No Compromise: Conspiracies, Guns, and America’s Modern Militia Movement

“It doesn’t necessarily matter what is in the Constitution. Some people see [gun ownership] as essential to their identity, so when that starts to come under stress, not only are they questioning the legal ramifications, but it becomes a personal attack.”

History Repeats Itself: Populism and the Post-Trump Republican Party Chasm

As Senator Ben Sasse said in his message to the Nebraska GOP State Central Committee after being censured: “Politics isn’t about the weird worship of one dude.” The party now wrestles with choosing between tethering itself to the Trump-adorned populist ideals or ridding itself of its recent populist tendencies and return to achieving meaningful, substantive conservative policy.