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  1. build back better
    Why Are There So Many Democrats to Joe Biden’s Right?Political necessity doesn’t explain moderate opposition to the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act.
  2. moderate democrats
    $3.5 Trillion Is Not a Lot of MoneyJoe Biden’s spending bill isn’t extreme, no matter what moderate Democrats say.
  3. explainer
    Will America Finally Get National Paid Family Leave?What to expect when you’re expecting the U.S. Congress to pass a paid family-leave law in 2021.
  4. joe biden
    Can Joe Biden Build Back a Better Approval Rating?The president’s poll numbers are getting ugly.
  5. reconciliation bill
    3 Key Divides in Democrats’ Civil War Over the Biden AgendaIt’s not just progressives versus moderates.
  6. the federal reserve
    The Big Problem With the Left’s Case Against Jerome PowellOne can imagine an aggressively anti-carbon Fed chair. But the U.S. Senate will not confirm one.
  7. covid-19 vaccines
    How COVID Won the SummerFailures of solidarity both within countries and between them enabled the Delta variant’s spread.
  8. explainer
    Why Pandemic Unemployment Benefits (Probably) Won’t Be ExtendedDelta is extending the pandemic, but Congress isn’t extending UI. Here’s what the expiration of enhanced benefits means for workers and the economy.
  9. conservatism
    The Time for Democrats to Go Nuclear Was YesterdayIf conservatives can subvert the Constitution to gut abortion rights, moderate Democrats can abolish the filibuster to protect them.
  10. afghanistan
    Hawks Would Have Afghans Die in War or Starve in PeaceCritics of Biden’s withdrawal style themselves as champions of Afghan rights. If sincere, they will oppose sanctions against a starving nation.
  11. the media
    Glenn Greenwald Speaks Truth to Reply GuysThe polemicist’s latest screed fails to distinguish between liberals who annoy him on Twitter and the U.S. government.
  12. the media
    The Media Manufactured Biden’s Political ‘Fiasco’ in AfghanistanThe “straight news” media has chosen sanctimony over circumspection in its coverage of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
  13. student debt
    Has Biden Abandoned Wide-Scale Student-Loan Forgiveness?While Biden officially supports forgiving $10,000 of every borrower’s student debt, he appears more inclined to expand existing debt-relief programs.
  14. conservatism
    Afghan Refugee Crisis Will Test the Strength of GOP NativismWhile some Republicans slam Biden for betraying Afghans, Trumpists are already mulling anti-refugee primary campaigns in 2022.
  15. the media
    The Media Is Helping Hawks Win the War Over Biden’s Afghanistan WithdrawalThe Taliban’s triumph illustrates how little good our 20-year war did. The media’s coverage of that triumph illustrates how little we’ve learned.
  16. democracy
    Liberalism and Socialism Are Both in CrisisThe past decade of global warming and right-wing advance poses an existential threat to various visions of human progress.
  17. the economy
    America’s Inflation Debate Is Fundamentally ConfusedTo raise real wages and lower Americans’ cost of living, we need to inject more demand into the economy, not less, economist J.W. Mason argues.
  18. the economy
    Delta Be Damned, the U.S. Economy Keeps Chugging AlongFriday’s jobs report was one for the books, but COVID still looms.
  19. late capitalism
    China’s Sweeping Crackdown on Big Tech Is a Wake-Up Call for the U.S.The U.S. and China face similar economic problems. The latter is taking an increasingly anti-capitalist approach to solving them.
  20. public health
    Congress Is Already Botching the Next PandemicAs Delta surges, congressional Democrats are poised to slash Biden’s proposed investment in pandemic preparedness.
  21. infrastructure week
    5 Reasons Biden Got His Bipartisan Infrastructure DealMitch McConnell is poised to hand the president a big win. Here’s why.
  22. the discourse
    How Anti-Racist Is Ibram X. Kendi’s Anti-Racism?His approach to fighting racism contains glaring inconsistencies and contradictions that might undermine his own project.
  23. democratic party
    Why Is It So Hard for Moderate Dems to ‘Do Popular Things’?Centrist resistance to popular tax hikes and drug reforms threatens to derail Biden’s agenda.
  24. millennials
    Will ‘the Great Wealth Transfer’ Trigger a Millennial Civil War?Boomers will bequeath more than $30 trillion by 2045. Some millennials will become beneficiaries of high housing costs and stock prices. Others won’t.
  25. conservatism
    ‘Buying Votes’ Is Good, ActuallyThe right’s new attack on Biden’s child allowance reveals its contempt for democracy.
  26. explainer
    Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Child Tax CreditA guide to when parents can access their monthly benefits, why it may be wise to opt out, and how the program could become permanent.
  27. the federal reserve
    Inflation Surged in June. The Fed Should Do Nothing About It.Pandemic-induced bottlenecks are proving more potent than expected. But raising interest rates won’t fix the problem.
  28. antitrust
    Biden Unveils Bid to Reform Economy Through Executive PowerBiden’s new executive order would remake America’s labor, agriculture, and tech markets — if independent agencies fully implement it.
  29. explainer
    How the GOP’s Long War on the IRS Threatens the Infrastructure DealThe bipartisan deal is financed by ramped-up tax enforcement. But for decades, Republicans have been devoted to defunding and demonizing the IRS.
  30. conservatism
    Tucker Carlson’s Populism Is for the Small-Time RichThe Fox News host’s claims that Joe Biden will destroy the suburbs reveal the true nature of working-class conservatism.
  31. criminal justice
    Progressives Don’t Need to Downplay Rising HomicidesVictims of community violence deserve the left’s solidarity and policy solutions.
  32. nyc mayoral race
    Why Progressive New Yorkers Should Rank Yang Over AdamsVote for the unqualified cipher (as your fifth choice). It’s important.
  33. the economy
    A World of High Wages and Cheap Burrito Bowls Is PossibleWhy better pay for some doesn’t necessarily mean more expensive goods for others.
  34. infrastructure
    Democrats Are Locked In a Staring Contest Over InfrastructureThe question is whether liberals or moderates will blink first.
  35. media
    Out-of-Touch Media Elites Ignore Working-Class Biden VotersGeorge Packer’s breakdown of America’s political tribes overlooks the one that just chose the president.
  36. ideas
    The Delusions of the Radical CentristWhy Michael Lind’s iconoclastic brand of populist politics fails to convince.
  37. inequality
    The Limits of Wealth-Tax PopulismSafeguarding democracy from inequality will require much more than soaking the superrich.
  38. inflation
    Why Inflation Is Lower Than It LooksPrices are returning to the pre-pandemic norm, which looks like a giant spike in annual inflation.
  39. the economy
    The Case for (and Against) Worrying About InflationRising prices could be a sign of impending crisis — or just the birth pains of a post-COVID boom.
  40. economic policy
    Letting the Economy Create Jobs for Everyone Is (Sadly) RadicalIf Biden executes his plan for full employment, heightened class conflict will ensue.
  41. senate parlianmentarian
    Parliamentarian Erects New Obstacle to Biden’s AgendaDemocrats might be incapable of passing a partisan infrastructure bill until October under newly clarified Senate rules.
  42. conservatism
    The GOP Can Win Without Waging War on DemocracyBut they want to never lose.
  43. infrastructure
    The Case for (and Against) a ‘Skinny’ Infrastructure DealAccepting a bipartisan “skinny” deal could win Biden the goodwill of moderate Democrats — or cost him all leverage over them.
  44. the economy
    The America of Tomorrow Could Use a 20th-Century Welfare StateA lack of affordable health care, child care, and job training is holding American workers back, a new survey finds.
  45. infrastructure weak
    The Bipartisan Infrastructure Negotiations Are Ready to DieNo progress has been made on the fundamental obstacles to a deal. Democrats should cut bait posthaste.
  46. conservatism
    Law-and-Order Conservatives Call on Biden to Defund the Tax PoliceThe “populist” right is mobilizing against Joe Biden’s plot to prevent the superrich from shirking their tax obligations.
  47. our climate
    Adam Tooze on Climate Politics After COVIDThe eminent economic historian on the inadequacy of Biden’s climate plan, American provincialism, and whether enlightened capital will save us all.
  48. the federal reserve
    Why the Fed Isn’t Worried About Inflation (Yet)The central bank wants inflation to run above 2 percent for some time, and links existing price rises to reopening-induced supply shocks.
  49. israel
    Why Is This Geopolitical Fight Different From All Other Fights?The outsize place that Israel-Palestine occupies in American discourse isn’t arbitrary, nor a reflection of anti-Semitism.
  50. israel
    U.S. Discourse Is Growing More Pro-Palestinian. U.S. Policy Isn’t.Several factors have led liberals and newsrooms to become more sympathetic to Palestinian misery, creating a dissonance with the official U.S. stance.
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