1. immigration
    U.S. Border Arrests Hit All-Time HighAbout 1.7 million migrants were detained while attempting to cross into the U.S. over the last 12 months.
  2. crime and punishment
    Giuliani Ally Lev Parnas Convicted of Making Illegal Campaign DonationsThe one-time major player in Trump’s Ukraine scandal is going to prison on unrelated campaign-finance charges.
  3. abortion
    Texas Abortion Law Likely to Stay in Place Until Court Deals With Roe v. WadeAll roads now appear to be converging on the Supreme Court’s big upcoming decision.
  4. mike pence
    For Mike Pence, Running a Doomed Presidential Race Is a LivingThe former veep doesn’t have to be a plausible presidential candidate to stay on the gravy train.
  5. public safety
    The Police’s Farcical War on Vaccine MandatesIt turns out cops may not have a special appreciation for the sanctity of life after all.
  6. politics
    Anybody Can Be Joe Manchin Right NowA clutch of Democrats threaten to torpedo Biden’s agenda unless he agrees to lower taxes for middle-class blue-staters.
  7. build back better
    The Democrats Have a Collective-Action ProblemCan Joe Biden’s agenda survive the competing claims within his own party?
  8. new york
    Chuck Schumer Endorses India Walton for Buffalo MayorA major Establishment boost for the socialist candidate.
  9. the economy
    Behold the Insane Traffic Jam at the Port of Los AngelesThe supply-chain crisis, up close.
  10. politics
    House Holds Steve Bannon in Criminal Contempt for Refusing to Testify About 1/6The Justice Department will decide whether to charge him over his refusal to testify in the Capitol riot investigation.
  11. joe manchin
    Is Manchin Considering Quitting the Democratic Party?The West Virginian wants to issue a credible threat to Democrats to increase his leverage in negotiations over Biden’s agenda.
  12. politics
    Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ Bans Telling Truth About His Twitter RivalIt’s a place where “tweets” are called “truths,” but mockery of the former president’s social-media site is not permitted.
  13. the national interest
    Biden Has Two Long-Shot Plans to Placate Kyrsten SinemaHail Mary time.
  14. racial justice
    Smearing Popularism Does Not Help Black VotersPersuasively rebutting David Shor requires scrutinizing his arguments, not stigmatizing them.
  15. the city politic
    Will Buffalo Elect a Socialist Mayor?It depends on the success of the incumbent’s extremely unusual write-in campaign.
  16. voting rights
    Are Failed Voting-Rights Pushes Backfiring for Democrats?The party keeps trying to dramatize Republican obstruction of voting-rights legislation. But it is also drawing attention to its futility.
  17. the national interest
    Report: Sinema Bent to Destroy Biden Presidency to Keep Taxes on the Wealthy LowThis is extremely bad.
  18. politics
    Cuomo’s War on Tish James ContinuesThe ex-governor’s attorney reemerged to “correct” the attorney general’s damning report.
  19. the national interest
    Hoping Republicans Extend Your Social Agenda Is Not a PlanThe perils of Biden’s short-term program strategy.
  20. vision 2020
    2020 Was a Victory That Quietly Crushed Democrats’ HopesWinning the White House and Congress was obviously better than losing, but many current Democratic struggles are rooted in 2020 underperformance.
  21. iraq war
    Colin Powell Doesn’t Need You to Defend HimThe former secretary of State was perfectly comfortable with his bloody legacy.
  22. politics
    FBI Raids Homes of Russian Oligarch Oleg DeripaskaThe searches in D.C. and New York are reportedly related to potential violations of sanctions against the billionaire with ties to Paul Manafort.
  23. politics
    GOP Congressman Predicted Feds Would Indict Him in Bizarre VideoJeff Fortenberry allegedly misled federal investigators about $30,000 funneled to him in 2016 by a Nigerian billionaire.
  24. politics
    Never Trump ‘Red Dogs,’ Democrats’ Litmus Tests Are Not About YouDemocrats spent years achieving a progressive consensus and are far from total unity. But they can’t turn back the clock to please ex-Republicans.
  25. impossible dreams
    Brave de Blasio Eyes Governorship Despite Incredible UnpopularityWhen you’re less liked than Trump, the natural next step is to seek even higher office.
  26. explainer
    What Is Congress Even Doing Right Now? A Brief Guide.Congress is tangled in interlocking bills and delayed crises. Here’s the real status and deadline on infrastructure, reconciliation, and the rest.
  27. the national interest
    Conservatives Are Starting to Say Covid Is a Positive GoodThe creepy final stage of denial.
  28. games
    The NBA Would Like You to Stop Talking About Kyrie IrvingThe league is now a culture-war lightning rod, even as its on-court product dazzles.
  29. the inside game
    Virginia’s Election Is Breaking the RulesDemocrats nationalize the governor’s race despite the mess in Biden’s Washington.
  30. politics
    Democratic Boss Uses David Duke in Analogy About India WaltonJay Jacobs was asked about whether he must endorse Buffalo’s socialist candidate for mayor who won the primary.
  31. 2022 midterms
    Are Fears of 2022 Losses Driving House Democrats to Retire?Sometimes senior House members bail in anticipation of their party losing the majority. A wave of 2022 retirements could be a bad sign for Democrats.
  32. intelligencer chats
    Just How Disastrous Is Manchin’s Climate Obstruction?U.S. credibility is on the line, not to mention the fate of the planet.
  33. politics
    Is It Time for Democrats to Panic About Virginia — and the Midterms?Here’s some reassurance even for Democrats who are worried Glenn Youngkin’s defeat of Terry McAuliffe for governor would foretell a 2022 disaster.
  34. politics
    Whistleblower Cop Says Eric Adams’s Sexist Smear Job Ruined Her LifeHe accused a female officer who exposed a dirty cop of doing it because she was a scorned lover, and showed a photo of her in a bikini.
  35. politics
    Colin Powell, First Black Secretary of State, Dies at 84The highly distinguished general, who will forever be associated with the war in Iraq, died of complications from COVID-19.
  36. politics
    Democrats Scramble for Climate Options After Manchin Rejects Clean-Energy PlanManchin’s opposition to a key program has reportedly upended Democrats’ climate-policy plans and forced the White House to seek alternatives.
  37. puerto rico
    Fed Up Over Power Outages, Puerto Ricans Took to the StreetsThousands marched on Friday to highlight continuing outages, rising bills, and concerns about the privatization of the power grid on the island.
  38. past is prologue
    Joe Biden Is Not Jimmy Carter, and This Is Not the 1970sThe right’s facile comparisons of the two presidents miss the vastly different circumstances facing Biden and distort Carter’s record.
  39. politics
    British Lawmaker Stabbed to Death During Meeting With ConstituentsThe gruesome attack has been declared a terrorist incident.
  40. tourism
    Fully Vaccinated Travelers Can Visit U.S. Starting November 8The U.S. will soon allow fully vaccinated visitors from more than 30 countries, including via the borders with Canada and Mexico.
  41. the national interest
    5 Theories on What Kyrsten Sinema WantsIs she just the Glenn Greenwald of senators?
  42. virginia gubernatorial election
    Youngkin Dances Around Insurrection Flag Rally Held to Promote His CandidacyBannon and Trump showing up to honor January 6 and Youngkin’s candidacy is not what the candidate needs to charm swing voters.
  43. the city politic
    De Blasio Could Have a Great Final Act — Under One ConditionThe mayor can’t let his gubernatorial dreams prevent him from making tough political decisions.
  44. media
    Nicholas Kristof to Attempt Rare Columnist-to-Politician PivotThe longtime New York Times columnist is really doing it; he quit the paper as he gears up to run for governor of Oregon.
  45. organized labor
    Welcome to StriketoberWhat’s really behind the wave of national strikes at John Deere, Kellogg’s, and more.
  46. intelligencer chats
    How Government Could Make the Inflation Problem WorseWith politically damaging price increases showing no signs of easing, it may be tempting to take counterproductive measures.
  47. politics
    Women and Trans Inmates to Be Transferred Out of RikersThis move comes as state and local officials are trying to grapple with the crisis at Rikers that has resulted in multiple inmate deaths this year.
  48. january 6
    Trump Doesn’t Care How Ashli Babbitt DiedThe grim reality behind the ex-president’s “happy birthday” message to the slain Capitol rioter.
  49. big lie
    Trump Says Republicans Must Solve the Big Lie or Their Voters Won’t VoteIt’s unclear how Trump’s phony fraud incidents can be solved by a party that opposes federal election legislation. But it keeps the focus on himself.
  50. politics
    Democratic Losses in 2022 Won’t Doom Biden’s ReelectionClinton and Obama bounced back after their party’s poor midterm performances, and Biden will have the benefit of incumbency in 2024.
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