They condition their members to see themselves as soldiers at war with the public they are meant to serve, and above the laws they are meant to enforce.
If the right to vote is fundamental, then it cannot be subject to veto by partisans who benefit from disenfranchisement.
Although some Republican leaders deplored their violence, most have come to support the rioters’ claim that Trump’s defeat meant the election was inherently illegitimate.
Objections to the appointment of Nikole Hannah-Jones to an academic chair are the latest instance of conservatives using the state to suppress ideas they consider dangerous.
The representative from Wyoming is taking a stand against an authoritarian streak in the Republican Party that she helped cultivate.
Powerful political actors are committed to ensuring that the system of American policing remains unchanged.
A new message proves too toxic for the Republican Party.
Biden must reverse Trump’s efforts to ratify a racial and sectarian conception of American citizenship.
The recent wave of anti-trans legislation follows a decades-long pattern of the GOP targeting those they think lack the numbers or votes to properly fight back.
Republicans have no plan or intention to curb corporate power; they simply want to use it for their own purposes.
America has tried to solve its immigration problem for decades through brute force. It doesn’t work.
The future of American democracy depends on the president’s ability to show that even when the Republican Party loses, Americans who vote Republican do not.
Instead of focusing on governance, Republican politicians in the Lone Star State spent their time inflaming grievances.
All presidents do.
The Capitol riot was a tragic farce, but the type of political violence it represents poses an existential threat to democracy.
Trump leaves behind a wounded nation, and it will take time to heal.
The business owners, real-estate brokers, and service members who rioted acted not out of economic desperation, but out of their belief in their inviolable right to rule.
True democracy in America is a young, fragile experiment that must be defended if it is to endure.
The president’s supporters believe that the votes of rival constituencies should not count—even though they understand, on some level, that they do.
To succeed, the president-elect will have to do more than address the pandemic and revive the American economy.