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  1. the discourse
    ‘Defending a Free Society’ Requires Radically Changing This OneThe myopia and hypocrisy of “philosophical liberals” undermine their critiques of “cancel culture.”
  2. zoomers
    COVID Has Sent Millions of Adult Zoomers Back HomeThe coronavirus recession has hit young Americans especially hard.
  3. democracy
    The Coronavirus Crisis Is Proving That Democracy WorksThe president is bleeding support in counties hit hard by COVID-19, as previously pro-Trump voters rationally respond to evidence of his failures.
  4. foreign interests
    Please Don’t Prolong a Pointless War Just to Show Russia Who’s BossA bipartisan group in the House just made it harder for Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. That’s a mistake.
  5. vision 2020
    Trump Believes That He Is Losing Because He Hasn’t Been Racist EnoughOn the one hand, all available evidence suggests this is wrong. On the other hand, Tucker Carlson suggests it is right.
  6. coronavirus stimulus
    GOP Hopes to Revive Economy by Making Life Harder for UnemployedA partisan divide over whether jobless people should be poorer has thrown the next coronavirus relief package into jeopardy.
  7. vision 2020
    Democrats Are on Pace for a Down-Ballot BlowoutThe party’s lead in the congressional generic ballot is higher now than it was in 2018.
  8. vision 2020
    Trump Is Betting His Reelection on Single-Issue Statue VotersThe president ostensibly believes that — amid a pandemic and recession — swing voters’ top concerns are monuments and cancel culture.
  9. republicans
    By Denying Aid to States, the GOP Is Aiding the CoronavirusRepublicans’ foot-dragging on fiscal relief hasn’t just hurt the economy, but also helped fuel the surge in coronavirus cases.
  10. filibuster reform
    Senate Democrats to Consider Using Power to Pass Laws If ElectedSome of the most conservative Senate Democrats are signaling their openness to abolishing the filibuster so they can pass Biden’s agenda in 2021.
  11. coronavirus
    Here’s the Latest Good (and Bad) News About the CoronavirusHumans may not retain long-term immunity to COVID-19. But if we do, there’s reason to think we’re closer to herd immunity than we’d thought.
  12. coronavirus stimulus
    The IRS Sent $1.4 Billion in Stimulus Checks to Dead People. That’s Good.The alternative was delaying the delivery of financial aid to the needy. And anyhow, what’s wrong with giving the bereaved a little gift?
  13. the economy
    The ‘V-Shaped’ Recovery Has Died of CoronavirusA swift rebound from the pandemic was always unlikely. But COVID-19’s resurgence has now rendered one impossible.
  14. vision 2020
    Trump Is Seeking Reelection on a Pro-Coronavirus PlatformThe president is discouraging mask use, cutting funding for testing, and traveling the country to convene potential superspreader events.
  15. democratic primaries
    Engel Teaches Dems That Backing War and Apartheid Has a DownsideThe congressman toed AIPAC’s line. In his race against Jamaal Bowman, that hurt him more than it helped.
  16. recession
    Send Money to the States AlreadyBy withholding fiscal aid to states ravaged by the coronavirus, congressional Republicans are driving us toward a depression.
  17. the economy
    Coronavirus Is Killing Our Economy Because It Was Already SickWe built an economy around the whims of the few rather than the needs of the many. That’s bad for growth in normal times, and worse in a pandemic.
  18. black lives matter
    Corporate America Loves Increasing Racial InequalityYou can support racial justice or economic policies that increase racial inequality — but not both.
  19. labor
    America Is Paying a High Price for Cheap MeatOur nation’s exceptionally weak labor protection for meatpacking workers is fueling its exceptionally lethal pandemic.
  20. summer in the city
    We’re Headed for a Hot, Dark SummerThe coming months are poised to bring new outbreaks, blackouts, evictions, and unrest.
  21. black lives matter
    Defunding the Police Is Not Nearly EnoughBringing justice and peace to disadvantaged black communities will require more public investment than we can divert from police budgets.
  22. markets
    White House: Stocks Are Plunging Because Jerome Powell Doesn’t SmileMultiple Trump advisers have blamed the markets’ jitters on the Fed chair’s poor “bedside manner.”
  23. vision 2020
    Trump Campaign Puts President’s Psychological Needs Above His Political OnesThe president’s team recently bought ad time in D.C. so Trump could hear positive things about himself on TV.
  24. the economy
    Is This What a Recovery Looks Like?The economic data is brightening. But it’s still hard to reconcile Wall Street’s euphoria with Main Street’s boarded-up (and/or broken) windows.
  25. climate change
    Last Month Was the Hottest Ever RecordedAnd shuttering the global economy wasn’t sufficient to prevent the concentration of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere from hitting an all-time high.
  26. jobs report
    Why the Shockingly Good Jobs Report Might Be Bad NewsThe report indicates that unemployment is higher than its own official rate suggests. If Congress misses that caveat, it could undermine the recovery.
  27. policing
    Cops Get Away With Murder Because They’re PopularThe police are legally unaccountable because they’re politically powerful. Reforms must attack — and circumvent — the sources of their power.
  28. george floyd
    We Have Seen the ‘Outside Agitator’ and He Is UsThe forces behind our nation’s violent unrest — and unruly policing — are homegrown.
  29. the economy
    GOP Vows to Kill Only Thing Keeping Economy (and Trump) AfloatThanks to enhanced unemployment benefits — which Republicans are fighting to end — personal income actually rose in the U.S. last month.
  30. the economy
    Jobs Are Starting to Come Back, But Bankruptcies Are SoaringThe number of Americans receiving state jobless benefits fell by 3.8 million this week. But a giant wave of bankruptcies is building.
  31. just asking questions
    We’ll Need Mass Debt Forgiveness to Recover From the CoronavirusEconomist James Galbraith argues that a debt jubilee is a “practical necessity” for reestablishing a functioning economic system.
  32. coronavirus
    7 Bits of Good News About the Coronavirus (and 7 Bits of Bad News)A new theory resolves many of the biggest mysteries about the pandemic — and suggests that banning large gatherings may be enough to contain it.
  33. vision 2020
    Joe Biden’s New Tax Pledge Is IndefensibleBy promising not to raise taxes on Americans who earn under $400,000, Biden is constraining his governing agenda for no good reason.
  34. the economy
    An Economist Who Called the 2008 Crash Says We’re In for a Long DepressionNouriel Roubini predicted the 2008 crash. Now, he’s warning that the America is hurtling toward food riots — and then a decade-spanning depression.
  35. coronavirus
    10 Bits of Good News in the War on the Coronavirus (and 10 Bits of Bad News)The outlook for a vaccine is getting sunnier — but the summer sun’s capacity to inhibit infection is looking weaker.
  36. conservatism
    Polarization Isn’t the Problem, But Human Identity Politics May Be the SolutionEzra Klein’s new book on polarization alerts liberals and conservatives to their species’ unifying affinity for identity-based divisiveness.
  37. the economy
    We’re Paying for Coronavirus Stimulus by Printing Money. And That’s Fine!Congress should learn to stop worrying and love monetizing the debt.
  38. coronavirus stimulus
    Dems Nix Anti-Recession Policy After Learning It Would Help Too Many PeoplePelosi cut automatic stabilizers from her party’s messaging bill because a CBO score made the policy look expensive (because it helps so many).
  39. stimulus legislation
    Trump to Pelosi: I’ll Help GOP Governors If You Cut Taxes on RichThe president is open to providing a little more aid to states (something many Republicans want) in exchange for capital gains tax cuts.
  40. the federal reserve
    Why Trump Might Be Right About Negative Interest RatesThe Federal Reserve opposes the radical stimulus policy. But it might be necessary to promote recovery.
  41. vision 2020
    Trump’s Odds of Winning Reelection Are Higher Than You ThinkWeeks into a historic recession, the president’s approval rating remains higher than it’s been for most of his tenure.
  42. stimulus legislation
    Why Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check Isn’t Here YetThe deadline to give the IRS direct-deposit information is Wednesday at noon.
  43. markets
    Americans Expect the Stock Market to Flourish As They SufferA Federal Reserve survey finds U.S. households expressing record levels of optimism about stock prices — and pessimism about their own finances.
  44. conservatism
    The GOP Isn’t Cynical Enough to Save Us From a DepressionFor Republicans, some things are more important than winning an election — and denying aid to vulnerable workers is one of them.
  45. markets
    The Unemployment Rate Is 15 Percent. Here’s Why the Stock Market Doesn’t Mind.Investors have either lost touch with reality — or the need for a functioning society and labor market.
  46. corruption
    Trump’s DOJ Says It Can’t Prove Michael Flynn Did the Crime He Confessed ToThe Justice Department dropped its case against the former Trump adviser Thursday, citing reasons.
  47. the economy
    Meatpacking Crisis Shows Limits of Human Sacrifice As Recovery PlanTrump ordered plants to put maintaining the meat supply above keeping workers safe. But without better public-health policies, they can’t do either.
  48. trump administration
    Whistle-blower: White House Ignored Advice to Stockpile N95 MasksThe vaccine expert also alleges that he was demoted for resisting Trump’s push to mass prescribe a dangerous anti-malaria drug as a COVID-19 cure.
  49. health care
    America’s Health-Care System Has Never Been Sicker — or Harder to CureThe coronavirus is exposing everything broken in the American health-care system — and the reasons why we probably won’t fix any of it.
  50. coronavirus stimulus
    On Next Stimulus, Democrats Should Give Up a Lot to Get a LotTrump wants infrastructure and a payroll tax cut. GOP deficit hawks don’t. Democrats should offer to give him what they won’t.
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