1. politics
    Drowning in the UndertowReporting from Trump’s America, Jeff Sharlet finds a slow-motion civil war.
  2. early and often
    The Next Right-Wing Media Freak-out: Slavery Reparations in CaliforniaWild estimates on the cost of reparations in California should be taken no more seriously than claims that all Democrats want to defund the police.
  3. life after roe
    Pro-Choice Florida Voters May Disrupt Ron DeSantis’s 2024 PlansBy pushing a very unpopular near-total abortion ban to please national right-wing activists, DeSantis might have invited a dangerous backlash at home.
  4. early and often
    Asa Hutchinson: The Ideal Candidate for a GOP That No Longer ExistsThe only Republican presidential candidate running in the anti-Trumpism lane is going nowhere fast.
  5. the national interest
    Kevin McCarthy Wants to Negotiate the Deficit? Fine, Let’s Talk Taxes.Exposing the extortion scheme with one simple word.
  6. early and often
    DeSantis’s Strategic Dilemma: Go Mega-MAGA or Prove Electability?At this point, the once all-powerful Florida governor is a boring replica of Trump with a problematic history of criticizing retirement programs.
  7. the debt ceiling
    How Biden Can Win the Debt-Ceiling Fight With One Weird TrickHint: It does not involve a coin.
  8. early and often
    Democrats Should Target Ted Cruz in 2024Colin Allred is a credible challenger who will benefit from nationwide progressive loathing for the Republican, who is not popular at home.
  9. debt limit
    Manchin and Sinema Have Every Reason to Sabotage Dems on the Debt CeilingThe two centrist troublemakers are in desperate straits back home and will use all the leverage they can muster to exploit the debt-limit crisis.
  10. early and often
    Republicans Aren’t the Only Ones to Blame for the Debt-Ceiling CrisisNeither party really has the power to govern and activists on both sides have demanded endless combat.
  11. early and often
    Black and Youth Voter Turnout Went Way Down in 2022These Democratic-leaning voter segments didn’t show up at the polls in 2022 the way they did in 2018.
  12. tremendous content
    All the Petty Celebrity Insults in Letters to TrumpTrump’s revenge coffee-table book is filled with hilariously unhinged attacks on everyone from Henry Kissinger to King Charles to Oprah Winfrey.
  13. exhibit a
    Disney Should Thank DeSantis for His Big Dumb MouthThe biggest asset in its lawsuit claiming to be a victim of political retaliation are his own words.
  14. early and often
    Attacks From Republican 2024 Rivals Are Bouncing Off TrumpA survey examining why Republican voters support Trump does not show his abortion position or electability as big concerns.
  15. early and often
    There Could Be a New Batch of Battleground States in 2024The presidential map keeps changing, and candidates need to make sure they’re not fighting the last war.
  16. the national interest
    Where Is the Republican Soul-searching for Getting COVID Wrong?Fauci is at least answering some hard questions.
  17. on with kara swisher
    Snap’s Evan Spiegel on Why He’s Not an AI DoomerThe CEO, whose company is betting big on artificial intelligence, tells Kara Swisher that he’s more worried about humans than machines.
  18. early and often
    Rebel Democrats Risk Empowering GOP Extremists on Debt LimitCalling for Biden to negotiate with House Republicans demanding surrender has nothing to do with genuine bipartisanship.
  19. early and often
    Kamala Harris May Be a Huge Republican Target in 2024GOP attack dogs will be tempted to illustrate the risks of Biden’s age by focusing on his running mate. But it’s a risky strategy.
  20. tv review
    Long Live the White House Correspondents’ DinnerHost Roy Wood Jr. and President Biden made a case for why this goofy event is important.
  21. politics
    Roy Wood Jr.’s Best Jokes at the 2023 White House Correspondents’ DinnerHe nailed it.
  22. life after roe
    National Abortion Ban Is a Trap for 2024 RepublicansAnti-abortion activists want to roll back reproductive rights nationwide. Most GOP presidential candidates consider a ban unpopular and unfeasible.
  23. early and often
    North Carolina Court Deals Big Blow to Dems’ Chances of Retaking the HouseJudges reopened the door to partisan gerrymandering, and Republicans can expect to gain three to four congressional seats by 2024.
  24. the national interest
    Rage-filled Samuel Alito Baffled His Fairness is Being QuestionedYou must respect my authority, Justice insists.
  25. politics
    New York May Become the First State to Ban Gas in New BuildingsAs part of Albany’s new budget agreement, all newly constructed buildings would have to produce zero-emissions, barring oil and natural gas.
  26. early and often
    Nikki Haley’s Week of Living DangerouslyOn abortion, Disney, and the president’s mortality, the long-shot presidential candidate seemed inclined to do almost anything to make headlines.
  27. liveblog
    Why Did Fox News Fire Tucker Carlson? What We Know.The host’s misogyny is a leading theory for his sudden downfall.
  28. early and often
    Will Biden Get Embarrassed in Iowa and New Hampshire?It’s possible that RFK Jr. or Marianne Williamson could do well in a primary that Biden can’t enter without violating his own party’s rules.
  29. tremendous content
    Hold On — Joe Biden Has a TV Hidden in the Oval Office?Incredibly, the first president to conceal a television behind the Resolute desk wasn’t Donald Trump.
  30. early and often
    Republicans Get Prize Recruit Jim Justice to Take On Joe ManchinIf the endangered Democratic senator runs again, he could face West Virginia’s popular governor. But Justice has to survive a primary challenge.
  31. tremendous content
    Donald Trump Missed Melania’s Birthday, Was Too Busy Ranting OnlineDon’t worry — sources say the Trumps still “have a more than suitable partners arrangement.” Aww!
  32. housing policy
    New ‘Luxury’ Apartments Are Good, ActuallyBut resolving the housing crisis will require the government to become a housing developer.
  33. early and often
    Kevin McCarthy’s Hollow Debt-Ceiling VictoryHis Speakership survived another day. Now he gets to play chicken with Democrats, risking a financial crisis.
  34. on with kara swisher
    Ron Klain on 2024 and Why Kamala Harris Is UnderratedKara Swisher chats with Biden’s ex-chief of staff about his time in the political trenches.
  35. politics
    Hochul’s Top Political Adviser Lives in ColoradoThe New York Times notes that Adam Sullivan, Hochul’s former campaign manager, advised the governor against running a crime-focused ad.
  36. on with kara swisher
    Ben Smith on BuzzFeed News’s Demise and Twitter’s Sad DeclineKara Swisher talks to the digital-media veteran about his new book, Traffic, failure, and Elon Musk.
  37. early and often
    Trump May Be a Repeat ‘Loser,’ But He’s Good at GOP PrimariesGeneral-election losses by Trump’s 2022 candidates shouldn’t obscure his great record among voters who will choose a 2024 GOP presidential nominee.
  38. mouse trap
    Disney Sues DeSantis for ‘Government Retaliation’Disney claims the Florida governor is taking part in a “targeted campaign of government retaliation” against the company.
  39. the national interest
    The Left-Wing Case for Tucker Carlson Is WrongDenouncing capitalists and markets does not make you progressive.
  40. the inside game
    Old Beats CrazyBiden was always going to run again, and a longtime adviser explains how he might argue that age is but a number.
  41. the national interest
    House Republican Debt Bill Would Throw 600,000 Off Health InsuranceThe institutional sociopathy of the GOP in one stat.
  42. life after roe
    Nikki Haley Says GOP Should Make Strategic Retreat on AbortionShe called on fellow Republicans to back off on abortion restrictions that aren’t supported by public opinion. That doesn’t leave a lot of them.
  43. life after roe
    What the Abortion-Pill Decision Reveals About the Shadow DocketThe author of a new book on the Supreme Court’s backdoor-lawmaking system breaks down what it is and why Samuel Alito is so mad at its critics.
  44. early and often
    Tucker Carlson for President? Not in 2024.Whatever the future holds for the fired Fox News host, he has no “lane” in a presidential competition featuring Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.
  45. early and often
    It’s Neil Gorsuch’s Turn for a Financial ScandalWith Clarence Thomas under scrutiny, a report states that Gorsuch sold a home to a major litigator whose firm is frequently before the Supreme Court.
  46. politics
    Will Democrats Fight for Trans People?The party can’t cede an important civil-rights issue to conservatives.
  47. good-bye
    Don Lemon Says CNN Fired HimThe network and the anchor confirmed his departure in dueling statements.
  48. life after roe
    Trump and Pence Struggle for the Souls of Iowa EvangelicalsPence stressed his support for a national abortion ban while Trump reminded conservative evangelicals he had kept his promises to them.
  49. the national interest
    Tucker Carlson, Fake Populist and Genuine RacistA TV character who exploited the worst impulses of the American right.
  50. early and often
    The Many Enemies of Affordable HousingNew York has lost the opportunity to build more and protect tenants. Blaming Kathy Hochul is only a start.
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