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  1. the national interest
    Laugh at Trump, Sure — But Also Watch What He’s DoingWhile his authoritarian fantasies play out in farce before the cameras, behind the scenes he is managing to grasp the levers of power.
  2. the national interest
    Trump Staff Dreads Traveling Overseas With Toddler PresidentOn Trump’s Air Force One, the overnight is dark and full of terrors.
  3. the national interest
    Republicans Keep Lying About Pete Buttigieg and Thomas JeffersonMayor Pete gives thoughtful nuanced response on Founding Fathers, Republicans decide to invent smear instead.
  4. the national interest
    Trump Refuses to Repair Infrastructure Unless Congress Halts All InvestigationsPresident holds gun to his own approval ratings.
  5. the national interest
    The New Socialism Panic Is the Right’s Trick to Justify Supporting Trump“Socialism: This Time, We’re Actually Not Making It Up.”
  6. the national interest
    Just This Week, Trump Has Already Committed 5 More Impeachable ActsAnd it’s only Tuesday.
  7. the national interest
    How Throwing Justin Amash Out of the GOP Might Make Trump Lose 2020A short-sighted attack on the first Republican to endorse impeachment.
  8. the national interest
    Bernie Sanders Wants to Destroy the Best Schools Poor Urban Kids HaveBernie’s worst policy idea.
  9. the national interest
    Taibbi’s ‘Liberal Embrace of War’ Screed Cites Zero Liberals Embracing WarIt’s Matt Taibbi’s bravest and loneliest stance against the corporate media since his defense of William Barr.
  10. the national interest
    Is John Bolton Manipulating Trump to Attack Iran?Trump might want to rebrand the Iran nuclear deal. His national security adviser wants war.
  11. the national interest
    How the Republican Party Built a Presidency Above the Law for Donald TrumpA legal doctrine of all power to the GOP, from Kenneth Starr to William Barr.
  12. the national interest
    Conservative Columnist Urges War With Iran Over 2 Percent Oil Price HikeDon’t let the smoking gun be a mushroom cloud of imperceptibly higher gas prices.
  13. the national interest
    The Banal Complicity of Rod RosensteinThe departing deputy attorney general attacks Jim Comey as “partisan” and defends his service to Trump.
  14. the national interest
    President Trump Meets Viktor Orbán, His Authoritarian ModelA meeting of minds between illiberal xenophobic demagogues.
  15. the national interest
    Republicans Call Tlaib Anti-Semitic for Saying Something Nice About IsraelThe Middle East social justice warriors of the right are at it again.
  16. the national interest
    What Joe Biden Is Teaching Democrats About DemocratsHis apparent resurrection from relic to front-runner has illustrated a chasm between perception and reality about the party’s leftward shift.
  17. the national interest
    David Brooks Has Done the David Brooks Thing Again“Trump is far from the only villain in this showdown”: the Brooks worldview in a sentence.
  18. the national interest
    Trump Is Pressuring Ukraine to Smear Clinton and BidenRudy Giuliani: “There’s nothing illegal about it. Somebody could say it’s improper.” Well, yes.
  19. the national interest
    President Trump Opposes Trump Administration Foreign PolicyAppointing policymakers you disagree with because they look good on TV turns out to be a problematic strategy.
  20. the national interest
    Keeping Trump’s Tax Returns Secret Is an Insanely Huge Security RiskThere’s no public interest in discovering who pays the mobbed-up, money-hemorrhaging failed casino operator who’s reliant on Russian financing?
  21. the national interest
    Putin Accomplice Mitch McConnell Says Case ClosedThe Senate Majority Leader again denies that Russia was trying to help Trump win.
  22. the national interest
    Trump Scared to Let Robert Mueller Testify, Despite ‘Exoneration’The president somehow doesn’t want the man who proved “no collusion” and “no obstruction” to say what he found.
  23. the national interest
    Unqualified Misogynist Kook Stephen Moore Gives Up Federal Reserve BidMoore plans to spend more time with the family he allegedly abandoned, humiliated, and impoverished.
  24. the national interest
    Barr Has Protected Trump. His Next Step Is to Smear His Opponents.Barr’s handling of the Mueller report may only be the first step in turning the Department of Justice into a Trumpian weapon.
  25. the national interest
    Barr: It’s Not Obstruction of Justice If the Obstruction WorksThe attorney general’s most insanely authoritarian argument.
  26. the national interest
    William Barr Keeps Lying About Mueller, and People Keep Trusting Him AnywayThe Attorney General says Robert Mueller admitted on the phone he didn’t really blame Barr like he wrote. Uh, sure.
  27. the national interest
    Trump Claims He Can Ignore Subpoenas Because Congress Is MeanThis is not a very strong legal argument.
  28. the national interest
    Rod Rosenstein Embodies the Republican Surrender to TrumpThe departing deputy attorney general kept his job by giving in to a lawless president.
  29. white supremacists
    The GOP’s White-Supremacy Blame GameIntelligencer staffers discuss the Republican Party’s failure to connect its divisive rhetoric with extremist violence.
  30. the national interest
    Why Trump Is Soft on White-Supremacist TerrorismThe president is not a white supremacist, but he knows who his friends are.
  31. the national interest
    Obama Had a Green New Deal, and It Worked. Let’s Do That Again.The Green New Deal is already floundering, but the last Democratic president showed how to actually drive progress.
  32. the national interest
    With Mueller Gone, the Threat of a Lawless President Is Very AliveDonald Trump’s efforts to obstruct justice and defy the law are not as weak as you might believe.
  33. the national interest
    Proven Liar Sarah Sanders Asked About Lying, Lies AgainShe’s only sorry she’s not “a robot” who tells the truth.
  34. the national interest
    Trump Beat the Rap, but Mueller Uncovered a Historic ScandalThe special prosecutor finds few new crimes, lots of misconduct, and a president acting like a mob boss to cover it all up.
  35. the national interest
    Congress Should Impeach William BarrThe attorney general has proven himself an irredeemable hack at a time when the job demands independence.
  36. the national interest
    Trump Is Attacking Not Ilhan Omar But All Muslims and MinoritiesA campaign of vilification and dehumanization that goes far beyond the pseudo-outrage at one exhausting member of Congress.
  37. the national interest
    Trump’s War on Democracy: An UpdateDemocracy is still standing, but Trump is working harder than ever to change that.
  38. the national interest
    Republicans Prove Ilhan Omar Is Right About Anti-Muslim Bigotry“You have to wonder if she is an American first,” says Fox News host who claims to be offended at dual loyalty smears.
  39. the national interest
    Trump Federal Reserve Nominee Admitted ‘I’m Not an Expert on Monetary Policy’That’s actually a pretty important job qualification to be a central banker.
  40. the national interest
    Bernie Sanders’s Love of the Filibuster Is His Craziest PositionFor some reason he wants to keep rules that would make his agenda totally impossible forever.
  41. immigration
    Is Trump’s Homeland Security Purge a Political Mistake?An obsession with appearing tough on immigration may be practically and politically short-sighted.
  42. the national interest
    Trump Demands Homeland Security Secretary Who Will Break the LawKirstjen Nielsen was only willing to brutalize refugees legally.
  43. the national interest
    Republicans Are Trashing the Law to Keep Trump’s Taxes SecretCongress has a clear legal right to examine Trump’s taxes. Republicans could not care less what the law says.
  44. vision 2020
    Is the Biden Appeal About to Fade?Amid allegations of inappropriate touching, he remains the Democratic poll leader. Intelligencer staffers discuss how solid his advantage really is.
  45. the national interest
    Trump Wants Herman Cain on the Fed Because He’s an Unqualified HackThe peculiar logic of putting crazy people in charge of economic policy.
  46. the national interest
    William Barr Seems to Be Covering Up Something Bad for TrumpMueller’s prosecutors are saying what has become clear: The Mueller report is worse than Barr made it sound.
  47. the national interest
    Trump Says Wind Turbine Noise Causes Cancer. (It Does Not.)The president gives his kookiest reason yet to oppose wind power.
  48. the national interest
    Trump No Longer Enthusiastic About Releasing Mueller ReportThey want to release it but it’s under audit, or something.
  49. the national interest
    Trump Downgrades GOP Health Plan Status From ‘Great’ to ‘Will Exist Soon’It’s a really amazing plan, but it has to be a secret until after 2020.
  50. the national interest
    I Wrote an Article Suggesting Trump Was Compromised by Russia. I Was Right.Last year I argued that Russia probably had hidden leverage over Trump. It’s now a proven fact.
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