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  1. the democrats
    Democrats Must Stop the IRS From Eating the Unemployed’s Stimulus ChecksIf Biden doesn’t forgive the taxes on millions of Americans’ unemployment benefits, they might not forgive him for their giant surprise tax bills.
  2. conservatism
    Trump’s Reconquest of the GOP May Have an Upside for DemocracyAverting minority rule requires radicalizing Senate Democrats. The GOP renewing its vows of fealty to Trump facilitates that task.
  3. biden cabinet
    Susan Collins Deals (Likely) Death Blow to Tanden NominationSenate moderates are poised to sacrifice Biden’s OMB pick on the altar of civility — but the White House isn’t relinquishing Tanden just yet.
  4. student debt
    Biden Reiterates Opposition to Forgiving $50,000 in Student DebtAt a town hall, Biden said he favors forgiving $10,000 of everyone’s student debt but only through an act of Congress.
  5. extreme weather
    No, the Green New Deal Did Not Cause the Texas Power OutageConservatives want you to believe that Texas’s gas pipelines froze because its Republican government embraced eco-socialism.
  6. covid-19
    Herd Immunity May Be Out of Reach — But Normality Is in SightThe virus may keep circulating indefinitely, but the vaccines appear robust enough to turn all COVID variants into minor ailments.
  7. coronavirus stimulus
    The Fed Gives Democrats the Green Light on Large StimulusThe central bank is worried about Congress stimulating the economy too little, not too much.
  8. biden administration
    Tanden, Republicans Agree That Bernie Sanders Is Not an ‘Ignorant Slut’Biden’s OMB nominee — and Left Twitter’s archnemesis — is having a very normal confirmation hearing.
  9. the republican party
    Capitol Riot Took Toll on GOP Approval, RegistrationsNearly 140,000 Republican voters quit the party in January, while Democrats opened up a double-digit advantage in approval.
  10. conservatism
    5 Flaws in the Conservative Case Against Biden’s Child AllowanceThe American Enterprise Institute warns that if we rescue millions of kids from poverty, single moms will work one less hour a week.
  11. global politics
    Only the Left Can Save Globalization NowTo restore shared prosperity and avert a new cold war, progressives must disavow protectionism and make globalism great again.
  12. climate change
    COVID Took a Toll on Coal, Clearing the Way for a Green RecoveryThe pandemic has created an opening for durable emissions reductions if governments steer recovery in a green direction.
  13. coronavirus stimulus
    New Jobs Report Bolsters Case for Biden’s StimulusWith 10 million Americans out of work and millions more underemployed, Democrats are right to err on the side of too much relief.
  14. mitt romney
    Mitt Romney Wants to Give Your Baby $62,600The Utah senator’s proposal marks the end of the anti-welfare era in American politics.
  15. stimulus checks
    To Make Stimulus Checks Better Targeted, Give Them to EveryoneThen take them back from affluent households at tax time.
  16. extremely online
    The GameStop Rally Exposed the Perils of ‘Meme Populism’Reddit’s short squeeze was not a populist challenge to the tyranny of finance capital — it just played one on CNBC.
  17. the rational market
    As GameStop Rally Loses Steam, Reddit Finds Silver LiningThe new way to stick it to Wall Street money managers is to bid up the price of a shiny metal owned by Wall Street money managers.
  18. both sides
    Biden Trying to Pass His Agenda Is Divisive, Says Party of InsurrectionWhile Senate Republicans gasp at Biden’s attempt to keep his campaign promises, their House colleagues keep sneaking guns into the Capitol.
  19. stonks
    GameStop Rally Refuses to Die, As Robinhood Restores TradingRobinhood traders regained access to GME shares Thursday, while new details about the origins of the rally came to light.
  20. stonks
    Robinhood Banning GameStop Proves the Free Market Is a LieWhen hedge-fund quants exploit vulnerabilities in the market, they’re celebrated as geniuses. When Redditors do the same thing, it’s a scandal.
  21. stonks
    How Redditors Beat Hedge Funds at Their Own Game(Stop)Get rich or lol trying.
  22. the filibuster
    The Democratic Party’s Civil War Over the Filibuster Has Barely BegunThe Democrats’ existential interest in enacting major reforms — and its marginal senators’ aversion to tough votes — remain on a collision course.
  23. coronavirus stimulus
    On COVID Relief, Dems Should Go Small Then Go It AloneDare Republicans to oppose a clean “vaccines and checks” law, then roll everything else into a reconciliation bill they can pass on a party-line vote.
  24. filibuster
    The Defining Battle of Biden’s Presidency Is Already Raging in the SenateMitch McConnell’s push for Democrats to rule out filibuster abolition — and thus, most of their policy goals — has triggered a standoff.
  25. 2024 elections
    Trump Won’t Start a Third Party — But He Might Break the GOPThe billionaire is almost certainly too lazy to start his own party, but he could devastate McConnell’s without breaking a sweat.
  26. president biden
    In Inaugural, Biden Calls for Unity (Against Trump’s GOP)The president’s speech was a call for reconciliation — on Blue America’s terms.
  27. president trump
    We’re Lucky the Trump Presidency Wasn’t WorseElecting an authoritarian reality star brought us mass death and insurrection. But it’s also left us with a fighting chance to fortify our democracy.
  28. covid stimulus
    The Good, the Bad, and the Odd in Biden’s Stimulus PlanUncle Joe is turning the money printer up to 11 — at least, if 10 Senate Republicans let him.
  29. republican party
    Post-Capitol Hill Riot Polls Reveal Big Problem for GOPEven as Trump’s overall popularity hits all-time lows, a large portion of the Republican base sees him as their champion.
  30. president trump
    In Twist Ending, Trump Presidency Revealed to Be Morality TaleBy putting victory above all else, the greedy old man lost what he valued most.
  31. conservatism
    As ‘Woke Capital’ Turns on Trump, the GOP Turns on ‘Small Government’The movement for “small government” is starting to realize that it has more influence over the state than it does over the corporate sector.
  32. the republican party
    The GOP’s Leaders Are Ditching Trump. Will His Base Ditch Them?After Wednesday’s insurrection, the divide between the Republican old guard and their party’s voting base is larger than ever before.
  33. impeachment
    Impeach and Remove Trump NowThe president just incited a violent insurrection. He can’t be allowed to remain in power another day.
  34. biden administration
    Joe Biden to Tap Merrick Garland for Attorney GeneralThe former Obama Supreme Court nominee will get his Senate confirmation hearing at last.
  35. georgia senate runoffs
    The Georgia Runoffs Should Scare the GOP“Trumpism without Trump” doesn’t seem to work.
  36. georgia senate runoffs
    4 Big Questions About Post-Trump Politics That the Georgia Runoffs May AnswerToday’s election will provide our first clues about what American politics will look like in the post-Trump era.
  37. conservatism
    House GOP Admits It Opposes Democracy, Not Voter FraudHouse Republicans claimed that they object to affirming Biden’s victory out of concern for voter fraud. A colleague just called their bluff.
  38. georgia senate runoffs
    The GOP Just Let Democrats Have Their Stimulus and Campaign On It TooThanks to Trump’s $2,000 check demand, Democrats were able to secure economic relief while retaining it as an issue in the Georgia runoffs.
  39. stimulus checks
    $2,000 Stimulus Checks Are Poorly Targeted and That’s FineThis isn’t the best way to spend $460 billion more on relief. But it’s the only way of doing it that Donald Trump supports.
  40. health care
    COVID Is Killing State-Level Efforts to Make Health Care a RightBy blowing holes in budgets — and making heroes out of hospitals — the pandemic set back coverage expansions in states throughout the country.
  41. coronavirus stimulus
    Trump May Have Accidentally Been a Transformational PresidentBy presiding over high deficits and low inflation, Trump may have ushered in the most profound shift in America’s fiscal-policy paradigm since Reagan.
  42. coronavirus stimulus
    7 Surprisingly Good Policies Buried in the Stimulus-Omnibus BillWhile no one was watching, Congress quietly took action to curb surprise medical bills, money laundering, and climate change.
  43. the left
    The Left’s Most Naïve Cynics Have Turned on AOCLeft-wing media personalities are calling on House progressives to force a floor vote on Medicare for All — or reveal themselves to be frauds.
  44. that happened
    The Time Trump Signed Into a Holocaust Museum Like It Was a Bar MitzvahA look back at the many times the Trump administration accidentally — and not so accidentally — disrespected Judaism.
  45. stimulus checks
    COVID Stimulus Checks to Come at the Unemployed’s ExpenseCongress is poised to take benefits from the jobless to give checks to virtually all households. Is that a progressive trade?
  46. coronavirus stimulus
    A Major Obstacle to COVID Stimulus Just FellBipartisan negotiators have split the package’s two most divisive provisions from the rest of the bill.
  47. democratic party
    Democrats Have a Problem. ‘Workers, Wages, Weed’ May Be the Answer.The party needs a clear national brand with strong appeal to non-college-educated voters.
  48. the economy
    GOP Admits That Handing Out Free Money Creates Jobs“By sending out checks, we’re putting money into the economy for people,” Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday, “which will have the impact of creating jobs.”
  49. biden cabinet
    Biden’s Cabinet Picks Are Getting WeirdWith Susan Rice’s nomination to the Domestic Policy Council, it’s starting to feel like Biden is just having ex-colleagues draw jobs out of a hat.
  50. conservatism
    Trump Is Growing the GOP’s ‘Anti-Rule of Law’ WingGOP lawmakers are trying to nullify the 2020 election, while activists intimidate officials with threats of violence and far-right cops break the law.
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