The Party of January 6

The Party of January 6

The defeat of Donald Trump in 2020 was supposed to put an end to America’s delusional national politics. The quashing of the January 6 insurrection — and the brief, near-unanimous revulsion among members of Trump’s party for that violence — provided some hope that the...
Republican Platforms, Then and Now

Republican Platforms, Then and Now

Wow, what a surprise! Have you seen the National Republican Party’s official platform? Perhaps, like me, you would have expected it to be a mish-mash of Trumpian miasma, laissez fairyland corporate economics, QAnon lunacy, police state authoritarianism, and all the...
Where Did the GOP Go?

Where Did the GOP Go?

With our national election looming, someone should put up “lost dog” signs in every neighborhood saying, “Missing: Republican Party Platform.” Voters won’t find one though, for this so-called major political party has decided not to produce a specific statement of...