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Laura K. Field

Laura K. Field is a senior fellow at the Niskanen Center and a scholar in residence at American University. Twitter: @lkatfield.

Articles by Laura K. Field

January 11, 2021 3:07 pm

We’re in an Extraconstitutional Limbo

The president’s grasp of the reins of executive power has slipped. Other elected officials must bring us back within the confines of the constitutional order.
Laura K. Field
November 23, 2020 5:30 am

The Centrist Rush to Blame the Left for the Closer-Than-Expected Election

Is it too much to ask moderates to stop playing into the hands of right-wing propagandists?
Laura K. Field
October 31, 2020 12:00 am

The Trouble with the ‘It’s Not Real Fascism’ Argument

Minimizing the threat of Trumpism ignores the lessons of Trump’s disastrous rise, and belittles the hard on-the-ground work going into Trump’s potential defeat.
Laura K. Field
August 16, 2020 5:30 am

Love and Loyalty in the “Liberalocracy”

Some reactionary conservatives claim that liberal democracy destroys the social fabric—but they conveniently ignore countervailing traditions and many current realities.
Laura K. Field
November 27, 2019 6:00 am

Dear Republicans: Welcome to the New Establishment

How the former alt-right fringe became the mainstream of the GOP.
Laura K. Field
November 13, 2019 5:46 am

Rank Loyalties

Trump’s attacks on the whistleblower and other impeachment witnesses work to collapse the differences between competing kinds of loyalties. It’s the worst kind of moral relativism.
Laura K. Field
October 25, 2019 5:16 am

What the Reactionary Right Gets Dead Wrong About Modern Liberal Democracy

Let’s talk about neutralism.
Laura K. Field