1. mueller time
    Mueller Report Expected Sunday, But How Much of It?The attorney general is prepping a hand-crafted summary of Mueller’s conclusions, but House Democrats are getting ready to fight for the whole report.
  2. mueller time
    The Last Mueller Report Speculation You’ll Ever Have to ReadAn ongoing collection of the latest speculation about the new report that no one has seen but everyone still has an opinion about.
  3. what's past is prologue
    How Jimmy Carter’s Election Previewed Trump’sAs Carter becomes the oldest ex-president, it’s useful to remember how strange and unusual his rise to the White House actually was.
  4. mueller time
    When Will We Be Able to Read the Mueller Report?What to expect when you’re expecting a special counsel’s report about Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  5. politics
    There’s No Good Reason to Go on Fox NewsLike the Blob, Fox absorbs everything it touches.
  6. the national interest
    Trump Nominates Famous Idiot Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve BoardA hack’s long career of hilarious ignorance and wrongness reaches its terrifying culmination.
  7. brexit
    E.U. to Let Britain Drag Out Its Nervous Breakdown a Bit LongerThe European Union has extended the deadline for Brexit, allowing the United Kingdom to carry on tearing itself to pieces until at least mid-April.
  8. vision 2020
    4 Reasons Democrats Will Have a Front-runner Soon — and 3 They Won’tMore than likely someone will eventually stroll to the nomination in 2020. But maybe not so fast and maybe not at all.
  9. politics
    Sheriff’s Department Shot Teachers With Pellets During School-Shooting DrillA nation that refuses to prevent gun violence can only rehearse it, over and over.
  10. foreign policy
    Trump Calls on U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan HeightsThe president just vowed to nullify the international law prohibiting states from acquiring new territory through military conquest.
  11. amy klobuchar
    Amy Klobuchar Questioned for ‘Tough on Crime’ Record As ProsecutorHow she treats staff is now just one of multiple criticisms of the candidate’s idea of “toughness.”
  12. the national interest
    9 Reasons a Biden–Abrams Ticket Is a Brilliant Idea for Both Biden and AbramsA kooky, out-of-the-box idea that actually makes total sense.
  13. voting rights
    Democrats’ Voting-Rights Push Could Begin a Third ReconstructionPartisan polarization over voting rights shows how much political power, now as in the 1860s and 1960s, depends on who participates in democracy.
  14. 2020 presidential election
    How Electable Is Bernie Sanders?It’s not clear whether Sanders is actually stronger or weaker than his Democratic rivals as a potential challenger to Trump.
  15. politics
    Trump Is Somehow Still Mad About McCain’s Funeral“I didn’t get, ‘Thank you,’ but that’s okay.”
  16. voting rights
    Andrew Gillum’s Next Campaign: Registering Voters in FloridaBoth Gillum and the Florida Democratic Party are aiming to register droves of voters, as the GOP focuses on limiting who can vote in 2020.
  17. white supremacy
    Racism Is Good at Hiding. Just Ask This White Nationalist Police Officer.A school resource officer in Virginia is also a member of Identity Evropa. His job? To help bigots conceal their bigotry from the public.
  18. vision 2020
    Mike Gravel, an 88-Year-Old Dark Horse 2020 Candidate Who’s a Hit With the TeensGravel has always been unconventional, going back to his days as a high-profile Senate opponent of the Vietnam War.
  19. ex-felon voting rights
    Florida GOP Readies Poll Tax to Nullify Ex-Felons’ Voting RightsFloridians voted to re-enfranchise the formerly incarcerated last fall. Republicans want to make them pay off all court fines and fees first.
  20. 2020 presidential election
    Could Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams Form an Early Dream Ticket for 2020?There’s no real evidence to suggest it’s in the works, but it’s a fascinating possibility that could appeal to both pols.
  21. vision 2020
    Here’s Every Defense of the Electoral College — and Why They’re All WrongMost of the arguments for preserving our insane system are morally odious, unsubstantiated, and/or factually incorrect.
  22. the national interest
    Will Bernie Sanders Split the Democratic Party in 2020?Two high-profile hires suggest Angry Bernie might return.
  23. education
    The Promise of Integration Has Not Been Fulfilled in NYC SchoolsJust 190 black children were offered admission to New York City’s specialized public high schools on Monday, out of 4,800. Here’s why that matters.
  24. vision 2020
    America’s Second-Largest Teachers Union Is Trying Not to Make 2016’s MistakeThe American Federation of Teachers has rolled out its endorsement process for candidates, and says that it’s prepared to hold Democrats to account.
  25. checks and balances
    Why Is the Trump Administration Always Getting Shut Down in Court?A Washington Post analysis shows that federal judges keep blocking the administration because its legal explanations aren’t “supported by facts.”
  26. nepotism
    New Book Details Kushner’s Alleged Middle East Peace Plan, Which Is PreposterousAccording to Vicky Ward’s Kushner Inc., the senior advisor hoped to convince five countries plus Palestine to give aid or renegotiate boundaries.
  27. florida
    Florida Will Drop Solicitation Charges Against Robert Kraft If He Admits GuiltOffering to drop charges if Kraft admits he would have been found guilty has a tone of shaming, but could be due to a dubious use of warrants.
  28. scotus
    SCOTUS Eases Rules for Deporting Ex-Con ImmigrantsIt’s another ruling that makes it easier for the Trump administration to strike fear in the hearts of those it calls “criminal aliens.”
  29. the national interest
    Trump Promised 3 Percent Growth. His Economists Quietly Admit It Won’t Happen.Page 527 of the new Economic Report of the President contains a pretty big concession.
  30. health care
    Beto and Bernie Offer Competing Plans to Fix Health CareMedicare for All is still the dominant Democratic health-care idea for 2020, but the less ambitious plan backed by O’Rourke could be a competitor.
  31. politics
    100-Person Poll: How Will the Trump Presidency End?We asked 100 New Yorkers (plus 14 pundits, journalists, academics, and activists) how they see the Trump administration ending.
  32. donald trump
    Report: Trump Repeatedly Inflated His Net Worth in Deals With Deutsche BankOver two decades, the bank reportedly lent Trump $2 billion. In response, Trump inflated his assets on three occasions and defaulted on major loans.
  33. crime
    Man Suspected of Killing Gambino Mob Boss Drew QAnon Symbols on Hands in CourtCriminal conspiracy and far-right conspiracy theories overlap at the extradition hearing of a Staten Island man who allegedly killed a mobster.
  34. the national interest
    Devin Nunes Files Bonkers $250 Million Lawsuit Over Mean TweetsNunes claims that tweets from accounts like “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow” run “contrary to every tenet of American Democracy.”
  35. vision 2020
    White Evangelicals Are Still the Heart of Trump’s BaseYes, white Evangelical support varies modestly along with Trump’s overall standing, but it’s still his best demographic.
  36. racism
    How Much Does ‘Racial Ideology’ Matter If Racism Itself Persists?A New York Times op-ed argues that Americans are divided less by their “race” than by what they believe about race and racism. Does it even matter?
  37. vision 2020
    What Beto Backlash? Fundraising Haul Undercuts Reports of a Disastrous LaunchDespite negative reactions among journalists and on Twitter, his campaign raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours, beating Bernie Sanders’s record.
  38. the national interest
    Republicans Are Denying Trump’s Completely Open Bigotry Against MuslimsWhite House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney: “I don’t think anybody can say that the president is anti-Muslim.” Really? Anybody?
  39. vision 2020
    George McGovern Proposed a Universal Basic Income. It Didn’t Go Well for Him.Long-shot presidential candidate Andrew Yang is proposing to mail every American a monthly $1,000 check. George McGovern tried that in the ‘70s.
  40. vision 2020
    Stacey Abrams Has a Big Decision to MakeGovernor? Senator? Veep? President?! The Georgian who is usually sure about everything finds herself conflicted about her future.
  41. just asking questions
    Ta-Nehisi Coates Is an Optimist NowA conversation about the revived debate over reparations, the 2020 Democratic primary, and the power of pop culture to advance progressive change.
  42. politics
    Trump Wants Jeanine Pirro and Her Islamophobia Back on the AirFox News benched her over her Islamophobic comments. Trump responded with a rejection of political correctness and a strange call to arms.
  43. the national interest
    Republicans: Pelosi Won’t Impeach Because She Knows Trump Is InnocentThat is not actually why Pelosi opposes impeachment.
  44. vision 2020
    Klobuchar’s Alleged Staff Abuse Won’t Scare Vladimir PutinThe senator tried to put a positive spin reports that she’s “tough” on staff, but that doesn’t have much to do with competence on the world stage.
  45. the swamp
    Who’s in Trump’s Rolodex?His phone friends may be more important than his staff. So who’s he calling?
  46. christchurch massacre
    What We Know About the New Zealand Mosque ShootingForty-nine people were killed and dozens were injured in a shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. A 28-year-old man has been charged.
  47. independents
    There Aren’t Many True Independents, and They Aren’t Into PoliticsMost self-identified independents lean heavily toward one party. Howard Schultz and others banking on some silent centrist force should take note.
  48. the national interest
    No Collusion? Paul Manafort’s Partner Rick Gates Is Still Helping Robert MuellerRick Gates continues to rat out his old friends, so Manafort and the Trump campaign aren’t in the clear.
  49. vision 2020
    Howard Schultz and His Team Think the Backlash Means They’re ‘Onto Something’Schultz has been ridiculed on the left, and his own polls show that he could help reelect Trump. But his team thinks he’s struck an important nerve.
  50. birch bayh
    Birch Bayh, Liberal Lion of the Senate, Dies at 91Bayh’s proudest accomplishment was the Title IX law banning gender discrimination in higher education. He was also chief Senate sponsor of the ERA.
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