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  1. abortion
    Texas Abortion Law Likely to Stay in Place Until Court Deals With Roe v. WadeAll roads now appear to be converging on the Supreme Court’s big upcoming decision.
  2. the law
    Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion BanAs expected, the conservative-leaning Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked a lower court’s ruling against the law.
  3. s.b. 8
    Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Enforcement of Texas Abortion BanIts “vigilante” mechanism is now on pause, though Texas’s Republican AG is expected to appeal the ruling with the sympathetic 5th Circuit court.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. republicans
    Susan Collins Reminds Us She Is Hardly a ModerateBy hedging her bets on abortion and endorsing a return to power by Paul LePage, Collins makes it clear her independence goes only so far.
  8. politics
    Two Disbarred Out-of-State Attorneys Might Blow Up the Texas Abortion LawTaking advantage of Texas’s encouragement of private law suits with bonus money, the random challengers may have just triggered legal review of SB 8.
  9. politics
    McAuliffe Is Going With the Newsom Playbook in VirginiaMcAuliffe will hammer Youngkin on COVID-19 measures, abortion, and Donald Trump, while the Republican will count on the natural midterm trends.
  10. politics
    The Right-Wing Divisions Over Texas’s Abortion LawNot everyone who advocates for strict abortion laws is thrilled. But eventually, everyone in the movement might get what they want.
  11. catholicism
    Pope Francis Is Not a Fan of Conservative Effort to Deny Communion to Joe BidenAfter some oblique warnings, Francis is clearly telling telling conservative bishops to behave like pastors, not politicians.
  12. the law
    What’s Next in the Legal Fight Against Texas’s Extreme Abortion BanA brazenly political court let Texas ban almost all abortions. Politics may be the only thing to stop it.
  13. politics
    Partisanship Put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court. Now She’s Against It.The justice bemoaned perceptions of the Supreme Court following an introduction by Mitch McConnell, who made the confirmation process hyperpartisan.
  14. 2022 midterms
    Democrats May Have to Change the Subject From Biden in 2022Midterms are usually a referendum on presidents. But if Biden’s numbers don’t improve, Dems can run against Trump or GOP extremism in its many forms.
  15. politics
    Worse Than Texas: The Real Threat to Abortion Comes Next MonthS.B. 8 will eventually be defeated but not the six conservatives on the Supreme Court.
  16. politics
    DOJ Sues Texas Over Blatantly Unconstitutional Abortion BanThe opening bell of a long fight to save women’s constitutional rights against a conservative counterrevolution.
  17. abortion
    How Far Will the Anti-Abortion Movement Go?If the Supreme Court reverses Roe, forget states’ rights and get ready for national or constitutional abortion bans.
  18. reproductive rights
    Everything You Need to Know About the Abortion DebateWe’re facing the biggest threat to abortion rights in decades. If you haven’t been following the debate closely, it’s time to brush up on the basics.
  19. politics
    Anti-Abortion Activists Aren’t HypocritesThey don’t so much care about children, born or unborn, as they want to control women’s bodies.
  20. abortion
    Will Abortion Dominate the 2022 Midterms?It’s possible that, given the current and near-future actions of the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion could matter more than ever to pro-choice voters.
  21. abortion
    The Legal Shadowboxing Over the Texas Abortion BanMerrick Garland vowed to protect abortion seekers, and scholars proposed ways to thwart the law. But no “vigilante” suit means no legal action.
  22. texas
    Texas Is Already Creating Abortion RefugeesPregnant people in Texas are scrambling to get abortions in neighboring states, but clinics cannot handle the influx.
  23. abortion
    The Anti-Abortion Movement’s Investment in the Republican Party Is Paying OffDonald Trump was the first president to keep his promises to them, and now the big moment of rolling back abortion rights may be near.
  24. explainer
    The Supreme Court’s Radical Texas Abortion Law Ruling & What Comes NextA guide to the Texas abortion ban’s “vigilante” enforcement system, the Supreme Court’s shocking response, and the coming flood of legal battles.
  25. politics
    Supreme Court Lets Texas Ban Abortion With Vigilante JusticeConservative justices have jumped the gun on overturning Roe v. Wade.
  26. politics
    Texas Is What a Real Mob Looks LikeForget the freakout over illiberalism on campus. Pay attention to the right’s abortion bounties.
  27. politics
    Texas Just Got Away With Banning Abortion. Will Anyone Stop Them?Republicans crafted a clever, terrifying law to gut Roe v. Wade.
  28. abortion
    Anti-Abortion Movement Lets the Mask Slip in Plea to Supreme CourtIt may be time for those who really want to ban all abortions to stop pretending they’re just worried about late-term instances or clinic regulations.
  29. patriotism
    Superpatriot Kristi Noem ‘Really Hates This America’The South Dakota governor craves the peace and unity of a one-party state.
  30. elections of 2021
    Pity the MAGA Candidate Who Tries to PivotRepublican Glenn Youngkin became studiously vague after winning the Virginia Republican gubernatorial nomination on a wave of money and Trumpiness.
  31. abortion
    New Texas Abortion Law Enlists Activists to Harass Providers in CourtIn a twist on other pre-viability abortion bans, Texas leaves enforcement to any schmo with evidence of an “illegal” procedure.
  32. abortion
    Bishops Try to Backpedal As Backlash to Attack on Biden GrowsAn upcoming statement aimed at denying communion to pro-choice Catholic politicians like the president is getting bad reviews in Rome and America.
  33. religion
    The Southern Baptist Church Is Going to Hell in a HandbasketAllegations of racism, sexual abuse, and idolatry toward Donald Trump are emanating from well-known figures in the largest Protestant denomination.
  34. obituaries
    John Warner Was the Glamorous Republican Heretic of the SenateThe late senator figured he’d only be remembered for his marriage to Elizabeth Taylor, but it should be for his struggle against extremism in the GOP.
  35. intelligencer chats
    The Radicalism of the Abortion Law the Supreme Court Took UpChief Justice Roberts is thought to favor an incremental-change model. This is far from that.
  36. reproductive rights
    Imagining a Post-Roe AmericaThe Supreme Court now has an opportunity to gut its 1973 abortion ruling. A savage landscape of inequality and culture war awaits.
  37. u.s. supreme court
    Is Roe v. Wade Now Doomed?We’ve been here before, when the Supreme Court surprised everyone in 1992 by upholding the right to choose. But this new challenge doesn’t look good.
  38. politics
    Supreme Court to Hear Case That Threatens Roe v. WadeThe Court will review Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, giving the new 6-3 conservative majority its first chance to gut abortion rights.
  39. religion
    Catholic Bishops Mull Communion Ban for Pro-Choice Politicians Like Joe BidenA formal ban is unlikely, but the conservative effort to nationalize decisions to deny communion on political grounds could have repercussions.
  40. politics
    The Fateful Question of How Latinos Vote Going ForwardTrump and his party over-performed with Latino voters in 2020. It’s important for both parties to figure whether that was a fluke or a trend.
  41. politics
    Why Is the Supreme Court Hesitating on Abortion?With a solidly conservative bloc on the bench, a decision on whether to hear a big case is all the more mysterious.
  42. conservatism
    What Can Republicans Do to Make ‘Conservative Populism’ More Popular?From identifying a few ways to re-redistribute resources to their constituencies to restricting the franchise, Republicans are battling the future.
  43. power
    Arkansas Just Passed a Near-Total Ban on AbortionThe law — which is blatantly unconstitutional — would make it a felony to perform an abortion. There is no exception for rape or incest.
  44. covid-19 vaccine
    Catholic Archdiocese Bans COVID Vaccine Over Tenuous Link to AbortionThe ruling would be right at home in the Middle Ages.
  45. abortion
    Can Biden and Democrats Protect Abortion Rights From Trump’s Judges?The worst was averted when Trump lost and Democrats won control of the Senate. But an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court could strike soon.
  46. georgia senate runoffs
    Doug Collins’s Sacrilegious Attack on Raphael WarnockGeorgia Republicans are engaged in holy war against Christian minister Warnock and his hallowed Atlanta church.
  47. supreme court
    Why the Barrett Hearings Are Generating Less Outrage Than Kavanaugh’sUnlike Trump’s last Supreme Court pick, Barrett is not embroiled in scandal — but that’s not the only reason the temperature is lower this time.
  48. vision 2020
    Pence Won’t Own Up to His Anti-Abortion CrusadeIf we know nothing else about the vice-president, it’s that he is devoted to the most extreme position on abortion policy available.
  49. vision 2020
    Trump Disrespects His Religious Followers, Former Aides SayConservative Evangelical leaders may cynically accept a transactional relationship with a heathenish president, but in the pews they still believe.
  50. supreme court
    Are Amy Coney Barrett’s Religious Views Fair Game for Tough Questions?Charismatic Catholicism may seem alien to many Americans. But Barrett’s critics really need to educate themselves before diving down rabbit holes.
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