Republican Party

The Republican Party overplayed its hand in Texas

By Claire Bond Potter / September 9, 2021 /

A new abortion fight will mobilize a Democratic Party that has not foregrounded social policies so dramatically since 1965.

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Lawlessness is a feature of the Republican Party, not a bug

By John Stoehr / September 3, 2021 /

The five most conservative justices, and their allies in state legislatures, have devised a model for using a procedure called the “shadow docket” to weaponize lawlessness against court precedents they don’t like.

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Abortion is virtually banned in Texas. The upside? Roe still rules for now in the other 49 states

By Mia Brett / September 3, 2021 /

Overturning Roe would have affected national abortion coverage and abortion would have been immediately illegal in 13 states.

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By turning law enforcement over to ‘abortion vigilantes,’ Texas uses lawlessness to destabilize equal treatment under law

By John Stoehr / September 2, 2021 /

So far, it has the Supreme Court’s blessing.

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Will GOP voters go to war with corporations over new vaccine mandates? That would require personal sacrifice, though

By John Stoehr / August 26, 2021 /

They’ll obey, like good authoritarians.

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The withdrawal from Afghanistan is complex and messy. It’s making partisans say silly things

By John Stoehr / August 16, 2021 /

The president is trying to do the right thing with all the consequences of having tried doing the right thing.

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It’s hard to believe the GOP would sacrifice kids to maintain rule by white Christian men

By John Stoehr / August 13, 2021 /

Believe it, though.

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In the face of authoritarianism, don’t lose hope. Normal partisan politics can save democracy

By John Stoehr / August 11, 2021 /

The Dems are pushing a fault line within the GOP to its breaking point.

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ICE and the Border Patrol consume $20B a year, but have not made us safer. Just the opposite

By Elizabeth F. Cohen / April 19, 2021 /

The threat is not coming from outsiders.

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Stop the Nonsense about the Working Class. 2016 Was a Revolt of the Petite Bourgeois

By John Stoehr / February 18, 2020 /

Don’t appeal to voters immune to “health care, health care, health care.”

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