When It Comes to Big City Elections, Republicans Are in the Wilderness

The party’s growing irrelevance in urban and suburban areas comes at a considerable cost, sidelining conservatives in centers of innovation and economic might.

#conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Rift With Biden, a Dramatic Show of Force by a Conservative Catholic Movement

A vote by the U.S. bishops was the most dramatic example of the conservative Catholic movement’s reach since Joseph R. Biden was elected. But the contingent had been gaining strength throughout the Trump era.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #lieu-ted-w-1969, #pelosi-nancy, #roman-catholic-church, #trump-donald-j

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‘Take the Ship’: Conservatives Aim to Commandeer Southern Baptists

The insurgents, some adopting a pirate motif, believe that the denomination has drifted too far to the left on issues of race, gender and the strict authority of the Bible.

#baptist-churches, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #greear-j-d, #nashville-tenn, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-baptist-convention

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As Military Addresses Diversity, Republicans See Culture War Target

The Pentagon’s leadership is taking steps to promote inclusion in the military, prompting a political backlash.

#austin-lloyd-j-iii, #conservatism-us-politics, #defense-department, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Inside the Texas Legislature

Why did lawmakers in a state growing less Republican embark on the most ultraconservative legislative session in modern memory?

#austin-tex, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #fernandez-manny, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas

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A Stanford Student Mocked the Federalist Society. It Jeopardized His Graduation.

The Stanford student sent a satirical flier that drew a complaint from the conservative group. The university then placed a hold on his diploma.

#colleges-and-universities, #comedy-and-humor, #conservatism-us-politics, #conway-george-t-iii, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-attorneys-general, #federalist-society, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #law-schools, #paxton-ken, #stanford-university, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tribe-laurence-h, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Elise Stefanik and the Young Republicans Who Sold Out Their Generation

Elise Stefanik’s rise — and the fall of several young House colleagues — is an omen for a party struggling to reach a 21st-century electorate.

#conservatism-us-politics, #curbelo-carlos-1980, #elections-house-of-representatives, #gaetz-matt, #generation-z, #global-warming, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #millennial-generation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #stefanik-elise, #trump-donald-j, #youth

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Is Wokeness ‘Kryponite for Democrats’?

Republicans sure seem to think so. They are not alone. 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #liberalism-us-politics, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Michel Foucault’s Ideas and the Right, Left Debate

How the right learned to love relativism and the left learned to love power.

#conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foucault-michel, #philosophy

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Republican Cowardice Endangers American Democracy

Why are we on the edge? Blame the careerists, not the crazies.

#conservatism-us-politics, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Alabama Lifts Its Ban on Yoga in Schools

For the first time in three decades, yoga can be taught, but the law will still bar teachers from using Sanskrit names for poses.

#alabama, #children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-religion, #gray-jeremy-1985, #ivey-kay, #language-and-languages, #law-and-legislation, #religion-state-relations, #state-legislatures, #yoga

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A Complaint Against Liberal Modernity, and a Solution: Faith

In “The Unbroken Thread,” Sohrab Ahmari sees Western society as having overreached on freedom and lost a sense of rootedness in tradition and community.

#ahmari-sohrab, #books-and-literature, #conservatism-us-politics, #ethics-personal, #philosophy, #the-unbroken-thread-book

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Near-Complete Ban on Abortion Is Signed Into Law in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott signed one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion measures, banning it after six weeks of pregnancy, as Texas lawmakers take a hard-right approach to major issues.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #texas

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How the Storming of the Capitol Became a ‘Normal Tourist Visit’

Insurrection? What insurrection?

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #liberalism-us-politics, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The G.O.P.’s Big Cancellation

The party’s cancel mob runs wild on Capitol Hill.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Breakaway Third Party of Ex-Republicans? Don’t Count on It.

The idea of a conservative anti-Trump party gained publicity this week — but the threat remains hollow.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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In Elise Stefanik, the GOP Installs a Trump Convert

Once a moderate, Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, the party’s new No. 3 in the House, tacked to the right as her party and district rallied behind Donald J. Trump.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #stefanik-elise, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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John Boehner’s Comeback Shows That Liz Cheney’s Return Is Possible

John A. Boehner showed that a comeback from the political wilderness is possible.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections-house-of-representatives, #gingrich-newt, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tea-party-movement, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Chip Roy Challenges Stefanik for Cheney’s House G.O.P. Post

Republicans are scheduled to meet Friday morning to select Ms. Cheney’s replacement as chair of the House Republican Conference.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #roy-chip-1972, #stefanik-elise, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Activists and Ex-Spy Said to Have Plotted to Discredit Trump ‘Enemies’ in Government

The campaign included planned operations against President Trump’s national security adviser at the time, H.R. McMaster, and F.B.I. employees, according to documents and interviews.

#conservatism-us-politics, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #mcmaster-h-r, #okeefe-james-e-iii, #prince-erik-d, #project-veritas, #seddon-richard, #thomas-virginia-lamp, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Liz Cheney vs. Donald Trump, Guess Who Won

The Republican Party is not done degrading itself. 

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Cheney Embraces Her Downfall, Offering Herself as a Cautionary Tale

Representative Liz Cheney has refrained from campaigning to save her Republican leadership post, saying it is not worth having if it requires her to lie.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #stefanik-elise, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Is Capitalism Killing Conservatism?

The conservative responses to stagnation and decay are incoherent and insufficient. But do liberals have any?

#capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #conservatism-us-politics, #europe, #huxley-aldous, #liberalism-us-politics, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states

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Liz Cheney Refuses to Lie, So Elise Stefanik Steps Up

After years of fighting in the party trenches, a G.O.P. insider is being pushed out.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #stefanik-elise, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The G.O.P. Won It All in Texas. Then It Turned on Itself.

The Republican Party trounced the Democrats at every level in Texas in November, only to see its politicians turn on one another over the pandemic and voter-fraud conspiracy theories.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #conservatism-us-politics, #miller-sid-1955, #paxton-ken, #presidential-election-of-2020, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Why the Right Loves Public School Culture Wars

Biden doesn’t rile up the grassroots. Critical race theory does.

#conservatism-us-politics, #education, #education-k-12, #race-and-ethnicity, #religion-and-belief, #republican-party, #states-us, #tea-party-movement, #teachers-and-school-employees, #texas

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Pence Speaks Fondly of Trump in First Speech of Biden Era

The former vice president credited the Trump administration with “four years of consequence, four years of results and four years of promises made and promises kept.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #palmetto-family-council, #pence-mike, #south-carolina, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘There Is a Tension There’: Publishers Draw Fire for Signing Trump Officials

Kellyanne Conway, Mike Pence and William Barr have book deals. That is raising new challenges for publishers trying to balance ideological lines with a desire to continue representing the political spectrum.

#barr-william-p, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #conservatism-us-politics, #conway-kellyanne, #karp-jonathan, #pence-mike, #post-hill-press-llc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regnery, #simonschuster-inc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Two Crises of Conservatism

The G.O.P. doesn’t know how to win majorities; the right doesn’t know what it’s conserving anymore.

#conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The G.O.P. Is Getting Even Worse

Trumpians are having a venomous panic attack.

#conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Bush Says Republican Party Is Isolationist and Protectionist

The former president also assailed the Trump-era Republican Party as “isolationist, protectionist,” and expressed concern about the fate of girls in Afghanistan if the Taliban take over.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #bush-george-w, #card-andrew-h-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Democracy Faces a Rising Threat Splitting Republicans and Democrats

The country is increasingly split into camps that don’t just disagree on policy and politics — they see the other as alien, immoral, a threat. Such political sectarianism is now on the march.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #geisel-theodor-seuss, #iraq, #ireland, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j

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Corporations of the World, Unite!

The internal contradictions of “woke capitalism” are a mixed blessing for the Democratic Party.

#conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #democratic-party, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

This racist theory is rooted in white supremacist panic.

#black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #immigration-and-emigration, #race-and-ethnicity, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #whites

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A Teacher Marched to the Capitol. When She Got Home, the Fight Began.

Kristine Hostetter was a beloved fourth-grade teacher. Then came the pandemic, the election and the Jan. 6 riot in Washington.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #california, #conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hostetter-alan, #hostetter-kristine, #john-birch-society, #liberalism-us-politics, #orange-county-calif, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #rohrabacher-dana, #san-clemente-calif, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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The New Cancel Culture Capitalism

For Republicans, cancel culture is good for business.

#boycotts, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Republicans’ Fake War Against ‘Woke Capital’

If they really wanted to help the working class, there is plenty they could do.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #major-league-baseball, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Republicans Take Up Trump’s Fight, Leaving Policymaking Behind

The former president’s instincts for red-meat political fights over governing and policymaking have left party leaders in a state of confusion over what they stand for.

#conservatism-us-politics, #cotton-tom, #florida, #hutchinson-asa, #immigration-and-emigration, #katko-john-1962, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Asa Hutchinson on Arkansas’s Anti-Trans Law and the G.O.P. Culture Wars

The state’s Republican governor, who recently vetoed an anti-transgender bill only to be overridden by the legislature, spoke to The Times about why his party has “got to show greater compassion.”

#arkansas, #conservatism-us-politics, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hutchinson-asa, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vetoes-us

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Kemp Seizes on Georgia Voting Law to Try to Win Back Trump and His Base

After resisting Donald Trump’s demands to overturn the state’s election results, Gov. Brian Kemp was an outcast in his own party. Now he’s embraced the state’s new voting bill as a way to rebuild his standing.

#abrams-stacey-y, #collins-douglas-a-1966, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections-governors, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #major-league-baseball, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #williams-nikema

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What Has the Pro-Life Movement Won?

Donald Trump gave us a Supreme Court that could overturn Roe v. Wade. But the fight against abortion may leave the current G.O.P. behind.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #constitutional-amendments, #first-things-magazine, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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With an Eye on 2024, a Rarely Bashful Pompeo Grows More Combative

Criticized for partisan activity even when he was the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo is taking aim at the Biden administration and talking like a candidate.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #pompeo-mike, #republican-party, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Transgender Girls in Sports: G.O.P. Pushes New Front in Culture War

Lawmakers in a growing number of Republican-led states are advancing and passing bills to bar transgender athletes in girls’ sports, a culture clash that seems to have come out of nowhere.

#alliance-defending-freedom, #concerned-women-for-america, #conservatism-us-politics, #law-and-legislation, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #noem-kristi, #politics-and-government, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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We Can See the Left. We Can See the Right. Is There Still a Center?

If it’s gone, the consequences are enormous.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Progressive Christians Arise! Hallelujah!

With a churchgoing Democrat in the White House, faith becomes more complicated in America. Thank God.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #evangelical-movement, #republican-party, #southern-baptist-convention, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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With Disruption and Trolling, Greene Reflects G.O.P.’s Shift

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said being booted from committees left more time for her to push her party to the right. She’s part of a new wave of lawmakers more interested in brand-building than lawmaking.

#boebert-lauren, #conservatism-us-politics, #gaetz-matt, #gingrich-newt, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-of-representatives, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Shifting Politics Re-energized the Fight Against Poverty

The pandemic and a set of other economic and social forces changed the calculation for Democrats when it comes to government aid. The question now is how long the moment will last.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brown-sherrod, #clinton-bill, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deese-brian-c-1978, #hewitt-hugh, #poverty, #rouse-cecilia-e, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

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Jaime Herrera Beutler Is Undaunted

After seeing her eldest child through a medical nightmare, the six-term Republican from Washington was not intimidated by the idea of breaking with her party to support Donald J. Trump’s impeachment.

#conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #herrera-beutler-jaime, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Democrats Are Anxious About 2022 — and 2024

The fretting starts with the party’s declining share of the Hispanic vote, but it doesn’t end there.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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There Is a Generational Divide Among Republicans

It shows up most clearly in the debate over whether parents should get federal money for their children.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #parenting, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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