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The Party That Lost Its Soul

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Most of the GOP's leaders thought they could domesticate Donald Trump and use him for their ideological purposes. Now they are confronting the consequences of being so profoundly wrong.

Can a Moderate Left Beat a Radical Right?

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Obama Derangement Syndrome is striking Republicans once again. But for progressives to beat back an increasingly virulent right and encourage more temperate conservatism, they must ponder the crisis on their own side.

The Hidden and Deadly Bias of Class

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White working-class voters have been a key building block of the Republican coalition since the rise of the Reagan Democrats 35 years ago. You would think that the party's presidential candidates would want to respond to the heartbreaking crisis these Americans are facing.

The Bibi-Boehner Coalition

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It was disconcerting to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of America's closest allies, trashed an American president's foreign policy.

We Would Miss Obamacare

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Will it take the repeal of the Affordable Care Act or its evisceration by the Supreme Court for us to appreciate what it's actually done?

The GOP's Freudian Moment

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After he won reelection last November, soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made two sets of comments reflecting the dueling impulses of the Republican Mind. Freud fans might refer to the superego, aka the conscience, and the id.

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