1. politics
    Puerto Rico’s Distress Shows Trump’s Contempt for Poor People of ColorThe island needs help, and it doesn’t sound like Trump is prepared to give it.
  2. nazis
    U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks Compares Democrats, Media to HitlerNo smear is too stupid or disgusting for Mo Brooks in his effort to win Trump’s support for a possible 2020 Senate race.
  3. michael avenatti
    The 9 Wildest Details From the Criminal Complaints Against Michael AvenattiThe firebrand lawyer gave some charming quotes during his alleged attempts to blackmail Nike and hide money from the IRS.
  4. impeachment
    The Impeachment Option Grows DimThings could change if the administration refuses to release the full Mueller report. But in likelihood, the fight to remove Trump will move to 2020.
  5. identity politics
    The GOP’s Cynical New Identity-Politics PlaySenate Republicans are looking to back bills that rebuke anti-Semitism — despite their own party’s complicity in anti-Semitic violence.
  6. marijuana legalization
    Excellent Weed Legalization Bill Dies in New Jersey SenateThe bill would have wiped away the criminal records of low-level drug offenders and guaranteed licenses to small, minority-owned businesses.
  7. basta!
    Michael Avenatti Flew Too Close to the Sun, Now Faces Federal ChargesThis modern-day Icarus once took on Trump and toyed with a 2020 presidential run. Today he was charged with extortion, bank fraud, and wire fraud.
  8. mueller time
    Will the Mueller Fizzle Help Elect Trump in 2020?The likeliest impact of the apparent Mueller-probe whiff: The 2020 race will focus on corruption, policy, and two different visions of America.
  9. bipartisanship
    House Republicans Accuse Dems of Sabotaging Bipartisan BillsPelosi’s caucus is allegedly denying vulnerable GOP moderates the opportunity to support bipartisan bills. Let’s hope that’s true.
  10. the national interest
    Trump Is Bullying the Media Into Falsely Exonerating Him of Russia CorruptionAfter Barr’s summary, an attack on the reporters who exposed his misconduct.
  11. mueller time
    The Mueller Report Was Never Going to Take Down Donald TrumpEven if it had recommended new indictments, the report was not going to be a silver bullet for the forces that brought Trump to power.
  12. mueller time
    Trump’s 2020 Run Will Be the ‘No Collusion’ CampaignTrump allies and the RNC appear to be leveraging the news that the Trump campaign did not coordinate with Russia in 2016 as reelection slogan.
  13. mueller time
    Legal Experts Interpret the Mueller Report SummaryLaw professors and former prosecutors help provide some clarity to Barr’s summary of the Mueller report, which raises as many questions as it answers.
  14. vision 2020
    Why a Second Loss to Trump Would Be an Existential Crisis for DemocratsHellscape 2021.
  15. vision 2020
    The Mueller Report Looks Like a Dud. Here’s What That Means for Democrats.Trump is still a weak president. Shifting the focus of oversight away from collusion and toward corruption will make him a weaker one.
  16. mueller time
    Democrats, Republicans, and a Satisfied President Respond to the Mueller ReportFor Democrats, it’s about pushing through disappointment. For Trump, it’s “a shame that your president had to go through this.”
  17. mueller time
    Justice Department: ‘No Harm, No Foul’ on Trump’s Obstruction of JusticeMueller punted to Barr and Rosenstein, who seem to be arguing that if Trump didn’t collude, he would have been crazy to obstruct.
  18. the national interest
    If Trump Obstructed Justice, He Can’t Be ExoneratedTrump’s criminal collusion and his obstruction are linked – but in the opposite of the way William Barr says.
  19. mueller time
    Read the Mueller Report SummaryThe Justice Department has released a summary of Robert Mueller’s conclusions. It’s not the full report, but it’s all we’ve got for now.
  20. mueller time
    The Last Mueller Report Speculation You’ll Ever Have to ReadAn ongoing collection of the latest speculation about the new report that no one has seen but everyone still has an opinion about.
  21. mueller time
    Mueller Report Expected Sunday, But How Much of It?The attorney general is prepping a hand-crafted summary of Mueller’s conclusions, but House Democrats are getting ready to fight for the whole report.
  22. what's past is prologue
    How Jimmy Carter’s Election Previewed Trump’sAs Carter becomes the oldest ex-president, it’s useful to remember how strange and unusual his rise to the White House actually was.
  23. mueller time
    When Will We Be Able to Read the Mueller Report?What to expect when you’re expecting a special counsel’s report about Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  24. politics
    There’s No Good Reason to Go on Fox NewsLike the Blob, Fox absorbs everything it touches.
  25. the national interest
    Trump Nominates Famous Idiot Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve BoardA hack’s long career of hilarious ignorance and wrongness reaches its terrifying culmination.
  26. brexit
    E.U. to Let Britain Drag Out Its Nervous Breakdown a Bit LongerThe European Union has extended the deadline for Brexit, allowing the United Kingdom to carry on tearing itself to pieces until at least mid-April.
  27. vision 2020
    4 Reasons Democrats Will Have a Front-runner Soon — and 3 They Won’tMore than likely someone will eventually stroll to the nomination in 2020. But maybe not so fast and maybe not at all.
  28. politics
    Sheriff’s Department Shot Teachers With Pellets During School-Shooting DrillA nation that refuses to prevent gun violence can only rehearse it, over and over.
  29. foreign policy
    Trump Calls on U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan HeightsThe president just vowed to nullify the international law prohibiting states from acquiring new territory through military conquest.
  30. amy klobuchar
    Amy Klobuchar Questioned for ‘Tough on Crime’ Record As ProsecutorHow she treats staff is now just one of multiple criticisms of the candidate’s idea of “toughness.”
  31. the national interest
    9 Reasons a Biden–Abrams Ticket Is a Brilliant Idea for Both Biden and AbramsA kooky, out-of-the-box idea that actually makes total sense.
  32. voting rights
    Democrats’ Voting-Rights Push Could Begin a Third ReconstructionPartisan polarization over voting rights shows how much political power, now as in the 1860s and 1960s, depends on who participates in democracy.
  33. 2020 presidential election
    How Electable Is Bernie Sanders?It’s not clear whether Sanders is actually stronger or weaker than his Democratic rivals as a potential challenger to Trump.
  34. politics
    Trump Is Somehow Still Mad About McCain’s Funeral“I didn’t get, ‘Thank you,’ but that’s okay.”
  35. voting rights
    Andrew Gillum’s Next Campaign: Registering Voters in FloridaBoth Gillum and the Florida Democratic Party are aiming to register droves of voters, as the GOP focuses on limiting who can vote in 2020.
  36. white supremacy
    Racism Is Good at Hiding. Just Ask This White Nationalist Police Officer.A school resource officer in Virginia is also a member of Identity Evropa. His job? To help bigots conceal their bigotry from the public.
  37. vision 2020
    Mike Gravel, an 88-Year-Old Dark Horse 2020 Candidate Who’s a Hit With the TeensGravel has always been unconventional, going back to his days as a high-profile Senate opponent of the Vietnam War.
  38. ex-felon voting rights
    Florida GOP Readies Poll Tax to Nullify Ex-Felons’ Voting RightsFloridians voted to re-enfranchise the formerly incarcerated last fall. Republicans want to make them pay off all court fines and fees first.
  39. 2020 presidential election
    Could Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams Form an Early Dream Ticket for 2020?There’s no real evidence to suggest it’s in the works, but it’s a fascinating possibility that could appeal to both pols.
  40. vision 2020
    Here’s Every Defense of the Electoral College — and Why They’re All WrongMost of the arguments for preserving our insane system are morally odious, unsubstantiated, and/or factually incorrect.
  41. the national interest
    Will Bernie Sanders Split the Democratic Party in 2020?Two high-profile hires suggest Angry Bernie might return.
  42. education
    The Promise of Integration Has Not Been Fulfilled in NYC SchoolsJust 190 black children were offered admission to New York City’s specialized public high schools on Monday, out of 4,800. Here’s why that matters.
  43. vision 2020
    America’s Second-Largest Teachers Union Is Trying Not to Make 2016’s MistakeThe American Federation of Teachers has rolled out its endorsement process for candidates, and says that it’s prepared to hold Democrats to account.
  44. checks and balances
    Why Is the Trump Administration Always Getting Shut Down in Court?A Washington Post analysis shows that federal judges keep blocking the administration because its legal explanations aren’t “supported by facts.”
  45. nepotism
    New Book Details Kushner’s Alleged Middle East Peace Plan, Which Is PreposterousAccording to Vicky Ward’s Kushner Inc., the senior advisor hoped to convince five countries plus Palestine to give aid or renegotiate boundaries.
  46. florida
    Florida Will Drop Solicitation Charges Against Robert Kraft If He Admits GuiltOffering to drop charges if Kraft admits he would have been found guilty has a tone of shaming, but could be due to a dubious use of warrants.
  47. scotus
    SCOTUS Eases Rules for Deporting Ex-Con ImmigrantsIt’s another ruling that makes it easier for the Trump administration to strike fear in the hearts of those it calls “criminal aliens.”
  48. the national interest
    Trump Promised 3 Percent Growth. His Economists Quietly Admit It Won’t Happen.Page 527 of the new Economic Report of the President contains a pretty big concession.
  49. health care
    Beto and Bernie Offer Competing Plans to Fix Health CareMedicare for All is still the dominant Democratic health-care idea for 2020, but the less ambitious plan backed by O’Rourke could be a competitor.
  50. politics
    100-Person Poll: How Will the Trump Presidency End?We asked 100 New Yorkers (plus 14 pundits, journalists, academics, and activists) how they see the Trump administration ending.
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