The End Of A Republican Party

… Many have assumed that adherence to a certain conservative purity was the engine of the GOP, and given the party’s demographic homogeneity, this made sense. But re-evaluating recent history in light of Trump, and looking a bit closer at this year’s numbers, something else seems to be the primary […] Read more »

Donald Trump may be showing us the future of right-wing politics

Pundits and politicians have been shocked by the Trump phenomenon, startled that so many Americans could be so enthusiastic about his anti-democratic style proposals. But Trump is not that original. His actual proposals are in keeping with longstanding trends in U.S. history and society, with the rejection and nativism that […] Read more »

Ted Cruz’s Alamo?

… For local and national conservatives skeptical that Trump truly shares their beliefs, the final hours before Saturday’s traditionally pivotal South Carolina Republican primary feels something like the Alamo. All recognize that a Trump victory in this bellwether conservative state could provide him a clear pathway to the GOP nomination—despite […] Read more »

How politics determines the way Americans perceive discrimination

… Past research has shown that partisans will often perceive the same events—from a hostage crisis abroad to objective markers of an improving economy at home—in completely divergent ways based on their preconceived and firmly held political convictions. The partisan lens through which many view the social and political world […] Read more »

Republicans wary of immigration from Middle East

With his call for blocking Muslims from entering the United States, Donald Trump may be tapping into deep concern among Republican voters about allowing Middle Eastern immigrants into the country, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. In particular, a majority of Republicans see a high risk that refugees from […] Read more »