1. politics
    Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill, Hoping to Build On His WinThe president and his party finally have some good news, and they want to make sure everyone hears it.
  2. 2022 midterms
    Beto O’Rourke Is Running for Governor in TexasThe former Democratic phenom must overcome past questions to challenge a strong but vulnerable Republican incumbent in a red state turning purple.
  3. media
    Alex Jones Will Be Forced to Pay Sandy Hook ParentsThe conspiracy theorist wouldn’t cooperate, so a judge ruled him liable by default.
  4. politics
    Much Ado About KamalaMultiple reports suggest Harris is having trouble finding a role in the administration or setting herself above the competition for the next primary.
  5. trump organization
    Trump Organization Finally Sells D.C. HotelTrump and company will reportedly pull in $375 million for the deal after two years of trying to get off their lease from the federal government.
  6. covid-19
    New Documents Detail How Trump White House Interfered in CDC’s COVID ResponseEmails and transcripts released by congressional investigators reveal more about Trump administration efforts to influence and muzzle CDC scientists.
  7. bureau of prisons
    The Bureau of Prisons Is Doing the Crime: ReportOver 100 federal prison workers have been arrested, convicted, or sentenced for crimes since 2019.
  8. extreme weather
    California Might Start Ranking Heat WavesState lawmakers want to create a three-tier ranking system to more effectively warn people about the public-health threats of extreme heat.
  9. democrats
    Democrats Shouldn’t Run Away From Their Non-White Party BaseWhite racial resentments are on the rise again. But Democrats shouldn’t dispossess non-white voters in a bid to chase white voters they may never win.
  10. covid-19
    New Leader of Oklahoma National Guard Rejects Federal Vaccine MandateThe state’s mandate-opposing governor appointed the new leader and directed him to institute the policy, which goes against Defense Department orders.
  11. awful things
    U.S. Covered Up Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria: ReportMore than 60 civilians, including many women and children, appear to have been killed, according to a new investigation.
  12. politics
    Steve Bannon Indicted for ContemptThe two charges came after Bannon refused to comply with a House subpoena in the investigation into the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
  13. the national interest
    Trump Openly Defends Insurrectionists Trying to Hang Pence As ‘Common Sense’The slow, inevitable evolution of the former president’s pro-riot rhetoric.
  14. racism
    Why White Racists Vote for Black RepublicansBlack Republicans who share strongly conservative views can paradoxically appeal to white racists as exceptions that prove their so-called rules.
  15. politics
    Andrew Cuomo in ExileHe is out of power but not out of grudges.
  16. politics
    Chris Christie Is Asking for ItIn a bad echo of the last Republican primary, the former New Jersey governor seems to be picking a fight with Trump that he will lose.
  17. politics
    Democrats Want to Censure Paul Gosar for Anime in Which He Kills AOCLawmakers are filing a formal resolution to censure Gosar for posting a clip in which his face is imposed on a character who kills Ocasio-Cortez.
  18. the national interest
    Sinema: Households Earning $9 Million a Year Are Too Poor to Pay More TaxFinally, a senator who looks out for the high-seven-figure-income class.
  19. china
    Xi Jinping’s Cult of Personality Gets a Big BoostThe increasingly autocratic leader will probably be in charge for a long time.
  20. past is prologue
    American Politics Is Back to the FutureCrime, inflation, parental rights in schools aren’t new issues at all, but a blast from the Republican revival of the ‘70s and ‘80s.
  21. the national interest
    Maybe We Should Have Listened to Larry Summers’s Warnings About InflationHe likes Build Back Better!
  22. third parties
    Why There Is No Centrist Third PartyAs a new Pew typology shows, there aren’t enough actual centrists, and they aren’t very interested in voting, either.
  23. guns
    How the Gun Lobby RadicalizedThe NRA helped draft, but then savagely opposed, a modest bill after Sandy Hook and never turned back from extremism.
  24. politics
    Sununu Passes on Senate Race, Giving Democrats a BreakThe popular New Hampshire governor was a key part of the formula for a Republican takeover of the Senate in 2022. Now it gets tougher for the GOP.
  25. the national interest
    Republican Infrastructure Supporters Facing Right-Wing PurgeThe only good infrastructure bill is a Trump infrastructure bill.
  26. ideas
    David Graeber’s Possible WorldsThe author of Debt and The Dawn of Everything left behind countless admirers and an abiding belief that society could be changed for the better.
  27. politics
    Enough With the Tired ’90s Takes on Today’s DemocratsMark Penn and Andrew Stein are advising Biden to turn his back on decades of change within his party and his country. It won’t, and shouldn’t, work.
  28. the national interest
    Report: Corporations Ready to Resume Donating to Pro-Coup RepublicansIt’s not because they’ve solved the problem of Republican authoritarianism.
  29. havana syndrome
    The Big Misunderstanding About Havana SyndromeHigh-level diplomats are as prone to sociogenic illness as anyone else.
  30. politics
    The Crippling Blow for the Steele DossierA key source for the purported dirt on Trump and Russia has been exposed, with damning fallout for his handler.
  31. politics
    What’s in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill?Here’s how the $1.2 trillion package, which is expected to be signed into law soon, will fund roads, bridges, water cleanup, and broadband internet.
  32. politics
    FBI Raids James O’Keefe’s Apartment Amid Probe Over Ashley Biden’s Stolen DiaryAgents raided the Project Veritas founder’s home, as well as two other two locations linked to people who worked for the group.
  33. covid-19
    What to Know About the COVID Vaccine for KidsAppointments to get Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for children who are 5 to 11 should be widely available within days.
  34. politics
    The Republican Wave Extended to New York CityBesides Curtis Sliwa’s spanking, the GOP had a good week.
  35. politics
    Democrats Release Their Hostages and Give Biden a WinIt was ugly, but the House finally passed an infrastructure bill and advanced the president’s prized social-spending bonanza.
  36. politics
    House Passes $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Delays Social-Spending BillThe seemingly eternal Infrastructure Week is finally almost over, but House Democrats delayed action on the Build Back Better social-spending bill.
  37. education
    Is Education a Public Good or a Private Benefit?The goal of greater parental rights in public schools, which Glenn Youngkin campaigned on, can eventually undermine the very idea of public education.
  38. politics
    6 Takeaways From Glenn Youngkin’s Win in VirginiaEarly data suggests the Republican governor-elect benefited from higher turnout in pro-GOP areas and among white working-class voters in particular.
  39. politics
    Ohio’s Republican Senate Primary Is the Clown OlympicsIn this race, everyone’s doing cringe.
  40. politics
    Is Cy Vance Punting the Trump Investigation?The outgoing DA extends his probe into the term of Manhattan’s newly elected crime fighter, and the reasons aren’t entirely clear.
  41. voting rights
    Merrick Garland Initiates His Plan B for Voting RightsWith the GOP blocking voting-rights legislation, the DOJ is suing Texas over voting restrictions with the powers that AG Merrick Garland still has.
  42. the inside game
    What Democrats and Pollsters Missed in New JerseyRepublicans may be shy in responding to surveys, but not about turning out on Election Day, says one of the state’s top pollsters.
  43. eric adams
    We Finally Have Our First Crypto-Bro MayorEric Adams wants to get paid in bitcoin, at least for a while.
  44. the national interest
    The House Progressive Caucus, Unlike the Freedom Caucus, Is SanePramila Jayapal’s progressive faction was trying to pass a bill all along.
  45. war on christmas
    Why Christmas 2021 Is Already RuinedHoliday hysteria is off to an early start and there’s no shortage of things to blame, from the supply-chain crisis to Dr. Fauci to climate change.
  46. 2021 elections
    A Truck Driver Pulled Off an Upset on the Cheap in the New Jersey State SenateRepublican Ed Durr has unseated the powerful Stephen Sweeney, who has been state senate president for over a decade.
  47. politics
    New Jersey’s Phil Murphy Survives Scare and Wins ReelectionThe Democrat didn’t match his 2017 margin, or Joe Biden’s in 2020, and for a moment looked like he might suffer an upset.
  48. voting rights
    Shameless Republicans Filibuster Voting-Rights Protections They Used to SupportWhat happened in the 15 years since Senate Republicans unanimously backed the same voting-rights procedures they now oppose? Nothing good.
  49. politics
    New York’s Ballot Proposals on Redistricting, Voting Reform FailThough New York City voters voted in favor of all five initiatives, the state only passed two proposals on the environment and the courts.
  50. politics
    A Socialist Dream Deferred in BuffaloIndia Walton looked for a few months like the wave of the future. Then the city’s Democratic machine struck back.
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