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Nihilist in Chief | The New Republic

In the midst of this January’s historic, senselessly protracted government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided it was time to put forward his vision of how government should properly function. So he took to the Washington Post op-ed section to deride a modest set of Democratic proposals to institute election and voting rights …

Anti-Trump Conservatives Have Become Trump’s Base

Ted Cruz voters support Trump as much as Trump voters do. Last fall, the Pew Research Center released one of its periodic typologies of the American electorate, identifying the demographic and ideological fissures both within and between the two parties. The two most conservative factions within the Republican Party were familiar types. …

The Trump Budget Is Based on Discredited Delusions

If Trump cared about increasing productivity and growth — rather than redistributing wealth upward — he would increase social spending, not cut it. The Trump administration has unveiled its vision for the federal budget — and that vision involves slashing more than $1 trillion from programs that aid low-income Americans …

GOP rejects call to back off gay marriage opposition

CLEVELAND (AP) — Republican officials rejected an emotional plea Monday to back off the GOP’s opposition to same-sex marriage, renewing the party’s embrace of religious conservative values as delegates prepared to welcome Donald Trump to their national convention. Republicans who gathered to shape their party platform in Cleveland this week …