Republicans (Finally) Rally Around McCarthy as Speaker
Kevin McCarthy has secured the speakership through apparent deals allowing a group of right-wing hardliners to have greater influence over legislation and more investigative power. Historians followed the voting and discuss what comes next.
An Extinct Species: The Liberal Republican
by Donne Levy
As both parties have unified, those whose views are not considered mainstream enough have been sidelined or eliminated. This shift has meant the extinction of the liberal or moderate Republican.
‘I’m Not a Traitor, You Are!’ Political Argument from the Founding Fathers to Today’s Partisans
American history is filled with examples where one partisan side alleges that some idea embraced by the other side threatens to compromise American national strength or sovereignty.
SOURCE: Washington Post
How Trump finally turned Republicans against McCarthyism
by Jonathan Zimmerman
After nearly 70 years, Republicans have stopped defending Joe McCarthy.
The Cult of Trump
by Michael A. Genovese
Come home Republicans. We need you.
How the Republican Response to the Mueller Investigation Breaks With History
Historians say this marks a new era of hyperpartisanship that will likely erode trust in traditionally independent law enforcement agencies.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Texas Republicans criticized for their Holocaust Remembrance Day message: ‘Leftism kills’
The Anti-Defamation League criticized the Facebook post on Sunday and countered more vehemently on Monday the local GOP’s attempts to tie the Holocaust to leftism.
What’s Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans?
by Lawrence Wittner
The rich made off with the money the GOP predicted would be shared with workers.
SOURCE: New Republic
Republicans Don’t Own Patriotism Anymore
by Heather Cox Richardson
The Democrats are reclaiming language they ceded to the GOP decades ago—and putting a liberal spin on it.
SOURCE: The Daily Beast
Dinesh D’Souza Is Q but for Book-Reading Republicans
by Ronald Radosh
His crackpottery is being applauded in conservative outlets that seem to have been infected by a strain of whataboutism that one could call Trump Derangement Derangement Syndrome.
SOURCE: The Week
How Republicans became anti-democratic
by Damon Linker
Republicans are proving themselves to be enemies of democratic governance.
SOURCE: The Hill
Where is Republican courage?
by Richard Moe
That’s the question the country has been hearing, and asking, during the first 15 months of the Trump presidency.
Do a Majority of Republicans Really Distrust Higher Education?
by John Willingham
That’s the gist of a recent Pew poll, but the poll was taken on the heels of a string of campus protests that shaped the response.
The Alarming Parallels this Historian Sees Between What’s Going on in Congress Today and the Antebellum Congresses He Studies
by Michael Todd Landis
Why Indiana Republicans Blundered so Badly on Gay Rights
by Victoria Saker Woeste
They relied on analysis by a dozen law school professors that ignored the historical progression towards including gay rights among civil rights.
For G.O.P., Support for Israel Becomes New Litmus Test
In the past the GOP was more willing to criticize Israel.
What Happened the Last Time Republicans Had a Majority This Huge?
In 1928, Republicans won 270 seats in the House. They were on top of the world.
SOURCE: Nashville Public Radio
TN ban on renaming Civil War parks passes over Dems' objections
Legislation that would prevent the renaming or moving of war-related monuments in Tennessee passed the state House last night. The bill comes as city officials in Memphis have renamed three Confederate-themed parks.Democrats tried to get the bill’s sponsor – Republican Steve McDaniel – to admit he was responding to the name changes in Memphis, which he denied.Rep. Johnnie Turner asked what if Jews hadn’t been allowed to tear down Nazi statues....
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