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  1. the inside game
    This Trump-Backing Congressman Has a History With the BidensJill Biden brought future GOP congressman Brian Mast to the State of the Union in 2011. Things are less friendly now.
  2. republicans
    Susan Collins Reminds Us She Is Hardly a ModerateBy hedging her bets on abortion and endorsing a return to power by Paul LePage, Collins makes it clear her independence goes only so far.
  3. 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.”
  4. 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.
  5. politics
    California Governor Gavin Newsom Destroys Effort to Recall HimWhy it wasn’t even close.
  6. politics
    Why I Waited a Month to Fill Out My California Recall BallotAfter much deliberation, I decided not to vote for a replacement candidate – but not because Gavin Newsom told me to skip the question.
  7. 2022 midterms
    Democrats May Have to Change the Subject From Biden in 2022Midterms are usually a referendum on presidents. But if Biden’s numbers don’t improve, Dems can run against Trump or GOP extremism in its many forms.
  8. politics
    Is Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Smart Politics or ‘Civil War’?Democrats are counting on vaccinated people supporting mandates, while Republicans are freaking out in ways that may reinforce images from January 6.
  9. politics
    DOJ Sues Texas Over Blatantly Unconstitutional Abortion BanThe opening bell of a long fight to save women’s constitutional rights against a conservative counterrevolution.
  10. abortion
    Will Abortion Dominate the 2022 Midterms?It’s possible that, given the current and near-future actions of the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion could matter more than ever to pro-choice voters.
  11. abortion
    The Legal Shadowboxing Over the Texas Abortion BanMerrick Garland vowed to protect abortion seekers, and scholars proposed ways to thwart the law. But no “vigilante” suit means no legal action.
  12. 9/11: 20 years later
    What 9/11 Did to the Democratic PartyTo this day, Democrats struggle with the fear of looking weak.
  13. explainer
    The Supreme Court’s Radical Texas Abortion Law Ruling & What Comes NextA guide to the Texas abortion ban’s “vigilante” enforcement system, the Supreme Court’s shocking response, and the coming flood of legal battles.
  14. explainer
    Yes, Gavin Newsom Could Lose the California Recall to a RepublicanHow voter complacency, GOP enthusiasm, and Democrats’ risky messaging could hand the California governorship to the GOP in September.
  15. 2020 census
    Census Data Show America Is Getting Less and Less WhiteThis may put a dent in Republicans’ gerrymandering schemes.
  16. explainer
    Why Congress Is Fighting Over the Debt Ceiling Yet AgainA brief guide to the perennial issue. Why Democrats will probably have to include an increase in their budget bill — and what happens if they don’t.
  17. 2022 midterms
    Will Republicans Gerrymander Their Way to a House Majority?Democratic efforts to thwart the GOP’s redistricting advantage don’t look promising. But there are practical limits to mapmaking mischief.
  18. delta variant
    GOP Reps Flail Against House Mask Mandate by Barging Into the SenateProductive behavior just before the August recess.
  19. politics
    Why Republicans Want to Keep Punishing Liz Cheney and Adam KinzingerThe pair are already pariahs, and ignoring Pelosi’s January 6 panel would be easier. But Republicans still want payback, and leverage over McCarthy.
  20. voting rights
    Democrats Can’t Out-Organize a Gerrymander — or Outflank Joe ManchinVoting-rights advocates shouldn’t expect Biden to do the impossible in Congress, while Biden should understand there are laws you cannot out-organize.
  21. debt limit
    Republicans Won’t Help Democrats Raise Debt LimitMcConnell is again being a hypocrite by treating an essential debt-limit increase as a problem for Democrats. But it’s what he needs for his message.
  22. budget
    Senate Dems Start Loading a $3.5 Trillion Bazooka to Pass Biden’s AgendaA new agreement would dodge a Republican filibuster to expand the welfare state, but many issues are yet to be resolved.
  23. covid-19 vaccines
    The Willfully Unvaccinated Are the Newest Republican MartyrsLike white folks and Christians, the unvaccinated are being encouraged to view themselves as objects of discrimination requiring political protection.
  24. abortion
    New Texas Abortion Law Enlists Activists to Harass Providers in CourtIn a twist on other pre-viability abortion bans, Texas leaves enforcement to any schmo with evidence of an “illegal” procedure.
  25. voting rights
    Kamala Harris Unveils Another Fallback Strategy for Voting RightsGetting voters to the polls despite hostile state laws is a valuable Plan B for voting rights, not a mere a gesture after failure in Congress.
  26. religion
    White Evangelicals Now Outnumbered by Mainline Protestants in U.S.Conservative Evangelical triumphalism in religion, culture, and politics is no longer justified by the trends in American life.
  27. conservatism
    It’s Tough to Prove You’re a ‘True Conservative’ in the Trump EraMany of the old principles of hard-core conservatism are still obligatory for Republicans. And now they have to demonstrate loyalty to Trump, too.
  28. critical race theory
    The Right’s New Reason to Panic About ‘Critical Race Theory’ Is Centuries OldOn the persistent specter of Black revenge.
  29. infrastructure
    ‘We Have a Deal’: Biden Endorses Senators’ Bipartisan Infrastructure PlanThe deal can only hang together if Democrats, including Joe Manchin, can unite around a reconciliation bill to enact the rest of Biden’s agenda.
  30. politics
    Why Republicans Want Voters to Panic About Critical Race TheoryGOP complaints are largely based on myths, but they think scaring white middle-class parents is a winning electoral strategy.
  31. georgia
    Welcome to Georgia, Where Election ‘Integrity’ Goes to DieBrad Raffensperger’s incomprehensible position in the party of Trump.
  32. donald trump
    Could Trump Become Speaker of the House?This bizarre scenario is technically possible, but fantasies about Trump returning to the White House via the Speakership are extremely far-fetched.
  33. 2021 california recall election
    Why Recall Fever Is Sweeping CaliforniaEasy rules, intense reaction to COVID-19 restrictions, and a Republican Party with nothing better to do have all fueled a wave of recall drives.
  34. extremism
    Is Trump Going to Fade Like Sarah Palin?The good news is that he could lose his audience. The bad news is that it would take someone even more terrifying to come along.
  35. bipartisanship
    Biden’s Extended Dance With Republicans May Be What the Public WantsAmericans want politicians to try to cut deals, and then implement their party’s agenda as ruthlessly as possible. That could be Biden’s plan.
  36. maga
    Republican States Go to War Against Democratic Local GovernmentsWho cares about decentralized governance any more? Certainly not Trumpian Republicans, who want power for the level of government that obeys them.
  37. voting rights
    Manchin Probably Welcomes Biden’s Criticism on Voting RightsBiden promised action on voting rights and called out Senate centrists for standing in the way, but the truth is he has little leverage over them.
  38. politics
    Is Presidential Popularity Now All About Partisanship?Biden’s job-approval ratings are even steadier than Trump’s, suggesting a president’s party may be more important than his actions. It’s a scary idea.
  39. republicans
    The Future Could Actually Be Bright for RepublicansThe GOP comeback will likely begin with retaking the House in 2022, then probably the Senate, and maybe the presidency.
  40. republicans
    Georgia Republicans See Disastrous Election Cycle As Something to Brag AboutIn their deluded minds, they believe losing Georgia to Biden and the Senate to Democrats were victories stolen by their own secretary of state.
  41. redistricting
    State-Legislative Redistricting Is a Big Deal, TooWhile most people focus on congressional redistricting, the state-legislative-redistricting process is where Republicans may perpetuate their power.
  42. democracy
    Trump’s Delegitimization of Democracy Isn’t Wearing OffIt remains unclear when — or if — Republicans will begin to accept electoral defeat again.
  43. 2021 elections
    Virginia GOP’s Gubernatorial Contest Is a Trumpian MessAn “unassembled” convention has spurred threats of a lawsuit from MAGA candidate Amanda Chase, who could also doom the whole ticket.
  44. voting by mail
    Making Voting More Convenient May Help Democrats After AllCensus data shows that Democratic-leaning younger voters benefited from more flexible voting arrangements in 2020.
  45. politics
    Biden’s Workmanlike Love Song to the Middle ClassHis speech was well crafted to sell his priorities to voters in and just beyond the Democratic Party.
  46. joe biden
    Republicans Can’t Decide Which ‘Uncle Joe’ to AttackIs the president a senile puppet? Or a ruthless leftist? While Republicans try to decide, Biden is eating their lunch.
  47. democrats
    Democrats Are Shooting for the Moon in 2021, and That’s OkayThe usual choice between getting things done and holding on to power is no choice at all for Democrats right now.
  48. gavin newsom recall
    It’s Official: Newsom Will Face Recall ElectionThe recall election likely won’t be held until November, and the Republican operatives who made it happen face long odds.
  49. politics
    Caitlyn Jenner Is Running for Governor of CaliforniaJenner will need to prove she is a celebrity outsider like Schwarzenegger, not a novelty candidate. And Gavin Newsom may be unbeatable anyway.
  50. politics
    The Fateful Question of How Latinos Vote Going ForwardTrump and his party over-performed with Latino voters in 2020. It’s important for both parties to figure whether that was a fluke or a trend.
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