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  1. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris Is the Sensible VP Choice for a Sensible NomineeJoe Biden’s running mate has real strengths and few real weaknesses, making her a logical pick.
  2. george floyd protests
    Federal Agents Were Reportedly Eager to Join Trump’s Crackdown in U.S. CitiesAs early as June 2, the FBI reportedly wanted to deploy federal agents to American cities to suppress largely non-violent demonstrations.
  3. protests
    What We Know About the Austin BLM Protest ShootingGarrett Foster was shot and killed on Saturday night in an altercation with a motorist who had turned into an intersection full of protesters.
  4. george floyd protests
    Meet the Young Activists Leading New York’s Black Lives Matter ProtestsMany have yet to vote for president. Some just graduated from high school. But now thousands are following their lead to march for racial justice.
  5. vision 2020
    Trump’s Latest Pitch to Suburbs: Demonizing CitiesTrump hopes to frighten suburbanites about cities as sources of violence, crime, and lower home values. But it probably won’t work.
  6. portland
    Cotton Compares Portland’s Graffiti Artists to the ConfederacyEven more than Trump, Tom Cotton has never seen an incident of civil unrest that he wouldn’t like to escalate into civil war.
  7. portland
    Trump’s Military Tactics in Portland Will Likely BackfireJust because law enforcement officers can take certain action doesn’t mean they should.
  8. vision 2020
    The Tulsa Rally Was a Really Bad Sign for TrumpThe fiasco in Oklahoma sent a lot of terrible messages about the president and his prospects for reelection.
  9. police reform
    Competing Police-Reform Bills Quickly Emerge in CongressThe biggest potential deal-breaker is the Democrats’ call for stripping police officers of “qualified immunity” against lawsuits.
  10. d.c. statehood
    Congress to Vote on D.C. Statehood for the First Time in DecadesIt would likely take a Democratic Senate plus filibuster reform to become law, but the cause of making D.C. the 51st state remains alive.
  11. police reform
    Trump Signs Police Reform Executive Order, But Calls for More ‘Law and Order’The president’s rambling remarks about his modest police reform executive order left the impression that his heart wasn’t quite in it.
  12. police reform
    The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of the Police Protest MovementPolice unions are making it clear they won’t be part of any meaningful reform — and undermining their own political and moral support in the process.
  13. black lives matter
    Essential Workers Aren’t Impressed by Corporate Anti-RacismCorporations are saying black lives matter. But their actions during the coronavirus pandemic say something different.
  14. george floyd protests
    Trump Reschedules His Juneteenth Rally in TulsaThe president said he was pushing the rally back a day to honor the requests of “many of my African-American friends and supporters.”
  15. george floyd protests
    What’s Going On in CHAZ, the Seattle Autonomous Zone?There’s free LaCroix.
  16. george floyd protests
    Chicago Police Caught Sleeping in U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s Office During ProtestsThirteen police officers, including three supervisors, slept and ate in Bobby Rush’s office for up to four hours as property damage occurred nearby.
  17. george floyd protests
    Republicans May ‘Defund the Police’ With Budget Cuts Forced by the CoronavirusRepublicans blocking aid to state and local governments are hurting their friends in blue.
  18. police brutality
    Live PD Cancelled After A&E Admits the Show Filmed a Police KillingThe network has left open the possibility of a future reboot.
  19. george floyd protests
    The Army Is Finally Taking the Names of Traitors Off of Its BasesAmerica may finally be repudiating the idea that the Confederacy — and the Neo-Confederacy — were honorable parts of the national legacy.
  20. vision 2020
    Economic ‘Comeback’ Is Not Making Trump More PopularSo far, good, if tentative, economic news is being overshadowed by entrenched negative reactions to Trump’s personality and leadership style.
  21. george floyd protests
    Here’s How the George Floyd Protests Have Already Changed the CountryJust weeks after the protests began, laws are changing, cities are mulling calls to “defund police,” and Confederate symbols are coming down.
  22. george floyd protests
    The Quiet Trauma of Watching Police Brutality on a ScreenA conversation with a psychologist about how violent footage can “absolutely” traumatize viewers.
  23. george floyd protests
    The Origins of the ‘Police Riot’Chicago cops went violently rogue at the 1968 Democratic Convention, and the whole world was watching.
  24. vision 2020
    Biden Supports Reforming, Not Defunding, PoliceBiden is sticking with one idea from the 1994 crime bill: deploying more cops via community policing strategies. Its current popularity is unclear.
  25. george floyd protests
    Congressional Democrats Unveil Police Reform BillThe bill doesn’t try to “defund the police,” but Democrats do offer modest steps toward preventing police misconduct.
  26. mistaken identity
    What It’s Like to Get Doxed for Taking a Bike RidePeter Weinberg didn’t even know what “doxing” was before a Twitter mob falsely accused him of assaulting some kids on a bike trail.
  27. george floyd
    Minneapolis City Council Says It Will Disband Police ForceA veto-proof majority has committed to the process, but it’s not clear what will happen next.
  28. hindsight in 2020
    Justin Bieber, Having ‘Benefited off of Black Culture,’ Vows to Fight Racism“My style, how I sing, dance, perform, and my fashion have all been influenced and inspired by black culture.”
  29. black lives matter
    Michael B. Jordan Tells Protesters Hollywood Needs to Commit to Black Hiring“Are you policing our storytelling, as well?”
  30. commencement speeches
    Beyoncé Thanks Protesters, Calls Out Music-Industry Sexism in Graduation Speech“Thank you for using your collective voice and letting the world know that black lives matter.”
  31. george floyd protests
    NFL Players, Employee Forced Goodell’s Protest Ban ApologyThe NFL commissioner apologized on Friday for the league’s ban on the protests started by Colin Kaepernick, but not to Kaepernick, and not on his own.
  32. george floyd
    Who Will You Believe, de Blasio or Your Lying Eyes?The mayor would like you to believe the NYPD has “shown a lot of restraint” in cracking down on peaceful protests.
  33. george floyd protests
    Buffalo Police Suspended for Shoving Elderly Protester to the GroundVideo shows the man lying motionless on the pavement and bleeding from the ear as several officers walk by. He is in “stable but serious” condition.
  34. first person
    ‘There’s a High Probability I Would Have Marched’: On Being Black and NYPDA black NYPD officer discusses fear, tokenism, and what police and George Floyd protesters have in common.
  35. vision 2020
    Trump Declares Victory Over Everything After Jobs ReportA surprisingly good jobs report leads Trump to suggest that even George Floyd is posthumously enjoying his self-congratulations.
  36. food delivery
    Delivery Workers Are Doing Their Jobs. The Police Aren’t.A video shows one Caviar courier being arrested by six officers.
  37. the grub street diet
    Artist Stephanie H. Shih Eats Between Protests“I knew it was going to be bad, but it was a lot worse than I expected.”
  38. george floyd protests
    With Murkowski ‘Struggling’ Over Trump Vote, He Says He’ll Back Her OpponentShe could be a prospect for a party-switch after November, particularly now that Trump is vowing to oppose her reelection.
  39. george floyd protests
    De Blasio: I Have Not Seen Videos of NYPD Attacking ProtestersThe mayor praised the NYPD for showing “restraint” at protests, despite viral clips to the contrary. He was later booed at a George Floyd memorial.
  40. insurrection act
    Tom Cotton Is Wrong About the Insurrection ActThere’s really no recent precedent for presidents’ sending in the troops without the consent of governors who aren’t in open rebellion.
  41. feuds
    Watch Rudy Giuliani and Piers Morgan Argue Over Whose Fall Was More PatheticStop fighting, you’re both right!
  42. street vendors
    Street-Vendor Organizations Declare Support for Black Lives Matter“We condemn the violence and brutality police are using against those fighting for the right to exist.”
  43. george floyd
    Read What Presidents Obama, Bush, Carter, and Clinton Said About George FloydEvery living former president has weighed in on the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide unrest.
  44. george floyd protests
    Former Pentagon Chief James Mattis Blasts Trump for Violating ConstitutionIt’s not a good sign when former subordinates trained for quiet discipline begin to call Trump a threat to the Constitution.
  45. vision 2020
    Biden’s Polling Lead Over Trump Is Getting Seriously LargeWith five months to go, Biden’s leading nationally by a comfortable margin and also in six battleground states Trump won in 2016.
  46. george floyd protests
    All 4 Officers in George Floyd Case Now Face ChargesMinnesota attorney general Keith Ellison raised the charges against Derek Chauvin, allowing him to charge three other former police officers.
  47. food politics
    Fast-Food Companies Still Don’t CareEmpty messages don’t change a rotten system.
  48. george floyd protests
    Defense Secretary: Trump Shouldn’t Invoke Insurrection Act to Quell ProtestsMark Esper may be reflecting military leaders’ reluctance to be politicized by President Trump, who has floated sending military units to cities.
  49. george floyd protests
    Christian Right Leaders Loved Trump’s Bible Photo OpTrump showed he’s willing to impose godly order on his — and white conservative Evangelicals’ — cultural enemies.
  50. george floyd protests
    Peaceful Protesters Gassed So Trump Can Do a Sacrilegious Bible Photo OpThe president’s empty political and religious posturing reaches a new low.
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