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Chris Deaton

Chris Deaton is a writer living in Atlanta.

Articles by Chris Deaton

November 6, 2023 2:15 am

Republicans Get Angry When You Do the Right Thing

Your views, your votes, your record—none of it matters as much as your fealty to Trump.
Chris Deaton
October 31, 2023 5:32 am

Are We Headed for Two Demagogic Parties?

Political “dealignment,” the Seventh Party System, and lessons for the left from recent history of the right.
Chris Deaton
July 15, 2021 5:18 am

The Republican Party’s Motivated Reasoning

How do you persuade people who won’t believe anything except for what they want to hear?
Chris Deaton
June 29, 2021 5:12 am

Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the High Church of Grievance

Sarah Huckabee Sanders can tell any story she wants and still be the next governor of Arkansas. But the only…
Chris Deaton
December 30, 2020 5:04 am

Let’s Talk Solutions.

Digging out of the Trump era is going to take all of us.
Chris Deaton
August 5, 2020 5:30 am

Beholding Trump in Full

The president’s supporters and the Never Trumpers talk past each other because they each tend to acknowledge only a piece…
Chris Deaton
June 15, 2020 5:30 am

The Social-Media Tail Wags the News-Media Dog

How a non-story about cancel culture coming for ‘PAW Patrol’ went viral.
Chris Deaton
April 16, 2020 5:30 am

Trump and Xi Are Both to Blame

How their authoritarian inclinations made the coronavirus pandemic worse.
Chris Deaton