1. trade war
    Trump Escalates Trade War With Higher Tariffs on Chinese GoodsTalks continue, but markets are jittery as the risk of a conflict that spins out of control is increasing.
  2. california
    California Bets That Progressive Policies Will Reinforce Economic GrowthTrump & Co. can conflate conservative policies and economic growth all they want; California’s doing fine going in a very different direction.
  3. 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.
  4. politics
    Bernie and AOC Team Up Against Companies That Prey on the PoorTheir cap on credit-card interest rates won’t pass anytime soon, but it may expose big differences among Democrats on predatory financial practices.
  5. president trump
    Trump Calls for John Kerry’s Prosecution Under the Logan ActTrump suggested Thursday that he had asked the DOJ to prosecute Kerry for meeting with Iranian officials, but “my people don’t want to do anything.”
  6. the national circus
    Frank Rich: This Constitutional Crisis Probably Won’t Be Trump’s LastHis stonewalling of Congress is unprecedented, but the ultimate crisis may arrive if the Supreme Court rules against him, or he loses in 2020.
  7. sandra bland
    Why Are So Many ‘Bad Apple’ Police Officers Bad in the Same Way?The new Sandra Bland footage casts light on the debate over whether police misconduct is an isolated or systemic problem.
  8. vision 2020
    Is Trump Suddenly Becoming More Popular?The president hit his highest job-approval ratings in more than two years. Here’s what it means.
  9. foreign interests
    The Rise of the Far Right Is a Global Security ThreatFrom Vienna to Washington, right-wing governments are hobbling national security agencies’ efforts to counter white-supremacist violence.
  10. 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.
  11. vision 2020
    Will the Mountain West Become Pivotal in Future Elections?Yes, the Mountain West is growing rapidly, but it’s still going to need a lot more people and electoral votes to become the center of attention.
  12. mitch mcconnell
    McConnell Selling ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Shirts in KY, State With Third Highest OD RateThe t-shirts play off the momentum of an absurd political moment, but ignore the on-the-ground reality for an alarming number of Kentucky residents.
  13. business
    Global Drivers’ Strike Shows Tide May Be Shifting for Uber and LyftWith both companies going public this spring, the demonstrations are drawing more attention, and Democratic politicians are echoing drivers’ concerns.
  14. vision 2020
    Team Trump Worried About 2020 OverconfidenceObjectively, Trump has little reason to feel confident, much less overconfident, about reelection.
  15. vision 2020
    Howard Schultz Has Slowed Down His Pre-Campaign Press TourThe former Starbucks CEO has been very quiet the last few weeks, suggesting his presidential ambitions may be fading.
  16. trump tax returns
    New York Moves Toward Giving Congress Trump’s State Tax ReturnsNew York’s Senate passed a bill that would allow congressional committees to access Trump’s home-state tax records.
  17. mueller time
    White House Bans Release of Mueller Documents; Barr to Be Held in ContemptThe ongoing fight between House Democrats and the administration over disclosure of Mueller documents escalates.
  18. vision 2020
    Obama-to-Trump Voters Are Cooling on the PresidentA new study finds only 66 percent of Obama-to-Trump voters approve of the president. Which means that Trump’s 2020 odds may be worse than they look.
  19. politics
    Labor Dispute Opens New Front in Fight to Privatize the VAThe union that represents VA staffers adamantly opposes privatization. The VA is now trying to weaken it.
  20. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Thinks He Needs the FightWith Biden as the firm Establishment front-runner, Sanders hopes he can be the outsider with the favorite’s advantages.
  21. 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?
  22. the art of the deal
    Report: Trump Suffered $1.17 Billion in Business Losses Between 1985 and 1994Tax records obtained by the New York Times prove just how bad a businessman Trump was in his halcyon days.
  23. stephen moore
    Stephen Moore: Dems Rejected Fed Nomination Because They’re ‘Stupid and Evil’Moore seems to forget the real basis for his canceled Fed nomination: Senate Republicans made it clear he didn’t pass muster.
  24. mueller time
    White House Blocks Release of McGahn Documents Sought by CongressAs prelude to a claim of executive privilege and then litigation, the White House has extended its stonewalling of Congress to McGahn’s testimony.
  25. pete buttigieg
    Buttigieg Says God Not a Partisan, But Not Republican, EitherMayor Pete needs to be careful to avoid the slippery slope that leads to a self-righteous Christian left.
  26. the national interest
    Putin Accomplice Mitch McConnell Says Case ClosedThe Senate Majority Leader again denies that Russia was trying to help Trump win.
  27. vision 2020
    Gillibrand Offers Explicit Abortion Rights Litmus Test for Judicial NomineesIn hoping to stand out, Gillibrand will probably just set a pro-choice standard other candidates will soon emulate.
  28. politics
    A Brief Guide to the Joe Biden–Anita Hill ControversyA primer for those who don’t recall the 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings, which continue to haunt Biden on the 2020 campaign trail.
  29. steve bannon
    Report: The Church Really Doesn’t Want Steve Bannon’s Alt-Right Academy in ItalyA top cardinal warned Bannon not to set up his “gladiator school for culture warriors” in a 13th-century monastery.
  30. vision 2020
    Who Hasn’t Told Bill de Blasio That He Shouldn’t Run for President?From aides to his wife to most New Yorkers, Bill de Blasio is getting a lot of negative feedback on his potential campaign. Nevertheless, he persists.
  31. vision 2020
    Former Anti-Trump Conservative Challenges Tillis for Not Being Trumpy EnoughAre Thom Tillis’s recent small rebellions against the president more lethal than his challenger’s unwillingness to bend the knee early in 2016?
  32. immigration
    Cotton Gets to the Right of the Trump Administration on ImmigrationThe administration is more generous about temporary guest-worker visas — like those used at some Trump properties — than about immigrants generally.
  33. betsy devos
    Betsy DeVos: Stop Using ‘My Name As Clickbait’Speaking voluntarily in front of a room full of education writers, DeVos said, “I don’t enjoy the publicity that comes with my position.”
  34. politics
    Progressive Groups Back Marie Newman, Despite DCCC BlacklistMarie Newman, who’s challenging anti-abortion Democrat Dan Lipinski from the left, picked up a handful of early endorsements.
  35. vision 2020
    What Happens If More Than 20 Candidates Qualify for Democratic DebatesCandidates who don’t meet fundraising as well as polling thresholds could be cut from the debates entirely.
  36. politics
    Jason Alexander Is Angry at Ted CruzLike an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.
  37. politics
    Democrats Schedule Vote to Hold William Barr in ContemptThe AG refuses to give Congress the unredacted Mueller report.
  38. vision 2020
    Jerry Falwell Jr. Wants to Extend Trump’s Term by Two Years As ‘Reparations’Trump retweeted the suggestion, adding to fears that he and his fans may dismiss any 2020 defeat as a “coup.”
  39. climate change
    Humanity Is About to Kill 1 Million Species in an Epic Murder-SuicideA new U.N. report finds that civilization is on the cusp of killing off the organisms that keep our soil fertile, seafood plentiful, and air clean.
  40. vision 2020
    Partisanship May Limit How Much Trump Can Benefit From a Good Economy in 2020Even if macroeconomic indicators look good, the future will look dim to Democrats and others who don’t trust Trump.
  41. donald trump
    Russia Claims Trump Reached Out to Putin for Lengthy Friday CallIn which foreign-policy expert Donald Trump takes the advice of traditional American ally Vladimir Putin on North Korea and Venezuela.
  42. 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.
  43. politics
    Biden Stumbles Into Trump’s Nickname WarTrump may be a clown, but it’s still his circus.
  44. gerrymandering
    Federal Court Strikes Down GOP Gerrymander in OhioThe judges ruled that the maps were so severely biased in the GOP’s favor they violated the constitutional rights of Democratic voters.
  45. vision 2020
    Bill de Blasio Is Reportedly Running for President, for Some Unfathomable ReasonPractically the whole political world has told the mayor not to become the 22nd candidate in the 2020 field.
  46. health care
    The Health-Care Crisis Has Spread to Employer-Sponsored Health InsuranceNo wonder people want Medicare for All: Those deductibles, co-pays, and premiums are making insurance nearly useless for many.
  47. vision 2020
    California Could Ban Trump From 2020 Primary Unless He Releases Tax ReturnsJerry Brown vetoed a similar bill requiring all candidates to release their tax returns, but Gavin Newsom might sign it.
  48. tv
    Dan Rather, Still FightingThe former CBS News anchor, never shy with an opinion, opens up about Les Moonves, the state of TV news, and Trump’s war on the press.
  49. politics
    With PRO Act, Democrats Commit to Dramatic Labor ReformsMany Democrats, including 2020 hopefuls, backed a bill that would greatly improve workers’ rights. The labor movement will hold them to it.
  50. donald trump
    Trump Says His Faith Got Him Through Mueller Investigation“People say, ‘How do you get through that whole stuff?’” Trump said in the Rose Garden. “We just do it, right? And we think about God.”
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