The New Politics of Abortion

The pro-life movement needs to learn the art of the possible.

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How Republicans Are ‘Weaponizing’ Public Office Against Climate Action

A Times investigation revealed a coordinated effort by state treasurers to use government muscle and public funds to punish companies trying to reduce greenhouse gases.

#american-legislative-exchange-council, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackrock-inc, #boycotts, #coal, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #fink-laurence-d, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heartland-institute, #heritage-foundation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #republican-party, #state-financial-officers-foundation, #states-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

Hungary Leader Viktor Orban Addresses CPAC Dallas

The Hungarian prime minister, whose anti-immigrant rhetoric and attacks on democratic norms have been widely rebuked, spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas.

#anti-semitism, #conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #discrimination, #elections, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #hungary, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

The Republican Party Is the Anti-Democracy Party

Republicans are attacking the electoral process at every level to realize their goals.

#conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Is It All About ‘Fealty to Trump’s Delusions’? Three Writers Talk About Where the G.O.P. Is Headed

How should we assess the Republican Party?

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On Abortion, Kansas Voters Held the Line

In many ways, across state and even party lines, voters did it together.

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Meijer’s Defeat Shows Republican Intolerance for Trump’s Antagonists

In Michigan, primary voters rejected the young conservative who voted to impeach Trump, while two other Republicans who did so fought for political survival in Washington.

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #gibbs-john, #herrera-beutler-jaime, #house-of-representatives, #kent-joe-1980, #meijer-peter, #newhouse-dan-1965, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Bad Faith of the New Religious Right

Esau McCaulley and Katherine Stewart on how the G.O.P. weaponized Christianity — and where we go from here.

#audio-neutral-informative, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #katherine-stewart, #mccaulley-esau, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #religion-and-belief, #theocracy, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Norman Lear: What Archie Bunker Would Have Thought of Donald Trump and Jan. 6

The Emmy-winning TV producer Norman Lear considers his first century, and his hopes for the next century.

#age-chronological, #all-in-the-family-tv-program, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elderly, #politics-and-government, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

A View From the Right on Progressives’ ‘Moral Crusade’

Noah Rothman and Alex Kingsbury debate whether the left actually has a problem with fun.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #culture-wars, #kingsbury-alex-journalist, #liberalism-us-politics, #noah-rothman

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Enters the Pantheon of Conservative Fan Fiction

The American right has embraced Tom Cruise’s latest blockbuster, hailing the movie as a patriotic gesture produced in defiance of “woke” liberal elites and the Chinese Communist Party.

#conservatism-us-politics, #internal-sub-only-nl, #movies, #republican-party, #top-gun-maverick-movie, #united-states-politics-and-government

Mitt Romney Is Inventing Policies for a Fantasy G.O.P.

A pro-life movement that rejects a safety net for children and families is less hypocritical than it may seem.

#abortion, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-legislation, #poverty, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #senate, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Gerrymandered Redistricting Maps Have Become the Norm

The way we designed our system of political representation incentivizes the worst and most extreme elements of our politics.

#census, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #denton-tex, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #jackson-ronny-l, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states

An Anti-Trump Republican Group Is Back for the Midterms

The group, the Republican Accountability PAC, plans to spend at least $10 million to beat candidates who embrace Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election.

#conservatism-us-politics, #internal-sub-only-nl, #longwell-sarah, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Roe Gave Us Modern Politics. Who Are the Parties Without It?

Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat on what comes next for Democrats and Republicans.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #douthat-ross-g, #goldberg-michelle-1975, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

The National Ambitions of States’ Rights Reactionaries

Will a red-state social order be imposed on the rest of the country?

#conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #federal-state-relations-us, #internal-sub-only-nl, #republican-party, #segregation-and-desegregation, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

Solveig Gold Is Proud to Be the Wife of a ‘Canceled’ Princeton Professor

But she also wants to be known as more. At dinner with the aspiring public intellectual and her “cabal.”

#conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #gold-solveig, #katz-joshua-t-1969, #princeton-university

What We Learned This Term About the Supreme Court’s Shift to the Right

The blockbuster decisions — on abortion, guns, religion and climate — told part of the story. But the court’s abrupt rightward shift ran through its entire docket.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #conservatism-us-politics, #gorsuch-neil-m, #gun-control, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #roberts-john-g-jr, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

E.P.A. Ruling Is Milestone in Long Pushback to Regulation of Business

The decision created greater opportunities for business interests to challenge regulations, reflecting conservative legal theories developed to rein in administrative agencies.

#clean-air-act, #conservatism-us-politics, #decisions-and-verdicts, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Lesbian Republican’s Fight for a Future in the G.O.P.

With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Liz Cheney Calls Trump ‘a Domestic Threat That We Have Never Faced Before’

In a forceful speech, the congresswoman also denounced Republican leaders who had “made themselves willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man.”

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #wyoming

In Illinois, MAGA Congresswoman Rallies to Oust Her G.O.P. Colleague

The primary contest between Republican Representatives Mary Miller and Rodney Davis has pitted a hard-right figure styling herself in Trump’s image against a traditional, pragmatic conservative.

#conservatism-us-politics, #davis-rodney-lee-1970, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #illinois, #miller-mary-e-1959, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Mitch McConnell’s Court Delivers

While Democrats seethe, the Senate Republican leader sees the fruits of his efforts to install an aggressive conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

#conservatism-us-politics, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Dobbs Means for Abortion and What This Court Means for America

The legal journalist Dahlia Lithwick breaks down the Dobbs decision and considers the “raw power” of the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #dahlia-lithwick, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

The End of Roe Is Just the Beginning

An improbable anti-abortion triumph yields an uncertain political future.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #womens-rights

In Boebert’s District, as Elsewhere, Democrats Surge into G.O.P. Primary

Thousands of Democrats in Western Colorado are voting in the primary on Tuesday against Representative Lauren Boebert, part of a broader effort to defeat far-right Republicans.

#aspen-colo, #boebert-lauren, #colorado, #conservatism-us-politics, #income-inequality, #primaries-and-caucuses, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

To Defeat Boebert, Some Colorado Democrats Change Their Registration

Thousands of Democrats in Western Colorado are voting in the primary on Tuesday against Representative Lauren Boebert, part of a broader effort to defeat far-right Republicans.

#aspen-colo, #boebert-lauren, #colorado, #conservatism-us-politics, #income-inequality, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Conspiracy Theories Flourish in Trump’s America

“It is too soon to say whether this delegitimization is permanent,” one scholar says.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

In Ad, Shotgun-Toting Greitens Asks Voters to Go ‘RINO Hunting’

A right-wing Senate candidate accompanies a squad of heavily armed men as they storm a home looking for ‘Republicans in name only.’

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections-senate, #greitens-eric, #missouri, #political-advertising, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment

A Supreme Court environmental case being decided this month is the product of a coordinated, multiyear strategy by Republican attorneys general and conservative allies.

#air-pollution, #attorneys-general, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #conservatism-us-politics, #environmental-protection-agency, #federal-courts-us, #federalist-society, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #judicial-crisis-network, #law-and-legislation, #leo-leonard-a, #mcconnell-mitch, #obama-barack, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-attorneys-general-assn, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Will Estrada and the Long Roots of Parental Rights

The story behind the parental rights movement and how it seemingly came out of nowhere.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #parental-rights, #parental-rights-foundation, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government, #will-estrada

We Know How America Got Such a Corporate-Friendly Court

Can the right really be realigned with the working class?

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #bork-robert-h, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporations, #federalist-society, #republican-party, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Two Targets of Trump’s Ire Take Different Paths in South Carolina

Representative Nancy Mace, after criticizing the president for the Jan. 6 riot, has tried to focus on other issues. Representative Tom Rice, however, isn’t backing down.

#arrington-katie-1970, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections-house-of-representatives, #fry-russell-1985, #mace-nancy, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #rice-tom-1957, #south-carolina, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Best- and Worst-Case Outcomes of the Jan. 6 Public Hearings

Ross Douthat and Nicole Hemmer debate what narratives will unfold and how dangerous far-right extremism is in the Republican Party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #constitution-us, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

How to Tell the Squad and the MAGA Caucus Apart

It’s not hard.

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Mugged by Reality, Again

Progressives are rediscovering the law of unintended consequences.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boudin-chesa, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #elections-district-attorneys, #inflation-economics, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #san-francisco-calif, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

There Has to Be a Tipping Point on Guns, Right?

Or maybe not.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #firearms, #gun-control, #kemp-brian-p, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2024, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution

The Supreme Court May Rein In Efforts to Protect the Climate

The court’s conservative majority seems intent on pursuing an agenda that would limit the government’s ability to shield the planet.

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Chris Jacobs Drops Re-Election Bid After Bucking His Party on Guns

Representative Chris Jacobs, whose district includes Buffalo suburbs, abandoned his campaign after his support for a federal assault weapons ban caused a G.O.P. backlash.

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections-house-of-representatives, #gun-control, #jacobs-christopher-l-1966, #mass-shootings, #midterm-elections-2022, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #republican-party

Why Reihan Salam Thinks ‘Antiracialism’ Could Break the Democrats

The president of the Manhattan Institute explains how Republicans can build a more diverse party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #manhattan-institute, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Are the Movies Liberal?

Everyone knows Hollywood is progressive. But look at the films it churns out. They tell another story.

#conservatism-us-politics, #dog-movie, #first-blood-movie, #liberalism-us-politics, #movies, #the-batman-movie, #top-gun-maverick-movie

Republicans Are Now the Party of the Nonreligious Right

Secularization has supercharged the culture wars and expanded the Republican tent.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #politics-and-government, #religion-and-belief

We Are Political Animals. So How Much Do Genes Matter?

They’re not everything, but they’re not nothing either.

#conservatism-us-politics, #genetics-and-heredity, #liberalism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government

Misusing Words Like ‘Groomer’ Isn’t Just Wrong; It’s Dangerous

A child in danger cannot find safety if the language we use to define abuse is diluted.

#children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #language-and-languages, #sex-crimes

Why the Once-Hawkish Heritage Foundation Opposed Aid to Ukraine

The conservative think tank has shifted on foreign policy along with the Republican grass-roots, and it is taking a more skeptical view of U.S. involvement in the world.

#conservatism-us-politics, #foreign-aid, #heritage-foundation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

It’s Not Looking Too Good for Government of the People, by the People and for the People

The filibuster is only one part of the larger problem of the capture of America’s political institutions by an unrepresentative minority.

#conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #senate, #slavery-historical, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

In the U.S., Backlash to Civil Rights Era Made Guns a Political Third Rail

Other countries changed course after massacres. But American political protection for guns is unique, and has become inseparable from conservative credentials.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #conservatism-us-politics, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex

Donald Trump and the Romance of Regime Change

What made John Eastman so eager to foment a constitutional crisis?

#anton-michael-1970, #calhoun-john-caldwell-1782-1850, #claremont-institute, #claremont-review-of-books, #conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #eastman-john-c, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilson-woodrow

We Can’t Even Agree on What Is Tearing Us Apart

Even scholars of polarization are polarized.

#conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-house-of-representatives, #liberalism-us-politics, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Republicans Love the Land of ‘Illiberal Democracy’

Viktor Orban’s Hungary has a lot to offer them.

#conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #hungary, #orban-viktor, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government