Peter Ramirez
political science researcher. former valedictorian. reader/writer. host of “Politics Mostly” podcast.

Once the “party of ideas,” Republicans are intellectually depleted

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Illustration by Peter Ramirez.

When Ronald Reagan accepted the Republican Party nomination in Dallas in 1984, he declared that “we are the party of new ideas, we are the party of the future whose philosophy is vigorous and dynamic. And they are the party of the tried and not-true.”


Lessons from Amazon’s latest battle with Walmart

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Courtesy of Nils Davey.

In addition to politicians, Californians get to vote directly on legislation. Propositions, as they are known, appear on official Golden State ballots every election.


Inside the bizarre strategy and its failings.

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Photo by Arnaud STECKLE on Unsplash

Anyone catch the most recent Sarah Huckabee Sanders campaign ad? The former White House press secretary turned Arkansas gubernatorial hopeful released a new campaign hit, and it’s a doozy.


Opposition to the Covid relief bill makes no sense.

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Photo by James Hammond on Unsplash

What is the GOP doing?


The two part plan to beat back Trumpism.

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Mohamed Hassan/Pixaby.

We must remember what these past four years were like, even as Trump’s reign of terror slowly dissipates. The GOP will move on from Trump. In fact, the process is already underway.


From best to worst!

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Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash

President Biden got to work quickly on Wednesday, signing 17 executive orders/memoranda just hours after being sworn-in.

1–3) The Three Covid-19 Directives.

(In no particular order:)


Inside the twilight of influence.

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Illustration by Peter Ramirez.

Given the last five years, it is difficult to imagine an other-than-Trump epicenter for political intrigue, power, and influence. But it is entirely possible that, with the Trump train careening off the tracks, a brave new world of Trump-less news awaits us.


Such comparison is intellectually dishonest

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Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

“For months, our cities burned, police stations burned, our businesses were shattered. And they said nothing, or they cheered for it, and they fundraised for it, and they allowed it to happen in the greatest country in the world,” Congressman Matt Gaetz, the Republican from Florida, said during the second impeachment of President Trump.


The losses continue to pile up.

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Added illustration by Peter Ramirez.

On Wednesday, Trump became the first president to be impeached multiple times. The charge was incitement of insurrection. Ten Republicans joined the entire Democratic voting bloc, sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial.


Imagine Trump’s anti democratic efforts being successful, and act accordingly.

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Illustration by Peter Ramirez.

We are all guilty.

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