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Republican Party



  • Stop Othering Latinos

    by Geraldo L. Cadava

    When politicians see us as more than voters, we may give them our votes.



  • What Do We Do About Voter Intimidation?

    by Nicholas Grossman

    "Americans can vote for any candidate they want. But they should be able to do so absent intimidation, and every vote should count."  



  • How QAnon Crept Into the Mind of Donald Trump

    by Jeff Sharlet

    Jeff Sharlet has long examined the role of true believers in politics. As the influence of the QAnon conspiracy theory among Trump's base comes in for scrutiny, he asks what if "he isn’t selling a dream, he’s dreaming it?"



  • “Wright-Gate” and Newt’s Ruthless Playbook (Review)

    Although he had dogs ranging from a Doberman pinscher to a cocker spaniel, young Newt Gingrich took particular delight in feeding hard-boiled eggs to his extensive collection of snakes. Julian Zelizer's new book on the Republican Revolution examines his appetite for conflict and political treachery.



  • Trump's Call for Freelance Poll-Watchers Summons a Dark History

    by Nicole Hemmer

    In 1981, the Republican National Committee used threatening signs and deployed off-duty officers to polling places in Black and Latino neighborhoods to help win the New Jersey governorship. This is the first presidential election year since the decree expired, making Trump's call for supporters to "watch the polls" ominous. 



  • If the Republican Party is the Party of Trump, What Does it Stand For?

    by Robert L. Tsai and Linda C. McClain

    The party’s decision to short-circuit the platform-writing process robbed its own voters of a meaningful opportunity to chart the direction of the party and re-tether a rudderless president to principles.



  • Republicans’ Problems with Young Voters Go Far Deeper than Trump

    by David Faris

    The idea that young voters lean left and shift to the right as they age is political folk wisdom, but has no basis in reality. The Republican Party risks its survival by counting on young voters to get more conservative. 



  • This Republican Party Is Not Worth Saving

    by Tom Nichols

    "The hardening of the GOP into a toxic conglomeration of hucksters, quislings, racists, theocrats, and cultists is already happening. The party gladly accepted support from white supremacists and the Russian secret services, and now welcomes QAnon kooks into its caucus. Conservatives must learn that the only way out of “the wilderness” is first to vanquish those who led them there."



  • The Supreme Court’s Starring Role In Democracy’s Demise

    by Carol Anderson

    The Supreme Court today repeats the shameful actions of the courts in the 1890s, which gave judicial cover to state laws explicitly designed to disenfranchise Black voters, by accepting bad faith arguments that the laws in question were race-neutral.