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Jeffrey Issac

Jeffrey C. Isaac

Jeffrey C. Isaac is James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. His books include: "Democracy in Dark Times"(1998); "The Poverty of Progressivism: The Future of American Democracy in a Time of Liberal Decline" (2003), and "Arendt, Camus, and Modern Rebellion" (1994).

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This Far-Right Republican Party Is Not Nearly as Divided as Some Think

It is surely true that some Republican voters have lost their appetite for Trump. But the more important truth is that should Trump fail to be the Republican nominee in 2024, the nominee is very likely to be another far-right Republican—possibly someone even more effective and dangerous.

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The Election Averted Some Disasters, But the Danger Remains

American democracy is still under assault, and this week's election results, while not as horrible as many feared, are still in some ways very horrible.

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To Improve US Democracy in the Future, We Must Defend It Right Now

It is only by defending the democracy we have, this week and in the weeks leading up to November 2024, that we can confidently work to create a better democracy in the future.

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On Joe Biden, FDR, and the Promise of Labor Day

If there is any day on which it is important to remember the connection between defense of democracy and defense of the labor movement—and social and economic rights more generally—it's Labor Day.

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Why Liz Cheney Matters and Her Defeat Matters Too

By opposing Trump, she is opposing Trumpism, an authoritarian, xenophobic, and racist movement that has taken over the Republican party.

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MAGA 'Patriots' Are Answering the Call to the Right's Hatred of Liberal Democracy

How many more will heed this call in the days and weeks to come, as far-right Congressional leaders, activists, and media influencers intensify their rhetoric of "patriotic" resistance to "tyranny?"

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Republicans Who Testified Had No Business Acting Surprised by Trump's Incitements to Violence on Jan 6

Trump's entire political persona has centered on violent posturing and on incitements to violence.

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Trump Is the GOP and the GOP Is Trump—Both Must Be Vanquished

The dramatic Jan 6. hearings have shown why the former president must be held to account and why the Republican Party, with or without LIz Cheney, must be defeated.

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