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William F. Buckley’s Fight Against the White Nationalist Extremist Right

For the past 40 years, the Republican Party has been moving further and further to the Right. Today, the Republican Party has gone too far to the Right, absorbing racist and anti-immigrant influences from the white nationalist elements of the … Continue reading

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Jill Ruckelshaus and the Feminist Republicans

From the 1950s to the 1970s, there used to be an influential group within the Republican Party known as the Rockefeller Republican. Named after liberal Republican Nelson Rockefeller, these Republicans were fiscally conservative and advocated for pro-business policies. But on … Continue reading

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Conservative Republican Jeff Flake’s Fight for a Decent Republican Party

Though I disagree with a lot of his conservative politics, I deeply respect conservative Republican Jeff Flake’s brave criticisms of President Trump and his own party. Flake represents the traditional conservative who believes in limited government and free markets, who … Continue reading

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George Romney and the 1964 Republican National Convention

The 1964 Republican convention saw a clash between the new conservative Republicans who supported Barry Goldwater and the more moderate and liberal Republicans who were worried that the GOP was moving too far to the Right. These moderate and liberal … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln and the Best of the Republican Party

I didn’t watch much of the Republican Convention. But the speeches that I did hear left me depressed at the state of the Republican Party. Rather than focus on this week’s Republican Convention, I would rather think about the parts … Continue reading

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Barry Goldwater’s Fight Against Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority

One of the telling examples how the Republican Party has moved to the extreme Right is to see how Barry Goldwater’s status within the Republican Party changed from the 1960s to the 1990s. During the 1960s, Barry Goldwater was viewed … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Project and the Fight for a Sane Conservative Movement

Here are 2020 videos of Lincoln Project co-founders Ron Steslow, Rick Wilson, and Jennifer Horn at the historic Cooper Union in NYC. The Lincoln Project is a group of conservative Republicans who oppose Donald Trump and are fighting for a … Continue reading

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Jill Ruckelshaus, Phyllis Schlafly and the Fight for the Soul of the Republican Party

I’ve been avidly watching Hulu’s “Mrs. America” that highlights the fight between Phyllis Schlafly and the second wave feminists over passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. Next week’s episode highlights Jill Ruckelshaus, the pro-choice feminist Republican who … Continue reading

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Fighting for a Sane Conservative Movement

Here is a 2018 video where former Senator Jeff Flake talks about his book “Conscience of a Conservative” where he criticizes the current state of the Republican Party. A small group of conservatives like Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, Justin Amash, … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders, Eugene Debs and Pushing the Political Center Leftward

I just heard about Bernie Sanders dropping out of the race. I have many friends who are Bernie Sanders supporters and I offer my condolences. I felt the same way a few weeks ago when Elizabeth Warren dropped out of … Continue reading

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