1. politics
    De Blasio Is Talking to People About Running for Governor: Report“I’ve got a lot to offer.”
  2. politics
    Red Flags From Lindsey Graham’s Fickle FriendshipsThe senator has a history of cozying up to D.C.’s “alpha dogs” — and then turning on them. Here’s what his next potential pal should know.
  3. the national interest
    Anybody Fighting Joe Biden Now Is Helping Trump’s Next CoupAll Republican politics is now functionally authoritarian.
  4. sdny
    Federal Prosecutors for Manhattan and Brooklyn Confirmed by the SenateDamian Williams now heads the Southern District of New York and Breon Peace leads the Eastern, guiding the nation’s most high-profile prosecutions.
  5. kyrsten sinema
    Why Aren’t Democratic Senators More Vulnerable Than Sinema Playing Her Game?Somehow or other, Democratic senators in tough 2022 reelection races aren’t posturing and holding the Biden agenda hostage to show their independence.
  6. debt ceiling
    Democrats Must Raise the Debt Limit to a Quadrillion DollarsInstead of trying to win a staring contest with Mitch McConnell, Democrats should use reconciliation to (effectively) abolish the debt ceiling.
  7. politics
    A Manufactured Debt Limit Crisis Is a Bad Gamble for DemocratsCould be a “Heads I win, tails you lose” situation for McConnell and Republicans, since Democrats will be blamed for any economic fallout.
  8. encounter
    ‘I Was Part of Something Unusually Evil’In Kansas with Stephanie Grisham, who does not believe she will be redeemed.
  9. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Could Go Totally Extremist This TermIn at least three areas – abortion, guns, and federal regulatory powers – the Court could take a big and consequential leap to the right.
  10. build back better
    The Case Against Temporary, Half-Assed ReformsIf Democrats must shrink Biden’s agenda, they should enact a few big, permanent policies.
  11. politics
    Kyrsten Sinema Followed Into Bathroom by ProtestersSinema was also confronted by progressive activists at Reagan National Airport and by a DACA recipient on her flight.
  12. politics
    Andrew Yang Is Now Too ‘Outsider’ for Our Two-Party SystemLeaving the Democratic Party and declaring himself an independent probably won’t help Yang get his ideas enacted, but maybe it will sell more books.
  13. united kingdom
    BoJo (Possibly) Boosts Biden’s Agenda by Being WeirdU.K. prime minister Boris Johnson recorded a video saying the name of Biden’s infrastructure bill while eating what looks like fish and chips.
  14. politics
    The Ugly Truth About the Kyrsten Sinema Bathroom ProtestAggressive tactics like this one are a symptom of a democracy in decline.
  15. politics
    Raising the Debt Ceiling Is Now a Slightly Less Nightmarish TaskThe parliamentarian says Democrats can lift the debt limit without derailing Biden’s agenda, no GOP votes required. But it’s still a tricky maneuver.
  16. pandemic
    De Blasio’s Vaxx Mandate Led to an Avalanche of Shots for TeachersThe order took effect Monday, suspending 5 percent of employees in the nation’s largest school district.
  17. politics
    Todd Akin Exposed the Republican Party’s Abortion ExtremismTalk of “legitimate rape” from the former congressman, who died this week, led to GOP losses in 2012. Today’s Republicans could experience déjà vu.
  18. the national interest
    Centrist Democrats Need to Suck It Up and NegotiateDon’t get angry at liberals for stealing your signature move.
  19. secession
    No, We Can’t Get a National DivorceThere’s growing sentiment for secession, particularly on the right. It should be rejected.
  20. facebook
    Whistleblower Claims Facebook Decision on Misinformation Fueled Capitol RiotFormer Facebook employee Frances Haugen says a financially motivated decision to disarm protections against misinformation helped lead to the attack.
  21. politics
    Trump Still Really Wants His Twitter Account BackHe has asked a federal judge to make Twitter reinstate his account.
  22. politics
    Biden Backs Progressives Amid Capitol Hill ImpasseIn a meeting with the House Democratic caucus, Biden insisted that passing the infrastructure bill must be linked to the reconciliation bill.
  23. democrats
    Embattled Democrats Should Count Their BlessingsDemocrats may not leave the legacy their trifecta led them to expect. But it could have been far worse if 2020 election results had shifted slightly.
  24. politics
    The Left Is HoldingMany Democrats bet progressives would fold ahead of a key vote on Thursday, but they instead forced leadership on its heels.
  25. the national interest
    John Durham’s Attempt to Discredit Trump’s Russiagate Enemies Is Falling ApartThe prosecutor omitted key evidence from his indictment.
  26. congress
    All These Crises in Congress Are Self-ImposedThe dysfunction in D.C. is largely the product of Congress’s own laws and procedures. And lawmakers have the power to fix it.
  27. mint the coin
    How Biden Could End the Debt-Ceiling Crisis by ‘Minting the Coin’The president could bail the United States out of debt default by ordering the creation of a $1 trillion platinum coin. Really.
  28. politics
    This Is All So DepressingWouldn’t it be pleasant to have nice things?
  29. politics
    ‘I’m Not Changing My Mind’: New York Fires Unvaccinated Health-Care WorkersHospitals are holding on so far, after the mandate to get the shot took effect at midnight.
  30. the national interest
    Joe Manchin Just Might Finally Be Onto SomethingGlimmers of hope in his quasi-plan.
  31. politics
    Tish James Has Had Enough of Andrew Cuomo’s AttacksAfter months of criticism implying she was trying to take his job, the attorney general fights back.
  32. scoundrels
    The Bottomless Emptiness of ManchemaThe Sinema and Manchin school of politics rests on self-serving principles and nothing more.
  33. explainer
    Why Trump’s Election-Audit Circus Just Won’t EndA guide to Arizona’s sloppy recount, why other Republican-led states are following suit, and what “audit” proponents are really after.
  34. the national interest
    If You Think Progressives Won’t Compromise With Centrists, You Have It BackwardsTaking a “centrist” stance doesn’t always mean you’re reasonable.
  35. past is prologue
    Biden May Bounce Back Like Other Presidents HaveHistory shows that presidents usually get reelected unless they are unlucky, or, like Donald Trump, they work hard at alienating voters.
  36. political science
    Is America Too Rich for Class Politics?A new theory for why affluent Democrats vote against their economic interests.
  37. politics
    Washington Is Waiting on Manchin and Sinema: UpdatesMeanwhile, House progressives double down and say they’re willing to kill the infrastructure deal unless their demands on a larger bill are met.
  38. politics
    The Drama-Lover’s Guide to the New Trump BooksLove gossip, but not enough to actually read the new batch of Trump books? Here are all the juicy, disturbing, and darkly amusing tidbits you missed.
  39. abortion
    Mississippi Attorney General Says Abortion Ban Means Women Can Have It AllIt’s a bizarre argument, particularly coming from someone representing the reactionary state of Mississippi.
  40. politics
    California Republicans’ Demonization of Voting by Mail May BackfireThe state has made universal voting by mail permanent. Now Republicans must deal with the effect of Trump’s disinformation on mail ballots.
  41. politics
    New Book Implies Trump Was Even Nicer to Putin in PrivateIs that possible?
  42. politics
    Jumaane Jumps InHe plans to run for governor, saying Kathy Hochul “enabled” Cuomo, and he’s keeping an eye on Tish James.
  43. politics
    Trump Hates Brian Kemp So Much He Mock-Endorsed Stacey AbramsThe “Trump Ticket” in Georgia has no gubernatorial challenger, and that’s driving the 45th president to distraction.
  44. politics
    Why Dentists Oppose Democrats’ Plan to Add Dental Coverage to MedicareLike physicians before them, dentists are against so-called “socialized medicine” — even though it will help fill their own pockets.
  45. tomorrow
    The Public Continues to Underestimate COVID’s Age DiscriminationIn the breakthrough era, age matters as much as vaccination status.
  46. arizona audit
    Arizona Audit Aftermath Shows Trump Conspiracy Theories Will Go On ForeverYes, the recount in Arizona showed Biden’s lead actually increasing, but there’s always another rabbit hole for MAGA folks to explore.
  47. the national interest
    Tim Scott Turns Against His Own Police-Reform PlanRepublican senator once supported tying grants to reform; now he calls it “defunding the police.”
  48. encounter
    Streaming With Hasan Piker, the AOC of Twitch“I’m a political commentator with, like, stans.”
  49. metoo
    Anita Hill Wants More Than an ApologyThirty years after her groundbreaking testimony to Congress, Hill says gender violence is a public crisis.
  50. politics
    Will Progressives Really Sink Joe Biden’s Agenda?Congressional Democrats’ high-stakes internal standoff is about to come to a head.
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