Fixated on shrinking government, destroying labor unions, cutting taxes for the wealthy, and protecting their big corporate donors from regulation, GOP leaders failed to notice that their electorate had other worries. Substantial numbers of GOP primary voters support tax increases, labor unions, and a higher minimum wage, according to research this year by the RAND Corporation.
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 […]
The losers from globalization are realigning themselves in the Republican Party, according to conservative NYT columnist David Brooks. Is there something in this idea? See the discussion here: A big […]
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 […]