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Trump, the GOP, and the Bloody Shirt

[Editor’s note: the following is a guest post from Jeremy C. Young] Trump, the GOP, and the Bloody Shirt by Jeremy C. YoungAfter the events of the past few days, it now seems likely that Donald Trump will not be the next president of the United States.  It seems likely, too, that Republican congressional candidates may suffer some electoral damage from sharing a ticket with Trump.  The question now becomes, what will be the long-term damage to the Republican Party?  Will leading Republicans who endorsed Trump, such as Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Mike Pence, be punished by Read more