1. domestic terrorism
    Biden Admin Takes Steps to Defuse Domestic ExtremismThe plan involves multiple federal agencies and shifts resources to combat far-right extremism after years of neglecting the issue at a policy level.
  2. religion
    What’s Worse Than Politics Without Religion? Politicized Religion.Displaced yearning for religious certainty is perilous, but sanctifying politics with religious certainty is terrifying.
  3. the national interest
    Georgia’s Jim Crow Lite Vote Suppression Continues Trump’s War on Democracy“Voter suppression is when you don’t get to vote,” says Ben Shapiro.
  4. politics
    MLB Pulls All-Star Game Out of Georgia Over Voting LawMLB commissioner Robert Manfred said the league “opposes restrictions to the ballot box” and will relocate the 2021 All-Star Game and draft.
  5. gop
    DOJ Investigation Focusing on Matt Gaetz’s Alleged Payments for Sex: ReportA new report states that Gaetz paid escorts for sex, taking ecstasy before doing so on at least one occasion.
  6. georgia voting law
    Georgia Republicans Working Hard to Sabotage a 2022 ComebackGeorgia’s GOP could be upbeat heading toward the midterms. But the voting-law debacle and a Trump purge could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
  7. the national interest
    The Fake Republican Fight With Corporate AmericaStick it to Big Business by … keeping its taxes low.
  8. politics
    Biden Launches Effort to Combat COVID Vaccine HesitancyThe Biden administration is running an ad campaign and partnering with a network of organizations and local leaders to promote vaccination.
  9. confederate monuments
    Virginia Court Paves Way for Removal of Confederate Statues In CharlottesvilleIt’s another blow to the neo-Confederate effort to promote white supremacy via exaltation of the Lost Cause.
  10. the moral minority
    The GOP (Rightly) Fears America’s Churchless MajorityAs the American public grows historically secular, the Christian right is trying to take democracy down with it.
  11. politics
    Democratic Firm Is Accused of Firing Workers for Speaking UpCivis Analytics bills itself as progressive, but ex-employees say they were let go for trying to make the company live up to its values.
  12. the national interest
    For Republicans, the Time Is Never Quite Right to Tax the RichCan’t tax the rich during or after a pandemic.
  13. politics
    Matt Gaetz Gets a Scandal As Wild As HimA sex-trafficking investigation meets an extortion plot involving his father (wearing a wire), $25 million in cash, and an American hostage in Iran.
  14. infrastructure
    3 Quick Takes on Biden’s Infrastructure PlanDemocrats should worry less about deficits and more about spending as much on green-technology research and development as possible.
  15. contested election
    Iowa Democrat Abandons Challenge to Election She Lost By 6 VotesCongressional Democrats were loath to overturn a state-certified result.
  16. politics
    What Is in Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan?From modernizing roads to upgrading schools to preparing for the next pandemic, here’s a look at the massive proposal by the numbers.
  17. trump taxes
    Criminal Investigation Into Trump Org Aimed at ‘Flipping’ Longtime CFO: ReportThe Manhattan District Attorney has reportedly subpoenaed Allen Weisselberg’s personal bank records in an apparent attempt to get him to cooperate.
  18. capitol riot
    Two Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over Injuries Sustained in RiotThe officers are each seeking at least $75,000 in damages, arguing that Trump bears responsibility for inciting his followers to riot on January 6.
  19. gavin newsom
    Poll Shows Gavin Newsom Is Well-Positioned for RecallIn a deep-blue state, Republicans alone cannot beat the California governor.
  20. voting rights
    Corporate America Is Suddenly Concerned About Georgia’s Voter-Suppression LawVoting-rights activists are making it clear companies can’t sit on the fence without repercussions.
  21. republicans
    The Rotten Core of Republican Appeals to the Working ClassRepublicans are embracing the perilous tradition of producerism, offering working-class voters a mix of nativism, protectionism, and culture war.
  22. politics
    What the Christian Right Freakout Over Lil Nas X Is Really AboutBehind the latest satanic panic is a fear of losing the future.
  23. intelligencer chats
    Biden’s Promising Opening Move in the Court WarsThe president’s list of judicial nominees shows that Democrats have learned some lessons from the GOP.
  24. 2022 midterms
    Democrats Have a Good Chance of Holding the Senate in 2022With the Judiciary on the line, the Senate landscape favors Democrats in the next midterms.
  25. encounter
    Zooming With TikTok’s Right-Wing PunditChristian Walker wants to be the face of Gen-Z conservatism.
  26. the national interest
    Russia Keeps Bribing Foreign Politicians. Is Trump Different?Another payoff exposed, this time in Ukraine, that looks just like Trump’s Moscow deal.
  27. immigration
    Biden Admin Allows Photographers Into Tents Holding Child MigrantsFor the first time since Biden took office, CBP officials let reporters into a facility holding 3,400 unaccompanied minors. It was meant to hold 250.
  28. gop
    Matt Gaetz Under Investigation for Possible Relationship With a Minor: ReportDOJ looking into whether loudmouth Republican paid a teen girl to travel across state lines for sex, which would violate federal trafficking laws.
  29. voting rights
    Georgia Trooper Claims Legislator’s Knock Raised Fears of January 6 RepeatWas Governor Brian Kemp really endangered by Park Cannon tapping on his door in hopes of watching him sign a controversial election bill?
  30. voting rights
    Why Are Republicans Promoting Gratuitously Cruel Election Restrictions?Cracking down on food and water for voters standing in long lines is intended to be a cruel but effective way to reduce voting by Democrats.
  31. politics
    Biden Emphasizes Diversity With First Judicial NomineesBiden unveiled 11 nominees, aiming to quickly make his mark on the federal bench and deliver on his pledge to elevate judges who “look like America.”
  32. foreign policy
    Secretary Swell on a Pissed-Off PlanetGroomed on Park Avenue and in the 16th Arrondissement, Secretary of State Antony Blinken confronts a world that just might be post-diplomacy.
  33. the national interest
    Why the Republican War on Democracy Is Moving to the StatesClamping down on voting, purging Republican officials who refused to break the law for Trump.
  34. coronavirus
    Judge Rules That New York Must Vaccinate Prisoners ImmediatelyA state supreme court judge described the decision to leave inmates out of the public-health campaign as an “abuse of discretion.”
  35. politics
    Another Woman Has Accused Governor Cuomo of Unwanted KissingSherry Vill provided a photo of Cuomo grabbing her face and kissing her during an official visit to her flood-damaged home in 2017.
  36. politics
    Raffensperger’s Support for Georgia’s Voter-Suppression Law Won’t Save HimGeorgia’s secretary of state blasphemed Trump, and that’s all that matters to his fellow Republicans.
  37. 2022 midterms
    Watch Democratic Retirements for Clues About House MidtermsHistory suggests it will be tough for Democrats to hang on to their narrow House majority in 2022. But open seats will be especially hard to defend.
  38. covid-19
    Cuomo Throws Open Vaccine Eligibility, Starting With 30+ New Yorkers TomorrowNew York finally joins most of the rest of the U.S.
  39. religion
    Americans Who Belong to a House of Worship Are Now a MinorityThe 21st century has seen a rapid decline in religious membership. But the country has been even more “churchless” in the not-so-distant past.
  40. the national interest
    Biden’s First Big Break With His Allies Is Over School ReopeningsThe president’s choice to prioritize the rapid return to in-person learning has surprised and dismayed his friends and his enemies alike.
  41. politics
    Now a Democrat Is Accused of Trying to Overturn the ElectionA losing candidate asks the House to declare her the winner, and Republicans cry hypocrisy.
  42. politics
    Biden Doesn’t Need to Be FDR or LBJ to Change AmericaA “Great Society” may be out of reach, but a markedly better one is possible.
  43. voting rights
    What Can Democrats Do About Georgia’s Voting-Rights Restrictions?They are already going to court, and could pass preemptive legislation in Congress. But winning control of the state in 2022 is the best solution.
  44. foreign interests
    Israel’s Democracy Is Broken, and Netanyahu Is to BlameThe Israeli right keeps winning elections but failing to form governments because of the toxic political environment Netanyahu has created.
  45. capitol riot
    January 6 Commission Dies, As Republicans Oppose Focus on January 6With the GOP demanding an investigation of left-wing violence unrelated to the Capitol riot, Pelosi is shifting to a regular House investigation.
  46. politics
    Dominion Voting Sues Fox News Over Election Fraud ClaimsDominion, which is seeking $1.6 billion in damages, is the second voting company to sue Fox for promoting baseless pro-Trump conspiracy theories.
  47. politics
    Georgia Republicans Take Revenge on Voting RightsAfter major Democratic wins, the embattled GOP passes a harsh law to claw back power.
  48. politics
    Republicans in Missouri and Georgia Turn Their Backs on DemocracyWhat moves against Medicaid expansion and voting rights have in common.
  49. the national interest
    Trump Complains Government Is ‘Persecuting’ Capitol Rioters“It was zero threat, right from the start.”
  50. politics
    What Did We Learn About Political Polling in 2020?With Trump and the pandemic, clear answers have been hard to come by.
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