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  1. the power grid
    Amid the Scandals, Cuomo’s Enemies Are Ready to Unleash a Decade of Resentment“He is the most damaged he has ever been,” said one senior capitol aide.
  2. media
    Why Did First Look Let Go of Laura Poitras?A co-founder turns critic.
  3. asians in america
    Swallowing Our BitternessThe burden of swallowing anti-Asian racism is making America and me sick.
  4. the city politic
    Maya Wiley, the Crisis CandidateShe believes a traumatized city deserves a progressive mayor — and she is certain she’d be better at it than her former boss Bill de Blasio.
  5. politics
    The Lincoln Project Is Accused of Protecting Sexual Predator John WeaverJohn Weaver used his power to get jobs for young men he allegedly harassed. His colleagues were warned.
  6. pandemic
    How Long Can COVID Cases Keep Plummeting?There’s a mysterious element to the good news.
  7. coronavirus
    How COVID Accelerated a Fight Against Food DesertsA push for healthier food options for one of New York’s hardest-hit populations.
  8. games
    A Telling Streak at the Pandemic Super BowlA blowout that should have been remembered for cementing Tom Brady’s legacy instead served as a symbol for the nation’s coronavirus failures.
  9. covid-19
    Why Aren’t More Health-Care Workers Getting Vaccinated?The reasons are complex, but the largest health-care workers union may have found a solution to the hesitancy problem.
  10. the law
    Reintroducing Sonia SotomayorThe once-maligned justice has taken up the mantle of RBG and Thurgood Marshall. But what can she accomplish on the most conservative court in decades?
  11. capitol riot
    QAnon and the Bright Rise of BeliefJanuary 6 was a terrifying day in history, not least because it felt like witnessing the birth of a religion.
  12. education
    ‘I Want to Meet My Teacher’A war over reopening schools has upended the progressive politics of the New Jersey suburbs.
  13. the national interest
    Biden: ‘We Must End This Uncivil War.’ Here’s What It Would Look Like.Let’s briefly imagine what it would take to make Biden’s dream real.
  14. life after warming
    After Climate AlarmismThe war on denial has been won. And that’s not the only good news.
  15. capitol riot
    Don’t Impeach Trump: Treat Him Like a Civil War TraitorThe Constitution contains a quick and simple way to bar the president from holding office again.
  16. the city politic
    The New York Mayor’s Race Is Under Way. It’s Getting Interesting.At least one thing is clear: The old rules of how mayoral campaigns unfold have to be thrown out.
  17. the national circus
    The Trashing of the RepublicThe only response to the carnage in Washington is to banish Trump and his traitorous collaborators from civil society.
  18. the body politic
    The Only Strategy Left for DemocratsAfter this week, the mandate is clear: Make people’s lives better. And stop trying to placate Republicans.
  19. investigations
    The Lab-Leak HypothesisFor decades, scientists have been hot-wiring viruses in hopes of preventing a pandemic, not causing one. But what if …?
  20. shot in the arm
    The Vaccine Arsenal That Will Win the War on COVIDNot all shots are created equal. Here’s what the treacherous, hopeful road ahead looks like.
  21. covid-19
    Weddings to Die ForWhat a viral story about COVID nuptials tells us about American society.
  22. street view
    ‘You’re Walking Backwards’: The $6 Billion Venice Floodgates May Not Be EnoughProposed decades ago, they were not built for the coming sea rise.
  23. in conversation
    In Conversation With Barack ObamaThe former president on his advice for Biden, his critics on the left, and what he has learned about the GOP.
  24. city people
    Now That an Urban Planner Is on the City Council, Can She Help Fix Los Angeles?Nithya Raman is calling for systemic change — including breaking up her own district.
  25. authoritarianism
    Liberal Hyperbole About Trump’s Authoritarianism Was Never the ProblemThe stakes of semantic debates over Trump’s alleged “fascism” and “coup” are much lower than liberals or left-contrarians care to admit.
  26. first person
    COVID Took My Grandfather. But It Wasn’t What Killed Him.His death, six months into the pandemic, is as political as it is biological.
  27. mysteries
    The Great 21st-Century Treasure HuntWas there a better way to spend the past decade than on a maddening, deadly, brain-scrambling search for gold hidden somewhere in the American West?
  28. election results
    The 2020 Election Has Brought Progressives to the Brink of CatastropheDemocrats probably just won the presidency – but lost the chance to govern at the federal level for a long time to come.
  29. street view
    How Joe Biden Can Be the Amtrak President New York NeedsStart with a new Hudson River tunnel and build from there.
  30. vision 2020
    We Can Tell a Better Story About Women’s VotesOn an Election Day with voting rights in peril, history can be our blueprint.
  31. oral history
    An Oral History of Election Night 2016 at MSNBCWhat it was like to cover the news on the day that gave us the past four years.
  32. the swamp
    The Winners of Trump’s WashingtonFifty-one insiders who profited off the presidency.
  33. the top line
    The World’s Best BureaucratAs chairman of the Federal Reserve during the pandemic, Jerome Powell has managed to do something almost unimaginable in Washington: a good job.
  34. four long years
    The Birth of an Extraordinary Modern Progressive MovementThe last four years have been an era of radical right-wing rule in Washington — and of remarkable left-wing populist response.
  35. the next act
    Here’s Who Biden Is Considering for Top Jobs in His AdministrationHe still needs to win, of course. But campaign documents and sources close to Biden suggest how the cabinet could take shape.
  36. in conversation
    Andrew Cuomo on His Pandemic Response and New York’s FutureAlternately combative and reflective, the governor tries to make sense of the last seven months.
  37. the swamp
    The Entire Presidency Is a Superspreading EventDown in the polls, high on steroids, and clinging to good health while endangering everyone else’s.
  38. the top line
    Wall Street Got What It Wanted From Trump and Is Ready for BidenBad news for the president is making markets bullish. What’s going on?
  39. early and often
    Every Day Kamala Harris’s Vice-Presidency Gets a Little Bit BiggerIt’s looking more and more like she is poised to wield a whole new kind of influence as second-in-command.
  40. media
    The Fall of TroyHearst hired a belligerent leader to disrupt its magazine business. Then fired him mid-disruption. Now it’s left with — what, exactly?
  41. politics
    The #Resistance and the Retirement CommunityInside the Villages in Florida, where election tensions are at an all-time high.
  42. politics
    QAnon Goes to WashingtonTwenty-four followers of the grotesque conspiracy theory are running for Congress in November. Where does this end?
  43. first person
    When Coronavirus Came to Sing Sing“We faced our worst fear: dying in prison.”
  44. vision 2020
    How the Campaigns Are Preparing to Win the Chaotic Election AftermathIt’s a new political world in which November 3 doesn’t necessarily mark the end of the campaign, but the beginning of a new phase.
  45. the law
    Inside the Bitter Divorce of Cellino & BarnesBruised egos, gobs of money, and the feud that took down New York’s absurdly ubiquitous accident law firm.
  46. politics
    The Case for ConsequencesFor the Republic to survive Trump’s presidency, he must be tried for his crimes. Even if that sparks a constitutional crisis of its own.
  47. encounter
    Starting Trouble With the New York Times Media Columnist Ben Smith“I like asking weird, awkward questions that don’t necessarily make me seem like a good person.”
  48. ideas
    How Fantasy Triumphed Over Reality in American PoliticsThat doesn’t mean that the nation is on the verge of collapse, or even in decline. A new phase of history might be just beginning.
  49. reopening
    Can Anyone Really Solve New York City’s Indoor-Dining Problem?“At this point, I just need to know.”
  50. massachusetts
    How Markey and Kennedy Are Closing Out Their Brutal Primary‘Family fights are the most vicious fights’: inside the ugly final days of the year’s most contentious Senate primary race.
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