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Build Back Better

  1. the national interest
    Good-bye to Biden’s Social-Policy AgendaIn the end, sheer economic ignorance killed it.
  2. early and often
    Democrats Learn That a Trifecta Isn’t EverythingIn 2017, Republicans had a trifecta and couldn’t repeal Obamacare. Sometimes institutional issues are to blame more than politicians like Joe Manchin.
  3. the national interest
    The Democrats’ Failure Is CompleteIt would be too easy to blame only Manchin for the death of their agenda.
  4. politics
    Problem Democrat Joe Manchin Throws His Party a Few BonesThe West Virginian affirmed his support for Ketanji Brown Jackson and salvaging Build Back Better, indicating he understands the limits of his power.
  5. politics
    Manchin Makes Biden a Good Offer. But Will Sinema Buy It?The West Virginian is inclined to okay Biden tax proposals that the Arizonan has vetoed in the past. Something’s got to give for anything to get done.
  6. politics
    Build Back Better Was Always a God-awful NameJoe Manchin has given Democrats a precious opportunity to rebrand their agenda.
  7. education policy
    Does Pre-K Actually Hurt Kids?A new study raises that alarming possibility. But even if its findings are true, universal pre-K would still be worthwhile.
  8. politics
    Democrats’ Control of Senate Iffy As Luján Recovers From StrokeThankfully, the New Mexico senator is expected to recover fully. But during his absence, some big Democratic initiatives must be put on hold.
  9. politics
    A Guide to Congress’s Jam-Packed FebruaryDemocrats’ to-do list includes salvaging Build Back Better, reforming election laws, and avoiding a shutdown — and they know time is running out.
  10. kyrsten sinema
    Kyrsten Sinema’s New Republican Friends Aren’t Going to Vote for HerHer antics have cost her the support of Arizona Democrats, and she won’t be saved by the Republicans lionizing her for “saving the Senate.”
  11. our climate
    The World Can’t Go Green and Nuclear FreeNuclear energy is the only existing non-carbon technology that can compensate for renewables’ liabilities.
  12. build back better
    Give Manchin What He Wants AlreadyBefore Democrats give up on passing Biden’s climate agenda, they should see if the West Virginia senator will take yes for an answer.
  13. that happened
    The Time Clinton Took Over Obama’s White House Podium and Stayed AwhileAs Bill Clinton tries to revive Joe Biden’s stalled agenda, the president should remember his predecessor can be an excellent — if overeager — asset.
  14. democrats
    Will a Doomed Voting-Rights Push Really Help Biden?Democrats’ “supercharged” drive to pass voting-rights legislation, which will likely fail, could discourage base voters more than sober realism.
  15. thus spoke manchin
    If Manchin Kills Build Back Better, This Will Be WhyThe West Virginia senator may have figured out that green-energy subsidies actually work.
  16. joe manchin
    Could Joe Manchin Really Switch Parties?The senator may become a Republican one day, but giving up the enormous leverage he holds over Democrats right now makes little sense.
  17. politics
    The Truth About Joe ManchinHe says he has to explain his opposition to “the people.” That’s not who he’s serving.
  18. joe manchin
    What Do Progressives Hope to Gain From Bashing Manchin?The idea that Democrats can take Manchin to the woodshed back home in West Virginia betrays a very poor understanding of that state’s Trumpy politics.
  19. joe manchin
    The Democratic Agenda Dies of DelusionsManchin’s views are fallacious and classist. But they’ve also been crystal clear, and the Democratic leadership willfully ignored them.
  20. the national interest
    Biden Should Take Manchin’s Deal Right NowPolitics is about making things better, not speaking truth to power.
  21. politics
    Manchin’s Sudden Spike of Build Back Better Act Draws White House RebukeThe senator is apparently pulling the plug on the massive social policy and climate legislation, infuriating fellow Democrats.
  22. the national interest
    Did Joe Manchin Just Kill Joe Biden’s Domestic Agenda?Maybe. Or the conservative Democrat might just be negotiating again.
  23. congress
    Senate Democrats Give Up, Go Home for the HolidaysDespite talk of passing Build Back Better and voting-rights legislation by the end of 2021, the session ends not with a bang but a whimper.
  24. voting rights
    Democrats Are Cruising for a Bruising on Voting RightsIf Biden and his party raise expectations on voting rights legislation that they cannot fulfill, the repercussions could be serious in 2022.
  25. politics
    Schumer Needs to Stop Setting Up Democrats for FailureDems have more work to do on Build Back Better and voting rights, and there’s no imminent due date. So why keep announcing and abandoning deadlines?
  26. the democrats
    Blame the Democratic Leadership for Biden’s Stalled AgendaWhy are Schumer and Pelosi ignoring Manchin’s most consistent (and substantively wise) demand?
  27. the national interest
    Joe Manchin Might Finally Be a Force For GoodSomeone needs to make Democrats pick which social programs to scrap.
  28. explainer
    What Is Congress Even Doing Right Now? A Brief Guide.Congress is tangled in interlocking bills and delayed crises. Here’s the real status and deadline on reconciliation, the debt ceiling, and the rest.
  29. build back better
    Democrats Must Hope That Build Back Better Adds to the DeficitBiden’s social policy bill is fully paid for — if the bulk of it expires before the decade’s end.
  30. build back better
    Endless Kevin McCarthy Speech Inspires Democratic ComediansLadies and Gentleman, your roast master, Jamie Raskin!
  31. the national interest
    Sinema: We’re All Trying to Find the Guy Who Did This to Biden’s AgendaSenator concerned about promises that can’t be delivered (because of her).
  32. just asking questions
    An Obama Economic Adviser on Biden’s Big Inflation Problem“I’ve long thought Washington was doing too little, but it has now overcorrected and done too much,” says Harvard’s Jason Furman.
  33. the national interest
    Sinema: Households Earning $9 Million a Year Are Too Poor to Pay More TaxFinally, a senator who looks out for the high-seven-figure-income class.
  34. the national interest
    Maybe We Should Have Listened to Larry Summers’s Warnings About InflationHe likes Build Back Better!
  35. the national interest
    The House Progressive Caucus, Unlike the Freedom Caucus, Is SanePramila Jayapal’s progressive faction was trying to pass a bill all along.
  36. 2021 elections
    Democrats Would Only Lose Again by Decimating Biden’s AgendaThe worst thing Democrats in Congress can do after Tuesday’s election losses is give up their fleeting opportunity to make historic accomplishments.
  37. polls
    Is the Media to Blame for Biden’s Bad Poll Numbers?Or is it “the economy, stupid”?
  38. 2022 midterms
    Will the Fate of Biden’s Agenda Really Affect the 2022 Midterms?Democrats should stop trying to win the midterms with legislation, and get some big things right without worrying about elections they cannot control.
  39. g20
    G20 Leaders Back Global Minimum Tax to Close Off Corporate Tax HavensThe international pact is considered an essential part of the Biden administration’s plans to raise taxes in the U.S.
  40. build back better
    Congress Decides to Learn Almost Nothing From PandemicCOVID cost America 734,000 lives and $16 trillion. Biden’s new Build Back Better bill invests just $2.7 billion into pandemic preparedness.
  41. build back better
    The Build Back Better Framework: The Good, the Bad, the UglyThe diet-version of Joe Biden’s signature legislation has some heartening strengths and dismaying weaknesses.
  42. satire
    6 Wildly Popular Proposals Senator Manchin KilledNo to free chocolate chip cookies? Thanks a lot, Joe.
  43. the national interest
    Biden’s Build Back Better Plan Can Be Great, But Congress Needs to Fix ItLock in the revenue and climate, pare down the social spending.
  44. the economy
    Bidenomics Is WorkingEven though voters think otherwise.
  45. the national interest
    How the Right-Wing Supreme Court Can Save Biden’s Economic PlanConservative judicial activism to the rescue!
  46. politics
    Can Democrats Gut the Filibuster After Reconciliation Is Done?The idea that Manchin and Sinema can be moved to support a filibuster carve-out for voting rights is both dubious and dangerous.
  47. build back better
    The Democrats Have a Collective-Action ProblemCan Joe Biden’s agenda survive the competing claims within his own party?
  48. joe manchin
    Is Manchin Considering Quitting the Democratic Party?The West Virginian wants to issue a credible threat to Democrats to increase his leverage in negotiations over Biden’s agenda.
  49. the national interest
    Report: Sinema Bent to Destroy Biden Presidency to Keep Taxes on the Wealthy LowThis is extremely bad.
  50. the national interest
    Hoping Republicans Extend Your Social Agenda Is Not a PlanThe perils of Biden’s short-term program strategy.
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