Republicans Rewrite History of January 6th

For Republicans, adherence to facts about January 6th cannot overcome adherence to the party line.

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Conspiracy, Political Violence, & American Exceptionalism

Most Americans express positive feelings about the 2020 election. While Trump has influence among GOP voters, much of the public believes he encouraged the assault on the US Capitol.

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Why Were the Polls Wrong in 2020?

“Whether the candidates were running for president, senator or governor, poll margins overall suggested that Democratic candidates would do better and Republican candidates would do worse relative to the final certified vote.”

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The Rise of Anti-history

Anti-historians drop historical references into political debates without regard to context, logic, or proportionality. They are willfully ignorant of history, viewing it in purely instrumental terms as a bludgeon to wield without even bothering to understand it.

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We Are Two Nations, Divisible

And while I do pray a benevolent God may keep us Americans from ripping one another apart over our political and cultural differences, it’s time to recognize that they are real, not contrived; deep-seated, not superficial; and an authentic reflection of divisions in our population, not an invention of manipulative elites, politicians, or the news media.

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There Is No Debate Over Critical Race Theory

“Constructive criticism often hurts, but like painful medical treatments, it can be lifesaving; it can be nation-saving. But what’s happening now is something entirely different and destructive—not constructive. This isn’t a “culture war.” This isn’t even an “argument.” This isn’t even “criticism.” This is critics arguing with themselves.”

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Is America heading to a place where it can no longer call itself a democracy?

Voting rights are threatened across the US and Trump allies are vying to control elections in multiple states. Can US democracy survive the post-Trump onslaught?

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Hawley and Cruz Lie Because They Think Republicans Are Stupid

Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, and other Republicans promote Trump’s lies about the 2020 election because they think their supporters are stupid enough to believe them.

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“Republicans’ Hedonic Treadmill Problem” by Bonnie Kristian

The calm, normal politics Biden has promised is exactly what they do not want — not merely because of differences of partisanship or policy but because calm and normal no longer appeal. Trumpist Republicans have a serious hedonic treadmill problem.

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Trump Lost in the Real World, But Not in Trumpland

“The election is over. But pro-Trump media outlets are helping Trump spin the narrative that it isn’t.”

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The Census, Gerrymandering, and The 2020 Election: A Republican Win

“Every 10 years, after the census, congressional and state legislature districts are redrawn to account for population changes. This gives whoever is drawing the maps the power to maximize the number of districts that favor their party — a tactic known as gerrymandering.”

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The Changing Republican Party

This collapse of a major political party as a moral governing force is unlike anything we have seen in modern American politics.

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The Post-American Order

If Trump is reelected, his “America first” foreign policy will have been validated, and the result will be an America snarling into decline. The admiration for the United States that reduces the cost of everything it tries to achieve in the world will evaporate, and other countries will move on, shaping a new order to protect themselves from a self-seeking, often hostile United States.

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Unlike Trump, Ben Sasse Is a Republican That Tells It Like It is

Sasse, who did not vote for Trump in 2016, offered an honest and revealing assessment of the President. In fact, most of Sasse’s criticisms of Trump are the same ones made by some of Trump’s most vocal critics.

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“The Collaborators: History Will Judge the Complicit” by Anne Applebaum

“Each violation of our Constitution and our civic peace gets absorbed, rationalized, and accepted by people who once upon a time knew better. If, following what is almost certain to be one of the ugliest elections in American history, Trump wins a second term, these people may well accept even worse. Unless, of course, they decide not to.”

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