1. vision 2020
    Trump Likely Bluffing in Threat to Move GOP Convention From North CarolinaTrump claims Roy Cooper is dragging his heels over reopening. But nobody can promise him the kind of old-school convention he is demanding.
  2. the national interest
    Trump Is Smearing Joe Scarborough Because Republicans Reward His BullyingIntimidating his party into silence is not the best strategy, but it is a strategy.
  3. vision 2020
    Could an Economic Rebound Sweep Trump to Victory?A “V-shaped recession” with a sharp recovery might place voters in a good mood in November. But perceptions of Trump may be unshakable.
  4. donald trump
    Husband of Late Scarborough Staffer Asks Twitter to Delete Trump ConspiracyIn a letter to Jack Dorsey, Timothy J. Klausutis writes that Trump has “perverted” his wife’s memory for “perceived political gain.”
  5. the longest lives
    Our Fragile GerontocracyOld people have never been so powerful — or, now, so vulnerable.
  6. voting rights
    Federal Judge Overrules GOP Poll Tax for Ex-Felons in FloridaA federal judge ruled that the GOP-led effort prohibiting some ex-felons from voting because they could not afford to pay fines was unconstitutional.
  7. the national interest
    Is This the Blueprint for Sanders and AOC to Take Over the Democratic Party?A new history holding up Henry Wallace as the model for the left is a formula to repeat mistakes of the past.
  8. coronavirus stimulus
    Will We Get a Second Round of Coronavirus Stimulus Checks?Though many are still waiting for their first check, Democrats have proposed another payment — and the GOP may agree. Here’s where negotiations stand.
  9. vision 2020
    Trump’s Coronavirus Antics Are Alienating Educated VotersMost people react to Trump during the pandemic much as before. But many college-educated voters aren’t digging his act.
  10. vision 2020
    Why Do Democrats Keep Embarrassing Themselves on ‘The Breakfast Club’?“If you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Joe Biden said on the hip-hop morning show.
  11. vision 2020
    Joe Biden’s New Tax Pledge Is IndefensibleBy promising not to raise taxes on Americans who earn under $400,000, Biden is constraining his governing agenda for no good reason.
  12. life in pictures
    The Brooklyn Borough President Sleeps at His DeskEric Adams, encamped at Borough Hall.
  13. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: With Trump, the Pathology Is the PointYou can’t have both tribalism and a robust public-health response.
  14. coronavirus
    No Employment Boom for Georgia After ReopeningBrian Kemp’s gamble on a quick reopening hasn’t spiked COVID-19 cases yet. Nor has it so far produced any employment gains.
  15. the economy
    An Economist Who Called the 2008 Crash Says We’re In for a Long DepressionNouriel Roubini predicted the 2008 crash. Now, he’s warning that the America is hurtling toward food riots — and then a decade-spanning depression.
  16. vision 2020
    45 States Already Allow the Kind of Voting by Mail Trump Considers FraudulentTrump is fighting a rearguard action against a common form of voting at the worst possible time.
  17. vision 2020
    Trump May Use Coronavirus to Beg for a Second Term to Finish the JobOne way to avoid a referendum election during hard times is to only own the record you had before disaster struck.
  18. vision 2020
    Coronavirus May Derail the Republican Convention After AllThough Trump misses big rallies and has mocked Democrats’ plans for a virtual convention, it seems the GOP convention may be modified as well.
  19. the national interest
    Ukraine’s President Finally Delivers Favor Trump Was Impeached OverNow that he beat the rap, Trump can just go right back to pushing Ukraine to smear Joe Biden.
  20. vision 2020
    Joe Biden’s VP Search Is Turning Into an Open AuditionAnd almost everyone he knows wants to weigh in.
  21. politics
    Trump Campaign Crooks: Where Are They Now?Checking in with Michael Cohen, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, and Roger Stone on the day of Michael Cohen’s release to home confinement.
  22. work less
    How About a 4-Day Workweek Already?Reduced hours could help people get back to work safely — and there are plenty of other reasons why it’s a good idea, too.
  23. qanon
    QAnon Supporter Wins Republican Senate Primary in OregonJo Rae Perkins, an insurance agent in Oregon, became the first advocate for the sweeping conspiracy theory to win a GOP nomination for the Senate.
  24. 2020 elections
    Obamagate Could Be the Last Nail in the Coffin for Jeff SessionsA new poll shows him trailing by more than 20 points in the race for his old Alabama Senate seat. The GOP obsession with the “witch hunt” may be why.
  25. vision 2020
    Could Biden Move Left on National Security?His party-unifying repositioning on domestic policy might extend to such topics as the Pentagon spending cuts that Sanders and Warren have promoted.
  26. vision 2020
    Trump Threatens to Cut Off Funds for States That Expand Voting by MailThere’s no legal theory supporting presidential intervention in state election decisions, so Trump may just be preparing to challenge adverse results.
  27. veepstakes
    The ‘Law and Order’ TrapSome Democrats are agitating for Biden to try to get to the right of the Republican Party on crime. They shouldn’t.
  28. the national interest
    Trump Is Failing at Governing But Winning at AuthoritarianismTerrible management and effective corruption can go hand in hand.
  29. vision 2020
    Texas Judge Orders Universal Access to Voting by MailTwo legal challenges to Texas’s restrictions on voting by mail are now in the federal and state judicial systems.
  30. coronavirus stimulus
    Trump Wants to Lower Unemployment Benefits Amid Record UnemploymentThe president has now joined fellow Republicans who want to lower unemployment insurance mid-pandemic and make lower wages acceptable.
  31. 2020 elections
    Jon Ossoff’s Back, and Other News From Battleground GeorgiaThe fundraising champ of 2017 is back for a Senate run in a state with more competitive contests than you can count.
  32. politics
    Obama’s White House Portrait May Be the Latest Casualty of Trump’s Norm-BreakingAs Trump pursues the spurious Obamagate scandal, he reportedly intends to skip the White House tradition of hanging his predecessor’s portrait.
  33. vision 2020
    2020 Election Polls Look Solid, But Not PerfectPrimary polls were about as accurate as in 2016, though they failed to anticipate the Biden surge. November will be a bigger test for pollsters.
  34. vision 2020
    The New York Presidential Primary Is Definitely HappeningAn appeals court affirmed a judge’s ruling that the contest, which the state had attempted to cancel, will go forward after all.
  35. vision 2020
    There’s Only One Way the ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Matters“Enthusiasm” for a presidential general election candidate is usually exaggerated and often unimportant.
  36. voting rights
    Wisconsin Showed How Voter Suppression Efforts Can BackfireVote suppression efforts can be turned on the perpetrators if they are exposed to sunlight.
  37. coronavirus
    The Coronavirus Class WarWorkers aren’t the ones clamoring to reopen the economy — they’re protesting against bosses who take away hazard pay while they’re still dying.
  38. the national interest
    William Barr Wants to Lock Up Trump’s Deep State Enemies, But Not Joe BidenThe AG triangulates between Trump and Robert Mueller.
  39. 2020 elections
    How Did Republicans Win a Special Congressional Election in California?Mike Garcia was a good candidate in a special situation, but neither party should expect an automatic wave in November.
  40. the national interest
    Trump Takes Hydroxychloroquine, Does Not Understand How Science Works“Here’s my evidence — I get a lot of positive calls about it.” That does not sound peer-reviewed.
  41. politics
    Fired Inspector General Was Also Investigating Pompeo’s Saudi Arms SalePompeo claims he did not know inspector general Steve Linick was investigating him. Trump says he only needed to hear that Obama appointed him.
  42. vision 2020
    Amash Reverses Course and Folds Presidential CandidacyThe would-be spoiler decided it was not a good year for Libertarians, who will now nominate a serious and less viable party activist.
  43. drunk history
    The Pandemic Has Led to an Outbreak of Terrible Historical AnalogiesTrump and his allies are using the coronavirus to warp history. We can’t ignore their delusions.
  44. politics
    Don Jr. and Eric Preview Trump Camp’s Ugly Biden AttacksThe president’s sons lobbed unsubstantiated allegations at Biden and claimed the coronavirus is a “hoax” meant to derail Trump’s reelection.
  45. vision 2020
    Biden Needs Latinos for Any Raid on Sun Belt Red StatesThis is one minority group with which Joe Biden’s name is not golden.
  46. vision 2020
    The Last of the Never Trump Republicans to Hold a Splinter ConventionWhile many, perhaps most, of their peers have moved over into the Democratic Party, Evan McMullin leads a rump group that still pines for the GOP.
  47. conservatism
    Polarization Isn’t the Problem, But Human Identity Politics May Be the SolutionEzra Klein’s new book on polarization alerts liberals and conservatives to their species’ unifying affinity for identity-based divisiveness.
  48. the economy
    We’re Paying for Coronavirus Stimulus by Printing Money. And That’s Fine!Congress should learn to stop worrying and love monetizing the debt.
  49. the national interest
    New Reporting Increases Doubts on Tara Reade’s Allegation Against Joe BidenI used to consider Tara Reade’s allegation more likely true than false. Now it seems more likely false than true.
  50. politics
    Biden Promises: No Pardon for TrumpSure, Biden wants to promote bipartisanship as president, but there would be rioting in the streets were he to pardon Trump.
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