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Partisan Gerrymanders, the Census Case, and the Court's Legitimacy

When the question is whether the Court will police extreme partisan gerrymanders, certain Justices--most notably Chief Justice John Roberts--voice concerns about threats to the Court's public legitimacy if it is seen to be intervening in partisan politics and squandering its diffuse public support, even though policing extreme partisan gerrymanders would not systematically favor one political party over the other.When the question is whether the Court will permit the Trump Administration to add ...
Tags: Neil Siegel

Rep. Matt Shea doesn’t deserve a place in the Republican Party

State Rep. Matt Shea's conduct in an online chat advocating violence deserves more than condemnation from his caucus colleagues.
Tags: Editorials, Opinion

A Short Summary of the Contemporary Republican Party’s Strategy

In a recent interview, Noam Chomsky gave a short summary of how the modern Republican Party coalition between the rich and the religious, white working class was built, decade by decade. They have a primary constituency, a real constituency: extreme wealth and corporate power. That’s who they have to serve. That’s their constituency. You can’t get votes that way, so you have to do something else to get votes. What do you do to get votes? This was begun by Richard Nixon with the Southern strateg...
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Strong Support Here Helped Trump Win Pennsylvania in 2016. 2020 Could Be Different.

President Trump promised to be the champion of the “forgotten American.” To some Republicans in Altoona, that promise is unfulfilled.
Tags: Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Presidential Election of 2020, Labor and Jobs, Republican Party, Democratic Party, Trump, Donald J, Pennsylvania, United States

Democrats Criticize GOP State Rep for Chats About Violence, Spying

The Guardian obtained Signal chats involving Republican Rep. Matt Shea and three other men proposing to confront leftists with a variety of tactics, including violence, surveillance and intimidation.
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Iowa Rep. Who Defected From GOP Explains How Republicans Lost Him

Iowa state Rep. Andy McKean cited President Donald Trump’s upcoming reelection battle and the rightward lurch of the Republican Party as reasons for his defection to the Democratic Party during a press conference on Tuesday. McKean took a 15-year break from public service after a three-term stint as state senator, winning election to the state House in 2016. “I’ve found a very changed Republican caucus,” he said. “Although I have great respect for the speaker and majority leader and appreciat...
Tags: News, Gop, House, Iowa, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, McKean, Radio Iowa, Kate Riga, Andy McKean, Party Switch

Feature: Meet the Other Resistance: The Republican One

President Trump is overwhelmingly popular with his base, but a handful of dissident Republicans think they know how to defeat him in a primary contest. Are they wrong?
Tags: News, New Hampshire, Republican Party, Trump, Hogan, Politics And Government, Donald J, Presidential Election of 2020, Lawrence J, William F. Weld

State Rep. Andy McKean, who has served in both Iowa's Senate and House chambers, identified with the Republican Party for 35 years before the announcement

The Iowa Legislature's longest-serving Republican announced Tuesday that because of President Donald Trump, he will be joining the Democratic Party, calling Trump "a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children."
Tags: News, Senate, House, Iowa, Stories, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Iowa Legislature, Andy McKean

The Longstanding Trump-Russia Unknowns That Mueller Finally Answered

Reporting over the past two years surfaced dozens of mysterious interactions between the Trump campaign’s alleged involvement with Russian government officials and businessmen. The Mueller report, at long last, provided some answers.  Here are some of the key unknowns in the Trump-Russia story that the special counsel’s probe helped clear up. Ineptitude or corruption? The tale of Jared Kushner White House son-in-law Jared Kushner drew scrutiny for his contacts with Russian government off...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, Gop, United States, New Jersey, Moscow, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Republican Party, Kremlin, Gates, Trump

The Great Republican Abdication

A party that no longer believes in American values.
Tags: News, Republican Party, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J

There’s a Bigger Prize Than Impeachment

Keeping Trump in office will destroy the Republican Party.
Tags: News, Republican Party, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Impeachment

Mueller report: Inside the search for answers about Trump's alleged collusion with Russia

On a cloudy day in early November, the last of conservative writer Jerome Corsi's six marathon interviews with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller was about to begin. Sitting in a building in Washington, three prosecutors assigned to his case opened with a lecture.For more than two months, they had been chasing tantalising leads offered by Mr Corsi, an associate of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone, who had told them that the longtime Republican Party operative sought a back channe...
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Noam Chomsky takes ten minutes to explain everything you need to know about the Republican Party in 2019

Amy Goodman from Democracy Now interviewed linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky and asked him to explain Donald Trump; in a mere 10 minutes, Chomsky explains where Trump came from, what he says about the GOP, and what the best response to Russiagate is. Chomsky lays out the history of the GOP from Nixon's Southern Strategy, when the party figured out that the way to large numbers of working people to vote for policies that made a tiny minority of rich people richer was to qu...
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Threat of A Chinese Internet Requires “Action this Day”

Opinion Threat of A Chinese Internet Requires “Action this Day” USA – -( What will it be like if the internet America invented and designed is replaced in the next technological cycle by one that is controlled, developed, implemented, and managed by the Chinese? This is a real possibility we must confront – right now. The danger of America giving up and allowing the Chinese to win was driven home by a senior United States government official this week. The Washington Post publi...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, Washington, China, US, America, Department Of Defense, Intelligence, West, United States, Xi Jinping, Netherlands, Chinese communist party, Catholic, Karl Marx, Party

Bernie versus the Democratic Party

Hollywood is filled with remakes and reboots. Washington is about to get one of its own. The re-launched property: the 2016 campaign.You know the plot. An outsider with grassroots support leads a crusade against the party establishment and the legitimating institutions that bestow credibility upon a candidate. He's old, white, been around for a while, says some things that are outside the mainstream, and has a fickle relationship to his party. But he possesses a strange charisma, dominates t...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, News, Washington, Fox, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Coalition, The Times, Paul ryan, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Republican Party, Biden, Times

Reaction to Mueller Report Divides Along Partisan Lines

In an era of deep polarization, Mr. Mueller’s 448-page report quickly became yet another case study in the disparate realities of American politics.
Tags: News, Warren, Republican Party, Collins, Nancy, Alexandria, Trump, Rubio, Elizabeth, Democratic Party, Marco, Pelosi, Mueller, Barr, Gottheimer, Nadler

Mueller Report Does Nothing to Narrow a Vast Partisan Divide

As Democrats issued a subpoena demanding an unredacted copy of the report and condemned the president’s conduct, most Republican lawmakers remained silent on the findings.
Tags: News, Warren, Republican Party, Republican, Collins, Nancy, Alexandria, Trump, Rubio, Elizabeth, Democratic Party, Marco, Pelosi, Mueller, Barr, Gottheimer

In a Functional Country, We Would Be on the Road to Impeachment

Mueller laid out the evidence for members of Congress to take action against President Trump. Will they?
Tags: News, Congress, Russia, Lying, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Road, Trump, Democratic Party, Mueller, Barr, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Cyberwarfare and Defense, Impeachment

Notre Dame: Where it Was, as it Was

Opinion Notre Dame Cathedral Paris France USA – -( As Callista and I sat watching the terrible fire in Paris that was burning the Cathedral of Notre Dame, our thoughts went back to the many times we had visited Paris. We always visited the great Cathedral. On a number of occasions, we went to Mass there. One unforgettable Mass, they had brought the great bells down from the bell towers, and they were placed right in the middle of the Cathedral. We were sitting just a few feet ...
Tags: Guns, Washington, America, United States, Paris, Catholic Church, Venice, Republican Party, Notre Dame, Newt Gingrich, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Venice Italy, Basilica, Macron, U S House of Representatives

How Barr and Trump Use a Russian Disinformation Tactic

They were able to define “collusion” to benefit themselves. Don’t let them twist meanings again with their “spying” investigation.
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, United States, Republican Party, Wikileaks, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Mueller, Barr, Vladimir V, Donald J, Cyberwarfare and Defense, Espionage and Intelligence Services, William Barr, Robert S III

Trump Is a Threat to the Constitution? Nice Try, Nancy

Opinion Trump Is a Threat to the Constitution? Nice Try, Nancy USA – -( This week, two high-profile Democrats mouthed their party's delusional mantra that President Trump is a threat to the Constitution — a rich allegation from those would dismantle major pillars of our republican system of government. While the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris was still burning, quixotic impeachment crusader Rep. Steve Cohen said on MSNBC's “Hardball,” “What he has done to the Constitution an...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, America, Democrats, United States, Paris, Nancy Pelosi, Hitler, Republican Party, Msnbc, Notre Dame, Christ, Trump, Democratic Party, Pelosi

On Washington: Mueller Findings Kick Off a Political Tug of War That’s Only Just Beginning

Democrats appear to be gearing up, with Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York describing the report as a road map to holding the president accountable.
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Russia, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Justice Department, Trump, Democratic Party, Mueller, Jerrold Nadler, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Robert S III

Mueller report details the evolution of Russia’s troll farm as it began targeting US politics

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr released the long-anticipated Mueller report. With it comes a useful overview of how Russia leveraged U.S.-based social media platforms to achieve its political ends. While we’ve yet to find too much in the heavily redacted text that we didn’t already know, Mueller does recap efforts undertaken by Russia’s mysterious Internet Research Agency or “IRA” to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. The...
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You're Not The Only One Who Feels Guilty About Eating At Chick-Fil-A

“Do I have to use my name? I feel like I’ll get dragged through the mud.”That was one of the responses I received when I put out the call on Facebook to see if anyone in my circle of friends and familiars wanted to talk about their love of fast food companies like Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out despite their problematic conservative beliefs. A handful of people I knew, or friends-of-friends stepped forward, tentatively, before ultimately declining to be interviewed or ghosting.Their reluctance to pub...
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I’m the Child of Immigrants. I’m Not Giving Up on the Republican Party.

In an increasingly diverse country, the G.O.P. can’t afford to alienate voters like me.
Tags: Florida, News, El Salvador, Republican Party, Guatemala, Democratic Party, Hispanic-Americans, Conservatism (US Politics, Child of Immigrants