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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‘Governors Are the C.E.O.s’: State Leaders Weigh Their Might

At a National Governors Association gathering, attendees from both parties speculated about 2024 at a moment of increasing frustration with Washington.

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Biden Just Proposed a Gas Tax Holiday. Will It Work?

The president’s idea isn’t a new one. Republicans like Glenn Youngkin and Ron DeSantis got there first.

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I’m a Prosecutor. But I Won’t Enforce an Inhumane Law.

No matter what the law says, I’ll never prosecute a woman for getting an abortion. My fellow prosecutors need to step up and make the same promise.

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Why Are We Letting Republicans Win the School Wars?

The culture wars over schools have produced an unlikely coalition: populists on the right and affluent, educated white parents on the left.

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Trucker Protest Moved by More Than Opposition to Covid Mandates

The demonstrators camped outside Washington are rallying against Covid restrictions, but are fueled by a far broader set of right-wing grievances.

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Why the Vaccinated Are So Angry at the Unvaccinated

I’m angry at the people who are keeping Covid going. Aren’t you?

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Virginia’s Tip Line Suggests Another Kind of Surveillance in America

Some so-called leaders are exhorting Americans to turn in and against one another.

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Trump Likes Viktor Orban Almost as Much as He Likes Himself. Why Is That?

It’s not too soon to start worrying about the Republican Party’s 2025 agenda.

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Seven Virginia School Boards Sue Over Governor’s Mask Order

The filing questions the constitutionality of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s order allowing parents to decide whether their children should comply with mask rules at school.

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Virginia Democrats Aim to Block Trump’s E.P.A. Chief From State Agency

In Virginia, cabinet nominees are rarely blocked. But the Republican governor-elect’s choice of Andrew Wheeler to be natural resources secretary has alarmed Democrats.

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Winsome Sears Wants Black Voters to Rethink the G.O.P.

The incoming lieutenant governor of Virginia was an unlikely candidate: a deeply conservative Black woman, and an immigrant, who supports Donald Trump.

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Will Trump Undercut a Red Wave?

The G.O.P. has experienced hopeful times before — only to have the moment pass.

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Protect Abortion Rights? Virginia Democrats’ Vacation Plans Get in the Way.

Some Virginia Democrats want to codify abortion rights into state law in their final weeks in power. But several state senators do not want to upend their travel to Hawaii, Europe and Africa.

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Republicans Have a Golden Opportunity. They Will Probably Blow It.

The party’s good fortune in avoiding profound punishment for all its follies is the reason those follies will probably continue.

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The Diminishing Democratic Majority

Do Democrats need Trump to save them from an unexpected demographic eclipse?

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G.O.P. Is Energized, but ‘Trump Cancel Culture’ Poses a Threat

The former president, tightening his grip on the party as a haphazard kingmaker, threatens Republican incumbents and endorses questionable candidates.

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The Suburbs Are Poorer and More Diverse Than We Realize

Understanding diversity in the suburbs is key to winning elections.

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Democrats Don’t Understand Asian American Voters

Broad but shallow antiracism talk isn’t enough to hold on to Asian American support.

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How Loudoun Schools Got Caught in Virginia’s Political Maelstrom

Loudoun County tried to address racism and promote diversity within its schools. Then it found itself on Fox News.

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Gov. Murphy’s Republican Foe, Jack Ciattarelli, Will Concede

It took nine days. But Mr. Ciattarelli is expected to acknowledge on Friday that he has lost the race for governor of New Jersey.

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How Likely Is a Democratic Comeback Next Year?

The fundamentals for the 2022 midterms are usually not in the favor of the party in the White House.

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The Democrats’ No Good, Very Bad Day Changes the Landscape

Bridges of America, rejoice!

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A Way Forward for Biden and the Democrats in 2022 and 2024

The new bipartisan infrastructure law is a first step, but only a broader course correction to the center will give Democrats a fighting chance.

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Election Results in Virginia Prove Things Can Get Worse for Democrats

Republicans ran up the margins in rural Virginia counties, the latest sign that Democrats, as one lawmaker put it, “continue to tank in small-town America.”

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A Woke-Up Call for Democrats

Out of chaos comes just more chaos.

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Democrats Deny Political Reality at Their Own Peril

What’s badly needed is a return to the moderate policies that fueled the blue-wave victories in 2018 and won Joe Biden the presidency in 2020.

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Democrats Need to Confront Their Privilege

To win the culture war, bring the nation together, don’t split it into parts.

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Republicans Hit on Schools as a Wedge Issue to Unite the Party

Rallying around what it calls “parental rights,” the party is pushing to build on its victories this week by stoking white resentment and tapping into broader anger at the education system.

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A Rough Election Night for the Democrats

Why did the party fare so poorly in Tuesday’s closely watched contests?

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How Glenn Youngkin Activated White Racial Anxiety and Won Over Voters

The strategy of manufactured outrage has proved depressingly effective.

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Election Day Silver Linings!

Really, it could have been worse.

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Youngkin’s Dance With Trump Was Pivotal. But Is It Repeatable?

Glenn Youngkin’s victory in Virginia may inspire Republican imitators vying to win over Trump supporters without embracing the former president outright.

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Republicans Pounce on Schools as a Wedge Issue to Unite the Party

Rallying around what it calls “parental rights,” the party is pushing to build on its victories this week by stoking white resentment and tapping into broader anger at the education system.

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Youngkin’s Victory in Virginia’s Election Is a Warning for Democrats

Democrats should take heed. 

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McAuliffe Showed How You Lose Gracefully in Virginia

Democracy requires that the loser accept the legitimacy of the process.

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Reeling From Surprise Losses, Democrats Sound the Alarm for 2022

Party officials say the White House and Congress must do more to address the electorate’s deep malaise or risk watching voters lurch back toward the G.O.P. by default.

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How Youngkin Made Use of Trump in His Virginia Win

That was Glenn Youngkin’s approach. Watch other Republicans mimic it.

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Youngkin’s Virginia Win Wasn’t a Result of the Usual Trends

Glenn Youngkin won by making broad gains over Democrats in every part of the state and, apparently, across every demographic group.

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Democrats, Stung by Electoral Losses, Press Forward on Biden Agenda

Disappointed by a loss in Virginia and a closer-than-expected race in New Jersey, Democrats were working toward quick action on key bills to show they could govern.

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What Youngkin’s Win in the Virginia Governor Race Means for Democrats

Less than a year after taking power in Washington, the party faces a grim immediate future, struggling to energize voters without a presidential foil and losing messaging wars to Republicans.

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Republicans Schooled Democrats in Virginia

Democrats probably need a new way to talk about race and education.

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5 Takeaways From the Virginia Governor’s Race

The victory by Glenn Youngkin in the Virginia governor’s race delivered a jolt of encouragement for Republicans and a stark warning sign for the Democrats.

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The Virginia Election Shows Why Democrats Are in Trouble

The election in Virginia is more than just a reflection on Biden’s failures.

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Who is Glenn Youngkin and How Did He Win the Virginia Governor’s Race?

Helped by his personal fortune, the victor in the Virginia governor’s race won over voters who were put off by Trumpism but were not, it turned out, entirely opposed to elevating another Republican.

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Elections: Virginia, Mayor’s Races and Policing

The Virginia governor’s race will be closely studied for clues about the midterms, and new mayors will be chosen in New York, Boston, Buffalo, Atlanta and more.

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As Youngkin Tries to Finesse Trump, McAuliffe Conjures His Comeback

Barnstorming Virginia, the candidates for governor hammered away at their core arguments. For the Republican: parents’ involvement in schools. For the Democrat: Trump redux.

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Some Politicians We Don’t Love, Some Movies We Do

Election Day and movie night offer different pleasures.

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In the Final Days Before Virginia Votes, Both Sides Claim Momentum

Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe crisscrossed Virginia on the last weekend of what has become an increasingly close race for governor.

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On Virginia’s Election and a Battle That Has Already Been Lost

Thoughts on the “critical race theory” moral panic.

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