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  1. 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.
  2. infrastructure week
    5 Reasons Biden Got His Bipartisan Infrastructure DealMitch McConnell is poised to hand the president a big win. Here’s why.
  3. 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.
  4. the national interest
    Biden’s FDR-size BetThe president is rallying Democrats behind a sweeping $3.5 trillion budget package. It could be the key to winning 2024.
  5. 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.
  6. the body politic
    Biden’s Big Left GambleThe president is overseeing a sea change in the world of economic policy, and so much hangs in the balance.
  7. politics
    Stephen Breyer Just Answered Calls for Him to QuitThe 82-year-old liberal justice is going to make progressives wait longer for a younger jurist, if Republicans don’t spoil their hopes.
  8. politics
    House Democrats Can Blow Up Biden’s Agenda, TooJoe Manchin and other Senate centrists get all the flak, but it would only take five rebel Democrats to derail key House votes.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. d.c.
    The GOP Has Discovered Joe Biden’s Political SuperpowerThere’s a reason he isn’t showing up much in Republican talking points.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. culture wars
    You Don’t Have to Be Woke to Dislike Anti-Woke DemocratsJames Carville’s surface-level analysis of Louisiana politics is the 2021 version of “hippie punching.”
  21. 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.
  22. 2022 midterms
    After the Voting Wars, Who’s Likely to Turn Out in 2022?The net impact of laws to suppress or expand voting rights is unclear, and will compete with many factors affecting the level and shape of turnout.
  23. voting rights
    Jim Crow’s Ominous Lessons on Voter SuppressionRepublicans bristle at talk of Jim Crow 2.0, but there are clear echoes of the era of Black disenfranchisement in their drive for voting restrictions.
  24. extremism
    McConnell Howls About Court-packing Just As Pelosi Nixes ItIt’s a good example of how smears of the opposing party can run abruptly into countervailing reality.
  25. politics
    Independents Aren’t Nonpartisan, They’re Just DisengagedThe increasing number of self-identified independents feeds partisan polarization by turning the parties over to ideologues and “outsiders.”
  26. infrastructure
    Moderate Republicans Accuse Biden of Trying to Pass His AgendaRepublicans suspect that Biden will forgo bipartisanship and pass a partisan infrastructure bill. Here are five reasons why they’re probably right.
  27. voting rights
    What Is the Republican Party’s Position on Voting Rights?The implicit GOP position is to defer to states and localities — so far as their decisions help Republicans.
  28. republicans
    A Dwindling Republican Party May Be Doomed to Shrink MoreThe trouble with losing swing voters is that it can make the residual party base more entrenched in its exclusive ways.
  29. democrats
    Democrats’ Control of the House Is Increasingly FragileResignations and a death have left Pelosi with a shrinking majority until special elections fill the vacancies.
  30. gavin newsom
    Poll Shows Gavin Newsom Is Well-Positioned for RecallIn a deep-blue state, Republicans alone cannot beat the California governor.
  31. religion
    Americans Who Belong to a House of Worship Are Now a MinorityThe 21st century has seen a rapid decline in religious membership. But the country has been even more “churchless” in the not-so-distant past.
  32. recall election
    Might Tom Steyer Run to Replace Gavin Newsom in a Recall Election?The billionaire is polling the race, but pressure for California Democrats to stay out remains strong.
  33. gridlock
    Today’s Gridlock Is Like a 19th-Century NightmareWe’re experiencing the instability and close partisan competition of the Gilded Age along with the big differences and fury of the 1850s.
  34. politics
    Democrats Launch Biden-Backed Push for Immigration ReformThe bill features a pathway to citizenship and other broad reforms, but Democrats are already signaling that they may take more piecemeal approach.
  35. impeachment
    Trump’s Defense for Inciting the Mob: Everybody’s Fighting!A video of Democrats saying the words fight or fighting was put together by his lawyers, likely for Trump’s entertainment.
  36. partisan gerrymandering
    Census Delays Could Create Havoc and Skullduggery in RedistrictingLack of timely Census data could short-circuit court challenges to partisan gerrymandering, which Republicans in particular are expected to pursue.
  37. both sides
    Biden Trying to Pass His Agenda Is Divisive, Says Party of InsurrectionWhile Senate Republicans gasp at Biden’s attempt to keep his campaign promises, their House colleagues keep sneaking guns into the Capitol.
  38. politics
    History Suggests Democratic Trifecta Could Be Short-LivedAs Democrats officially take control of the Senate, they’d be wise to move fast: Republicans shattered their last two trifectas in just two years.
  39. president trump
    We’re Lucky the Trump Presidency Wasn’t WorseElecting an authoritarian reality star brought us mass death and insurrection. But it’s also left us with a fighting chance to fortify our democracy.
  40. politics
    Nancy Pelosi Is Narrowly Reelected House SpeakerWith 216 votes to her Republican opponent’s 209, the Democrat secured another term as leader of the House.
  41. stimulus checks
    $2,000 Stimulus Checks Are Poorly Targeted and That’s FineThis isn’t the best way to spend $460 billion more on relief. But it’s the only way of doing it that Donald Trump supports.
  42. bipartisanship
    Biden Campaign Boss Wants to Work With Republicans, Faux Scandal EnsuesJen O’Malley Dillon is getting blasted for speaking the truth about the opposition, even as she pledges to seek their cooperation, because she swore.
  43. autopsy report
    Republicans Need a Postmortem, But Trump Won’t Even Admit He’s DeadIf Republicans really won by a landslide, why should they change anything at all?
  44. georgia senate runoffs
    The Hypocrisy of Republican Attacks on Raphael Warnock’s SermonsWarnock and the Black preaching tradition he represents are not “unpatriotic.” They draw from the same inspiration as Christian conservatives.
  45. redistricting
    Democrats Face a Redistricting DisasterDemocrats missed many targets for flipping legislative chambers. Only the rise of independent commissions to draw maps is limiting the damage.
  46. ballot initiatives
    Progressives Suffered Big Losses on California Ballot IssuesProgressives intentionally timed some crucial ballot initiatives for 2020, but a tide of “no” votes left them high and dry.
  47. poll position
    Should We Stop Paying Attention to Election Polls?Polls are like democracy: bad except as compared to all the alternatives.
  48. the top line
    Smile, Democrats. Trump Lost. You Won.Biden’s victory is a really good thing, and it’s going to give us a chance to think and worry about more important things than who the president is.
  49. power
    It’s Time to Look AheadToday is a victory, but the fight is far from over.
  50. 2020 elections
    2020 Was a Disaster for Democrats Trying to Take Over State HousesAn ambitious and expensive effort to bust up Republican power in the states fell flat.
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