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The GOP Base Loves Trump

It sees itself in his foreign policy belligerence, anti-elite agitation, and raw bigotry.

June 30 2015 6:23 PMIf You See a Chance, Take ItChris Christie’s doomed campaign and the hard lesson of presidential politics.
June 29 2015 2:47 PMThe Case Against PolygamyChief Justice John Roberts says the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling paves the way for plural unions. He’s wrong.
June 26 2015 7:59 PMObama TransformedThe remarkable week that roused the president from dejection and inspired a stirring call to action. 
June 26 2015 7:00 PMObama Gets RealThe president finally speaks honestly about racism.
June 25 2015 5:42 PMUnacceptable ImpactThe Supreme Court takes a stand against housing discrimination.
June 25 2015 3:34 PMConservatives Should Be Happy About Losing King v. BurwellA victory at the court would have exposed how divided the GOP still is on health care.
June 22 2015 9:23 PMEviction NoticeThe GOP wanted to keep pandering on the Confederate flag. Why they couldn’t this time.
June 19 2015 7:28 PMWill the Charleston Shooting Change America?Don’t count on it.
June 18 2015 5:45 AMCriminal NeglectBy refusing to police the streets, Baltimore’s cops are fueling the city’s lawlessness and violence. 
June 17 2015 5:56 AMWhy Hillary Clinton Should Go Full NerdThe Democratic front-runner should offer voters her authentic, geeky self.
June 15 2015 9:07 PMRachel Dolezal’s TruthHer most disturbing claims weren’t about advancing herself. They were about her victimization.
June 15 2015 6:56 AMExit Stage RightWelcome to the race, Jeb—now drop out.
June 12 2015 7:22 PMIs Rachel Dolezal Black Just Because She Says She Is?Maybe. What we don’t know is whether she also accepted the hardships of being black.
June 11 2015 2:10 PMWhy Is John Roberts Siding With the Supreme Court’s Liberals?There are two cases—one famous and one forgotten—that may haunt the chief justice. 
June 9 2015 7:31 PMPoor JudgmentMarco Rubio wants to cut safety nets for the poor. But he wouldn’t have survived his own financial mistakes without a billionaire’s help.
June 29 2015 8:44 PMEasy AAThe Supreme Court might destroy affirmative action because this white woman’s grades weren’t good enough.
June 29 2015 7:27 AMA New Southern HeritageObama has called for an honest accounting of America’s history. Here’s how to do it.
June 26 2015 7:09 PMThat Was FastNot long ago, same-sex marriage was a cause advanced by a handful of activists. Now it’s the law of the land. How did that happen?
June 26 2015 2:53 PMHere Comes the GroomAndrew Sullivan’s landmark 1989 essay making a conservative case for gay marriage, reprinted in full.
June 25 2015 5:13 PM“That’s Why We Do What We Do”Obama’s health care triumph at the Supreme Court reminds him why he got into this business.
June 24 2015 3:05 PMGiving Up on Gun ControlMass shootings used to inspire a national conversation on guns. Now we find something else to talk about. 
June 22 2015 6:20 PMWhitewashing TerrorismRepublicans have firm rules for fighting terrorism—unless it’s committed by domestic racists.
June 19 2015 9:05 AMThe Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate but Doesn’tJuneteenth isn’t just a celebration of emancipation, it’s a celebration of our commitment to make it real.
June 17 2015 3:30 PMWhy Unions Win When They WinThey typically succeed when they fight for American workers, not for themselves.
June 16 2015 6:01 AMDestroying the Party to Save the PartyWhy a Hillary Clinton victory would be good news for Republican moderates.
June 15 2015 8:48 PMJeb Bush Makes It OfficialThe former Florida governor covered all his bases as he entered the race.
June 13 2015 7:13 PMA Fighter Takes Center StageHillary Clinton’s first major campaign event was heavy on policy proposals and the promise to fight until the end.
June 12 2015 12:55 PMOne Tough MotherHillary Clinton’s campaign is going to sell her as a fighter like no other.
June 11 2015 1:39 PMPhoto-Op Foreign PolicyWhy presidential candidates traveling overseas doesn’t tell us much.
June 9 2015 2:00 PMThe Macho PrimaryWhich Republican presidential candidate is the manliest? Slate decides.

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