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Historian Heather Cox Richardson Discusses Reagan to Trump Supply-Side Economics and Culture Wars

There are really two major Republican political stories dominating the news these days... While these two stories are related, they are not the same. (Click image for article.)

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There are really two major Republican political stories dominating the news these days. The more obvious of the two is the attempt by former president Donald Trump and his followers to destroy American democracy. The other story is older, the one that led to Trump but that stands at least a bit apart from him. It is the story of a national shift away from the supply-side ideology of Reagan Republicans toward an embrace of the idea that the government should hold the playing field among all Americans level.

While these two stories are related, they are not the same.

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