The tendency of Republicans both to respond to and sow fear and panic has been with us for decades. Yet during the coronavirus pandemic, to anyone who bothers to look, we are seeing a new and strangely unremarked twist to their behavior, a development that gives valuable -- and chilling -- insight into Republican psychology.
- December 7, 2017Today’s Republicans would have fit right into Herbert Hoover’s administration.
- December 7, 2017Policy riders buried in tax and spending bills would let in more political money, less light.
- November 18, 2017America has become a laboratory to test whether its institutions can weather the present flood of Republican "expertise," writes a former career congressional staff member.