How the GOP Turned Into a Cult

Just a few years ago, name-brand conservative thinkers were worrying about America’s shortage of righteous lunatics

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The storming of the Capitol, which we just rewatched as part of the evidence in the impeachment trial, was carried out by members of the cult led by Donald Trump — that is, the confederacy of cults (MAGA, QAnon, Proud…