Many conservative politicians are resisting best-practice reforms intended to protect voters from the Covid virus.
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
Trump is not an aberration but the natural consequence of central strands in Republican party politics and political maneuver over the last thirty years.
A conservative Republican comes to terms with what his party has become.
Karl Evers-Hillstrom: Senators overseeing impeachment trial got campaign cash from Trump legal team members
Former independent counsels Ken Starr and Robert Ray, who investigated then-President Bill Clinton around the time of his impeachment, each made large campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last year before joining Trump’s legal team.
Many grassroots Democrats separated from their party in the 1990s, and the 2020 election may be the last chance to save the marriage.
The roots of much of the turmoil in the current Republican Party are centuries old. They go back, in fact, to the twin crimes that have helped shape this country from its very beginning: slavery and imperial expansion.
Timothy Joseph: What the Roman senate’s grovelling before emperors explains about GOP senators’ support for Trump
The Roman Senate declined from a long-held position of authority to become a body almost wholly reliant on the whims of the emperor.
GOP Says Dems Can’t Call Lying Power-Abusing Crook, Conman, Bigot and Demagogue A Lying Power-Abusing Crook, Conman, Bigot and Demagogue.
Residents of rural and small-town communities believe they are not getting their fair share of government attention and vital resources compared to urban dwellers.
Trump supporters and the GOP are building a house of cards on Attorney General William Barr’s four-page interpretation of the Mueller report.
This morning I phoned my friend, the former Republican member of Congress. ME: So, what are you hearing? HE: Trump is in deep sh*t. ME: Tell me more. HE: When … Continue reading →
Robb Willer studies the forces that unite and divide us. As a social psychologist, he researches how moral values — typically a source of division — can also be used … Continue reading →