Cash bail creates a two-tier justice system where freedom belongs to those who can afford it. For poor people, Illinois’s new bail reform bill is a step toward justice. For melodramatic conservatives drowning in propaganda, it’s right out of a horror film.
The Right has worked hard in recent years to portray itself as defenders of beleaguered coal miners. But over a thousand miners are currently on strike in Alabama and we haven’t heard a peep about it from conservative talking heads.
Rick Perlstein and Edward H. Miller
The New Republic
Why it’s foolish to think the modern GOP will ever break with its lunatic fringe. When Republican lawmakers had a chance to draw a bright line between their party and conspiracy theorists and insurrectionists, the vast majority voted to acquit.
The fourth volume in historian Rick Perlstein’s critical series on the rise of the modern GOP’s far right shows Reagan as key in uniting a rank coalition that still epitomizes and explains much of the Republican Party’s sway.