For much of the country’s history, the Republican Party was the party of Lincoln and racial equality, and the Democratic Party backed Jim Crow laws and white supremacy. The two parties switched.
If history is a guide, expanding police powers to address current white nationalist threats could result in future repression of activists of color.
President Trump’s law-and-order campaign rhetoric has been compared to Richard Nixon’s and George Wallace’s similar themes in 1968. But such appeals go much further back, to the US in the early 1800s.
Why do some people think that Bernie Sanders isn’t electable and Joe Biden is? Does anyone really know what makes one candidate seem electable while another doesn’t?
Democrats and Republicans are speaking about impeachment with dramatically different language. The winner of this frame war will succeed in shaping how Americans understand the impeachment inquiry.
Difficult to pronounce, synecdoche is the form of rhetoric used by President Trump when he told four Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “corrupt” countries they came from.
Many people have criticized Donald Trump’s mental health. More than two dozen psychiatrists weighed in from afar, and another has briefed members of Congress. Here’s why that might not be good.
In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP’s southern firewall.
There’s a fierce debate about whether it’s ethical for mental health professionals to diagnose politicians they haven’t personally examined.
The Republicans’ hardline 1964 candidate famously said that ‘extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice’. Sound familiar?
The leading conservative magazine National Review has played a critical role in creating modern GOP. Their repudiation of Trump signals crisis for Republicans.
In 1964, the John Birch Society pushed Barry Goldwater to victory in the Republican primary. The same could happen with the Tea Party and Trump this election cycle.