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Joe Manchin

  1. early and often
    Senators Can Grumble, But Joe Manchin Is Getting His RewardThough there is some bipartisan opposition to Manchin’s proposal to streamline energy-project approval, nobody wants a government shutdown right now.
  2. the national interest
    Why Are Environmental Activists Trying to Block Green Energy?The climate justice movement has lost the plot.
  3. encounter
    Everything’s Coming Up SchumerThe Senate majority leader has a “different way of getting things done” that saved Biden’s agenda and maybe their party.
  4. inflation reduction act
    IRA Is Already Taken, DemocratsThe party needs a name for its bill that doesn’t summon images of Joe Manchin in a balaclava.
  5. early and often
    Senate Democrats Finally Get Their Big Climate, Health Care, and Tax Bill DoneAn overview of what’s in the Inflation Reduction Act and what last-minute changes were made.
  6. early and often
    Republicans Line Up to Challenge Manchin in 2024 for Sin of Being a DemocratNow that Manchin has agreed to only partially kill Biden’s agenda, Republicans are outraged. But it’s unclear he’ll even run in two years.
  7. the national interest
    Will Kyrsten Sinema Kill Biden’s Climate and Health Agenda?She really, really hates taxing the rich.
  8. the national interest
    Republicans Say Biden’s Plan Taxes the Middle Class. That’s False.Biden’s plan fulfills his campaign promise.
  9. covid
    COVID Outbreak Hits Senate at Worst Possible TimeIt’s white-knuckle time for Chuck Schumer.
  10. the national interest
    Good-bye to Biden’s Social-Policy AgendaIn the end, sheer economic ignorance killed it.
  11. 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.
  12. early and often
    Democrats’ Problems Go Beyond Joe ManchinThe West Virginia senator is more a consequence than the cause of the party’s failures.
  13. the national interest
    The Democrats’ Failure Is CompleteIt would be too easy to blame only Manchin for the death of their agenda.
  14. the national interest
    Is the Democratic Party Giving Up Already?Defeatism and passivity settle over Washington.
  15. the national interest
    Joe Manchin Has Done a Terrible Job Fighting InflationThe pivotal senator would rather complain about prices than do anything about them.
  16. the city politic
    AOC’s Warning for Democrats: ‘We’re in Trouble’The progressive star says she’s been vindicated about Joe Manchin and that President Biden must go it alone to save their party in the fall.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. politics
    Build Back Better Was Always a God-awful NameJoe Manchin has given Democrats a precious opportunity to rebrand their agenda.
  20. 2022 midterms
    What’s the Point of Manchin and Murkowski Endorsing Each Other?Manchin has made a habit of backing relatively moderate Republican colleagues, but it probably won’t help Murkowski’s complex path to reelection.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.”
  24. politics
    Can Kamala Harris Break a Tie on a Supreme Court Confirmation?In 2020, Laurence Tribe claimed the vice-president has no tiebreaking powers on judicial confirmations. Republicans are looking into the theory.
  25. politics
    Will Sinema and Manchin Screw This Up?Nothing may unite Democrats better than putting the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.
  26. 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.
  27. voting rights
    Biden Talks Loudly About Voting-Rights Bills, But Has No Big Stick to Enact ThemThe president’s Tuesday commitment to filibuster reform is welcome, but it may not matter if he cannot do something to sway Manchin and Sinema.
  28. the national interest
    Joe Manchin Falsely Says Senate Has Always Had the FilibusterThe filibuster was not in the Constitution.
  29. election law
    Democrats Must Seize Any Chance to Prevent an Election CoupThere are rumors that Senate Republicans might offer a deal to fix the law that enabled January 6. Squandering that opportunity would be very foolish.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. politics
    The Truth About Joe ManchinHe says he has to explain his opposition to “the people.” That’s not who he’s serving.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. business
    Omicron and Manchin Nudge Economy Into ‘the Unknown’Wall Street is not loving all the pandemic and legislative uncertainty right now.
  36. the national interest
    Biden Should Take Manchin’s Deal Right NowPolitics is about making things better, not speaking truth to power.
  37. 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.
  38. the national interest
    Did Joe Manchin Just Kill Joe Biden’s Domestic Agenda?Maybe. Or the conservative Democrat might just be negotiating again.
  39. 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.
  40. 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?
  41. the democrats
    Blame the Democratic Leadership for Biden’s Stalled AgendaWhy are Schumer and Pelosi ignoring Manchin’s most consistent (and substantively wise) demand?
  42. the national interest
    Joe Manchin Might Finally Be a Force For GoodSomeone needs to make Democrats pick which social programs to scrap.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. politics
    Democrats Release Their Hostages and Give Biden a WinIt was ugly, but the House finally passed an infrastructure bill and advanced the president’s prized social-spending bonanza.
  46. voting rights
    Shameless Republicans Filibuster Voting-Rights Protections They Used to SupportWhat happened in the 15 years since Senate Republicans unanimously backed the same voting-rights procedures they now oppose? Nothing good.
  47. politics
    Biden’s SacrificeThe president finally advances his agenda in Congress, cut by cut.
  48. 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.
  49. satire
    6 Wildly Popular Proposals Senator Manchin KilledNo to free chocolate chip cookies? Thanks a lot, Joe.
  50. 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.
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