We’re not in Kansas anymore: We’re now in someplace much, much worse. Under Trump, inconvenient data is being sidelined. Inside Trump’s war on regulations: The push to block, rewrite and delay scores of Obama-era rules may be the administration’s biggest untold success. When Trump signs bills into law, he objects to scores of provisions — here’s what that means. Remember Trump’s promise not to touch Social Security? It’s gone now. Sarah Kliff: “I’ve covered Obamacare since day one. I’ve never seen lying and obstruction like this”. Republicans are about to make Medicare-for-all much more likely. Martin Longman on why the Republicans can’t legislate. Why Republican numbers stopped adding up: Two critical tenets of American politics explain GOP struggles with governing and Democrats’ sudden success at the polls.

Jack Balkin on Trumping the Constitution. Trump’s judicial picks are keeping Republicans happy — and quiet. Trumpism is taking over the Republican Party: If secrecy is better than exposure, then keep things secret, and don’t let media pressure sway you into backing down or even bothering to explain yourself. What would a real GOP break from Trump look like? Martin Longman on how to get out of an unholy alliance. The Trump era is starting to depress Republicans, too. Trump’s a Republican now: Whatever Trump’s true ideological predilections, there’s no place for him to go. Thread: “the GOP has descended into a very dark place, which has very little to do with Trump, who’s just an ignorant bystander”.

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