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Section: New Republic (USA)

      Republicans Want Impunity, Not Unity
      Jan12

      Republicans Want Impunity, Not Unity

      For the past two months, the bulk of the Republican Party and the conservative movement has pushed unhinged conspiracy theories about election fraud. Most of them stood back and stood by while President Donald Trump constantly lied about the outcome, or while he pressured state officials into overturning their election results. While Trump raged...

      The Democrats’ Stark, Historic Choice
      Jan11

      The Democrats’ Stark, Historic Choice

      Let’s get something straight. The press and many of our leaders have converged upon an implicit consensus that last Wednesday should be understood as the nadir of the Trump era—as a tipping point illustrating, for either the first or the most significant time, the deadly potential of his antics and rhetoric. They are wrong. In October 2018,...

      The Capitol Riot Is Inspiring Far-Right Groups Around the World
      Jan09

      The Capitol Riot Is Inspiring Far-Right Groups Around the World

      Watching armed neo-Nazis and other extremists violently storm the Capitol building on Wednesday, my first thoughts weren’t of reaction in Washington D.C.. Instead, I wondered who was watching in Belgrade, Bratislava, and Budapest. Many, in the past few days, have compared the sacking of the Capitol to events Americans unthinkingly associate...

      Next Week Might Be Too Late to Impeach Trump
      Jan09

      Next Week Might Be Too Late to Impeach Trump

      It’s been almost three days since President Donald Trump incited a mob to attack Capitol Hill. So far, Facebook and Twitter have responded more forcefully to the attack on Congress than Congress has in its own defense. What should be the easiest case for impeachment in the history of the republic is languishing thanks to the foot-dragging...

      Trump Is Finally Tearing the GOP Apart
      Jan06

      Trump Is Finally Tearing the GOP Apart

      Tom Cotton has been one of Donald Trump’s most loyal and consistent supporters. He has defended Trump repeatedly, even when the president in September refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. The Arkansas senator has pushed for drastic cuts to legal immigration and refers to Covid-19 as the “China virus.” When protests raged...

      What America Needs Now Is a President Who Will Go Nuclear on the Justice Department
      Dec17

      What America Needs Now Is a President Who Will Go Nuclear on the Justice Department

      As President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January, the Justice Department will be probing more than a few sensitive political matters. His son Hunter Biden said last week that he is under investigation for “tax affairs” by federal prosecutors in Delaware. Outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr appointed U.S. attorney John Durham as a special...

      Sorry, the Hunter Biden Story Is Still Not a Thing
      Dec15

      Sorry, the Hunter Biden Story Is Still Not a Thing

      Last week, America’s worst opinion page took a victory lap. “So Hunter Biden’s business is news after all,” The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board crowed after news broke that the FBI had been investigating Hunter Biden’s taxes since 2018. “Who knew? Well, the New York Post did, and so did we and a few others.” On the...

      The Democrats’ Maddening Cowardice Is Carrying Over into the Biden Era
      Nov25

      The Democrats’ Maddening Cowardice Is Carrying Over into the Biden Era

      The debate over how to characterize what the country’s been put through over the past three weeks will carry on for the rest of our lives. And Donald Trump’s waddle through the stages of grief is sure to last through January. But his election gambit is functionally over. Results have been certified in Georgia, Michigan, and...

      The Biden Popular Front Is Doomed to Unravel
      Nov23

      The Biden Popular Front Is Doomed to Unravel

      It’s lucky that votes usually don’t get counted till late at night. Victorious presidential candidates have two audiences to speak to. Their zealous volunteers generally get little reward other than the sense, inculcated over months of battle, that they are fighting to vanquish the forces of evil. On election night, they expect...

      How to De-Trumpify the Justice Department
      Nov09

      How to De-Trumpify the Justice Department

      In late August, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division announced that it had issued requests to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan concerning their handling of the coronavirus in nursing homes. The unspoken threat, it seemed, was that the department could file lawsuits against these states—all run by Democratic...