After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump (and more). After Charlottesville, Republicans must grapple with their history on race. The one thing Donald Trump gets right about race in the US: White supremacy is an American cultural value — not a fringe ideology. Jonathan Chait on Trump’s white nationalist house. Donald Trump has every reason to keep white people thinking about race (and more). Trump’s fan-service to his base is tearing America apart. Trump is driving a wedge between the GOP base and everyone else. A deal breaker for Trump’s supporters? Nope — not this time, either. Rush Limbaugh says white supremacists and the KKK “are not the problem”, warns of second civil war.

GOP fears damage done by Trump. GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open. Republican senator Bob Corker: Trump hasn’t shown “stability” or “competence” for presidency. Ben Sasse doubts if Trump can calm the nation after more violence (and more and more). Here are all the racist things done by Republicans who now condemn racism. 7 things Republicans could do to check Trump without ditching conservative policy.

Why top White House officials won’t quit Trump. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin just put out a statement about why he hasn’t quit in disgust. Trump’s evangelical advisers stand by their man. History will remember the Republicans who appeased Trump: By not condemning him directly, they’re empowering his neo-Nazi followers.

Trump makes Caligula look pretty good: All one can say is God save America — because all indications are that the Republicans won’t. Mary Beard on Tacitus at the court of President Trump. The end of a political era: Movement conservatism gets real. Charlottesville was a preview of the future of the Republican Party. The long-term effects of Trump will be disastrous for the GOP.

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