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The Lie at the Bottom of it All

The gut-wrenching spectacle of flag-waving mobs storming the Capitol building on January 6th represented more than the dangerous delusions of a few thousand radicals. Tens of millions of decent, patriotic Americans share the rioters’...

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Too Precious to Sacrifice

Some traditions count as too precious to sacrifice for the sake of partisan posturing. Looking ahead to Inauguration Day less than two months from now, activists on both sides seem ready to use the occasion to exalt or insult the...

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The GOP’s Challenge: The Unspeakable “C-Word”

Despite encouraging news in Senate and House elections scattered across the country, the 2020 returns did little to shake the GOP’s recent status as near-perennial, popular-vote, presidential losers. In the last eight White House...

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An Inconvenient Truth: It’s Not Really That Close

Whenever American voters deliver a breathlessly close finish to a fiercely contested presidential race, the weary candidates inevitably squabble over recounts, lawsuits, mishandled ballots, and charges of cheating that lead to an obsessive...

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Signs of Republican Growth and Strength

Exit polls from the 2020 election show signs of a stronger Republican Party building a broader base. The Trump campaign focused on winning Black, Latino and Asian votes and, to a surprising extent, succeeded. President Trump’s percentage...

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The Battle for the Senate that Republicans Must Win

All sides in the fiercely fought 2020 election know that it’s a consequential battle, but they should also agree on a crucial aspect of the outcome: America will benefit if Republicans hold their Senate majority. If President Trump wins,...

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Should the U.N. Decide America’s Elections?

In response to President Trump’s refusal to pre-emptively commit to a “peaceful transfer of power” if Biden wins the upcoming election, Democrats wallow in paranoid fantasies of a possible coup. For instance, Peter Beinart in the New...

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Partisan Rage and the Threat of Violence

In the tense weeks leading to a fateful election, Americans have begun to worry about more tense weeks after the voting. A disputed outcome might even inspire fighting in the streets, say scholars at the Hoover Institution, the Hudson...

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