1. sex scandals
    Fanne Fox, Wilbur Mills, and a Tale of Washington HubrisThe woman involved in the implosion of one of Washington’s most bloated careers has died, and with her a golden era of D.C. sex scandals.
  2. 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.
  3. politics
    Former Aide Accuses Governor Cuomo of Sexual HarassmentLindsey Boylan says she endured years of sexual harassment from Cuomo, and resigned in 2018 after he kissed her in a meeting without her consent.
  4. republican party
    Agonized Georgia Republicans Long for Herschel Walker to Run for SenateA battered and deeply divided state party bent on suppressing Black votes could use a Trump-friendly Black sports legend.
  5. politics
    Pence Not Holding Grudge Against Trump Over Whole Riot ThingThe man who defined vice-presidential loyalty couldn’t stay mad for long.
  6. 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.
  7. covid-19
    9 Reasons to Believe the Worst of the Pandemic Is OverThe good news is really starting to roll in. (Though there are also a few reasons for caution.)
  8. insurrection
    Former NYPD Officer Charged With Assaulting an Officer at the Capitol RiotThomas Webster, who reportedly once guarded New York City Hall, has been accused of beating a D.C. officer with a flagpole at the insurrection.
  9. police brutality
    Rochester Police Officers Will Not Be Charged in Killing of Daniel PrudeA grand jury determined that the officers who put Prude in the chokehold that led to his death last March will not face charges.
  10. texas
    How Is Ted Cruz Trying to Defend His Cancún Vacation Now?The senator has blamed his daughters, the media, and his neighbors for his decision to ditch Texas for warm weather during last week’s freeze.
  11. biden cabinet
    Bernie Sanders Casts First Democratic Vote Against a Biden Cabinet NomineeTom Vilsack was overwhelmingly confirmed anyway, and Democratic unity remains impressive.
  12. extremism
    Conspiracy Theorist Ron Johnson the New Model for Swing State GOP SenatorsSenators from battleground states used to be mostly moderates. Johnson has gone sharply the other way, making wild claims about the Capitol riot.
  13. capitol riot
    Key Moments from the Senate’s First Hearing on the Capitol RiotSecurity officials who were in charge on January 6 claimed in Senate testimony that they had insufficient intelligence on the potential threat.
  14. 2020 elections
    Straight-Ticket Voting Took Another Big Leap in 2020The days of congressional candidates running far ahead of the national ticket are all but over.
  15. the national interest
    The Future of Conservatism Is Flight 93 Elections ForeverMichael Anton sees the January 6 riot as the start of a new revolutionary spirit on the right.
  16. conservatism
    CPAC Cancels Speaker at Conference With the Theme ‘America Uncanceled’The conference was right to nix an anti-Semitic panelist for his “reprehensible views.” But where does that leave its keynote speaker, Donald Trump?
  17. bipartisanship
    Poor Susan Collins Can’t Get That Partisan Joe Biden to Abandon His AgendaRepublicans want to pursue the bipartisanship of a Biden U-turn.
  18. the national interest
    Donald Trump Is Extremely Mad Prosecutors Will See His Tax ReturnsFormer president releases statement that’s angry even by his standards.
  19. covid-19 stimulus
    House Prepares to Pass Biden’s COVID Relief Bill This WeekThe bill should easily clear this first hurdle, but there will probably be more drama in the Senate.
  20. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Won’t Block Turnover of Trump Tax ReturnsCyrus Vance will now be able to proceed with criminal investigations of the former president involving hush money and fraud allegations.
  21. texas
    Texas Power Outages Caused a Spike in Air PollutantsIn Houston alone, over 703,000 pounds of pollutants were burned off last week.
  22. coronavirus
    U.S. Surpasses 500,000 COVID DeathsThe grim milestone comes roughly one year after the first coronavirus death in the United States.
  23. the national interest
    An Ex-KGB Agent Says Trump Was a Russian Asset Since 1987. Does it Matter?Revisiting the Trump-Russia mystery in light of the newest revelation.
  24. coronavirus
    AOC Calls for ‘Full Investigation’ of Cuomo Nursing Home ScandalThe governor, who is facing growing bipartisan criticism, insisted on Friday that allegations that he covered up nursing home deaths are “lies.”
  25. politics
    Ted Cruz Abandons Millions of Freezing Texans and His Poodle, SnowflakeSnowflake was left at home while the senator and his family slipped away to Mexico.
  26. the national interest
    How Biden’s Coronavirus Plan Will Fill the Holes in ObamacareThe Democratic strategy to expand coverage to millions.
  27. texas
    Ted Cruz Really Should Have Known BetterIt rarely goes over well when a politician vacations while their state is in crisis — as Chris Christie and several Democratic leaders have learned.
  28. capitol riot
    Six Capitol Officers Suspended, 29 Under Investigation After InsurrectionThe development marks a significant expansion of the Capitol Police’s internal inquiry on officer conduct on January 6.
  29. politics
    Democrats Launch Biden-Backed Push for Immigration ReformThe bill features a pathway to citizenship and other broad reforms, but Democrats are already signaling that they may take more piecemeal approach.
  30. feuds
    De Blasio Accuses Cuomo of ‘Bullying’ As Nursing-Home Woes MountLong the junior partner in a fierce rivalry, the mayor seems happy to exploit the governor’s new political vulnerability.
  31. voting rights
    State Republicans’ War on Voting by Mail Has BegunThe GOP, which once championed the practice, is reintroducing restrictions abandoned years ago.
  32. donald trump
    The Notable Moments From Trump’s First Post-Presidency InterviewsTrump mostly avoided his own legacy in his three appearances on Wednesday, though he said he was considering making a new social-media platform.
  33. donald trump
    Watching Trump Go DownThe view from an implosion in Atlantic City.
  34. politics
    Democrat Says Cuomo Threatened to ‘Destroy’ Him Over COVID CriticismThe governor called lawmaker Ron Kim when he went after the administration’s cover-up of nursing-home deaths.
  35. the national interest
    Rush Limbaugh Taught Republicans to Love an Angry, Racist BullyLimbaugh and Trump were almost the same person.
  36. vaccines
    Biden Said Vaccines for All by Spring — Now It’s SummerWhy do the goal posts keep shifting?
  37. 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.
  38. republicans
    Republican Impeachment Supporters Catch Hell Back HomeGoing against Donald Trump remains a deeply risky maneuver.
  39. 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.
  40. the city politic
    Maya Wiley, the Crisis CandidateShe believes a traumatized city deserves a progressive mayor — and she is certain she’d be better at it than her former boss Bill de Blasio.
  41. ebola
    What We Know About the 2021 Ebola OutbreaksSince the beginning of February, two Ebola patients have died in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and five have died in Guinea.
  42. capitol riot
    The Bozell Family Tradition of Right-Wing ExtremismBrent Bozell IV, arrested after the Capitol Riot, seems to have followed in the footsteps of his media critic father and his Francoist grandfather.
  43. donald trump
    Trump’s Popularity Among Republicans Is on the RiseSeven Senate Republicans voted to convict Trump, and others criticized him over the Capitol riot. But at the grass roots, it’s another story.
  44. politics
    How to Coup-Proof AmericaImpeachment is over, but the threat to democracy isn’t.
  45. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Split on Trump’s Culpability for Capitol RiotMitch McConnell wasn’t the only senator who combined a vote to acquit Trump with criticism of his conduct. But most won’t have trouble crawling back.
  46. power
    The Charges Against Amy Cooper Have Been DismissedCooper faced one count of filing a false report after she infamously accused a Black birder of “threatening my life” last May.
  47. the national interest
    Stop Treating Celebrities Like Politicians (and Vice Versa)Demanding entertainers have fine-tuned political antennae is madness.
  48. covid-19
    Cuomo Denies Alleged Cover-up in Crisis Surrounding Nursing-Home DeathsThe governor did not directly apologize on Monday, but said it was a mistake to create a “void” of information surrounding the deaths.
  49. insurrection
    Nancy Pelosi Vows to Launch ‘9/11-Type Commission’ to Investigate Capitol RiotAlready, there is bipartisan support for such an outside investigation, which would help answer the many unknowns surrounding the January 6 attack.
  50. covid-19
    MTA to Reduce Subway Closure Hours Beginning February 22As of next week, the subway will run for 22 hours a day, with no service from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.
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