1. early and often
    How Trump Found the One Justice Department Lawyer Willing to Steal the ElectionTestimony of top officials showed how far the president was willing to go to get the department illegally involved in his coup.
  2. early and often
    The Supreme Court Gun Ruling Could Lead to More ViolenceExperts and research say that looser regulation of concealed carry is correlated with higher gun-homicide rates.
  3. early and often
    Is That Sean Penn at the January 6 Hearing?The noted thespian and journalist showed up for some reason.
  4. politics
    Authorities Raid Home of Jeffrey Clark, Trump DOJ OfficialHe played a key role in former president Trump’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
  5. 2022 midterms
    California’s Law and Order Narrative Didn’t Survive Late ReturnsRick Caruso is not the world-beater he seemed to be two weeks ago.
  6. early and often
    The Supreme Court Has Endangered the Future of Gun ControlBackground checks, age limits — anything that wasn’t around in the 1700s is probably unconstitutional, according to Clarence Thomas.
  7. the national interest
    Why Ron DeSantis Can Beat Trump in 2024The party is deciding, and the voters are getting the message.
  8. early and often
    Mo Brooks Falls With Trump’s Knife in His Back“MAGA Mo” couldn’t win once Trump endorsed Katie Britt, a 21st-century Republican version of the conservative Democrats Brooks used to battle.
  9. early and often
    Trump’s Very Bad Day in GeorgiaOn the same day that Georgia witnesses exposed Trump’s horrific behavior toward election officials, he suffered two more primary losses in the state.
  10. early and often
    AOC Endorses Ana María Archila for Lieutenant GovernorIt is a major boost to the left-wing hopeful’s campaign to win the Democratic primary next Tuesday.
  11. early and often
    The Unlikely Star of the January 6 Hearings Is Eric Herschmann’s PandaThe ex-Trump attorney is a big fan of Rob Pruitt’s series on the black-and-white bear.
  12. january 6 committee
    January 6 Committee Explores Trump’s Postelection Reign of TerrorThe former president and Rudy Giuliani tried to intimidate and smear anyone standing in their way, including local-election workers.
  13. early and often
    Georgia Election Worker’s Gut-wrenching Testimony on Being Targeted by TrumpIn emotional testimony, Shaye Moss said being falsely accused by the president sparked death threats that drove her into hiding.
  14. early and often
    Supreme Court Strikes Another Blow Against Church-State SeparationThe Court’s conservative majority ruled that Maine can’t exclude religious schools from a state tuition program. Are mandatory vouchers next?
  15. the city politic
    Is Eric Adams All Talk?Six months in, the mayor is facing questions about what, exactly, he’s doing to fix New York.
  16. foreign interests
    U.S. Botched Brittney Griner’s First Chance to Speak to Wife in 4 MonthsThey were set to talk by phone for the first time since the WNBA star was detained in Russia, but the U.S. embassy failed to patch the call.
  17. early and often
    How Do You Write a History of the Trump Era While We’re Still in It?Historians have an unusual dilemma presented by no other former president — he might run again and win.
  18. exhibit a
    It’s Been a Bad Month for the Donald Trump Innocence ProjectHis media supporters denounce the January 6 hearings as a show trial even as they stand by John Durham, a politically driven prosecutor.
  19. early and often
    Juneteenth and America’s Racial-Justice BackslideIn the year since the federal holiday was established, we’ve seen this country’s capacity to once again betray its ideals in the defense of privilege.
  20. just asking questions
    Ukraine Is at Its ‘Most Dangerous Point’ of the WarMichael Kofman on Russia’s momentum, how long Putin can weather sanctions, and the trouble with battlefield predictions.
  21. early and often
    Biden Survives Bike Fall After Failed Backpedaling AttemptThe 79-year-old president suffered an embarrassing fall from his bike one day after the Bidens made their cat travel by helicopter.
  22. politics
    AOC Accuses the City Council Speaker of Punishing MembersHer criticisms come after reports that councilmembers who voted against the budget weren’t included in a fund for district projects.
  23. gun violence
    The Hardening of AmericaFrom schools to Starbucks bathrooms, a pernicious idea gains ground.
  24. first feline
    Biden’s Approval Rating With White House Cat PlungesWillow, the president and First Lady’s cat, was spotted taking an ill-advised helicopter ride on Marine One.
  25. apocalypse wow
    Gianforte Under the Tuscan Sun While Yellowstone Was UnderwaterThe Montana governor refused to say where he was during his state’s crisis — until he was caught dining in a hill town in the Italian countryside.
  26. the picket line
    Elon Musk Wants Free Speech for Himself, Not SpaceX EmployeesWorkers were fired for daring to criticize the king.
  27. early and often
    Democrats Want to Run Against GOP Kooks. They May Regret It.Some Democrats are promoting extremist Republican candidates to boost their general-election chances. That’s a risky strategy in a wave election.
  28. the national interest
    Republicans Will Do It AgainThey have not been chastened by the revelations of the January 6 committee.
  29. january 6 committee
    Did Ginni Thomas Tell John Eastman Supreme Court Secrets?Emails show Trump’s lawyer John Eastman hoped the Supreme Court would help overturn the 2020 election. And he was in contact with one justice’s wife.
  30. january 6 hearings
    January 6 Hearings Build Case for a Trump-Eastman Criminal ConspiracyA California judge had already concluded that Trump and his lawyer acted criminally. The House select committee showed why that’s no exaggeration.
  31. the national interest
    Ron DeSantis Is the Only Governor to Oppose Vaccinating KidsNo, he doesn’t just oppose mandates.
  32. 2022 midterms
    Steady Drip of Allegations Could Sink Herschel WalkerIt looks like the Trump-backed former football great won’t be able to glide into the U.S. Senate on the strength of his celebrity in Georgia.
  33. early and often
    Democrats Have Given Elon Musk No Choice But to Support Ron DeSantisThe world’s richest person, who now votes Republican, is kicking Andrew Yang to the curb in 2024.
  34. 2022 midterms
    Trump Had a Good, But Not Perfect, Primary NightNevada Republicans largely went MAGA and South Carolina impeachment backer Tom Rice went down. But Nancy Mace managed to overcome Trump’s attacks.
  35. early and often
    The Future of American Socialism Is LocalDSA is a little quieter today than in the Trump years, but it’s racking up successes outside of New York thanks to a focus on housing reform.
  36. politics
    Why Closing the ‘Boyfriend Loophole’ Would Be a Huge DealDomestic abuse and the plague of American gun violence go hand in hand.
  37. gun control
    Could the Senate Gun Bill Have Stopped Past Mass Shootings?Some measures in the Senate gun-deal framework could have potentially stopped violent young gunmen from carrying out past attacks.
  38. early and often
    Rudy Giuliani Insists He’s Not a Drunk (Again)The former mayor wants the American public to know he was totally sober when he urged the president to disregard their votes on Election Night.
  39. sports
    Brittney Griner’s Nightmare ContinuesRussian authorities have extended her detention ahead of a trial on drug-smuggling charges.
  40. early and often
    Trump’s Coup Attempt Nearly Included a Saturday-Night MassacreWild new reporting sheds light on DOJ underling Jeffrey Clark’s plot to become attorney general to help Trump overturn the election.
  41. early and often
    Watch Rudy Giuliani Get Dunked on Repeatedly in January 6 HearingsFormer colleagues said Giuliani was “definitely” inebriated as he urged Trump to declare victory and pushed election lies they all knew were “nuts.”
  42. early and often
    The Potato Roll Empire Bankrolling Christian Nationalist Doug MastrianoThe Martins were bit players in politics, until they put Doug Mastriano one step away from becoming Pennsylvania’s next governor.
  43. the national interest
    Why Biden Is Getting More Bipartisan Laws Than Anyone ExpectedI was skeptical he could get Republican to support anything. I was wrong.
  44. disloyalty
    Oh, Mo! Trump Betrays ‘MAGA Mo’ Brooks Yet Again, Endorses BrittHaving endorsed and then de-endorsed his onetime January 6 ally, Trump is again making it clear that his idea of loyalty is not reciprocal.
  45. early and often
    Trump Always Said He Would Declare Victory Prematurely. Only Giuliani Listened.The 45th president carefully set the stage for his fake victory claim. At the January 6 hearings, his advisers suggest they never took him seriously.
  46. politics
    Andrew Giuliani Won’t Get Vaccinated So He Got Banned From GOP DebateThe Republican gubernatorial candidate will participate in the debate remotely. Neither he nor his opponents are happy about it.
  47. conspiracies
    Who Are You Going to Believe, Lin Wood or NASA?A leading election-conspiracy lawyer has made the seamless transition into flat-Eartherism.
  48. foreign interests
    The Dismantling of Hong KongSince 2019, my hometown has slowly transformed into a brutal, unrecognizable place. Then came Omicron.
  49. early and often
    10 GOP Senators Endorse Bipartisan Framework for New Gun-Safety ReformsThe measures are modest but would still represent the most meaningful reforms in decades — and it looks like they might really happen.
  50. 2022 midterms
    Palin Takes First Step Toward Congress in Alaska Special PrimaryThe former governor and veep nominee will have a shot at at least a brief tenure in the House if she can win a ranked-choice election in August.
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