The GOP effort to slam through the Kavanaugh nomination

Benjamin Wittes: “I know Brett Kavanaugh, but I wouldn’t confirm him”. Brett Kavanaugh’s lies are part of the Republican ecosystem. How Kavanaugh’s partisan and gender biases weaken American democracy. Sarah Horowitz on why bad behavior gets a pass at elite institutions. Republicans don’t care about Dr. Ford’s feelings or well-being. “I’m in so much pain”: How the Kavanaugh hearings are re-traumatizing survivors. Revisiting Anita Hill: Clarkisha Kent on racism, stereotypes and respectability politics. Why conservatives don’t care that Brett Kavanaugh is a liar. Republicans don’t care if Kavanaugh is guilty because they don’t think what he did was wrong.

Republicans have a strategy to save Kavanaugh — it exposes Trumpism at its worst. Along with everything else, Brett Kavanaugh is an obnoxious jock. Why Donald Trump thinks “it’s a scary time” for some Americans. Bless their hearts, conservative white men are feeling traumatized. How “hostile sexism” came to shape our politics. Thread: “The GOP effort to slam through the Kavanaugh nomination is a flashpoint because it reveals the essence of today’s GOP”. What Brett Kavanaugh is getting away with. How the Kavanaugh information war mirrors real warzones.