Author: Julia Azari

How Republicans Are Thinking About Trumpism Without Trump

Like most presidents, Donald Trump changed the political party he led. But Trump was hardly a normal president. That was apparent while Trump was president, but in many ways that’s even easier to understand now that he is out of office. Unlike previous presidents, Trump has refused to take a step back from the limelight. […]

What Does It Mean If Republicans Won’t Debate?

Last week, the Republican National Committee announced its plans to prohibit Republican presidential candidates from participating in the official general election debates sponsored by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates.  According to a New York Times report, there were plenty of complaints on both sides of this conflict, too. RNC officials objected to the timing […]

Why More Republicans Aren’t Outraged By Jan. 6

For more coverage of the Jan. 6 attack, read our collection of essays and reflections examining where we are as a country one year later, including what has — and hasn’t — changed since a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Time and time again, Republicans have downplayed the seriousness of what […]

Are Democrats Dysfunctional Or Just Disagreeing?

Narrow majorities and an ambitious policy agenda have proven to be a tough combination for Democrats. In the past few weeks, congressional Democrats have been involved in a number of talks among party factions and with the Biden administration over the fate of two major bills: their bipartisan infrastructure bill and their $3.5 trillion spending […]