1. inequality
    The Fed Just Released a Damning Indictment of CapitalismThe true “extremists” in American politics are those who insist that our economic system is working just fine.
  2. sarah huckabee sanders
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Governor of Arkansas? It’s Possible.If the daughter of former governor Mike Huckabee does run for his old job, as Trump suggested, she’d be formidable but not necessarily unbeatable.
  3. black lives matter
    NYPD Union Lawyers Claim Eric Garner Would’ve Died Anyway Because He Was ObeseDaniel Pantaleo’s defense team is essentially arguing that the 43-year-old black man killed himself.
  4. endorsements
    Dershowitz ‘Could’ Vote Biden, Would Like to Be Socially Acceptable AgainTrump’s favorite attorney has previously raised concerns about being shunned by liberal elites. Just don’t ask him about that Jeffrey Epstein stuff.
  5. vision 2020
    4 of the 5 Top-Polling Democrats Land on Same Primary-Debate NightBy the luck of the draw, Elizabeth Warren will be the only high-ranking candidate appearing during night one of the first round of debates.
  6. the national interest
    Trump: Witness to My Crime Can’t Testify, But Trust Me He’s LyingThe White House’s absurd contradiction on Don McGahn.
  7. vision 2020
    Qualifiers for the First 2020 Democratic Primary Debates AnnouncedThe roster shows the number of candidates qualifying equaling the DNC’s cap of 20. Steve Bullock is unhappy with his exclusion.
  8. social security
    Social Security Isn’t Going Broke. Older Americans Are.Cutting benefits won’t make it easier for America to support its growing elderly population. Expanding immigration and raising taxes would.
  9. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren’s One-Two Punch for Conquering WashingtonThe policy-oriented senator has at least a good start on a plan for enacting her plans.
  10. hunter x hunter
    Congressman Duncan Hunter’s Wife Flips, Pleads Guilty to Misusing Campaign FundsMargaret Hunter admitted to one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. As part of her deal, she must help in the investigation into her husband.
  11. sarah huckabee sanders
    Highlights From Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s Career of DeflectionTrump announced that Sanders will leave at the end of June. Here’s a look back at some of the White House press secretary’s more brazen moments.
  12. 9/11
    Health Care for 9/11 Victims Is Expensive, But Islamophobia Is FreeJon Stewart’s testimony demonstrates how the GOP invokes 9/11 to inflame bigotry while remaining noncommittal on funding health care for its victims.
  13. reproductive rights
    Joe Biden Once Said He Doesn’t Think Abortion Is a RightNot surprising, given his history on the issue.
  14. life after warming
    We May Be Dooming Ourselves With Climate NIMBYismThe uneven incentives of climate action are driving the world to inaction. There may be no way to escape the trap.
  15. the emperor's new props
    8 Times President Trump Had the Best, Most Beautiful PropsThe Air Force One mock-ups aren’t the only props Trump has brandished. He’s shown off folders, charts, and bills – and some even had writing on them.
  16. the national interest
    Trump Follows Collusion Solicitation With Even Crazier DefenseNo one’s asking him to report everything he discusses with foreign leaders (or whales) to the FBI, just the offers of covert election interference.
  17. socialism
    Bernie Sanders Is Right — We’re All ‘Socialists’ NowThe government will always intervene in markets. The real debate is about whose interests it should serve when it does so.
  18. vision 2020
    The Iowa Caucuses Aren’t Going Anywhere. Get Used to It.Complaints about Iowa’s unfair influence tend to miss that it’s already ceded a bit of power, and creating a new system is exceedingly difficult.
  19. politics
    Democrats React to Trump Saying He’d Accept Foreign Dirt on 2020 RivalsTrump’s interview with George Stephanopoulos garnered criticism from 2020 Democrats, including more calls for impeachment from Gillibrand and Warren.
  20. the national interest
    Trump Goes on TV to Solicit 2020 Foreign CollusionHe’s not hiding his intentions here.
  21. migrant crisis
    Fall in Coffee Prices Is Fueling Guatemalan Migration to the U.S.: ReportCoffee prices have dropped about 60 percent since 2015, accelerating the migration of Guatemalan farmers to the U.S.
  22. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren Edges Past Sanders in New 2020 PollsSanders still leads in the polling averages. But he also appears to have a lower ceiling of potential support than the Massachusetts senator.
  23. politics
    Howard Schultz’s Presidential Campaign Is Going on Summer VacationHe says he might jump back in the race if Joe Biden is not the Democratic nominee.
  24. vision 2020
    Trump Can’t Stop Lying About His UnpopularityHis latest assault on unwelcome poll numbers — including data from his own campaign — shows he’s compelled to deny reality and make up his own.
  25. vision 2020
    Democrats Need Brains As Well As SpineThe problem that Joe Biden exhibits in praising bipartisanship is one of understanding, not of will.
  26. 9/11
    A History of the Long Fight to Secure Funding for 9/11 First RespondersWhy Jon Stewart was so frustrated on Tuesday when he lobbied lawmakers, once again, over the treatment of emergency workers at Ground Zero.
  27. vision 2020
    Why the House Probably Won’t Flip in 2020The House bears watching because Democrats are holding a lot of districts Trump carried in 2016, but so far signs are good for Pelosi’s team.
  28. the national interest
    Freedom Caucus Expels Amash for Being Too Pro-FreedomThe Freedom Caucus was ostensibly founded to promote the rule of law and fight crony capitalism. Amash’s exit shows those views are now unacceptable.
  29. vision 2020
    The States Trump Might Plausibly Aim to Flip in 2020There are no states that look like ripe fruit for Trump, though Minnesota, New Hampshire, Maine, Nevada, and maybe Virginia are possibilities.
  30. vision 2020
    Class Divides Republicans – But Not Democrats – on Economic IssuesA new study suggests Democrats have much to gain – and little to lose – by campaigning on a progressive economic message in 2020.
  31. vision 2020
    Tulsi Gabbard Had a Very Strange ChildhoodWhich may just help explain why she’s so totally out of place in today’s Democratic Party. And her long-shot race for the presidency.
  32. politics
    Watch Trump Acolyte Matt Gaetz’s Bizarre Attempt to Discredit Witness John DeanThe Florida rep tried to belittle Nixon’s White House counsel, but judging from the polite laughter in the committee, it may have backfired.
  33. politics
    What Does This False Euthanasia Story Tell Us About the Christian Right?Viral falsehoods about Noa Pothoven’s death show us what happens when bad reporting collides with the culture war.
  34. mueller time
    House Democrats Strike Deal With DOJ for Mueller Report DetailsIn return, the House will not vote on holding Barr in contempt. It’s a truce, not a treaty, in the war between Democrats and the Trump administration.
  35. vision 2020
    Warren and Buttigieg Are Gaining Ground in IowaThe gold-standard Iowa Poll by Ann Selzer shows support for Biden and Sanders weakening, and two clear tiers emerging below them.
  36. selfies
    Elizabeth Warren Even Has a Selfie PlanEarly returns suggest it’s working.
  37. the national interest
    Why All of Trump’s Deals Are BadEven when he “wins,” like with his Mexico tariff threat, he’s alienating partners he’ll need to deal with again.
  38. the power grid
    Bill de Blasio Tries to Find Someone, Somewhere, Who Wants to Vote for HimThe Democratic primaries might be anyone’s game to lose, except for the New York mayor.
  39. vision 2020
    Not As Many ‘Bernie or Bust’ Voters As FearedAnd a lot of Sanders supporters who voted for Trump or stayed home in 2016 were, like everyone else, misled by the assumption Clinton had it won.
  40. vision 2020
    Is the DNC ‘Winnowing’ Potentially Strong 2020 Presidential Candidates?The party can’t make everyone happy, but yes, there have been some late bloomers who did well despite poor early polls.
  41. polls
    America’s Political Mood Is Now the ‘Most Liberal Ever Recorded’But the electorate’s liberal mood may be less significant than the leftward shift in the economic consensus among policy wonks.
  42. christian right
    A Revolt by Conservative Christians Just Happens to Coincide With Pride MonthBehind complaints that they are being persecuted lies fury at having lost the power to repress those they don’t approve of.
  43. vision 2020
    Democrats Are Reviving an Old Populist TraditionBold proposals from 2020 candidates aimed at reforming how government works could change Democrats’ reputation as the party of government itself.
  44. the national interest
    What Will Trump Campaign On If There’s a Recession?Gaming out what the president will say if he can’t say it’s the best economy ever. (Maybe he’ll just say it anyway.)
  45. gerrymandering
    More Trouble for Republicans From Dead Wire-Puller’s FilesLast week it was about cooking up a false rationale for a census citizenship question. Now it’s about lies to maintain a gerrymander.
  46. impeachment
    Did Impeachment Plans Damage Republicans in 1998?Sifting the evidence both ways provides no clear answer to the question – or clear guidance to Democrats today who don’t want to squander a 2020 win.
  47. politics
    Tiffany Cabán Wants to Reimagine Criminal Justice in QueensThe candidate for district attorney of Queens is a career public defender with an ambitious criminal-justice-reform agenda. But first, she has to win.
  48. vision 2020
    Raise Wages, Bernie Sanders Tells Walmart ShareholdersThe 2020 candidate joined Walmart associates at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, saying it still pays many employees “starvation wages.”
  49. the national interest
    Pelosi Wants Trump to Go to Prison. Here’s How It Could Happen.Five potential crimes Trump could be charged with after leaving office.
  50. donald trump
    No, Obsessive Media Coverage of the Economy Wouldn’t Make Trump PopularA public opinion analyst explains that it’s not all about the economy, and media has to cover Trump’s non-economic antics anyway.
More Articles