1. education
    After a Weeklong Strike, Los Angeles Teachers May Have a DealMembers of the United Teachers of Los Angeles still have to vote on the deal, but it sounds like a victory for striking educators.
  2. protests
    Trump Labor Counsel Hopes Legal Trap Can Kill Scabby the RatBanning the ubiquitous inflatable rat balloon would be a psychological blow to labor, but experts believe the First Amendment will protect him.
  3. the national interest
    Rudy Giuliani Is Possibly a Legal Genius, But Probably Just an IdiotThe middle ground is disappearing. Rudy’s either Keyser Soze or Barry Zuzkerkorn.
  4. immigration
    Former MS-13 Member Who Secretly Helped Police Is DeportedAn immigration judge said he had no choice but to deny asylum to the teen who cooperated with authorities only to be jailed with those he informed on.
  5. encounter
    Shaun King on Relaunching The North Star and His Online PersonaThe controversial activist asks, “What would Frederick Douglass do?”
  6. russia investigation
    Giuliani: Trump’s Moscow Tower Planning May Have Continued Through the ElectionTrump’s lawyer has now tried to take back his comments, which also indicated that Trump may have talked to Cohen before his Congressional testimony.
  7. horrible things
    MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Says He Was Trying to Defuse ‘the Situation’“I said a silent prayer that the situation would not get out of hand,” he said in a statement.
  8. 2020 elections
    Kamala Harris Is Running for President in 2020“I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are,” Harris said on Good Morning America.
  9. martin luther king
    Is a Prophet Like MLK Possible Today?Hearts have hardened, and the opponents of racial justice don’t hear the words of prophets.
  10. indigenous peoples' march
    What It Felt Like to Stare Down the MAGA TeensI watched as tribal elder Nathan Phillips responded to bigotry with grace.
  11. the national interest
    Trump’s One Legislative ‘Win’ Is Actually a FailureThe Trump tax cuts are the payoff for two years of embarrassment. They haven’t worked either.
  12. 2019 women's march
    The Most Powerful Scenes From the 2019 Women’s MarchProtesters took to the streets to stand up for women’s rights and progressive issues.
  13. 2019 women's march
    Ocasio-Cortez’s Women’s Rally Speech Was a Fierce Call to Action“Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet.”
  14. 2019 women's march
    The Best, Smartest, and Funniest Signs From the Women’s MarchProtest signs from Women’s March events around the world.
  15. education
    Karen Pence’s Job at an Anti-LGBT School Is Definitely the Taxpayers’ BusinessThe Pences found the criticism “deeply offensive,” but her work affirms the Trump administration’s broader hostility to LGBT students.
  16. criminal justice
    Jason Van Dyke and the Inadequacy of America’s Criminal-Justice SystemJason Van Dyke was sentenced to prison time for killing Laquan McDonald. But true accountability remains elusive.
  17. the national interest
    Trump Didn’t Have Secret Contact With Russia — It Was Done in Plain SightHis private meetings with Putin are an apt metaphor for their entire bizarre relationship.
  18. 2020 presidential election
    2020 Candidates Carry Heavy Baggage, and Trump Is Sure to Exploit ThatToday’s harsh intraparty criticism, most recently aimed at Kamala Harris, will become fodder for Trump’s war on his eventual 2020 opponent.
  19. satire
    Imagined Letters Between Trump and PelosiWhat if they just kept writing to each other?
  20. the national interest
    Trump Ordered Michael Cohen to Perjure Himself. It’s Even Worse Than It Sounds.Five reasons why the BuzzFeed bombshell contains deadly fallout.
  21. conservatism
    The Right’s Case Against Soaking the Rich Is Dirt PoorConservatives’ best arguments against raising taxes on millionaires rest on fallacies — and ignore extreme inequality’s social and political costs.
  22. politics
    Trump May Still Be Learning About His Own Decisions Through TVTrump reportedly learned about the friendship between Robert Mueller and his attorney general nominee William Barr by watching him testify on TV.
  23. mitch mcconnell
    In New Op-ed, McConnell Attacks Campaign Finance Reform and Voting RightsMcConnell jokes — and lies — his way through a Trump-friendly review of Democratic ethics and voting reforms.
  24. climate change
    Bipartisan Group of Economists Endorses (Surprisingly Robust) Carbon TaxSome of the GOP’s top economists just called on the government to (gradually) euthanize the fossil fuel industry and establish a tiny UBI.
  25. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  26. health care
    Trump May Try to Kill Medicaid As We Know It by Executive FiatHaving failed for decades to pass legislation ending Medicaid as an entitlement program, Republicans may now try to get there by state waivers.
  27. government shutdown
    Here Are the Real Effects of the Government ShutdownThis is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
  28. politics
    This Is What Happens When Trump Has 24 Hours to Work on a ComebackDid his petulant letter to Nancy Pelosi really take a full day?
  29. politics
    Could the Shutdown Finally Make Trump’s Base Abandon Him?Trump shut down the federal government to give his supporters a border wall. Now they’re giving him a significant drop in his approval rating.
  30. government shutdown
    The Government Shutdown Is Exposing the Stupidity of Government ShutdownsThe rules governing which parts of the government stay open are, to use a technical term, “not smart.”
  31. the national circus
    With State of the Union Disinvitation, Pelosi Outmaneuvers Trump Once AgainPelosi knows how to push the levers of government, and how to push Trump’s buttons. It’s an unbeatable combination.
  32. power
    Gillibrand’s Franken-Problem Won’t DieWhen a woman stands up to a powerful man, the fallout is all too predictable.
  33. brexit
    The Fate of Brexit Is in Jeremy Corbyn’s HandsThere is no majority in Parliament for any deal — or a second referendum — without the Labour Party’s votes.
  34. education
    With Teachers’ Strike, L.A.’s Long Battle Over Charter Schools Comes to a HeadCharter schools have seen explosive growth in L.A., and now striking educators claim they’ve left traditional schools overcrowded and under-resourced.
  35. authoritarianism
    Turkey Reportedly Seeks Arrest Warrant for Knicks Center Enes KanterKanter says he fears he’ll be extradited or even killed for criticizing Erdogan and backing Fethullah Gulen, an exiled cleric living in Pennsylvania.
  36. the national interest
    Trump Lawyer No Longer Denying Campaign Colluded With RussiaRIP, “No collusion.”
  37. government shutdown
    Coulter and Limbaugh Keep Pressure Up on Trump to Keep Government ClosedWho is Trump going to listen to? His conservative allies or everybody else?
  38. government shutdown
    Pelosi Strongly Suggests That Trump Postpone State of the UnionThere’s no reason the House should have to host Trump’s televised speech, particularly when he’s shut down the government.
  39. social media
    AOC Will Try to Teach Her Democratic Colleagues to Be Good at TwitterThis may be her hardest task yet.
  40. supreme court
    Supreme Court Unanimously Sides With Workers in Trucking Arbitration DecisionSometimes legal “textualism” can produce progressive results.
  41. government shutdown
    If TSA Workers Go on Strike, Trump Might Relish the Chance to Play ReaganIt’s unclear if Trump could follow Reagan’s strategy for defeating striking air traffic controllers. Unpaid TSA workers might be tempted to try him.
  42. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Like in American History? Historians Weigh InShirley Chisholm? Joshua Reed Giddings? FDR?
  43. the national interest
    If Only Obama Had Done the Things Obama Actually DidSome on the left have repeated their complaints about Obama’s supposed failures so many times, they’ve forgotten everything he actually accomplished.
  44. republicans
    Steve King’s Road Map for Racist RepublicansThe fallout from King’s comments isn’t just turning the GOP against him. It’s showing future racist politicians how to avoid his fate.
  45. politics
    Chris Christie Dishes About Jared Kushner Beef in New BookIn new book, Chris Christie says Kushner isn’t over Christie’s role in prosecuting Kushner’s father for blackmailing his brother with a sex tape.
  46. government shutdown
    Trump Recalls 50,000 Furloughed Employees Who Now Get to Work Without PayThe administration’s furlough plans are now turning into Swiss cheese as exceptions are made for services that seem politically essential.
  47. 2020 elections
    Kirsten Gillibrand Says She Will Run for PresidentThe New York senator made the announcement on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
  48. equal rights amendment
    Virginia Could Soon Place the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. ConstitutionThe Old Dominion would be the 38th state to ratify the ERA, which is enough if Congress and the courts decide to set aside a ratification deadline.
  49. polls
    Poll: Majority Backs AOC’s 70 Percent Top Marginal Tax RateSome pundits deemed Ocasio-Cortez’s plans for soaking the rich “radical.” Forty-five percent of GOP voters say it sounds about right.
  50. politics
    The Most Worrying Things About Trump’s New Attorney General PickWilliam Barr has spoken out against Roe v. Wade and has a bad record on civil rights.
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