Filed Under: “Conservatism”

Barry Goldwater’s critics saw today’s Republican extremism in 1964

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The conspiracism, Christian nationalism, and pandering to racists we see today in the GOP was brought into the party long before Trump


Transgender people have become the latest target in the right’s demonization playbook

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GOP’s divide and conquer politics now focused on trans people


The Senate filibuster hasn’t just stopped progressive legislation, it’s also radicalized Republicans

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Mitch McConnell’s filibuster abuses have enabled the GOP to avoid electoral consequences for its unpopular policies, and skewed the center of U.S. politics to the right


Liz Cheney won’t be the last casualty of conservatism’s epistemic collapse

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The intellectual destruction of Christian fundamentalism has caused the American right to believe that truth is entirely the product of social power


Is corporate America divorcing the Republican Party?

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Big business was an integral part of the conservative political coalition for decades, but growing GOP extremism has made executives uncomfortable.


Loving Trump and making it harder for Democrats to vote are the only things Republicans agree on

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Instead of conducting an autopsy on why Trump and Trumpism failed in 2020, conservative elites at the annual CPAC conference decided to just ignore their problems.


Trump accomplished little even when the GOP had total power, why?

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Right-wing elites are so divided internally, they’ve settled on a de facto domestic policy: do nothing. It’s why Trump passed almost no legislation as president.


The conservative establishment’s nightmare is only just beginning

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Republican consultants and elected officials have leveraged religious and racial bigotry for decades. But post-Trump, they can no longer control the forces they have unleashed.


 

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