Magazine April 5, 2021, Issue

Working-Class Reds

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Republicans plot a new demographic future

In the course of a few weeks early in the Biden administration, Republicans have been making a rapid shift in their agenda, message, and perhaps philosophy.

Senator Mitt Romney (R., Utah) proposed an ambitious plan to send checks from the federal government to parents. With Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.), he sponsored legislation to raise the minimum wage, now $7.25 an hour, to $10, and at the same time to require companies to verify that their employees are legally eligible to work in the United States. Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) came out for a $15 minimum wage for employees of

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Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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