1. politics
    The Union That Ended the Shutdown Is Preparing to ProtestEven if the government doesn’t shut down next Friday, flight attendants intend to protest at some major airports.
  2. racism
    Blackface Scandal Spreads to Mississippi’s Lieutenant GovernorRepublican gubernatorial front-runner Tate Reeves joined and remained in a fraternity famous for racist antics — not all that long ago.
  3. false equivalence
    McCarthy Demands Democrats Treat Two Muslim Members As Bigots Like Steve KingIt’s a twofer for Republicans seeking to undermine Jewish Democratic allegiances while pleasing conservative evangelicals.
  4. own goals
    The Trump Tax Cuts Are (Probably) About to Become a Political DisasterThe GOP pressured the IRS to underestimate withholding. Now, tax refunds are falling — and some Republican voters are livid.
  5. the national interest
    Trump’s Inaugural Grift Reportedly Lined His Own PocketsSome excessive payments for the inauguration went to Donald Trump himself through his hotel.
  6. border wall
    Trump Quietly Laying Groundwork for Massive Surrender on Border WallIf he accepts the kind of deal in the works right now, Trump will have been dealt an embarrassing defeat.
  7. virginia
    Virginia Scandals Cast Shadow Over Democrats’ Election HopesEven after the immediate crises pass, they may hurt Dems’ chances for shoring up state control, and even revive hopes that Trump could win the state.
  8. presidential harassment
    GOP Warns That Releasing Trump’s Taxes Could Lead to Further TransparencyRepublicans say exposing Trump’s conflicts of interest is a slippery slope that would lead to exposing all politicians’ conflicts of interest.
  9. life after warming
    The Green New Deal Isn’t Enough. But Democrats Should Embrace It Anyway.The Green New Deal is the first American attempt to deal with climate change that takes the depth of the challenge seriously.
  10. 2020 elections
    Cory Booker Has a School Choice ProblemBooker’s past positions on vouchers and charter schools are out of line with Democratic orthodoxy. He can’t stay quiet about it much longer.
  11. extortion
    Ronan Farrow Says National Enquirer Tried to Blackmail Him, TooAnd he’s not the only one.
  12. supreme court
    Supreme Court Deals Blow to Anti-Abortion Movement, But It May Only Be TemporaryRoberts joined liberals in keeping a lower court from defying Supreme Court precedents. What that means for the future of Roe v. Wade is unclear.
  13. 2020 elections
    Woodall’s Retirement Shows How Quickly Georgia’s Political Landscape is ChangingRob Woodall nearly lost a historically Republican district. And now he’s hanging it up.
  14. extortion
    Jeff Bezos Thwarts the National Enquirer’s Nude Picture Extortion AttemptThe Amazon CEO published correspondence between his camp and a tabloid digging up dirt on his affair.
  15. the national interest
    Democrats Need an Ambitious Climate Plan. The Green New Deal Isn’t It.Why the much-hyped plan fails on policy and politics.
  16. nyc public schools
    NYC Elite School Alumni President: Calling School ‘Segregated’ Makes Me Feel BadSegregation is about systems, not sentiment.
  17. green new deal
    AOC’s Green New Deal Resolution Is Utopian — and PragmaticThe proposal is a left-wing wish list that includes policies unrelated to climate. That makes it legislatively nonviable — but politically sound.
  18. education
    Red for Ed Wave Continues: Where Teachers Are Set to Strike NextEducators in several states and cities are either currently on strike or are considering new strikes and walkouts in the weeks to come.
  19. virginia
    Virginia’s Racist Past Is PresentRalph Northam and Mark Herring may have grown since their blackface days. But so did the black contemporaries subjected to their culture of ridicule.
  20. the national interest
    New Proof the Trump Tax Cuts Are Doing the Exact Opposite of What They PromisedOverseas cash is not coming in, and cost of compliance is going up. Everything Paul Ryan said is happening in reverse.
  21. the national interest
    An Inheritance Tax Is Democrats’ Best Weapon Against Trump’s OligarchyA popular plan that gives Democrats a way to frame Trump’s economic privilege.
  22. 2020 presidential election
    Report: Likely Presidential Candidate Klobuchar Mistreated Her StaffDo rumors about her conduct toward staff reflect sexist double standards, or evidence that’s she not so Minnesota Nice?
  23. border wall
    For Lack of Anything Better to Do, Congress Resumes Border NegotiationsWheeling and dealing on border-security appropriations are pointless unless Trump gets involved or decides to take matters into his own hands.
  24. politics
    Idaho and Utah Lawmakers Work to Curb the Medicaid Expansions Voters ApprovedGOP legislators are trying to restrict the expansion, which voters approved in November. Similar tactics had a bad outcome for Republicans in Maine.
  25. power
    Virginia Lieutenant Governor’s Accuser Releases Statement“I cannot believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual.”
  26. virginia
    Read the Statement Accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault“I cannot believe, given my obvious state of distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual,” writes Dr. Vanessa Tyson.
  27. virginia
    Scandal Engulfs Virginia’s Top 3 State OfficeholdersThe governor and attorney general wore blackface. The lieutenant governor is facing sexual-assault allegations. The way forward is unclear.
  28. the national interest
    Mulvaney: Trump Not Mentioning Debt Because ‘Nobody Cares’Mulvaney used to care a whole lot.
  29. state of the union address
    The State of the Union Is DelusionA con man just stiltedly recited a litany of his own willful fantasies, and America’s — while a basket of respectables hooted and hollered.
  30. state of the union address
    Abrams Delivers in State of the Union ResponseIt was the best SOTU response in years, and showed why southern — and not just southern — Democrats are excited about her future.
  31. state of the union address
    What You Missed in the 2019 State of the Union AddressWe may forget the details from Trump’s 84-minute speech by next week, but these GIFs will live on.
  32. state of the union address
    Trump to Democrats: Let’s Compromise — and Do It My Way!Another presidential address advertised as a bipartisan gesture turned out to be anything but that.
  33. the national interest
    The State of the Union Is CrookedTrump demands an end to all investigations of his crooked administration.
  34. state of the union address
    Don’t Trust Whatever Trump Says About Fighting HIV and AIDS TonightThe Trump administration is too hostile to Obamacare and Medicaid to really help people who are living with the chronic disease.
  35. state of the union address
    Here’s a Real Bipartisan Idea: Make Trump Leave If He Loses in 2020Since Republicans are so excited about comity, they should agree to eject Trump from the White House if he loses in 2020 but claims “voter fraud.”
  36. politics
    Trump’s Pick to Replace Kavanaugh Regrets Her Past Writing on Date RapeNeomi Rao once wrote that “a good way to avoid a potential date rape is to stay reasonably sober.”
  37. state of the union address
    Abolish the State of the Union AddressRather than delivering a delayed address that won’t change anyone’s border wall stance, Trump should have seized the chance to end a dumb tradition.
  38. melania trump
    First Lady Invites 11-Year-Old to SOTU Because He Is Bullied for His Name: TrumpThe First Lady doesn’t want anyone making fun of a Trump — all 4,788 of them living in America.
  39. politics
    Virginia’s Executive Branch Is in ShamblesRalph Northam still hasn’t resigned, and his potential successor now faces a sexual assault claim.
  40. 2020 presidential election
    Kamala Harris’s 2020 Launch Creates Nice Polling BuzzThe Californian is off to a good initial start in what will be a tough 2020 contest.
  41. the national interest
    Howard Schultz’s Own Polling Finds His Campaign Would Reelect TrumpAlso everybody hates him. Other than that, the campaign is going great.
  42. state of the union address
    Stacey Abrams’s State of the Union Response is a Golden OpportunityResponses to presidential State of the Union Addresses are often unmemorable, but Stacey Abrams has a chance to make a difference.
  43. immigration
    Trump Administration: Reuniting Separated Migrant Families Might Be Too HardHHS argues they should focus on kids still in custody, as tracking down those put in sponsor homes would be difficult and potentially traumatizing.
  44. conservatism
    Black Conservatives Don’t Need to Be Brainwashed to Be WrongYoung black conservatives face insults from their peers that they are “traitors,” or “brainwashed.” Really, they’re just wrong.
  45. politics
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Digs in Despite Calls to ResignNortham denies appearing in a racist yearbook photo, but admits to putting on blackface.
  46. football
    Trump: Football Is Too Unsafe for My Son, Not Unsafe Enough for OthersThe president says football is too “dangerous” for Barron — and that the NFL isn’t as “vicious” and “violent” as it should be.
  47. the national interest
    Trump Is Doing the Same Thing on Iran That George W. Bush Did on IraqPresident insists regional Middle East power is developing weapons of mass destruction, denies intelligence to the contrary.
  48. encounter
    Talking With Lana Marks, Who’s Ready to Ditch Palm Beach for PretoriaTrump’s nominee for ambassador to South Africa wowed the president by throwing the perfect Mar-a-Lago wedding.
  49. racism
    Northam Denies Yearbook Racism, Admits Blackface Racism — and Still Won’t ResignThe Virginia Democrat is trying to salvage his governorship by admitting he once won a dance contest by moonwalking in blackface.
  50. racism
    Democrats Call for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to Resign Over Racist PhotoThe Virginia governor apologized after appearing in a picture of two men wearing a KKK robe and blackface. But Democrats want him gone.
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