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  1. extremism
    You Cannot Reason With the GOP’s ConspiracistsThe conservative fever Barack Obama thought might soon break is now instilling systemic belief in conspiracies on the right.
  2. 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.
  3. 2022 midterms
    Georgia Republicans Wonder What to Do About Herschel WalkerHis indecision about a 2022 Senate race after Trump urged him to run is complicating life for other would-be senators.
  4. 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.
  5. georgia election law
    Trump Says Georgia Election Law Is ‘Far Too Weak’The former president’s message to Republicans is that using election laws to screw over the opposition isn’t just acceptable – it’s mandatory.
  6. supreme court
    Justice Barrett Gets Big Book Deal to Tell Readers What They Don’t Want to HearThe justice’s book will explain that personal feelings don’t matter to judges. Her assumed personal feelings on abortion are why she’s on the Court.
  7. 2022 midterms
    Greitens Tries the Maximum MAGA Strategy in Comeback Bid for Senate SeatThe disgraced former governor will have Trumpy competition in the primary, which could make a Democratic upset in a key Senate race possible.
  8. georgia election law
    Can Suppressing Votes Save Brian Kemp?Kemp is using Georgia’s new election law to heal a breach with Trump-loving conservatives but so far has drawn only a gadfly primary opponent.
  9. vision 2020
    Yes, Geographical Polarization Was a Big Deal in 2016 and 2020New data shows that the suburban swings to the left and rural swings to the right are consistent with the intuitive trends in the last two elections.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.”
  12. gavin newsom recall
    Struggling California Republicans Gamble on Newsom RecallThese are grim times for the GOP in the Golden State. So they are calculating that a long-shot recall drive may be their best best for a win.
  13. politics
    Biden’s Steady Popularity Depends on Near-Universal Democratic SupportBiden seems to have figured out how to keep his party happy without mobilizing the opposition. But avoiding midterm losses will still be tricky.
  14. election coup
    Will Republicans Try Another Election Coup in 2024?Jonathan Last argues that 2020 could have been a dress rehearsal, and that a 2022 purge by Trump could make it work next time.
  15. polls
    Did Trump Ruin Polling, Too?Pollsters are beginning to wonder if Trump succeeded in discouraging response to polls just as he discouraged voting by mail.
  16. 2024 presidential election
    Nikki Haley Says She’ll Back Trump If He Runs in 2024The GOP’s shrewdest presidential hopeful has quickly abandoned her earlier criticism of Trump and gotten back in line.
  17. 2022 midterms
    Sex, Trump, and Insurrection: Alabama Republicans Are at It AgainWith Mo Brooks winning Trump’s endorsement and John Merrill imploding in a sex scandal, Alabama’s 2022 Senate primary is off to a fine start.
  18. roundup
    Trump Reprises Mythomania Grievance Routine for GOP DonorsThe Florida man called Mitch McConnell a “dumb son of a bitch” at an RNC event on Saturday, but otherwise had little to add but nauseam.
  19. politics
    Iowa and New Hampshire Won’t Be Knocked Out of FirstDespite constant complaints, the difficulty of changing the primary and caucus calendar will likely keep the early states in place for 2024.
  20. republicans
    Trump and Rubio, Best of FrenemiesRubio seems as tormented as ever by the man who rolled over him five years ago.
  21. 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.
  22. politics
    Manchin Closes Door on Gutting the Filibuster, But It Gets WorseDemocrats have a West Virginia shaped thorn in their sides.
  23. 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.
  24. 2020 hindsight
    Latinas Drove Trump’s Gains With Hispanic Voters in 2020And two other new insights into the demographic’s rightward shift.
  25. politics
    A Top Mueller Deputy on How to Prosecute TrumpAndrew Weissmann says the Manhattan DA has advantages his old team didn’t. Still, it could come down to flipping the ex-president’s accountant.
  26. gop
    House Republicans Double Down on Scammy Trump Fundraising TacticDays after it emerged that Trump bilked donors with deceitful recurring payment programs, the NRCC gave a similar strategy a shot.
  27. republican party
    Why Republicans Think They Can Regain Power Without Repudiating TrumpismFrom the midterm precedents to the belief that Trump expanded the GOP’s reach, Republicans have a host of reasons to be complacent.
  28. politics
    Justice Breyer Is Missing the Point on Court PackingThe justice’s warning against proposed structural changes to the Supreme Court confuses remedies for politicization with causes.
  29. capitol riot
    It’s Time to Fix the Law That Led to the Capitol RiotAn obscure 1887 law intended to resolve disputed presidential elections instead gave Trump and his supporters one last chance to overturn the results.
  30. voting rights
    Six Bad Ideas About Voting That Republicans Need to AbandonThe GOP insists its efforts in Georgia and beyond aren’t about voter suppression, but its faulty assumptions are preventing real election reform.
  31. the national interest
    Trump’s Campaign Bilked His Fans Out of Millions Because of Course It DidTrump is history’s greatest con man.
  32. religion
    What’s Worse Than Politics Without Religion? Politicized Religion.Displaced yearning for religious certainty is perilous, but sanctifying politics with religious certainty is terrifying.
  33. donald trump
    Trump Calls On Biden to Let Global Capital Dictate U.S. Tax PolicyThe ex-president argues that raising taxes on multinational corporations to pay for American infrastructure is a “globalist betrayal.”
  34. georgia voting law
    Georgia Republicans Working Hard to Sabotage a 2022 ComebackGeorgia’s GOP could be upbeat heading toward the midterms. But the voting-law debacle and a Trump purge could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
  35. confederate monuments
    Virginia Court Paves Way for Removal of Confederate Statues In CharlottesvilleIt’s another blow to the neo-Confederate effort to promote white supremacy via exaltation of the Lost Cause.
  36. contested election
    Iowa Democrat Abandons Challenge to Election She Lost By 6 VotesCongressional Democrats were loath to overturn a state-certified result.
  37. capitol riot
    Two Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over Injuries Sustained in RiotThe officers are each seeking at least $75,000 in damages, arguing that Trump bears responsibility for inciting his followers to riot on January 6.
  38. republicans
    The Rotten Core of Republican Appeals to the Working ClassRepublicans are embracing the perilous tradition of producerism, offering working-class voters a mix of nativism, protectionism, and culture war.
  39. the national interest
    Russia Keeps Bribing Foreign Politicians. Is Trump Different?Another payoff exposed, this time in Ukraine, that looks just like Trump’s Moscow deal.
  40. voting rights
    Georgia Trooper Claims Legislator’s Knock Raised Fears of January 6 RepeatWas Governor Brian Kemp really endangered by Park Cannon tapping on his door in hopes of watching him sign a controversial election bill?
  41. voting rights
    Why Are Republicans Promoting Gratuitously Cruel Election Restrictions?Cracking down on food and water for voters standing in long lines is intended to be a cruel but effective way to reduce voting by Democrats.
  42. politics
    Raffensperger’s Support for Georgia’s Voter-Suppression Law Won’t Save HimGeorgia’s secretary of state blasphemed Trump, and that’s all that matters to his fellow Republicans.
  43. the national interest
    Trump Complains Government Is ‘Persecuting’ Capitol Rioters“It was zero threat, right from the start.”
  44. politics
    What Did We Learn About Political Polling in 2020?With Trump and the pandemic, clear answers have been hard to come by.
  45. maga
    Kristi Noem Angers Her Base With Transgender Sports-Ban VetoThe South Dakota governor was a MAGA favorite thanks to her fight against pandemic public-health measures. Now she’s flunked a cultural litmus test.
  46. the national interest
    Bernie Sanders Questions Twitter’s Ban on Donald TrumpDo we want to cede this power to a private firm?
  47. book excerpt
    The United States vs. ‘FDT’The first time Donald Trump was impeached wasn’t in Congress. It was in a song by YG and Nipsey Hussle.
  48. racism
    Meghan McCain Apologizes for Aiding Trump’s Anti-Asian RacismAfter John Oliver calls her out by name on HBO’s Last Week Tonight.
  49. 2022 midterms
    Capitol Riot Rabble-rouser Mo Brooks Running for SenateThe congressman was outflanked on his right in Alabama’s 2017 Senate race. That will not happen this time around.
  50. ufos
    Pentagon Report to Detail ‘Difficult to Explain’ UFO Sightings, Says RatcliffeThe former director of national intelligence said military pilots and satellites have recorded “a lot more sightings than have been made public.”
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