Much of what Republicans stood for during Obama’s presidency looks likely to be abandoned under Trump. Partisanship, political scientist Brendan Nyhan likes to say, is a helluva drug. Let’s look at some of its effects.
At National Review, Tim Alberta has a deep dive into the House Freedom Caucus’s thinking in the era of Donald Trump. You remember the Freedom Caucus — they’re the debt-obsessed conservative revolutionaries who thought John Boehner such a squish they toppled him from power.
A week after the election, Rep. Raúl Labrador, a key caucus member, warned that his colleagues would go no easier …read more