1. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Owes It All to African-American VotersIn retrospect, Biden’s once-improbable nomination was again and again made possible by crucial moments of support from black voters.
  2. covid-19
    The Novel Coronavirus Is Devastating Black Communities. This Was Predictable.Wisconsin is an object lesson in how racist policies have created an environment that leaves black Americans vulnerable.
  3. vision 2020
    No, Warren Didn’t Rob Bernie of the NominationContra Trump, Biden’s margin over Sanders exceeded Warren’s total vote in many states, and her supporters’ second-place support was closely divided.
  4. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Suspends Presidential CampaignHis campaign once rode high, but Biden’s surge overwhelmed it and then the coronavirus overshadowed it.
  5. 2020 elections
    After Its Disturbing Election Day, What Happens Next in Wisconsin?Republicans will probably benefit from their extraordinary efforts to hold down turnout, but we won’t know for sure until next week.
  6. 2020 elections
    Georgia Republican Raffles Assault Rifle, Cites ‘Looting Hordes From Atlanta’One hyper-conservative Georgia congressional district shows there’s still a market for ideological extremism, even during a pandemic.
  7. trump administration
    Acting Navy Secretary Resigns After Calling Captain With Coronavirus ‘Stupid’Thomas Modly resigned after audio leaked of him insulting a Navy captain, who was removed after requesting aid for coronavirus patients on his ship.
  8. the national interest
    Trump in 2nd Day of Meltdown Over Government Report on Hospital ShortagesPresident rages over survey showing doctors and nurses lack protective equipment, can’t get coronavirus test results.
  9. joe biden
    5 Ways Joe Biden Can Make His Bad Podcast BetterFor one thing, the presumptive Democratic nominee shouldn’t be uttering the words “subscribe to us on iTunes.”
  10. vision 2020
    No, Utopian Centrism Will Not Save Us From the CoronavirusNew York Times columnist Thomas Friedman thinks America craves token bipartisanship and ideological incoherence. That ain’t right.
  11. republican party
    The Wisconsin GOP Is Risking Voters’ Lives to Protect Its Minority RuleRepublicans are disenfranchising voters by holding an election mid-pandemic so that they can keep disenfranchising Democrats through gerrymanders.
  12. coronavirus
    Ammon Bundy: ‘I Want the Virus Now’The “patriot movement” leader is pursuing his anti-government worldview into organized defiance of Idaho’s social-isolation orders.
  13. the national interest
    The Next Coronavirus Bill Is Democrats’ Last Chance to Ensure a Fair ElectionThe travesty in Wisconsin is a preview of what is to come unless Democrats insist on a fair election.
  14. just asking questions
    ‘PTSD Waiting to Happen’: Bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel on Coronavirus Triage“We thought we were so rich, we thought the system was so well resourced we wouldn’t have to make those choices.”
  15. conservatism
    Coronavirus Is Forcing the GOP to Admit Its Ideology Is DelusionalTrump’s DHS declares undocumented workers “essential,” while Steve Mnuchin scrambles to reconstruct the “administrative state.”
  16. coronavirus stimulus
    The Small-Business Loan Program Crashed in the First Week It Was UpThe rollout of the $349 billion program is already causing headaches for the Trump administration.
  17. 2020 elections
    U.S. Supreme Court Slams Door on Wisconsin Vote-by-Mail for Mid-Pandemic PrimaryA few hours after a Wisconsin court reinstated in-person voting, the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court halted an absentee voting extension.
  18. 2020 elections
    Wisconsin Court Reinstates Tuesday’s Mid-Pandemic PrimaryAfter intense gubernatorial and legislative conflict and multiple appeals, it looks like Republicans will get the low-turnout election they wanted.
  19. vision 2020
    Trump Taunts Biden on Virtual Convention, Tempting FateLet’s hope Trump isn’t afraid to flip-flop on making his own convention virtual if the coronavirus pandemic still rages in August.
  20. covid-19
    Rikers Island Reports Its First COVID-Related Prisoner DeathMichael Tyson, 53, had been locked up for a noncriminal, technical parole violation.
  21. vision 2020
    What Democrats Might Need to Sacrifice to Get Voting by MailAlthough Republicans aren’t going to support sending a mail ballot to every voter, there could be some version of the practice the GOP accepts.
  22. small business loans
    The Small-Business Loan Program Is Already Hitting 4 Big SnagsThe banks aren’t prepared, and the cap on the bailout fund is too damn low.
  23. the national interest
    Why Trump Is Overruling Scientists to Pursue His Pet Coronavirus DrugPresident heeds Rudy Giuliani, Peter Navarro, and Fox News personalities over medical experts.
  24. coronavirus
    As Trump Admin Tells States to ‘Do Your Part,’ Governors Ask What Trump Is DoingGovernors continued to lambaste the Trump administration’s coronavirus negligence after the surgeon general told states to help manage the crisis.
  25. vision 2020
    Get Ready for Guerrilla Warfare on Voting RulesThe Trump campaign will fight state by state against reforms that allow voters frightened by the coronavirus to cast ballots in the November election.
  26. coronavirus
    Iowa Governor Rejects Fauci’s Stay-at-Home AdviceAs a rare governor refusing to issue a statewide stay-at-home order, Kim Reynolds errs in matching her credibility against that of Trump’s adviser.
  27. 2020 elections
    Trump Called Massie a ‘Disaster,’ but Will He Support His Primary Challenger?The president wanted Kentucky congressman Thomas Massie tossed out of the GOP after his stimulus stunt, but his opponent once called Trump an idiot.
  28. vision 2020
    Against All Logic and Reason, Next Week’s Wisconsin Primary Slouches AheadA federal judge attacked both the GOP legislature and Democratic governor for refusing to delay the primary, as he liberalized voting by mail.
  29. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump’s Potemkin RecoveryThe president doesn’t have a plan to combat the pandemic, so he keeps creating phony ones.
  30. the national interest
    GOP’s Refusal to Oversee Trump’s Emergency Power Is an Invitation to CorruptionTrump labels any oversight of his power a “witch hunt,” and his party is going along.
  31. politics
    Andrew Cuomo Has Learned Nothing From the Coronavirus Catastrophe at RikersA newly low prison population has helped prevent a worse outbreak, but the governor’s budget turns back the clock.
  32. florida
    Florida GOP Realizes Deliberately Impoverishing the Unemployed Has DownsidesRepublicans sabotaged the state’s unemployment system because they wanted to keep benefits and taxes low. Now, it’s crashing mid-pandemic.
  33. vision 2020
    Why Democrats Kicked the Convention Can Down the RoadThey may yet hold a curtailed or virtual convention thanks to COVID-19, but there’s no reason to commit to that now.
  34. coronavirus
    The Trump Organization Is Looking for a Coronavirus Bailout: ReportTo survive these harsh times in hospitality, the president’s business is looking to its landlords and lenders for some relief.
  35. conservatism
    No, Theocracy and Progressivism Aren’t Equally AuthoritarianA Harvard Law professor called for turning the U.S. into a Catholic theocracy. Conservatives offered an interesting defense.
  36. 2020 elections
    Trump Campaign Attacks Sessions For Too Much Praise of TrumpIt’s not enough for Trump to endorse Sessions’s primary opponent. He wants his former Attorney General to stop taking his name in vain.
  37. the national interest
    Trump Replaced White House Pandemic-Response Team With Jared KushnerLuckily, the president’s son-in-law is also an expert in pandemic response.
  38. coronavirus
    Georgia Governor Shows Remarkable Ignorance About How the Coronavirus SpreadsBrian Kemp finally paid attention to evidence that asymptomatic people can transmit the illness, and imposed a tardy stay-at-home order.
  39. vision 2020
    Democratic Convention Moved to August Due to CoronavirusOriginally scheduled for mid-July, the convention has been pushed back to the week of August 17 — for now.
  40. recession
    10 Million Americans Lost Their Jobs in the Past Two WeeksBefore the coronavirus, weekly jobless claims had never exceeded 700,000.
  41. 2020 elections
    Republican Women in Congress Will Remain a Small Band in 2021The small ranks of Republican women in the Senate could fall in 2020, and probably won’t rise above the current 13 members in the House.
  42. coronavirus
    Federalism Is a Bad Prescription for Handling the Coronavirus CrisisReliance on cash-strapped state and local governments during the COVID-19 crisis could mean austerity measures that thwart the national response.
  43. the national interest
    Republicans: ‘Nobody Expected’ the Coronavirus Pandemic. So Joe Biden Is Nobody?The new conservative defense is that everybody was as late to see the pandemic as Trump. Nope.
  44. the national interest
    Pence, in Craziest Lie Yet, Denies Trump Ever Downplayed the Coronavirus“I don’t believe the president has ever belittled the threat of the coronavirus.” What?
  45. bailouts
    The Small-Business Bailout Just Got a Lot BetterFirms with fewer than 500 employees can walk into any FDIC bank and collect enough money to cover eight weeks of payroll on Uncle Sam’s dime.
  46. 2020 elections
    More Insider Trading Suspicions Follow Vulnerable Georgia SenatorKelly Loeffler’s wealth is her main political asset, but has become a handicap as she faces accusations of profiting from the pandemic.
  47. intelligencer chats
    Should Networks Stop Airing Trump’s Falsehood-Filled Coronavirus Briefings?A daily dose of presidential misinformation might not be what America needs right now.
  48. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Creates an Opening for Progressivism — Also BarbarismThe pandemic spotlights both the necessity of solidarity and the widespread appeal of abandoning out-groups in times of crisis.
  49. vision 2020
    A Virtual Democratic National Convention Seems InevitableEven if 2020 does not mark an end to national conventions, a virtual gathering brought about by the coronavirus could change them dramatically.
  50. coronavirus
    Trump Invoked Defense Protection Act All the Time, But Stalled for CoronavirusThe White House used the act thousands of times, but Trump was reluctant to do so for the coronavirus due to reported fears of upsetting businesses.
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