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donald trump

Donald Trump’s ascension to lead a reluctant Republican Party has occasionally been likened to a messy divorce. The celebrity candidate has created a schism between...
Conservatism

What has conservatism conserved? This is a question asked with earnest impatience by many of Donald Trump’s enthusiastic supporters. It is raised by both the archaic...
donald trump

Any number of unforeseen events still might upend the race for the White House. Right now, as it happens, a powerful hurricane is barreling down...
majority

Conservatives have long labored under the delusion that conservatism was popular. They told themselves that their policy preferences had a variety of natural constituencies who...
Steve King

On Monday, Representative Steve King made headlines of the worst kind when, responding to the idea that the Republican Party is a monolithic entity, he...
donald trump

The modern presidential primary process is usually a cathartic event—a purgative and therapeutic method for airing intramural grievances, testing relative factional strength, and gauging the...
Trade

The obituaries are pouring in, and the body isn’t even cold yet. The GOP, once the nation’s unabashedly pro-trade party, is waving the white flag...
rigged election

The first three words in the preamble to the Constitution weren’t originally intended to be a means by which a perpetually aggrieved victim class could self-righteously...
Renee Ellmers

The simplest way to summarize the plot of the Republican Party’s crackup in 2016 is, like many uncomplicated narratives, not the most illuminating. Yet the...
Mitch McConnell

Although more sophisticated than some of its kind, Fred Barnes’ piece in The Weekly Standard detailing conservative intellectual support for Donald Trump outside the presumably...
progressive

“Ryan is thinking long-term,” Catholic University professor of political science Matthew Green told the Wall Street Journal, “he is thinking it’s possible Trump is going...
conservatives

In a bleak political year, there comes a shaft of light in the form of an extraordinary new book, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social...