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The Winners of Puerto Rico

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Even now that another hurricane has torn through the island, leaving its people in the dark and underwater, the “winners” of Puerto Rico still insist that the U.S. colony is better off begging for statehood than declaring its independence.

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The Dangerous Ones

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The popular image of political violence is that of a downtrodden revolutionary taking up arms against an oppressive government. But oftentimes the instigators of violent conflict are groups that were once in charge but have lost their power and status.

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Latino Republicans & Abortion Rights

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Machismo has a lot to do with why some Latinos vote Republican, as research shows that men who are insecure about their manhood tend to vote conservative. But recent attacks on abortion rights threaten to lose the GOP even more Latino voters.

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What’s Behind the GOP Call for Violence?

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What do the attack on author Salman Rushdie in western New York and calls by Trump supporters to dismantle the FBI, or even physically assault agents, after the raid on the former president’s home have in common? Both involve calls for violence to achieve political aims.

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The Benefits of Extremism

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Conservatives adorn themselves head-to-toe in Trumpian regalia and plaster their property with jarring right-wing imagery, and their intensity, their bellowing, their outright fanaticism—all of it binds conservatives to the Republican Party. 

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