Ryan talks a good game about caring about poverty and rejecting the “makers versus takers” frame of many conservatives. But in his time as a national figure, he’s been a consistent advocate of aggressive cuts to the social safety net and to Social Security and Medicare, and for tax reforms at least as regressive as those envisioned by Cruz and Trump.
Probably the best take on what’s happening on the right. The illusion that the right was all about free markets and limited government (with family values and national security thrown […]
We are documenting (here) how much of the right in general, and Trump in particular, are delegitimizing a whole raft of US institutions, like election procedures and outcomes, political adversaries, government in […]
On the one hand, Trump posed himself as the law and order candidate, just like Nixon did. On the other, he has remarkable criticism in numerous specific cases, so are […]
It’s really the only moderating force left, but Trump’s attacks on globalization and trade go directly against their interests.. Nominating a charlatan for president is the most obvious indication of […]