Thom Hartmann: A Personal Apology to Young Americans for Failing to Stop Ronald Reagan
I’m so embarrassed to have to say this, but my generation let this happen. And now our chance is here to stop the Republican onslaught once and for all.
Robert B. Talisse: What today’s GOP demonstrates about the dangers of partisan conformity
The GOP’s return to Trump is not really a surprise because of the psychological forces known as ‘belief polarization’ and the ‘black sheep effect.’
John Feffer: They’re Not Conservatives. They’re Extremists
By mislabelling the radical members of the Republican Party “conservative,” the mainstream media gives them a veneer of respectability.
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.
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.
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
Abby Zimet: We The People vs. Whoa Lookit These Racists and Losers and Cons
Fearmongering is pretty much all Trump’s got, so he’s going with it.
Derrick Z. Jackson: Republican lawmakers’ familiar blame game hangs COVID’s spread on young people
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
Peter Lake: How to Get Reelected Republican Style
Trump is not an aberration but the natural consequence of central strands in Republican party politics and political maneuver over the last thirty years.
John Edward Simms: The Last White RINO
A conservative Republican comes to terms with what his party has become.
Thom Hartman: How America Broke Up With The Democratic Party
Many grassroots Democrats separated from their party in the 1990s, and the 2020 election may be the last chance to save the marriage.
Rebecca Gordon: What’s Wrong With the Republicans?
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.
Frank T. McAndrew: Could a lack of humility be at the root of what ails America?
So what happens when everyone thinks they’re smarter than everyone else?