Originally published 01/30/2017
From Goldwater to Reagan and now Trump. But Americans will fight this latest brand of cartoon conservatism.
Heather Cox Richardson
The war against the liberal consensus began as a backlash against Roosevelt’s New Deal. Trump has simply stripped away its genteel veneer.
Originally published 08/27/2016
If she does it will be because there's the emergence finally of a real two-party system in the South.
Originally published 07/18/2016
David M. Shribman
Whether Trump wins or loses, he could bring white working-class voters into the GOP.
Originally published 07/13/2016
Ronald L. Feinman
Not much – alas.
Originally published 03/01/2016
In 1964, Republican Party leaders were terrified by the ascent of the conservative Arizona senator Barry Goldwater.
Originally published 09/15/2015
After Republican nominee Richard Nixon lost a close election in 1960, the more conservative faction of the GOP sought a “real” conservative standard-bearer in 1964, and found one in Goldwater. He would go on to win the Republican nomination.
Originally published 06/24/2015
Michael W. Flamm
He lacked the technology, but he championed the idea that anybody with a driver’s license and a clean record could offer their driving services.
Originally published 04/10/2014
Both of them paid homage to the free enterprise system.
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