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2016 Presidential Election

  1. alabama
    Alabama Republicans Forsake Sessions for Trump, Who Looks Down on ThemNow Jeff Sessions’s old friends are abandoning him at the behest of a president who reportedly can’t stand southern accents or non-Ivy educations.
  2. politics
    Gary Johnson, Professional Spoiler, Jumps Into New Mexico’s Senate RateThe election was thought to be in the bag for the Democratic incumbent, Senator Martin Heinrich, but the Libertarian’s entry could make waves.
  3. Maryland Democrat Deploys Logic, F-Bomb in Parrying ‘Socialism’ AttacksBen Jealous gave a calm, reasonable answer to the first “socialism” question, but then understandably lost it after the second.
  4. Russian Spy Suspect Was Infiltrating Christian Right As Well As Gun GroupsThe story of alleged Russian agent Maria Butina and her live-in boyfriend Paul Erickson is quite the spy novel.
  5. Democrats Need an Unbreakable Presidential Candidate in 2020Forget “electability,” which is often hard to measure. Democrats should focus on uniting behind a 2020 candidate with no big weaknesses.
  6. George Will Calls ‘Repulsive’ Pence Worse Than TrumpThe vice-president has lost the independent reputation that made him a potential survivor of a Trump meltdown.
  7. Schneiderman Shows It’s Risky to Choose a Male CandidateThe New York attorney general’s swift fall from champion of #MeToo to example of #MeToo fate is another warning to people in politics.
  8. actual fake news
    Donald Trump Messed Up His Statistic About the Number of Women Who Voted for HimHe must’ve been thinking about the percent of white women who voted for him.
  9. Hillary Clinton’s ‘Faith Adviser’ Also Offered Bad AdviceBurns Strider may or may not be guilty of sexual misconduct. But it sounds like he was guilty of political malfeasance.
  10. Kerry 2020 and the Reign of the GerontocratsKerry is definitely a blast from the past, but deserves a hearing as much as any other septuagenarian.
  11. Chris Christie’s Hard-Earned Unpopularity Is His Most Enduring LegacyChris Christie thinks the failure of his presidential campaign tanked his popularity back home. It’s more like the other way around.
  12. Trump’s Win Wasn’t Fair or Democratic — But It Was ‘Legitimate’Hillary Clinton should not compete with Donald Trump in expressing contempt for a flawed but perfectly lawful system of elections.
  13. alternative facts
    Trump Still Doesn’t Accept That Russia Meddled in the ElectionWhite House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Sunday that the president thinks Russia is too smart to get caught hacking an election.
  14. When Trump’s America Doesn’t Feel Like Home AnymoreFour disillusioned voters talk about no longer feeling connected to the places that shaped their lives.
  15. donald trump
    Why Some Protests Succeed While Others FailHistory and academic research have some vital lessons for those who are hitting the streets to protest Donald Trump.
  16. 2016 election
    How Every Swing-State TV Character Would Vote in the 2016 Presidential ElectionFrom Bloodline to Glee
  17. There’s (More) Hope for Political Fact-checkingTwo new tests of the so-called backfire effect bring an important update — and a lesson of how social-science collaboration should work.
  18. social contagion
    Please, Tell All Your Friends That You’re VotingBecause democracy really is contagious.
  19. rock the vote
    Knock, Knock! Miley Cyrus Wants to Know If You’re Voting for Hillary ClintonSome lucky college students were involved.
  20. political science
    What a Professor Got Wrong When He Argued Against Voting Rights for Dumb PeopleEven setting aside the moral problems with Jason Brennan’s proposal, he distorted or misunderstood some political science to get there.
  21. Trump Implied That ‘Strong’ People Don’t Get PTSD. He’s Wrong.It sounded like it was an innocent mistake, but it’s still a harmful myth.
  22. internet fights
    The Donald Trump Jr. Skittles Fight Is Everything Dumb About the InternetIt would be nice if we could debate individual arguments in the light of their full context, without making irrelevant points.
  23. Donald Trump
    We Need a New Verb to Describe This Thing Donald Trump Keeps DoingIt’s like dishonesty judo. It’s impressive, in a way.
  24. Hillary Clinton Gets New Plane and the Chance to Travel With Her Press PoolAs both campaigns get ready for the post–Labor Day push.
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