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  1. inequality
    The One Percent Got $21 Trillion Richer Since 1989. The Bottom 50 Got Poorer.The true “extremists” in American politics are those who insist that our economic system is working just fine.
  2. politics
    You Should Be Paying Attention to Jessica Cisneros’s CampaignThe 26-year-old progressive wants to oust one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress.
  3. snl
    SNL’s Aidy Bryant Is the Only Sarah Huckabee Sanders We’ll MissIt wasn’t the best role to play, but Bryant gave it her all.
  4. immigration
    5,200 Migrants in ICE Detention Exposed to Mumps and Chicken PoxSince September, 297 cases of mumps have been confirmed among people in ICE custody.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. marriage
    Trump on His Wife: ‘It’s Called Melania’“We have our own Jackie O today. It’s called Melania.”
  10. cringe
    Naomi Wolf’s Nightmare Continues ApaceHer publisher pushed back the release date after “new questions” arose about the contentious book.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. reproductive rights
    Joe Biden Once Said He Doesn’t Think Abortion Is a RightNot surprising, given his history on the issue.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. power
    Jessica Biel Attempts to Clarify That Whole Anti-Vaxx ThingAfter news broke that Biel was lobbying against a vaccine bill, the actress took to Instagram to say she was “not against vaccinations.”
  22. the art of diplomacy
    Finally, Trump Opens Dialogue With WhalesThe president tweeted about meeting “the Prince of Whales.”
  23. 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.
  24. anti-vaxx
    Jessica Biel Attempts to Clarify That Whole Anti-Vaxx ThingAfter news broke that Biel was lobbying against a vaccine bill, the actress took to Instagram to say she was “not against vaccinations.”
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. the national interest
    Trump Goes on TV to Solicit 2020 Foreign CollusionHe’s not hiding his intentions here.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. so you want to be president
    Planned Parenthood Is Hosting a Forum for Democratic 2020 CandidatesDemocrats will be asked directly about their records on reproductive rights.
  33. 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.
  34. power
    The ‘Tiger Mom’ and the Lie of MeritocracyAmy Chua created a brand preaching the values of hard work, but her daughter’s success points to something else.
  35. rip
    Trump May Soon Have the Blood of Two ‘Friendship Trees’ on His HandsAfter the passing of the original “friendship tree,” French president Emmanuel Macron is sending Trump a new oak sapling.
  36. vision 2020
    Democrats Need Brains As Well As SpineThe problem that Joe Biden exhibits in praising bipartisanship is one of understanding, not of will.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. so you want to be president
    Rachel Maddow Is Among the Moderators of the First Democratic DebateActivists are applauding NBC for its diverse list of moderators.
  41. abortion rights
    Finally, Some Good News for Abortion RightsThe governor of Maine just signed a bill allowing nurse practitioners and others to perform abortions.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. the cut on tuesdays
    One Immigrant Mother’s Long Journey Back to her KidsA caravan, an icebox, and shackles on an airplane — on this week’s Cut podcast.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. politics
    Could New York Become the First State to Decriminalize Sex Work?Decrim NY and a handful of legislators have introduced a first-of-its-kind bill that would fully decriminalize the sex trades.
  49. 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.
  50. politics
    This Is What a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’ Actually Looks LikeWith a powerful endorsement from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Tiffany Caban launches a radical campaign in Queens.
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