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  1. the city politic
    4 Big Takeaways From New York’s Weird Late-Summer PrimariesHow backlash to overturning Roe v. Wade, incumbency, and the rejection of a few extremist candidates by New York Republicans may matter.
  2. early and often
    Rage Against the Machine: Can Alessandra Biaggi Defeat Sean Patrick Maloney?The head of the DCCC is the epitome of moderation — and everything wrong with Democrats to the young progressive hoping to beat him next week.
  3. the national interest
    Joe Biden’s Best Week EverHis presidency is suddenly shaping up to be a resounding success.
  4. early and often
    The Bad News for Democrats on Crime and ImmigrationPollster Stan Greenberg says the midterm landscape has improved for Democrats, but they need to find more credible positions on certain issues.
  5. early and often
    The Biden Age Is Hitting Its StrideThe debate over how old the president is and whether he should run again is a distraction from how much he has already accomplished.
  6. the inside game
    The Kamala ConundrumThe Democrats’ leader-in-waiting is unpopular, derided by donors, and here to stay.
  7. life after roe
    For Democrats, It’s Now Culture War or NothingDemocrats have an opportunity and responsibility to fight for abortion and other rights at a time when they just aren’t trusted on the economy.
  8. early and often
    Will Democrats Promote a Trump Comeback?Democrats are getting into the habit of boosting weak GOP opponen,ts and Trump may be Biden’s most beatable 2024 opponent. But it’s a risky strategy.
  9. the system
    How Democrats Bolstered the Post-Roe Enforcement RegimeWhen funding the police backfires.
  10. life after roe
    What Polls Tell Us About Abortion and the MidtermsDemocrats hope a “Dobbs effect” will help them in November.
  11. early and often
    How New York’s Redistricting Became a War of All Against All for Democrats“It was mass hysteria. Everyone assumed the whole thing was a plot against them.”
  12. vision 2024
    Democrats Quietly Search for an Alternative to Biden in 2024Inside the 2024 soul-searching that’s happening in every corner of the Democratic Party — except the White House.
  13. the national interest
    Political Correctness Is LosingHow the Democratic Party fought back against illiberalism.
  14. politics
    Democrats Learned the Wrong Lessons From Losing VirginiaThe more experts look at Glenn Youngkin’s win, the less it seems it was caused by suburban swing voters upset about schools.
  15. politics
    Democrats Have a Plan to Dump the Iowa CaucusesThe first-in-the-nation caucuses have survived many challenges over the years, but a new DNC proposal could finally dethrone Iowa.
  16. 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.
  17. gerrymandering
    Another State Says to Hell With GerrymanderingAfter the Supreme Court punted on the issue, state constitutions like Ohio’s may hold the key to reform.
  18. january 6
    What Will It Take to Stop a 2024 Election Coup?A warning from election-law expert Rick Hasen suggests options for stopping state legislatures from stealing electoral votes may be limited.
  19. 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.
  20. obits
    Harry Reid and the Power of PersistenceReid’s unlikely climb to power and his record as Senate Democratic leader were a testament to his determined loyalty to his party and his state.
  21. supreme court
    Why Is John Roberts So Popular Among Democrats?The chief justice’s enduring appeal suggests the Supreme Court may be able to gut Roe without great cost to its reputation.
  22. 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.
  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. criminal justice reform
    Biden’s Low Marks on Crime Are Killing ReformThe prospect of meaningful change has never looked bleaker.
  27. 2024 vision
    Democrats Need a Three-Year Plan to Save DemocracyThat means largely abandoning hope for 2022 and preparing to do battle at Armageddon with Trump in 2024.
  28. abortion
    If Roe Is Reversed, Democrats Need to Be ReadyAt a time when their party has convinced itself to avoid social issues, they should prepare for a culture-war battle they can win.
  29. politics
    Clinton’s Misunderstood ‘Sister Soulja Moment’ Doesn’t Need a RevivalWhen you understand the full context of Clinton’s 1992 remarks, calls for Biden to deliver his own challenge to Black activists make even less sense.
  30. past is prologue
    Cheer Up, Democrats! You’ve Had It Worse Than This.The Democratic Party has a lot of problems, but it’s faced similarly sticky situations before and survived.
  31. the national interest
    Joe Biden’s Big SqueezeProgressive donors to the left of him, cynical centrists to the right — a unified theory of why his popular agenda is so unpopular.
  32. democrats
    Democrats Shouldn’t Run Away From Their Non-White Party BaseWhite racial resentments are on the rise again. But Democrats shouldn’t dispossess non-white voters in a bid to chase white voters they may never win.
  33. past is prologue
    American Politics Is Back to the FutureCrime, inflation, parental rights in schools aren’t new issues at all, but a blast from the Republican revival of the ‘70s and ‘80s.
  34. third parties
    Why There Is No Centrist Third PartyAs a new Pew typology shows, there aren’t enough actual centrists, and they aren’t very interested in voting, either.
  35. politics
    Enough With the Tired ’90s Takes on Today’s DemocratsMark Penn and Andrew Stein are advising Biden to turn his back on decades of change within his party and his country. It won’t, and shouldn’t, work.
  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. 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.
  38. build back better
    The Democrats Have a Collective-Action ProblemCan Joe Biden’s agenda survive the competing claims within his own party?
  39. 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.
  40. politics
    Is It Time for Democrats to Panic About Virginia — and the Midterms?Here’s some reassurance even for Democrats who are worried Glenn Youngkin’s defeat of Terry McAuliffe for governor would foretell a 2022 disaster.
  41. 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.
  42. politics
    No, Mitch McConnell Didn’t ‘Cave’ on the Debt CeilingTalk of McConnell folding misses what he got out of the debt-limit deal: a vote he can use against Democrats in 2022 and more chaos down the road.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. politics
    What Joe Biden Needs to Tell Warring DemocratsIt’s time for Democrats in Congress stop posturing, drop their demands, and heed Biden’s call for party unity – or they’ll face a grim future.
  47. politics
    No Immigration Breakthrough in Reconciliation Bill, Says ParliamentarianUnder the Senate’s obscure Byrd Rule, the budget implications of immigration reforms benefiting eight million people are “incidental.”
  48. explainer
    Will America Finally Get National Paid Family Leave?What to expect when you’re expecting the U.S. Congress to pass a paid family-leave law in 2021.
  49. voting rights
    Surrendering to Republicans on Voting Rights Won’t Save DemocracyJoe Manchin seems to think voting-rights reforms have to be bipartisan to work. But letting Republicans run wild won’t encourage them to compromise.
  50. politics
    California Governor Gavin Newsom Destroys Effort to Recall HimWhy it wasn’t even close.
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