Letter to a Young Republican

How should you spend your life?

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Why Seven Republican Senators Voted to Convict Trump

The Republicans who broke with their party to find Donald J. Trump guilty were an eclectic group, bound by their shared lack of concern about retribution from the former president or his followers.

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If Republicans Don’t Disown Trump, He Will Continue to Own Them

The impeachment vote was the last, best chance for the G.O.P. to break decisively with the former president. But that break must still come.

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Here are the seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump.

The vote was the most bipartisan for a presidential impeachment conviction in United States history.

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What if They Held an Impeachment Trial and Nobody Came?

Maybe it’s a good thing that we’re more focused on Biden. Or maybe we’ve just given up.

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Impeach and Convict. Right Now.

Trump is too dangerous to leave in office for even another minute.

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Ben Sasse Slams Republican Effort to Challenge Election

Senator Josh Hawley’s plan to object to the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6 is exposing a rift among Republicans.

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He Already Saw the Election as Good vs. Evil. Then His Tractor Burned.

In Nebraska, President Trump’s supporters hope he wins a second term, and that they get four more years of feeling like the country’s leader understands and defends them.

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The Republican Party After Trump

The Party of Lincoln had a good run. Then came Mr. Trump.

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Lindsey Graham and His Allies Think 50 States Is Plenty

According to the Republican Party, less democracy is better than more.

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A Biden Landslide? Some Democrats Can’t Help Whispering

Democrats are still haunted by the ghosts of 2016. But some are allowing themselves to contemplate a Biden victory big enough to reorder the nation’s politics.

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Has Trump Drawn the Water for a ‘Republican Blood Bath’?

And if he has, what should Biden do with his first term?

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Fearing a ‘Blood Bath,’ Republican Senators Begin to Edge Away From Trump

The statements offer an answer to the question of when Republicans might begin to repudiate the president after years of embracing him: the moment they believed he threatened their own political survival.

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Republicans, You Are Complicit

A reader says Senate Republicans need to take responsibility for crises current and future. Also: The financial sell-off and the pandemic; the artistry of the rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

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Slamming Trump, G.O.P. Senator Warns of a ‘Republican Blood Bath’

Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska issued a scathing takedown of President Trump during a telephone town hall with constituents, saying he cozied up to dictators and white supremacists.

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Trump Has Failed the QAnon Test

Past Republican leaders knew better than to allow the pathogens of extreme conspiracy theories to infect the political bloodstream.

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Is TikTok More of a Parenting Problem Than a Security Threat?

Even as the White House moves against the Chinese social media app, the intelligence agencies do not see it as a major issue along the lines of Huawei.

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In Rare Break, Some Republicans Reject Trump’s Harsh Response to Unrest

The president’s crackdown on peaceful protesters drew condemnations from a handful of Republican lawmakers, but Democrats planned to push them to back up their words with legislative measures.

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Trump’s Response to Protests Draws Bipartisan Rebuke in Congress

Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Trump a “fanner of the flame” of division, as two Republican senators criticized the use of tear gas to clear the way for his photo opportunity.

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