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    What Has Made the January 6 Hearings Such Great Television?TV writers would kill for some of this dialogue, for one thing.
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    America’s Economic Outlook Gets GloomierInflation is barely easing, making the Fed’s already tough job even more difficult.
  3. life after roe
    Does the Reasoning in Roe v. Wade Matter?Few valorize the opinion that provided a constitutional right to abortion. But its weakness may be beside the point.
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    Why Is the Christian Right Bringing Back Anti-Gay Talking Points?A febrile Republican base is fired up for the midterms and ready to continue a fight that, in their eyes, never really ended.
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    How Bad Is the Ukraine War for Climate Change?Russia’s brutal invasion may hasten the West’s clean-energy transition, but its short-term effects on the planet will be damaging.
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    Is Biden Trying to Psych Putin Out?His administration has been playing an unusual information-warfare game against the Russian leader.
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    Schools Might Be Heading for a January ‘Omicron Break’Unless we radically rethink pandemic protocols, there will be a lot of absences in a lot of places.
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    Why Is Wall Street So Chill About Omicron?There’s a fatalistic tinge to investors’ lack of concern about the new variant.
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    Just How Disastrous Is Manchin’s Climate Obstruction?U.S. credibility is on the line, not to mention the fate of the planet.
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    How Government Could Make the Inflation Problem WorseWith politically damaging price increases showing no signs of easing, it may be tempting to take counterproductive measures.
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    Why Has the Delta Variant Been This Bad in the U.S.?Relatively low vaccine uptake is a major factor, but it may not fully explain why America is such an outlier among rich countries.
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    What Newsom’s Landslide Victory Says About National PoliticsAmong other things, voters are still taking COVID very seriously.
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    The Tokyo Olympics Haven’t Felt Like Must-See TVBlame it on the time difference, the pandemic, the lack of a unifying star, or all of the above.
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    How Bad Could the Delta Variant Get in the U.S.?It is set to become the dominant COVID strain in a matter of weeks.
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    What the Resurgent Real-Estate Market Means for NYCAnother sign that COVID’s effect on cities has been less drastic than once feared.
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    Why It’s So Hard to Hire Restaurant Workers Right NowFor one thing, the pandemic allowed servers, cooks, and others to reevaluate their place in a precarious industry.
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    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.
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    The Future of COVID in AmericaVaccination rates may determine whether the virus becomes a seasonal nuisance sooner rather than later.
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    How Long Can Trump’s GOP Stranglehold Last?The midterms will be a test of whether Republican allegiance to the ex-president is worth it.
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    Can Biden’s Low-Key Strategy Work Forever?His executive branch has seemed almost invisible at times — a stark contrast to his predecessor’s.
  21. derek chauvin trial
    Does the Chauvin Trial Mark a Turning Point in Police Accountability?The forces that animated the case aren’t going away.
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    What the Mainstreaming of Crypto Means for NormiesDigital currencies are likely to become more intertwined with everyday life.
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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.
  42. 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?
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  50. 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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