Republican Party

Post-Trump America needs a new political vocabulary. Introducing the rhetoric of shut-the-fuck-up

By John Stoehr / September 15, 2021 /

Please forgive me my vulgarity.

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Why should we trust GOP leaders and voters who reliably demonstrate their lawlessness?

By John Stoehr / September 13, 2021 /

They say they’ll quit en masse. They won’t. They say they won’t do what they’re told. They will. They will do what they’re told, then lie about it.

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No, Roe’s imminent demise won’t drive conservative white women away from the Republican Party

By John Stoehr / September 9, 2021 /

It will create new enemies, though.

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The closer we get to the minority-majority tipping point, the more the Republicans are going to inflame white racism

By Rod Graham / September 9, 2021 /

To combat a damaging narrative, we must talk about it.

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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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