The GOP has become a death cult

American conservatism—the so-called “culture of life”—worships annihilation.

A decade ago, in my first public writing since leaving Capitol Hill, I warned that the Republican Party, in its evolution towards an extremist conservative movement allied with extremist Christian fundamentalism, was becoming like “one of the intensely ideological authoritarian parties of 20th century Europe.” After Donald Trump’s enthronement as the decider of our fate, I analyzed the GOP’s descent into a nihilism that belied every one of its supposed “values.”

They value only absolute power or ruin.

On the trail of a Nazi war criminal: ‘It’s my duty as a son to find the good in my father’

East West Street author Philippe Sands uncovers secrets and lies on the trail of Otto Wächter, his devoted wife – and the son brought up to believe his father was a decent man

Coronavirus response stirs Jerusalem sovereignty struggle

Israel’s arrest of senior Palestinian officials for “illegal” efforts to contain coronavirus and the Jewish state’s closure of a clinic have exacerbated a long-running row over the status of east Jerusalem.

Trump moves to take away land from Mashpee tribe

The tribal chairman said the announcement came “on the very day that the United States has reached a record 100,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.”

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe vowed Friday to fight for its land after the Trump administration announced its reservation would be “disestablished” and its land trust status removed.

Here’s the strange truth about the pro-slavery origins of Christian nationalism in the United States

Mainstream conservatives who lament that the evangelicals who form Trump’s most fervent supporters have “lost their way” suggest that they have betrayed their roots in the movements that fought for the abolition of slavery and the end of discrimination. But the truth is that today’s Christian nationalism did not emerge out of the movement that opposed such rigid hierarchies. It came from the one that endorsed them.