to Overturn Election Results.

January 7, 2021 · 3 Comments

Peter Lake: On Republicanism, Before and After Trump

A good deal of recent commentary about the Republican Party conceives of it as a Trumpist rump devoid of any ideology save the acquisition and maintenance of power[….] This is nonsense.

December 30, 2020 · 1 Comment

Paul Buchheit: How Right-Wing Conservatives Have Laid Waste to America for 50 Years

Thanks to a half century of insidious “trickle-down” philosophy—which astoundingly continues to be preached by many of the super-rich—inequality has stretched our nation nearly to the breaking point.

December 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Peter Lake: On restoring the soul of the nation

The normal to which we are supposed to want to return is what gave us Donald Trump in the first place, and the forces that produced that outcome have not gotten weaker in the interim

November 25, 2020 · 4 Comments

Paul Christensen: Election Terrors

No one seems to know what to think or how to feel right now. The stress is building and the threats to this election are so poisonous, it makes you quiver with fear.

November 4, 2020 · 6 Comments

Video: Do Politics Make Us Irrational?

Can someone’s political identity actually affect their ability to process information?

October 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Mark Gruenberg: Trump’s message to white supremacists — It’s OK to gun down protesters

The danger that more armed right-wing thugs will take to the streets and shoot people is now a very real threat all across the country.

August 31, 2020 · 2 Comments

Charles Davidson: Hitler’s Visage in Trump’s Shadow

Trump is the sociopathic bully who having been bullied in childhood by a sociopathic father now bullies his way across America, taking his cues from “strongmen” like Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, and Hitler who bullied his way across the Rhineland and Europe.

August 2, 2020 · 4 Comments

C.J. Atkins: Trump turns to neo-Nazi symbols to attract racist votes

This pairing of a white supremacist mobilization with a robust voter suppression effort targeting people of color means Trump’s desperate bid to hold on to power is escalating dangerously.

July 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Derrick Z. Jackson: Republican lawmakers’ familiar blame game hangs COVID’s spread on young people

Damn Kids!

July 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Steven Rosenfeld: GOP Resists Voting By Mail In Red States

Many conservative politicians are resisting best-practice reforms intended to protect voters from the Covid virus.

May 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Peter Lake: Failing the State

Rickety, broken even, as American government and society in many ways are, they have not, until of late, been simply failed. Rather they have been, and are being, failed by the Trump administration and the Republican Party

April 29, 2020 · 6 Comments

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