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The State of the Republican Party

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On January 27, 2020
It is truly a wonder that Donald Trump is president of the United States. Former California Rep. Darrell Issa is standing by a new TV spot that repeatedly highlights the fact that his top rival, former San Diego City Councilman and fellow Republican Carl DeMaio, is gay. Issa’s ad came just after DeMaio launched his […]
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Serwer has a great piece decimating the ridiculous belief that the problem with American politics is “tribalism” between the political parties. Of course, the actual problem is that one party is fully committed to racism and, increasingly, fascism, and the other party is not. It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” […]
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The Party of Lester Maddox

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On June 6, 2018
Lester Maddox became governor of Georgia after threatening black students with violence if they tried to eat at his restaurant. Well, the GOP is taking over that mantle and it’s hardly surprising this guy is from South Dakota, which as we discussed the other day, is shockingly racist and yet doesn’t receive much attention for […]
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None, of course. Despite House Democrats’ calls for hearings on the rise of white supremacy, the House Judiciary Committee, which oversees the Department of Justice’s handling of domestic terrorism, has no immediate plans to schedule one, aides say. The House Homeland Security Committee is lumping the issue into an annual “global threats” hearing scheduled sometime […]
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