The GOP’s Puppet-String Populism

Republican populism may have a new sugar daddy, but they’re hawking the same old solutions.

Illustration by Sam Taylor

Take any Republican from the mid-twentieth century and show them the GOP of today, and they would be at home. The recent campaigns around critical race theory in schools and the attacks on the parents of LGBT teens would hardly shock a member of the Eisenhower-era right, which spent its time witch-hunting communists in schools […]

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