The Republican Party’s Problem is the Republican Base

Running hard-right MAGA candidates in swing states is a recipe for defeat. But the GOP base loves them.

James Surowiecki

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Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore for Creative Commons)

With inflation near 8% and an unpopular president in the White House, history suggested that Tuesday’s midterm elections were going to be a wipeout for Democrats, as the 1994 and 2010 midterms had been…

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James Surowiecki

I’m the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. I’ve been a business columnist for Slate and The New Yorker and written for a wide range of other publications.