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  1. john lewis
    John Lewis’s Lifelong Struggle for Voting Rights Isn’t OverOnce it looked like Obama’s election represented the culmination of John Lewis’s career. A new documentary shows battles for old causes persist.
  2. vision 2020
    Is Biden’s Lead Strong Enough to Make Texas Competitive?A once unthinkable electoral map comes into focus.
  3. podcast review
    Slow Burn: David Duke Is a Scorching Look at White Supremacy in AmericaThe new season follows the sinister prescience of the former Klansman’s political career.
  4. vision 2020
    Rove Giving Trump Advice He Cannot TakeThe Boy Genius seems to be explaining in advance why Trump lost.
  5. coronavirus
    When Will Schools Reopen?Everything we know about when it will be safe for schools to resume in-person classes — and what it will look like when they do.
  6. california
    Affirmative Action and Voting Rights Are on California’s November BallotAs always, the California airwaves will be full of ads for ballot measures that have nothing to do with who wins what office.
  7. vision 2020
    Trump Believes That He Is Losing Because He Hasn’t Been Racist EnoughOn the one hand, all available evidence suggests this is wrong. On the other hand, Tucker Carlson suggests it is right.
  8. vulture sports
    Nothing Will Make You Happier Than Maya Moore Seeing Jonathan Irons Leave PrisonThe WNBA star put her career on hold to support his case.
  9. power
    HUD Proposal Cuts Protections for Unhoused Trans PeopleIt would allow federally funded, same-sex homeless shelters to make admission determinations based on biological sex.
  10. the national interest
    Trump Blames Losing Campaign on Listening to ‘Woke Jared’Trump decides to ignore his son-in-law and focus on voters who fear he isn’t racist enough.
  11. politics
    Another QAnon Sympathizer Knocks Off GOP Congressman in Colorado PrimaryDespite a Trump endorsement, Scott Tipton was no match for the owner of a gun-themed restaurant called Shooters Grill who defied public-health orders.
  12. supreme court
    Trump Wants Another Supreme Court Nomination Fight Before NovemberTrump thinks a confirmation battle could excite his base, but it would work both ways, particularly among Democrats who remember Merrick Garland.
  13. protests
    What’s Going on in CHOP, the Seattle Occupied Protest Zone?On July 1, police moved to clear out the occupied zone after Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan declared it an “unlawful assembly.”
  14. vision 2020
    Trump’s Plan: Run As Outsider Against ‘Incumbent’ Non-President BidenTrump of all people cannot overcome his incessant claims of presidential greatness and campaign for reelection as some sort of insurgent.
  15. coronavirus stimulus
    As the Pandemic Persists, Mitch McConnell’s Senate DawdlesAs vacation looms, Senate Republicans haven’t even begun work on their version of a second stimulus bill, despite a new spike in coronavirus cases.
  16. whelp
    Don Jr. Attended a Maskless Mansion Party, NaturallyThe president’s son and his girlfriend were spotted at a packed Hampton’s party, where basically no one wore a mask for safety.
  17. vision 2020
    Democrats Are on Pace for a Down-Ballot BlowoutThe party’s lead in the congressional generic ballot is higher now than it was in 2018.
  18. court is in sessions
    Jeff Sessions Keeps Getting WorseA new profile at the New York Times Magazine vivifies the warning about Sessions that Coretta Scott King gave in 1986.
  19. international affairs
    Trump Was Reportedly Briefed on Russian Bounties for Dead U.S. Troops Last Year John Bolton reportedly briefed Trump on the Russian bounties for dead American soldiers in Afghanistan in March 2019.
  20. power
    The Protests Aren’t Stopping Anytime SoonOne month into the nationwide uprising against police brutality, protesters have taken over City Hall Park in Manhattan to make their demands heard.
  21. vision 2020
    Trump Is Betting His Reelection on Single-Issue Statue VotersThe president ostensibly believes that — amid a pandemic and recession — swing voters’ top concerns are monuments and cancel culture.
  22. 2020 primaries
    Amy McGrath Wins Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary, Will Face McConnellThe former fighter pilot defeated Charles Booker, whose campaign surged in the weeks before the election.
  23. celebrations
    What We Know About Trump’s Second Annual July 4th CelebrationAfter a fireworks show above Mount Rushmore, Trump will head back to D.C. for more fireworks and flyovers.
  24. supreme court
    Roberts Rejoins Supreme Court Conservatives to Boost Religious SchoolsIt was a relatively narrow decision but it showed where a future Supreme Court committed to expanding religious privileges might go.
  25. extremely online
    YouTube and Reddit Put Their Foot Down, Ban Far-Right ContentYouTube took down six accounts, while Reddit banned over 2,000 subreddits.
  26. the national interest
    Mean Nicknames Was Trump’s Only Legit Skill, and Now He’s Bad at That, TooThe president can’t even follow the basic rules of schoolyard bullying.
  27. public health
    A Flu Strain With ‘Pandemic Potential’ Has Been Found in Pigs in ChinaResearchers describe a virus that has been “predominant in swine populations since 2016” with “the essential hallmarks of” a possible pandemic.
  28. crime
    Everything We Know About the Killing of George FloydAll four officers involved in Floyd’s death have now been charged.
  29. racism
    Mississippi’s Overdue ReckoningA lot had to go wrong for Mississippi’s state-flag debate to go right.
  30. vision 2020
    Mask Requirement Imposed by Jacksonville, Trump’s Handpicked Convention CityIt’s looking like Trump’s dream for an acceptance speech in a packed hall of unmasked fans is running into local opposition again.
  31. rally cry
    The Rolling Stones Can’t Get What They Want, Since Trump Keeps Using Their MusicThey threatened a lawsuit if the president keeps playing their songs at rallies.
  32. supreme court
    Supreme Court Restricts Independence of CFPB, But Doesn’t Kill ItIt was a glass-half-full, glass-half-empty decision that displeased those who want to kill or insulate independent agencies.
  33. location tbd
    Oh Great, More Mystery FireworksFor some reason the City of New York thinks residents would like to be treated to random, unpredictable, state-sponsored blasts.
  34. supreme court
    Supreme Court Rejects Louisiana Abortion RestrictionsIn the end, Chief Justice Roberts couldn’t go along with a quick reversal of a recent precedent.
  35. reproductive rights
    The Supreme Court Just Ruled to Protect Abortion RightsIt’s a big deal, and a huge relief for reproductive rights groups.
  36. the national interest
    Even the ‘Innocent’ Story of Trump’s Response to the Russian Bounty Is DamningThe best-case scenario is that Trump’s advisers are scared to tell him anything bad about Putin.
  37. the national interest
    Why Does Trump Want to Refight the Battle of Charlottesville?The president returns to his defense of Confederate statues.
  38. trans rights
    What Really Happened to Layleen Polanco?Polanco, a trans woman, died in solitary confinement at Rikers last year. Now, damning details about her death have emerged.
  39. vision 2020
    Trump Tweets, Then Deletes, Video of Supporter Shouting ‘White Power’The White House claims Trump didn’t hear the “white power” part, but it’s hard to miss.
  40. 2020 elections
    Biden’s Surge Could Flip the Senate — and Boost His PresidencyA rising tide from the top of the ticket may lift Democrats to control of the Senate, which would make a successful Biden administration more likely.
  41. the pandemic president
    Trump Campaign Removed Social-Distancing Stickers From Seats at Tulsa RallyThe Trump team didn’t just put the president’s supporters at risk, it undid an effort by arena staff to protect them.
  42. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Force Texas to Let Non-Seniors Vote by MailTexas Democrats had a novel argument based on the 26th amendment’s ban on age discrimination in voting. But the Supreme Court’s not ready to go there.
  43. monuments
    Georgia Politician Argues for Keeping All Statues — Even of Hitler or SatanGOP congressional candidate Marjorie Greene shows that floodgates arguments over removing monuments cut both ways.
  44. intelligencer chats
    Does Biden Need to Do Anything Different to Win?So far, the Democratic nominee’s relatively low-key strategy is working out just fine. Where does it go from here?
  45. obamacare
    Trump, Intent on Self-Destruction, Asks Supreme Court to Kill ObamacareWhen you’re struggling in the polls amid a pandemic, renewing your fight to strip health coverage from millions of Americans isn’t a great move.
  46. k-pop
    U.S. Politics Should’ve Seen K-Pop Stans ComingThose who care about the future of American politics should take note of the K-pop phenomenon in its own backyard.
  47. vision 2020
    Trump Rambles Unintelligibly About Plan for Second TermAsked about his second-term priorities on Hannity Thursday, Trump couldn’t name one.
  48. vision 2020
    The Betting Markets Are Betting Big on BidenAccording to current polling, Biden is hardly a gamble at the moment. Bettors on Predictit are responding, favoring the former veep by 21 points.
  49. vision 2020
    Are Trump’s Rallies for an Audience of One?With no evidence that his rallies make any real difference, you have to wonder if they are held strictly for him to charge up on the crowd’s cheers.
  50. the national interest
    Tom Cotton’s Oh-So-Principled Case for Denying D.C. RepresentationD.C. statehood would leave the government defenseless if there’s another civil war! Really.
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