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  1. early and often
    The Biden Age Is Hitting Its StrideThe debate over how old the president is and whether he should run again is a distraction from how much he has already accomplished.
  2. the inside game
    The Kamala ConundrumThe Democrats’ leader-in-waiting is unpopular, derided by donors, and here to stay.
  3. vision 2024
    The Presidential-Election Landscape Keeps Getting Tougher for DemocratsDems should get used to needing a sizable national popular vote in order to win an Electoral College skewed against them.
  4. donald trump
    Trump to America: Next Time, No More Mr. Nice GuyTrump’s first speech in Washington since he left office was full of authoritarian menace.
  5. joe biden
    Biden ’24 Is in Real Trouble NowIf the president doesn’t turn things around, we may hear a lot of retirement as well as birthday wishes when he turns 80.
  6. vision 2024
    Glenn Youngkin 2024 Rumors Are Pure SillinessGiven too much credit for his 2021 gubernatorial win, the Virginia governor has a long road to go before he’s a serious presidential candidate.
  7. the power trip
    Donald Trump on 2024: ‘I’ve Already Made That Decision’In an interview with New York, the former president says the only question left in his mind is when he’ll announce.
  8. vision 2024
    Are Democrats Stuck With Joe Biden in 2024?If the president is stubborn about running, there may be no realistic way for unhappy Democrats to get rid of him without a risky internal fight.
  9. early and often
    An Early Trump 2024 Announcement Could Screw Over the GOP, AgainIn two Georgia Senate runoffs that were crucial to the GOP in early 2021, Trump thought only of himself. There’s no reason to think he has changed.
  10. early and often
    President Mike Pence Would Be Worse Than TrumpThe former vice-president is attempting to bolster his chances in 2024, but Democrats would be wise to beware any attempt to rehabilitate his image.
  11. vision 2024
    Democrats Quietly Search for an Alternative to Biden in 2024Inside the 2024 soul-searching that’s happening in every corner of the Democratic Party — except the White House.
  12. 2022 midterms
    Governors Could Be Key to Trump’s Next Coup AttemptTrump allies are poised to win in several crucial 2022 races, and election-reform efforts may overlook the threat posed by a rogue governor.
  13. politics
    DeSantis Could Be Haunted by Florida’s ‘Generous’ Abortion BanThe governor is backing a 15-week abortion ban, which Republicans are billing as a compromise. But his strategy could anger the party’s extremists.
  14. politics
    Nikki Haley’s Shameless Walk on the Trump TightropeHer startling call for Biden to “step down” was clearly an attempt to atone for crossing Trump. But she may need her dignity someday.
  15. 2022 midterms
    Biden’s Approval Rating Is Low But Still Higher Than Trump’sWith better skill than he’s shown lately and a bit of luck, Biden can mitigate 2022 midterm losses and bounce back in 2024.
  16. vision 2024
    A Joe Biden–Liz Cheney 2024 Ticket Won’t Save AmericaThomas Friedman cites an Israeli precedent for his call for a coalition of national salvation. It’s not an apt comparison and probably wouldn’t work.
  17. politics
    The Sad, Unconvincing Case for Pence 2024Despite talk of Pence being the “shadow front-runner” for the GOP nomination, he still has no constituency for a presidential campaign.
  18. politics
    Why Biden Finally Went After Trump on January 6It was a no-brainer for a commemoration of the insurrection Trump incited, but the bigger question is whether Biden keeps at it.
  19. authoritarianism
    Trump Endorses Viktor Orbán, His Hungarian Role ModelIt’s an unusual move that may signal what Trump hopes to achieve for himself.
  20. 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.
  21. politics
    Are Democrats Just Repeating Obama’s First Year?There are some striking similarities between the party’s current problems and what they faced 12 years ago. But Obama did manage to get reelected.
  22. big lie
    Trump Goes Global With Big Lie Litmus TestForeign leaders like former Israeli prime minister Bibi Netanyahu are being cast as enemies for recognizing the 2020 election results.
  23. vision 2024
    Republicans Are Too Afraid of Trump to Fix Election LawsProminent liberals and conservatives favor reform to a statute that helped produce chaos on January 6. But Congress won’t budge.
  24. abortion
    If Roe Is Reversed, Democrats Need to Be ReadyAt a time when their party has convinced itself to avoid social issues, they should prepare for a culture-war battle they can win.
  25. 2022 midterms
    Republicans Can’t Bet on Finding Perfectly Trumpy CandidatesThe GOP thinks candidates who embrace Trump without going full MAGA are the key to winning the midterms. Good luck finding them.
  26. past is prologue
    Cheer Up, Democrats! You’ve Had It Worse Than This.The Democratic Party has a lot of problems, but it’s faced similarly sticky situations before and survived.
  27. politics
    For Pete’s Sake, Stop the Presidential Buzz About ButtigiegThe secretary of Transportation has plenty of fish to fry without constant speculation that antagonizes Kamala Harris supporters to no good end.
  28. vision 2024
    If Biden Retires in 2024, Kamala Harris Will Be the Democratic NomineeFor all the negative punditry about the veep lately, don’t underestimate all the advantages she’ll have if Biden gives way to her.
  29. 2022 midterms
    Beto O’Rourke Is Running for Governor in TexasThe former Democratic phenom must overcome past questions to challenge a strong but vulnerable Republican incumbent in a red state turning purple.
  30. politics
    Sununu Passes on Senate Race, Giving Democrats a BreakThe popular New Hampshire governor was a key part of the formula for a Republican takeover of the Senate in 2022. Now it gets tougher for the GOP.
  31. politics
    6 Takeaways From Glenn Youngkin’s Win in VirginiaEarly data suggests the Republican governor-elect benefited from higher turnout in pro-GOP areas and among white working-class voters in particular.
  32. 2021 elections
    Democrats Would Only Lose Again by Decimating Biden’s AgendaThe worst thing Democrats in Congress can do after Tuesday’s election losses is give up their fleeting opportunity to make historic accomplishments.
  33. 2022 midterms
    Raffensperger Fears Future Election Violence, Can’t Stick Around to Thwart ItThe 45th president’s least favorite Republican official is fighting very high odds against his renomination by the Trumpy Georgia GOP.
  34. vision 2024
    Most Republicans Already Say They Can’t Lose in 2024 Unless the Vote Is RiggedIt’s bad enough that Republicans believe Trump’s Big Lie. It’s worse that they believe the bigger lie that he couldn’t — and can’t — lose.
  35. politics
    January 6 Committee May Finally Spur Electoral Count Act FixIf House Democrats move to fix the flawed procedures for confirming elections, Republicans may be compelled to go along or devise their own reforms.
  36. politics
    Trump Can’t Lose in the Virginia Governor’s RaceThe 45th president can spin both a Democratic and a Republican win as reinforcing his indispensability. And the same will be true in 2022.
  37. mike pence
    For Mike Pence, Running a Doomed Presidential Race Is a LivingThe former veep doesn’t have to be a plausible presidential candidate to stay on the gravy train.
  38. big lie
    Trump Says Republicans Must Solve the Big Lie or Their Voters Won’t VoteIt’s unclear how Trump’s phony fraud incidents can be solved by a party that opposes federal election legislation. But it keeps the focus on himself.
  39. politics
    Audit Fever Is Now Spreading to States Trump Easily WonTrump supporters are skeptical about the integrity of our elections, and they’re starting to devour their own.
  40. politics
    Kamala Harris Shouldn’t Have to Save the 2024 ElectionIf Congress fixes the Electoral Count Act now, it could reduce the odds of the vice president needing to assert powers she may not really have.
  41. past is prologue
    Biden May Bounce Back Like Other Presidents HaveHistory shows that presidents usually get reelected unless they are unlucky, or, like Donald Trump, they work hard at alienating voters.
  42. politics
    California Republicans’ Demonization of Voting by Mail May BackfireThe state has made universal voting by mail permanent. Now Republicans must deal with the effect of Trump’s disinformation on mail ballots.
  43. 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.
  44. 2022 midterms
    Democrats Should (Privately) Write Off 2022 and Just GovernWhen the deal goes down on Biden’s agenda in Congress, vulnerable Democrats should not be given bragging rights for thwarting their own party.
  45. marjorie taylor greene
    Why Is Marjorie Taylor Greene Headed to the Cradle of Presidential Campaigns?Does the conspiracist Georgia congresswoman see herself running for president? It’s unclear what else she could be doing at the Iowa State Fair.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. vision 2024
    Has Trump Spoiled the GOP for More Rational Leaders?If Trump doesn’t run in 2024, other Republican presidential contenders will have a hard time rivaling his unique demagogic appeal.
  49. congress
    Bill Aims to Keep Trump From Becoming House SpeakerDemocrats could bar Trump and other nonmembers from serving as Speaker, but they may not want to draw attention to the zany proposal.
  50. politics
    Democrats Can’t Win the Culture War With SilenceChanging the subject to poll-tested economic policy issues has never dispelled Republican cultural smears in the past. It won’t now, either.
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