1. climate change
    Why the World Can’t Trust America on ClimateAnd what Democrats can do about it.
  2. 2022 midterms
    After the Voting Wars, Who’s Likely to Turn Out in 2022?The net impact of laws to suppress or expand voting rights is unclear, and will compete with many factors affecting the level and shape of turnout.
  3. politics
    The Most Powerful Weapon for Police Reform Is BackBiden’s Justice Department takes out a tool shelved by Trump to force local law enforcement to change.
  4. the national interest
    Steve Scalise’s Ignorant, Racist Case Against D.C. StatehoodRepublican from murderous, corrupt state says D.C. has too much crime and corruption to be a state.
  5. power
    Manhattan Drops Prosecution of Consensual Sex WorkThe DA will still pursue charges for visiting sex workers and for sex trafficking.
  6. immigration
    Reconciliation May Not Solve Democrats’ Immigration WoesAs with the $15 minimum wage, a path to citizenship could succumb to a Senate parliamentarian’s ruling. And then there’s Joe Manchin.
  7. politics
    Justice Department Launches Probe of Minneapolis Police PracticesMerrick Garland announced a probe into whether the department has engaged in a pattern of “unlawful policing” a day after the Derek Chauvin verdict.
  8. the national interest
    Why Should Black Protesters Trust a Senate That Underrepresents Them?Peaceful police reform means taking democratic reform seriously.
  9. derek chauvin trial
    Chauvin Found Guilty On All Counts: Live UpdatesThe former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd is now a convicted murderer.
  10. derek chauvin trial
    Democrats Defeat Maxine Waters Censure Resolution Over Chauvin VerdictA Republican exercise in whataboutism aimed at distracting attention from January 6 failed.
  11. verdicts
    The Chauvin Verdict Is Not Justice. It’s Self-Preservation.Even as it ended in conviction on murder charges, the trial was a state-level effort to defend the virtues of policing.
  12. georgia election law
    Trump Says Georgia Election Law Is ‘Far Too Weak’The former president’s message to Republicans is that using election laws to screw over the opposition isn’t just acceptable – it’s mandatory.
  13. politics
    Biden Says He’s ‘Praying’ for ‘Right Verdict’ in Chauvin TrialAs the jury deliberates, Biden said he finds the evidence “overwhelming” and confirmed that he’s talked with George Floyd’s family.
  14. obituaries
    Fritz Mondale, Public ServantThe old-school liberal and party loyalist redefined the vice-presidency.
  15. joe biden
    If Biden Walks Away in 2024, He’ll Make HistoryWith the arguable exception of Calvin Coolidge, past presidents who didn’t run for a second term were following a one-term pledge or ran and lost.
  16. capitol riot
    Medical Examiner: Clot Killed Capitol Cop Brian Sicknick, Not RiotersThe D.C. chief examiner’s ruling contradicts government statements, which said that the he died from injuries sustained during the insurrection.
  17. supreme court
    Justice Barrett Gets Big Book Deal to Tell Readers What They Don’t Want to HearThe justice’s book will explain that personal feelings don’t matter to judges. Her assumed personal feelings on abortion are why she’s on the Court.
  18. explainer
    What to Know About the Cuomo Investigations and Possible ImpeachmentLetitia James may reportedly expand her investigation to include a criminal inquiry into whether or not Cuomo used state resources to write his book.
  19. 2022 midterms
    Greitens Tries the Maximum MAGA Strategy in Comeback Bid for Senate SeatThe disgraced former governor will have Trumpy competition in the primary, which could make a Democratic upset in a key Senate race possible.
  20. politics
    Andrew Yang Leads NYC Mayoral Race in New PollYang was the top pick of 22 percent of likely Democratic voters. Eric Adams and Scott Stringer were the only other candidates to break double digits.
  21. gop
    Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Caucus Promoting ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Values Didn’t Last LongThe GOP representative walked back a proposal to form an America First caucus after Republican leaders pushed back against her nativist language.
  22. political strategy
    Should Democrats Resurrect the 50-State Strategy?Long-shot lower-level candidates may help turn out the vote for up-ticket races, but the value of that remains limited.
  23. voting rights
    Jim Crow’s Ominous Lessons on Voter SuppressionRepublicans bristle at talk of Jim Crow 2.0, but there are clear echoes of the era of Black disenfranchisement in their drive for voting restrictions.
  24. cancel culture
    Ted Cruz Wants to Cancel John BoehnerThe great champion of liberty against “cancel culture” is raising money from people who want to watch him burn Boehner’s book.
  25. georgia election law
    Can Suppressing Votes Save Brian Kemp?Kemp is using Georgia’s new election law to heal a breach with Trump-loving conservatives but so far has drawn only a gadfly primary opponent.
  26. housing
    To ‘Build Back Better,’ America Must Build More HousingA historic housing shortage threatens to hamper the post-COVID recovery.
  27. foreign interests
    Withdrawing From Afghanistan Is Biden’s Least Bad OptionThe pullout of U.S. troops will likely have tragic consequences for Afghans, but remaining indefinitely offers no clear path to victory.
  28. politics
    5 Revelations From John Boehner’s New MemoirIn On the House, the former Speaker praises Nancy Pelosi’s “killer instinct,” unloads on Ted Cruz, and claims Mark Meadows once begged on his knees.
  29. politics
    The GOP’s Barebones AmericaBehind a narrow definition of infrastructure lies a narrow vision for the country.
  30. nyc mayoral race
    The New York City Mayoral Race Is Starting to Get PettyIn the nation’s largest city, leading mayoral candidates Andrew Yang and Eric Adams squabbled on Thursday over New York officials’ parking habits.
  31. vision 2020
    Yes, Geographical Polarization Was a Big Deal in 2016 and 2020New data shows that the suburban swings to the left and rural swings to the right are consistent with the intuitive trends in the last two elections.
  32. extremism
    McConnell Howls About Court-packing Just As Pelosi Nixes ItIt’s a good example of how smears of the opposing party can run abruptly into countervailing reality.
  33. minnesota
    Is This a Community?Despite their rhetoric, the Brooklyn Center police have an open disinterest in actual community with city residents.
  34. politics
    Independents Aren’t Nonpartisan, They’re Just DisengagedThe increasing number of self-identified independents feeds partisan polarization by turning the parties over to ideologues and “outsiders.”
  35. johnson & johnson
    CDC Recommends 7- to 10-Day Pause on Johnson & Johnson VaccineAn advisory board wants to study the rare blood clotting associated with the J&J vaccine before making a decision about how to reinstate the shot.
  36. gavin newsom recall
    Struggling California Republicans Gamble on Newsom RecallThese are grim times for the GOP in the Golden State. So they are calculating that a long-shot recall drive may be their best best for a win.
  37. politics
    Biden’s Steady Popularity Depends on Near-Universal Democratic SupportBiden seems to have figured out how to keep his party happy without mobilizing the opposition. But avoiding midterm losses will still be tricky.
  38. infrastructure
    Moderate Republicans Accuse Biden of Trying to Pass His AgendaRepublicans suspect that Biden will forgo bipartisanship and pass a partisan infrastructure bill. Here are five reasons why they’re probably right.
  39. the national interest
    Republican Senators Make Goonish Threat Against Major League BaseballSpeak up for voting rights, and the antitrust exemption gets it.
  40. election coup
    Will Republicans Try Another Election Coup in 2024?Jonathan Last argues that 2020 could have been a dress rehearsal, and that a 2022 purge by Trump could make it work next time.
  41. florida
    Matt Gaetz’s Wingman Is Cooperating With the Feds: ReportJoel Greenberg reportedly told DOJ investigators that he and the Florida congressman gave women cash and gifts in exchange for sex.
  42. forever war
    Biden: All U.S. Troops Will Leave Afghanistan by September 11The White House vows to end the longest war in U.S. history this year, no matter how conditions on the ground evolve.
  43. polls
    Did Trump Ruin Polling, Too?Pollsters are beginning to wonder if Trump succeeded in discouraging response to polls just as he discouraged voting by mail.
  44. the national interest
    The Crazy New Republican Argument That the Filibuster Helped Civil RightsSomehow, delaying civil-rights laws for 50 years was helpful.
  45. encounter
    The Tech Elite’s Favorite Pop IntellectualJulia Galef on bringing the rationalist movement to the mainstream.
  46. education
    Richard Carranza’s Last Stand As NYC Schools ChancellorMayor de Blasio hired an “equity warrior.” How parental politics — and the pandemic — left him defeated.
  47. nyc mayoral race
    Andrew Yang ‘Regrets’ Tweet About Cracking Down on Unlicensed Street VendorsAfter Yang said he intended to enforce laws restricting illegal food carts in the city, he described his comment as “a product of” Twitter.
  48. 2024 presidential election
    Nikki Haley Says She’ll Back Trump If He Runs in 2024The GOP’s shrewdest presidential hopeful has quickly abandoned her earlier criticism of Trump and gotten back in line.
  49. white house
    Major Biden Being Sent Away for ‘Off-Site Private Training’The extra professional help, which follows a pair of biting incidents at the White House, will apparently last a few weeks.
  50. daunte wright
    Minnesota’s Pro Sports Teams Suspend Games After Police Killing of Daunte WrightThe Twins, Timberwolves, and Wild postponed Monday’s home games after an officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb.
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