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Build Back Better

  1. build back better
    The Democrats Have a Collective-Action ProblemCan Joe Biden’s agenda survive the competing claims within his own party?
  2. 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.
  3. the national interest
    Report: Sinema Bent to Destroy Biden Presidency to Keep Taxes on the Wealthy LowThis is extremely bad.
  4. the national interest
    Hoping Republicans Extend Your Social Agenda Is Not a PlanThe perils of Biden’s short-term program strategy.
  5. 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 infrastructure, reconciliation, and the rest.
  6. build back better
    Manchin Hasn’t Killed Biden’s Climate Agenda (Yet)Biden’s best green policy looks dead. But there’s still a fair amount Congress can do.
  7. politics
    Democrats Scramble for Climate Options After Manchin Rejects Clean-Energy PlanManchin’s opposition to a key program has reportedly upended Democrats’ climate-policy plans and forced the White House to seek alternatives.
  8. the national interest
    5 Theories on What Kyrsten Sinema WantsIs she just the Glenn Greenwald of senators?
  9. politics
    Democrats Should Save Some Reconciliation Goodies for 2022The best way to reduce the Build Back Better price tag without sacrificing initiatives is to delay the most popular ideas, like Medicare expansion.
  10. the national interest
    Marco Rubio Doesn’t Know What a ‘Socialist’ Is, But He Knows Biden Is One.The Florida Republican gives a master class in political philosophy.
  11. politics
    Joe Manchin Doesn’t Want an ‘Entitlement Society.’ We Already Live in One.The Build Back Better Act would make things a little more fair. The bill’s privileged opponents consider that a problem.
  12. 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.
  13. build back better
    The Case Against Temporary, Half-Assed ReformsIf Democrats must shrink Biden’s agenda, they should enact a few big, permanent policies.
  14. 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.
  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. the national interest
    Centrist Democrats Need to Suck It Up and NegotiateDon’t get angry at liberals for stealing your signature move.
  17. 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.
  18. build back better
    Manchin Might Not Be Biden’s Biggest ProblemThe West Virginia senator’s demands are easier to satisfy than those of some other “moderate” holdouts.
  19. the national interest
    Joe Manchin Just Might Finally Be Onto SomethingGlimmers of hope in his quasi-plan.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. politics
    Will Progressives Really Sink Joe Biden’s Agenda?Congressional Democrats’ high-stakes internal standoff is about to come to a head.
  24. the national interest
    Conservatives Are Having Another Nervous Breakdown Over ‘Socialism’Joe Biden is still a capitalist.
  25. build back better
    Why Are There So Many Democrats to Joe Biden’s Right?Political necessity doesn’t explain moderate opposition to the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act.
  26. joe biden
    Can Joe Biden Build Back a Better Approval Rating?The president’s poll numbers are getting ugly.
  27. reconciliation bill
    3 Key Divides in Democrats’ Civil War Over the Biden AgendaIt’s not just progressives versus moderates.
  28. housing
    To ‘Build Back Better,’ America Must Build More HousingA historic housing shortage threatens to hamper the post-COVID recovery.
  29. infrastructure
    Here’s the Real Obstacle to Biden’s $4 Trillion Infrastructure BillSome moderate Democrats have a limited appetite for deficit spending, while others can’t stomach large tax hikes.
  30. build back better
    Why Biden’s Next Bill May Be a ‘China Package’Fear of China’s economic strength has spurred bipartisan support for public investment in U.S. manufacturing.