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donald trump

What do Republicans believe? Whatever Donald Trump tells them they should believe, it seems. In survey after survey, self-described Republicans—admittedly a severely truncated demographic in the...

If the “blue wave” that Democrats see building ahead of November does not arrive with the ferocity they envision, the political left can still take...
donald trump

Since Donald Trump took the oath of office, he has vacillated between extremes. One day, he’s running a laudably conventional Republican administration. The next, he’s...
Donald Trump

Approximately once every quarter for the last two years, we've been bombarded by declarations that Donald Trump’s takeover of the GOP is complete. The frequency...
Paul Krugman

Popular economist and New York Times opinion writer Paul Krugman insists in his latest piece that the intellectual right is dead. He has issued this...
Donald Trump

As hostile takeovers go, Donald Trump’s acquisition of the Republican Party was a strange one. The GOP’s shareholders—e.g. voters—approved of the transition, but the old...
Donald Trump

The President of the United States has resumed his preferred pastime: screaming into the Internet. The target of Donald Trump’s ire this time was his...
Peter Strzok

For Republicans, the Trump presidency has been one long test of faith. The truest believers in Trumpism are compelled to demonstrate their commitment to the...
Donald Trump

Being the dominant governing party is a mixed bag. You and your allies enjoy all the perks and can set the agenda, but your freedom...
roy moore

No one should be too proud of the fact that the election of a Democrat to the U.S. Senate from Alabama over a spectacularly flawed,...
Jeff flake

Conservatives who have devoted considerable energy to convincing themselves that Donald Trump’s erratic and irresponsible conduct is excusable—even desirable—have invented what must be a comforting...
pessimism

At the heart of this new era of prohibitive Republican dominance is a contradiction. The GOP has reached a zenith of power unseen in almost...