Republican Party Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Who Are These Republicans?

You can tell a lot about the state of the party by the people who are joining it, the people who are leaving it, and the people it’s pushing out.

Seeing Trump Through a Glass, Darkly

In our present moment, truth, including truth that unsettles us, has far too often become subordinate to justifying and defending at all costs our own, often unsound, preconceptions.

Appreciating John McCain

The Arizona senator’s character and service to his country embody American greatness.

Behold Our ‘Child King’

The mental hurdle Republicans have to clear is that in important respects the interests of the Republican Party and those of Donald Trump no longer align. The party has to highlight ways in which it can separate itself from the president.

The Battle for the Soul of Conservatism

One of the concerns those of us who are conservative had about the right rallying around Donald Trump is that he would have a degrading effect on conservatism itself. It hasn’t taken much time for those concerns to be realized.

Trump Fills the Vacuum

He exemplifies and accelerates the decline of America’s institutions.

The Republican Party Is Being Refashioned

At the national level, the GOP is likely to become a populist and ethno-nationalist party, not a conservative one.