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Joe Biden

  1. covid-19
    Where to Get Home COVID Tests and Why They’re So Hard to FindHere are all your current options, including where tests are in stock, insurance reimbursement, and how to get free tests from the government.
  2. 2022 midterms
    When Life Stinks, the President’s Popularity SinksDemocrats’ unpopularity is probably the product of a generally unhappy country, not any particular misstep by President Biden.
  3. 2022 midterms
    Democrats Need Republican Mistakes to Hang On to the SenateA normal midterm swing could help Republicans sweep close Senate races. But Trump and intraparty problems could help Democrats keep control.
  4. the intelligencer profile
    Was Larry Summers Right All Along?How the ultimate Establishment figure became the preeminent critic of the Biden era’s economic consensus.
  5. the law
    Biden’s Monopoly GamesBiden’s team was supposed to bring a shift in antitrust thinking, but its leaders sound a lot like the traditionalists they were supposed to replace.
  6. politics
    Biden Didn’t Have the Power or Luck to Become FDR or LBJBiden is trying to govern in an era totally unlike the 1930s or 1960s with little margin for error and a lot of nasty surprises. Give him a break.
  7. election coup
    The Election Law Central to January 6 Might Actually Get FixedBoth Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are “open” to reform of the Electoral Count Act.
  8. pandemic life
    Biden’s Free-Masks-and-Tests Plan Ignores How People in Cities Really LivePeople who live in multifamily housing or multigenerational households are hitting roadblocks.
  9. build back better
    Give Manchin What He Wants AlreadyBefore Democrats give up on passing Biden’s climate agenda, they should see if the West Virginia senator will take yes for an answer.
  10. politics
    Biden’s Marathon Press Conference Didn’t Quite Go As PlannedThe president’s aim was to get back on message, but he may have stirred new trouble with his remarks on Russia and Ukraine.
  11. 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.
  12. the national interest
    Why Biden’s Losing Fight for Voting Rights Was Still the Best PlanYou can’t outorganize voter suppression without taking a stand.
  13. that happened
    The Time Clinton Took Over Obama’s White House Podium and Stayed AwhileAs Bill Clinton tries to revive Joe Biden’s stalled agenda, the president should remember his predecessor can be an excellent — if overeager — asset.
  14. the national interest
    GOP Voting-Rights Opponents May Be Better Than Trumpists, But They’re Not GoodWhy Romney equates Biden’s voting-rights speech with Trumpism.
  15. 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.
  16. voting rights
    Biden Talks Loudly About Voting-Rights Bills, But Has No Big Stick to Enact ThemThe president’s Tuesday commitment to filibuster reform is welcome, but it may not matter if he cannot do something to sway Manchin and Sinema.
  17. politics
    Who Is Biden’s Big Voting-Rights Speech in Georgia Really For?Spurring action on a stalled bill would be tricky enough, and that’s not all the president is trying to accomplish.
  18. 2022 midterms
    Will This Be the Year Senator Ron Johnson’s Luck Runs Out?He’s a loud-and-proud yahoo running for reelection in a battleground state, but that doesn’t guarantee he’ll be an easy target for Democrats.
  19. 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.
  20. the economy
    Everyone Has a Job and Nobody’s HappyWhy full employment doesn’t mean what it used to.
  21. january 6
    Newt Gingrich Tries and Fails to Use Lincoln to Attack BidenThe former Speaker’s description of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address as a “unity” speech suggests he hasn’t read it in a while.
  22. january 6
    There Are Still Confederates in the U.S. CapitolEven as Joe Biden noted with horror January 6 insurrectionists carrying rebel flags, he was surrounded by images of Confederate leaders and officers.
  23. politics
    Biden Says Trump Held ‘Dagger at the Throat’ of Democracy on January 6Biden marked the anniversary with a fiery speech denouncing Trump for spreading a “web of lies” because he couldn’t accept his election loss.
  24. house democrats
    Pelosi’s Successor Will Face Bigger Problems Than ‘Democrats in Disarray’Factional conflicts won’t be as big of a headache for the next Speaker if the midterms shift the balance of power in Washington.
  25. election law
    Democrats Must Seize Any Chance to Prevent an Election CoupThere are rumors that Senate Republicans might offer a deal to fix the law that enabled January 6. Squandering that opportunity would be very foolish.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. going viral
    No, Joe Biden Did Not Just Surrender to the Omicron VariantDon’t believe every five-second clip you see on Twitter.com.
  29. politics
    Why Biden Wants You to Think He’s Running in 2024Whether or not he actually plans to run again, there are many good reasons for the president to keep insisting that he’s seeking a second term.
  30. omicron
    Biden: Who Could Have Predicted What Many People Predicted?The president’s excuses for his administration’s COVID-testing failures don’t add up.
  31. politics
    Thanks for Freezing Student Loan Payments. Now Cancel the Debt.The president can’t evade this problem forever.
  32. joe manchin
    Could Joe Manchin Really Switch Parties?The senator may become a Republican one day, but giving up the enormous leverage he holds over Democrats right now makes little sense.
  33. omicron
    Biden Can Fight Omicron Without Ruining ChristmasThe president has several untapped tools for containing the virus without impinging on the median voter’s personal liberty or sense of normalcy.
  34. politics
    The Truth About Joe ManchinHe says he has to explain his opposition to “the people.” That’s not who he’s serving.
  35. joe manchin
    What Do Progressives Hope to Gain From Bashing Manchin?The idea that Democrats can take Manchin to the woodshed back home in West Virginia betrays a very poor understanding of that state’s Trumpy politics.
  36. covid
    White House Decides to Send Free COVID Tests to Americans After AllBetter late than never.
  37. first feline
    I’ll Believe We’re Getting a White House Cat When I See ItMy president told me we were getting a cat. All I have right now is a new puppy and more promises.
  38. joe manchin
    The Democratic Agenda Dies of DelusionsManchin’s views are fallacious and classist. But they’ve also been crystal clear, and the Democratic leadership willfully ignored them.
  39. politics
    Despite Iowa-Caucus Debacle, 2024 Process Probably Won’t ChangeThe earlier impetus for change among Democrats angry at the 2020 Iowa-caucus meltdown seems to be fading as the party has bigger problems to address.
  40. the national interest
    Biden Should Take Manchin’s Deal Right NowPolitics is about making things better, not speaking truth to power.
  41. politics
    Manchin’s Sudden Spike of Build Back Better Act Draws White House RebukeThe senator is apparently pulling the plug on the massive social policy and climate legislation, infuriating fellow Democrats.
  42. the national interest
    Did Joe Manchin Just Kill Joe Biden’s Domestic Agenda?Maybe. Or the conservative Democrat might just be negotiating again.
  43. voting rights
    Democrats Are Cruising for a Bruising on Voting RightsIf Biden and his party raise expectations on voting rights legislation that they cannot fulfill, the repercussions could be serious in 2022.
  44. politics
    Schumer Needs to Stop Setting Up Democrats for FailureDems have more work to do on Build Back Better and voting rights, and there’s no imminent due date. So why keep announcing and abandoning deadlines?
  45. criminal justice reform
    Biden’s Low Marks on Crime Are Killing ReformThe prospect of meaningful change has never looked bleaker.
  46. the democrats
    Blame the Democratic Leadership for Biden’s Stalled AgendaWhy are Schumer and Pelosi ignoring Manchin’s most consistent (and substantively wise) demand?
  47. debt limit
    A Preview of GOP Tactics If They Win the House in 2022If Republicans take at least one chamber, the hostage-taking tactics deployed against Obama are coming back, with additional encouragement from Trump.
  48. 2024 vision
    Democrats Need a Three-Year Plan to Save DemocracyThat means largely abandoning hope for 2022 and preparing to do battle at Armageddon with Trump in 2024.
  49. around the town
    A Real Housewife of New York Dined and Dashed at D.C.’s Sceniest RestaurantStaff and diners at Le Diplomate were shocked when Luann de Lesseps vanished after an expensive meal. (She did pay up a few days later.)
  50. 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.
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