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  • The Loneliness of Ron Paul: By the Numbers, 1975–1985

    In 2022, the ideological landscape of American foreign policy opposition is the most dynamic and diverse it has been in over eight decades. This is especially true for the right, as a new crop of libertarian-leaning and populist Republicans are challenging key precepts of America’s mission in the world. For those who know their foreign …

  • 57 Years of Congressional Voting on Foreign Policy in 35 Seconds and 705 Words

    Below is an animation that depicts congressional voting patterns on foreign policy from 1935 until 1992. The data is faceted by party, Democrats on the left, Republicans on the right. Each dot represents a congressperson or senator, as indicated by shape. Each member is colorized by the region from which they hailed. Each member is …

  • No Really, It’s the Wars Stupid: Why the Right Has Wavered on Interventionism

    It is clear for anyone unfortunate enough to be on Twitter that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has further inflamed the American political divide and the culture war. Twitter’s “What’s Happening” panel is awash in hashtags like #GOPTraitors#GOPTraitorsToDemocracy #GOPtheRussianParty. These hashtags and many others reveal an accelerating liberal narrative that the Republican Party. It is difficult to …

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