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  1. impeachment
    Elizabeth Warren Comes Out for ImpeachmentWhere Warren leads, will other candidates follow — and will House Democrats be taken where they have so far refused to go?
  2. mueller time
    Mueller Report Subpoena Fight Is the First Skirmish in a Long War to ComeAmong other things, the House Democratic leadership needs to show an impeachment-hungry base it’s willing to fight.
  3. republicans
    White Alabamians Are Doing It AgainRoy Moore, an accused child molester, is leading early polls in Alabama’s Republican primary for the 2020 U.S. Senate election.
  4. mueller time
    Five Reasons Why Republicans Won’t Abandon Trump Like They Ditched NixonNixon had weaker intraparty support than Trump, who will benefit from likely polarization over the Mueller report.
  5. ilhan omar
    Why ‘Civility’ Protects Dan Crenshaw But Not Ilhan OmarAndy Barr wants Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be more “civil” when addressing Dan Crenshaw. But Crenshaw’s treatment of Ilhan Omar was anything but.
  6. abortion
    Texas Bill Would Make Abortion Punishable by the Death PenaltyThe logic of the Right-to-Life cause has always led to the direction of treating reproductive rights as homicide.
  7. vision 2020
    How to Break the Highest Glass Ceiling in AmericaClinton’s defeat stirred fears that America won’t elect a woman president, but there are several paths forward — if we refuse to surrender to sexism.
  8. voter suppression
    Iowa GOP Moves Forward With Plan to Disenfranchise College StudentsUnder the proposed law, graduating college students would be asked if they plan to remain in Iowa, then struck from the voting rolls if they say no.
  9. reproductive rights
    ‘Insurrection’ Against Abortion Rights Is Growing Within the Federal JudiciaryIf and when the Supreme Court decides to unravel Roe v. Wade, lower federal courts and GOP state legislatures will supply the tools.
  10. reproductive rights
    ‘Insurrection’ Against Abortion Rights Is Growing Within the Federal JudiciaryIf and when the Supreme Court decides to unravel Roe v. Wade, lower federal courts and GOP state legislatures will supply the tools.
  11. identity politics
    The GOP’s Cynical New Identity-Politics PlaySenate Republicans are looking to back bills that rebuke anti-Semitism — despite their own party’s complicity in anti-Semitic violence.
  12. 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.
  13. impeachment
    Why Pelosi’s Anti-Impeachment Stand Makes SenseWithout a massive public opinion shift, initiating impeachment proceedings will just inflame Republicans and mislead Democrats.
  14. vision 2020
    The GOP Is Already Attacking Beto — for His White Male PrivilegeThe Texas congressman isn’t an official 2020 candidate. But Republicans are already attacking O’Rourke from the left on the airwaves in Iowa.
  15. the democrats
    Apparently, Democratic Voters Don’t Want an Anti-TrumpJoe Biden continues to lead in most 2020 polls — even though he is arguably the Democrats’ most Trump-like option.
  16. ilhan omar
    Steve Scalise Delivers the GOP’s Most Cynical Ilhan Omar Rebuke YetScalise admitted to attending a white supremacist event in 2002. Now he is lecturing Americans about national security and anti-Semitism.
  17. politics
    Conservatives Use Free Speech As a Shield to Defend BigotryA Republican delegate in West Virginia claimed that the Islamophobic Ilhan Omar poster was about “free speech.” It wasn’t.
  18. vision 2020
    Obama’s Call for Bipartisanship Failed. Why Do 2020 Dems Think They’ll Succeed?Candidates like Bernie Sanders seem to think they’ll get Republicans to go along with their agenda, though Obama couldn’t. They’ll need a plan B.
  19. michael cohen testimony
    GOP Strategy: Call Cohen a Liar, Don’t Rebut His Specific Claims About TrumpHouse Oversight Committee Republicans just want to attack Cohen’s credibility, and act like everything he says is part of a “Democrat” witch hunt.
  20. anti-semitism
    The GOP Used Crocodile Tears About Anti-Semitism to Abet Mass Murder in YemenMcConnell used an amendment condemning anti-Semitism to block a vote on ending support for a Saudi War that’s put millions at risk of famine.
  21. transit woes
    The Battle Over High-Speed Rail Money Is Part of Trump’s War on CaliforniaTrump’s focus on the California high-speed rail project curtailed by Governor Gavin Newsom is about more than his desire to recoup some federal money.
  22. the media
    Tom Friedman’s Latest Column Proves That Capitalism Was a MistakeIn “Is America Becoming a Four-Party State?” Friedman shows that the free market in hot takes selects for specious arguments and overheated headlines.
  23. conservatism
    Black Conservatives Don’t Need to Be Brainwashed to Be WrongYoung black conservatives face insults from their peers that they are “traitors,” or “brainwashed.” Really, they’re just wrong.
  24. mitch mcconnell
    McConnell: Making It Easier to Vote Is UndemocraticThe GOP leader says that the Democrats’ plans to make Election Day a federal holiday is a “power grab.” There are some flaws in this argument.
  25. politics
    GOP Senators Are Acting Like a Bunch of BabiesA private luncheon for Republican lawmakers recently devolved into a squabble over who to blame for the government shutdown.
  26. vision 2020
    Biden and Beto Boosted GOP Candidates in 2018. That’s Disqualifying.In a historically important midterm election, Biden and O’Rourke boosted vulnerable GOP incumbents over the objections of local Democratic parties.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 2020 elections
    In the Trump Era, Who Needs Moderates Anyway?Research shows running to the center didn’t help candidates in 2018. That could convince progressives that moderates have outlived their usefulness.
  30. health care
    Some Conservatives Aren’t Celebrating This Texas Ruling Against the ACAAs much as conservatives hate the ACA, they know they can’t get rid of it without an alternative. And they still don’t have one.
  31. obamacare
    Judge Strikes Down Obamacare, but the GOP Should Hold Its ApplauseWhether the decision holds up or not, Republicans won’t like what comes next.
  32. 2018 midterms
    Even Old Folks Trended Democratic in 2018The Democratic future depends on young and minority voters and college-educated women. But many seniors vote, and more of them are voting Democratic.
  33. 2020 elections
    Trump Better Get Used to a Democratic HouseThe odds of Republicans regaining the House in 2020 even if Trump is reelected aren’t great.
  34. the national interest
    The More Republicans Lose, the Harder They Work to Rig the GameAnti-democratic forces are winning the post-election.
  35. politics
    A New Election Might Be the Only Way Forward in North CarolinaNow Nancy Pelosi is threatening to not seat Rep. Mark Harris, the putative victor. And more damning evidence of GOP complicity is coming to light.
  36. 2020 elections
    Did Trump’s Win Mean Anybody Can Be President?The huge Democratic 2020 field that’s taking shape is an alarming sign that all standards of presidential viability have been eliminated.
  37. abortion
    Just When Their Party Needs Them, Pro-Choice Republicans Are VanishingIt’s not going to be easy for Republicans to win back the suburbanites, women, and millennials they are losing when they are all for banning abortion.
  38. #metoo
    The GOP Thinks #MeToo Is a Chance to Exploit the ‘Biased’ PressBut their attempts just show how much they get wrong about journalism.
  39. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Paid the Price for Bending the Knee to TrumpTrump made the midterms all about himself. And you can see that in the results, where his weaknesses became his party’s.
  40. 2018 midterms
    California Got Even Bluer in the MidtermsRepublicans were already a decided minority in the Golden State. But this year they lost in some of their ancient strongholds.
  41. republicans
    Kevin McCarthy Easily Wins Bid to Lead Diminished House RepublicansThe congressman from California finally won the job he nearly got in 2015 — though thanks to the midterms, it did not come with the Speaker’s gavel.
  42. politics
    White Evangelicals Keep Standing Up for Their (Grand Old) PartyWhen it comes to politics, the big gap isn’t between the religious and the irreligious, but between white Evangelicals and everyone else.
  43. migrant caravan
    For Trump and the Republicans, the Migrant Caravan Served Its Political PurposeThe Central American migrant caravan dominated Trumpland for weeks. Its political value expired after the midterms.
  44. politics
    A Different Kind of Democratic Party Is Rising in the SouthA more diverse and ideologically progressive breed of southern Democrat is moving to the fore, based on a coalition of minority and suburban voters.
  45. republicans
    Live From the Trump International Hotel in D.C. on Election NightWhere Trump’s supporters in D.C. and some members of his administration and his family in Washington are taking in the election results.
  46. 2018 midterms
    Trump’s Closing Midterm Pitch Is White Identity PoliticsLet’s discard the illusion that Republicans are the enemies of identity politics and political correctness. They practice both–but for white males.
  47. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Are Spending Last-Minute Money in Supposedly ‘Safe’ DistrictsIt’s one thing to spend late money on fresh new opportunities. Spending it on an escalating number of weak points is not how you win an election.
  48. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Are Ending the Once-Powerful Republican Midterm Turnout AdvantageCollege-educated white voters tilting towards Democrats and sure to turn out. If young and minority voting surges too, the wave could be substantial.
  49. 2018 midterms
    Republican Hatred for Dianne Feinstein Is Making Her Lefty Opponent CompetitiveKevin de León is probably lucky he doesn’t have the money to let his Republican supporters know how progressive he is.
  50. politics
    The Nevada GOP Shunned Republican Pimp Dennis Hof, Then He DiedThe state party plans a push to get Hof elected, even though he died earlier this week.
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