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    Biden’s Promising Opening Move in the Court WarsThe president’s list of judicial nominees shows that Democrats have learned some lessons from the GOP.
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    Why Joe Biden’s Speech WorkedThe consoler-in-chief played to his strengths as he offered a path out of the pandemic.
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    Maybe the Variants Aren’t So Scary After AllAssessing the risk of another major COVID wave as optimism begins to rule the day.
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    The Political Costs of Ted Cruz’s Cancún VacationThis scandal may do lasting damage to the Texas senator — but he’s got plenty of time to ride it out.
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    America’s Brittle Infrastructure Is on Display in TexasMore system failures loom as the weather becomes more extreme. But disasters can also serve as needed wake-up calls.
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    Will Stephen Breyer Take One for the Team?Liberals are (finally) focusing more attention on the courts — and putting pressure on a justice to retire while the retiring’s good.
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    President Biden’s Highly Consequential, Kind of Boring DebutWhat his early strategy can tell us about the next four years.
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    Why Has Donald Trump Clammed Up?To the delight of many, the ultimate loudmouth has been deafeningly silent for almost a month.
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    The Biggest Hopes and Fears for Biden’s Early DaysA chat about our post–January 20 future.
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    How Pence Could Remove Trump From Office Without a Vote in CongressThe Cabinet is reportedly considering an invocation of the 25th Amendment, allowing the removal of Trump with just days left in his presidency.
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    Why Dems Are Now Optimistic About Winning Both Georgia RacesUnderwhelming Republican turnout has been a major story on Tuesday night.
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    Why Georgia Republicans Are So Worried About Trump’s Phone CallAs the special Senate elections approach, the president is making things more difficult for Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
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    When Will Vaccines Put a Real Dent in America’s Death Toll?Unfortunately, it might be a while.
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    How Does NYC’s Crisis Compare to Past Moments of Peril?The city was in a very different kind of danger in the 1970s than it is today.
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    The Mood in the White House During Trump’s Frenzied Final DaysAs the president rage-tweets about the election, staffers are moving on — but still fighting with one another.
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    What an Actual Socialist Makes of Republicans’ Anti-Socialism HysteriaSocialists, radical liberals, whatever … Trump and his party are wildly incoherent in their descriptions of Democrats.
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    What a Spectacularly Ill-Advised Idea Says About McKinseyThe powerful, secretive consulting giant is once again in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
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    How Worried Is Team Biden About Trump’s Transition Obstruction?The president-elect will be sworn in on January 20, but stonewalling has consequences — especially during a pandemic.
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    The Debate Guardrails Were a Gift for TrumpThe restraints made the president more restrained. But his attacks on Biden still fell flat.
  20. 2020 vice-presidential debate
    The VP Debate Was a Reminder That This Election Is All About TrumpIn an untraditional election year, Mike Pence vs. Kamala Harris felt very much like a traditional undercard.
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    Biden Emerges From a Train Wreck Mostly UnscathedThe Democratic nominee wasn’t always sharp on Tuesday night, but he probably did what he needed to do against an especially unhinged Trump.
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    Would Court Packing Be Too Slippery a Slope?In the face of a 6-3 majority pushed through before the election, would Democrats favor an expanded Court? Filibuster reform? Guam statehood?
  23. ruth bader ginsburg
    Why Mitch McConnell Will Try to Fill RBG’s Court SeatAfter RBG’s death, the Senate majority leader will do everything he can to push the balance of the court to the right. Odds are in his favor.
  24. business
    A Solid Jobs Report Makes Imminent Stimulus Even Less LikelyDiving into Friday’s numbers, which show the economy recovering at a decent clip.
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    Should New York City Really Be Reopening Its Schools?Considering the pros and cons of the city’s big September gamble.
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    Will the Virtual Conventions Have a Lasting Effect on the Presidential Race?It will be difficult for the last two weeks to rise above this year’s background chaos.
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    Will Republicans’ Apocalyptic Convention Message Win Anyone Over?As has been true throughout much of the Trump era, the party seems intent only on reenergizing its most fervent followers.
  28. democratic national convention
    Joe Biden Hits His StrideThe former veep nailed his nomination-acceptance speech — and complicated Trump’s attempts to paint him as doddering.
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    Obama Finally Gave the Speech Democrats Were Waiting ForThe ex-president laid it all on the line Wednesday night (and gave Kamala Harris a tough act to follow).
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    Normal People Were the Stars of the DNC’s Second NightA spirited roll call featuring a plate of calamari stole the show.
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    Will Colin Powell’s DNC Appearance Actually Help Joe Biden?Swing voters may be impressed to see another Republican backing Biden — or they may be turned off by the W. administration official’s endorsement.
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    Are Democrats Pulling Off Their Reimagined Convention?The exigencies of the pandemic helped produce moments, like Michelle Obama’s speech, that would have been hard to imagine at a traditional event.
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    What Kamala Harris Brings to the TicketHer flawed campaign also showcased many of her strengths — like going on offense.
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    The Economy Is Slightly Less Bad Than a Few Weeks AgoThere’s some good news in Friday’s jobs report, but it is also likely to make a congressional deal even more difficult.
  35. vision 2020
    Is Kamala Harris Inevitable?Last-minute contenders for Joe Biden’s vice-presidential selection have emerged, but the California senator is still the front-runner.
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    Should Susan Rice’s Benghazi Past Matter to Biden?The former national security adviser comes with a prepackaged faux scandal, but it may not resonate outside the Fox bubble.
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    Could the Pandemic Reshape the Restaurant Business?A chat with Grub Street’s Chris Crowley about the economic crisis facing the restaurant industry, and what might come after COVID-19.
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    America Needs Another Bailout. Is Congress Up to the Task?Ultimately, fiscal policy can only go so far in mitigating the economic effects of the coronavirus.
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    Could the Pandemic Be a Climate Turning Point?The volatile political conditions created by the coronavirus may matter more than a temporary downturn in carbon emissions.
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    The Pandemic Is Putting Parents in an Impossible SituationA conversation about New York City’s haphazard school-reopening plan.
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    Does Biden Need to Do Anything Different to Win?So far, the Democratic nominee’s relatively low-key strategy is working out just fine. Where does it go from here?
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    Should Biden Throw Election-Map Calculus Out the Window With His Veep Pick?What the Democratic nominee should be considering as he ponders his big decision.
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    What Could ‘Defund the Police’ Mean in Practice?Trying to unpack the slogan that has become a rallying cry for activists around the country.
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    Does the Biden ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Matter?Primary voters may not have to be thrilled about their candidate — especially when that candidate is matched up with President Trump.
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    Why Hasn’t the Stock Market Crashed Even More?Wall Street is well off its pre-pandemic highs, but it is also showing a guarded optimism about the recovery.
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    Should Networks Stop Airing Trump’s Falsehood-Filled Coronavirus Briefings?A daily dose of presidential misinformation might not be what America needs right now.
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    Will Markets Ever Adjust to the Coronavirus Era?Incredible volatility has defined the last few weeks. More certainty about the disease’s course will provide much-needed clarity.
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    Does Congress Have It Right on the Coronavirus Bailout?Suddenly, a version of universal basic income is a mainstream idea — and Republicans are championing it.
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    Did Joe Biden Do What He Needed to Do at Sunday’s Debate?In what may be the final showdown of the Democratic primary, coronavirus took center stage.
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    Is There Any End in Sight to Coronavirus’s Economic Carnage?A major recession isn’t inevitable, but continuing worldwide disruption is.
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