The most ideologically polarizing candidates know how to monetize angry small donors, who reward further polarization. This cycle is a big business.
Conservatives’ two defenses of Trump on the latest indictment are that he didn’t do anything wrong and that it doesn’t matter even if he did.
Here’s the dilemma for GOP candidates: They have to win over the crowd having a conversation that the rest of the country finds too nasty to join.
Right-wing groups have shifted from Reaganism to "Tuckerism," thanks to the former TV host’s populist fear-mongering.
Fox believed that protecting its brand as a safe space for the MAGA audience was more important than reporting the news.
In July, the political conversation was all about Joe Biden’s failing presidency, his historic unpopularity and the question of whether he would even run again. Not anymore.
His hold on the right is in the process of terminal decay.
Even if Trump isn’t criminally prosecuted, the hearings have created a space for GOP officials to say openly what they already knew: Trump lied about the election.
Overlooked in the days since Trump’s celebration of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is how wrong Trump was about the man he claims to know "very, very well."