1. conservatism
    The Right’s Case Against Soaking the Rich Is Dirt PoorConservatives’ best arguments against raising taxes on millionaires rest on fallacies — and ignore extreme inequality’s social and political costs.
  2. politics
    Trump May Still Be Learning About His Own Decisions Through TVTrump reportedly learned about the friendship between Robert Mueller and his Attorney General nominee William Barr by watching him testify on TV.
  3. mitch mcconnell
    In New Op-ed, McConnell Attacks Campaign Finance Reform and Voting RightsMcConnell jokes — and lies — his way through a Trump-friendly review of Democratic ethics and voting reforms.
  4. climate change
    Bipartisan Group of Economists Endorses (Surprisingly Robust) Carbon TaxSome of the GOP’s top economists just called on the government to (gradually) euthanize the fossil fuel industry and establish a tiny UBI.
  5. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys-Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  6. health care
    Trump May Try to Kill Medicaid As We Know It by Executive FiatHaving failed for decades to pass legislation ending Medicaid as an entitlement program, Republicans may now try to get there by state waivers.
  7. government shutdown
    Here Are the Real Effects of the Government ShutdownThis is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
  8. satire
    What If Pelosi and Trump Just Kept Writing to Each Other?“Dear Mr. President …”
  9. politics
    This Is What Happens When Trump Has 24 Hours to Work on a ComebackDid his petulant letter to Nancy Pelosi really take a full day?
  10. politics
    Could the Shutdown Finally Make Trump’s Base Abandon Him?Trump shut down the federal government to give his supporters a border wall. Now they’re giving him a significant drop in his approval rating.
  11. government shutdown
    The Government Shutdown Is Exposing the Stupidity of Government ShutdownsThe rules governing which parts of the government stay open are, to use a technical term, “not smart.”
  12. the national circus
    With State of the Union Disinvitation, Pelosi Outmaneuvers Trump Once AgainPelosi knows how to push the levers of government, and how to push Trump’s buttons. It’s an unbeatable combination.
  13. power
    Gillibrand’s Franken-Problem Won’t DieWhen a woman stands up to a powerful man, the fallout is all too predictable.
  14. brexit
    The Fate of Brexit Is in Jeremy Corbyn’s HandsThere is no majority in Parliament for any deal — or a second referendum — without the Labour Party’s votes.
  15. education
    With Teachers’ Strike, L.A.’s Long Battle Over Charter Schools Comes to a HeadCharter schools have seen explosive growth in L.A., and now striking educators claim they’ve left traditional schools overcrowded and under-resourced.
  16. authoritarianism
    Turkey Reportedly Seeks Arrest Warrant for Knicks Center Enes KanterKanter says he fears he’ll be extradited or even killed for criticizing Erdogan and backing Fethullah Gulen, an exiled cleric living in Pennsylvania.
  17. the national interest
    Trump Lawyer No Longer Denying Campaign Colluded With RussiaRIP, “No collusion.”
  18. government shutdown
    Coulter and Limbaugh Keep Pressure Up on Trump to Keep Government ClosedWho is Trump going to listen to? His conservative allies or everybody else?
  19. government shutdown
    Pelosi Strongly Suggests That Trump Postpone State of the UnionThere’s no reason the House should have to host Trump’s televised speech, particularly when he’s shut down the government.
  20. social media
    AOC Will Try to Teach Her Democratic Colleagues to Be Good at TwitterThis may be her hardest task yet.
  21. supreme court
    Supreme Court Unanimously Sides With Workers in Trucking Arbitration DecisionSometimes legal “textualism” can produce progressive results.
  22. government shutdown
    If TSA Workers Go on Strike, Trump Might Relish the Chance to Play ReaganIt’s unclear if Trump could follow Reagan’s strategy for defeating striking air traffic controllers. Unpaid TSA workers might be tempted to try him.
  23. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Like in American History? Historians Weigh InShirley Chisholm? Joshua Reed Giddings? FDR?
  24. the national interest
    If Only Obama Had Done the Things Obama Actually DidSome on the left have repeated their complaints about Obama’s supposed failures so many times, they’ve forgotten everything he actually accomplished.
  25. republicans
    Steve King’s Road Map for Racist RepublicansThe fallout from King’s comments isn’t just turning the GOP against him. It’s showing future racist politicians how to avoid his fate.
  26. politics
    Chris Christie Dishes About Jared Kushner Beef in New BookIn new book, Chris Christie says Kushner isn’t over Christie’s role in prosecuting Kushner’s father for blackmailing his brother with a sex tape.
  27. government shutdown
    Trump Recalls 50,000 Furloughed Employees Who Now Get to Work Without PayThe administration’s furlough plans are now turning into Swiss cheese as exceptions are made for services that seem politically essential.
  28. 2020 elections
    Kirsten Gillibrand Says She Will Run for PresidentThe New York senator made the announcement on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
  29. equal rights amendment
    Virginia Could Soon Place the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. ConstitutionThe Old Dominion would be the 38th state to ratify the ERA, which is enough if Congress and the courts decide to set aside a ratification deadline.
  30. polls
    Poll: Majority Backs AOC’s 70 Percent Top Marginal Tax RateSome pundits deemed Ocasio-Cortez’s plans for soaking the rich “radical.” Forty-five percent of GOP voters say it sounds about right.
  31. politics
    The Most Worrying Things About Trump’s New Attorney General PickWilliam Barr has spoken out against Roe v. Wade and has a bad record on civil rights.
  32. government shutdown
    Guess What? Republicans Represent Federal Employees, TooThose who think of federal employees as Democrats electing Democrats to office should take a closer look at where “bureaucrats” live.
  33. government shutdown
    Furlough the Beast: Anonymous Trump Official Calls for Lengthy ShutdownA pernicious voice whispers to Trump, via a Daily Caller op-ed, that he can shrink the government simply by keeping parts of it shuttered.
  34. 2020 census
    Judge Strikes Down Citizenship Question on 2020 CensusFrom redistricting to federal grant formulas, a lot depends on this case, which will likely wind up on the Supreme Court docket.
  35. the media
    Ocasio-Cortez Has Turned Corporate Media Into an Agent of Socialist ChangeThrough the sheer power of her Twitter “dunks,” the congresswoman has forced eyeball-chasing outlets to become soapboxes for socialist ideas.
  36. the national interest
    William Barr’s Secret Pro-Trump Memo Keeps Getting More SuspiciousTurns out the nominee for attorney general did discuss his memo with Trump before being appointed. What else is he hiding?
  37. native americans
    Trump’s Policies for Native Americans Are Worse Than His Elizabeth Warren JabsTrump accelerated his racist attacks on Elizabeth Warren this weekend. But his policies affecting Native Americans are far worse than his words.
  38. the national interest
    Trump Personally Treating Champion Clemson to Finest Fast-Food Dinner“I would think that’s their favorite food,” Trump said, and also, coincidentally, the least expensive.
  39. racism
    Republicans Have Tolerated Steve King’s Racism for a Long TimeUntil very recently, his fellow Republicans were happy to express solidarity with King despite his notorious nativism.
  40. 2020 elections
    The 2020 Presidential Race Is Starting to Get RealPretty soon some of the pretenders to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination are going to be exposed — or ignored into oblivion.
  41. politics
    Sad: There Aren’t Enough Lobbying Jobs for All the Out-of-Work GOP PoliticiansThe revolving door keeps spinning.
  42. the national interest
    There Are 3 Ways to End the Shutdown. Trump Refuses All of Them.Trump continues to cling to the delusion that Democrats will pay a ransom to reopen the government.
  43. inequality
    The Rich Haven’t Become Too Immoral. They’ve Become Too Rich.Moral decline didn’t make capitalism more predatory. Policies that weakened unions and enriched capitalists did.
  44. the national interest
    What Happens When Elizabeth Warren Sells Out to Powerful Interests?A great presidential candidate has an Achilles’ heel.
  45. 2020 presidential election
    What ‘Lanes’ Will the 2020 Democratic Candidates Run In?In a field this large and complicated, it will be tempting to imagine sub-primaries to winnow the numbers. But it may not work out that way.
  46. early and often
    Julián Castro Is Officially Running for President and Hopes It Will MatterOne of the Democrats’ rising stars is taking his shot and saying he’s the “antidote to Trump,” but how many people will be paying attention?
  47. q&a
    A Flight-Safety Inspector Explains the Very Real Perils of the ShutdownAirline inspectors are among the many government workers affected by the shutdown. Here’s how their absence from the job introduces real dangers.
  48. the national interest
    Robert Mueller Is Investigating President Trump as a Russian AssetWhat it means that the FBI needs to find out if the president is “working on behalf of Russia against American interests.”
  49. politics
    House Dems Hoping to Stifle Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Are Only Hurting ThemselvesSome of AOC’s new colleagues want her to play by the rules. They’re ignoring what she brings to the party, and what she came to D.C. to do.
  50. government shutdown
    It’s Official: We’re in the Longest Government Shutdown EverThe only path to a reopened federal government right now seems to be a national emergency declaration loaded with legal and political pitfalls.
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