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  1. climate change
    Report: Climate Denier to Lead White House Climate PanelTrump’s new climate expert William Happer: “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.”
  2. politics
    Hate-Group Activity Rises for Fourth Year in a Row, Civil-Rights Group SaysThe Trump presidency corresponds to a major increase in white supremacist activity.
  3. the media
    Tom Friedman’s Latest Column Proves That Capitalism Was a MistakeIn “Is America Becoming a Four-Party State?” Friedman shows that the free market in hot takes selects for specious arguments and overheated headlines.
  4. parenting
    Everything to Know About Elizabeth Warren’s Universal Child-Care PlanThe plan would be funded by an “ultra-millionaire tax.”
  5. scandals
    Northam Bet He Could Remain Governor, and It Looks Like Virginians Will Let HimPoll numbers suggest voters are reluctant to see the governor resign. That may be due not to loyalty, but a clear-eyed understanding of the stakes.
  6. national emergency declaration
    Can Congress Stop Trump’s State of Emergency Declaration?Congress can pass a joint resolution ending the state of emergency, but it would have to be veto-proof to stick.
  7. politics
    Why Has It Taken Us So Long to See Trump’s Weakness?There’s a bad synergy at work between the short-termism of the news cycle and the longue durée-ism of the academy.
  8. psychology
    Why Would Somebody Fake a Hate Crime?Exploring the psychology of ‘factitious victimization’ – and how it could be a factor in the Jussie Smollett case.
  9. the national circus
    Lindsey Graham’s Claims About an Anti-Trump ‘Coup’ Are Just TrollingAndrew McCabe’s book provides more evidence that Trump’s Senate lackey is only threatening to probe the DOJ and FBI to give the president cover.
  10. supreme court
    Supreme Court Applies Ban on ‘Excessive Fines’ to States and LocalitiesThe unanimous decision could have a big impact on state and local government, sparking many lawsuits aimed at fines, fees, and asset seizures.
  11. the national interest
    Trump Calls the Democratic Party Socialist. He’s Lying.The party’s leftward shift has been wildly exaggerated.
  12. vision 2020
    Big Trend Among Democratic Presidential Candidates: CapitalismWhile socialism is all the buzz in certain elite circles, old-fashioned regulated capitalism still prevails among most of Bernie Sanders’s rivals.
  13. political science
    Trump’s EPA Is Risking the Health of a Generation of American ChildrenThere’s a debate on kids’ health happening at the agency — without the scientists.
  14. covington catholic
    Covington Catholic Teen Sues Washington Post for a Reasonable $250 MillionNicholas Sandmann – a teenager perceived by the media as an avatar of entitlement – argues that he is entitled to a ridiculous sum of money.
  15. politics
    CNN Hires Former Spokeswoman for Jeff Sessions to Coordinate 2020 CoverageSarah Isgur has no experience as a journalist, but she has lots of experience as a political shill with questionable opinions.
  16. ranch resistance
    Kirsten Gillibrand Couldn’t Keep This College Student From Her Ranch DressingTalking with Twitter’s mystery ranch woman.
  17. the swamp
    Trump Aides Pushed to Illegally Transfer Nuclear Technology to Saudis: ReportThe White House pushed for the sale of nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia — without seeking congressional approval, according to House Democrats.
  18. 2020 presidential election
    Will Age Be an Issue in the 2020 Presidential Race?With Sanders running and Biden in the wings, Democrats need to take a serious look at the actuarial tables.
  19. the national interest
    Trump’s New Defense: Can’t Investigate Him Because There Are Too Many CrimesConservative legal experts insist investigations would interfere with the president’s, uh, “work.”
  20. howard schultz
    Howard Schultz’s Deficit of HonestyHoward Schultz says he doesn’t “see color.” That doesn’t tell us much about him, but it does tell us something about racism in America.
  21. first amendment
    Clarence Thomas Wants to Make It Easier to Sue for LibelIn an opinion that Trump will cheer, the eccentric conservative justice attacks a long-settled precedent on criticism of public figures.
  22. the national interest
    Trump Has Lost His War on the War on CoalGovernment agency closes coal plants, saying they’re too expensive.
  23. eyes on the prize
    White House Asked Japan for Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize NominationBut what did Japan get in return for the typically anonymous honor, and was it the only country to receive the request?
  24. immigration
    Unauthorized Nanny Grounds Nauert’s U.N. AmbassadorshipMaybe ICE should raid the White House.
  25. politics
    Donald Trump Seemed Bored While Declaring a National EmergencyThe president made a low-energy attempt at seizing authoritarian power in the Rose Garden on Friday.
  26. russia investigation
    Mueller Recommends Paul Manafort Receive Up to 24 Years in PrisonUnfortunately for Manafort’s chances of ever getting out of prison, this recommended sentence only deals with his financial convictions in Virginia.
  27. politics
    You Can’t Stop a Power Grab by Fact-Checking ItTrump’s national emergency stems from an ideological problem, and it won’t be fixed by fact-checking.
  28. william weld
    William Weld and the Strange Allure of No-Hope Primary ChallengesSo many people think Trump ought to have a primary challenger that they’ll exaggerate the importance of anyone who shows up.
  29. unbearable
    Donald Trump, Jr. Enjoyed a Very Haunted Valentine’s DayDon, Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle dined under the murderous gaze of many blood-red bears.
  30. national emergency declaration
    Trump Declared a National Emergency Because He’s a Fox News AddictWith his emergency declaration, Trump prioritized pleasing Sean Hannity over appealing to swing voters. That is an idiotic 2020 strategy.
  31. national emergency declaration
    Trump Counting on Supreme Court to Vindicate His Emergency DeclarationTrump did the legal case for his emergency declaration no good in his rambling press appearance announcing it.
  32. the national interest
    Trump’s Emergency Declaration Shows He Is Unfit for OfficeAt worst, the president is trashing the Constitution. At best, he is using the courts to rescue him from a massive blunder.
  33. 2020 presidential election
    First 2020 Democratic Debate Will Be Two-Day, 20-Candidate Free-for-AllDemocrats won’t have a “kiddie table” debate or any other means of winnowing their enormous field.
  34. the national interest
    Putin Told Trump North Korea Couldn’t Launch Missiles, and He Believed ItHarrowing evidence Trump’s insane credulity on North Korea is influenced by Russia.
  35. national emergency declaration
    What to Expect When You’re Expecting a National EmergencyEverything you need to know about Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency to fund a southern border wall.
  36. donald trump
    White House Tries to Hide Official News That Trump Is ObeseThe White House released Trump’s physical showing that he is obese just after announcing that the president intends to declare a national emergency.
  37. big announcements
    Is the Trump Admin Seriously Going to Declare National Emergency via Notes App?Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out a clumsily cropped screenshot.
  38. national emergency declaration
    Trump to Sign Spending Bill, Declare National Emergency to Build the WallTrump avoids another shutdown and an admission of failure, but an emergency declaration over the wall could create a legal and political quagmire.
  39. jeff bezos
    ‘Multiple People’ Are Being Questioned About Leaking Jeff Bezos’s NudesHis lover’s brother has now denied leaking the photos in an interview with Vanity Fair.
  40. 25th amendment
    The FBI’s Aborted Plan to Remove Trump From Office Was DelusionalAndrew McCabe says the DOJ considered lobbying Trump’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment. That sounds undemocratic — but it’s really just dumb.
  41. clarence thomas
    Is Trump Trying to Ease Clarence Thomas Off the Supreme Court?A Thomas retirement this year would probably give conservatives an extended hold on the Supreme Court.
  42. government shutdown
    Congress Set to Pass Deal to Avoid Shutdown, But Trump Could Still Kill ItTrump has been noncommittal about signing the funding bill. It mostly represents his surrender, so he may just be pondering how to spin it.
  43. labor
    New York City Fast-Food Workers’ Next Target: Unfair FiringsNew legislation in New York City aims to make it harder for managers to fire fast-food workers for reasons other than misconduct or poor performance.
  44. the national interest
    Manafort Keeps Lying About Collusion. Is It to Protect Trump?Trump’s campaign manager believed he could get a pardon by concealing his dealings with a Russian agent.
  45. 2018 midterms
    Remember That Disputed N.C. Congressional Race? We May Learn Its Fate Next WeekA new state election board will hold a public hearing and could order new elections — as could the Democratic-controlled House itself.
  46. government shutdown
    Republicans May Block Efforts to Get Shutdown Back-Pay to Federal ContractorsA Democratic bill would provide back pay to low-wage contractors affected by the shutdown, but Trump and fellow Republicans oppose it.
  47. politics
    Area Criminal Shocked by Congresswoman Who Cites His Crimes Out LoudSpecial Envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams wasn’t pleased when Ilhan Omar called him out for supporting a Salvadoran regime that massacred civilians.
  48. 2020 presidential election
    There’s a New, Improved Iowa Democratic CaucusThe new rules make it possible to participate by a “virtual caucus” and require an actual straw poll of all caucus participants.
  49. lyndon larouche
    Political Cult Leader Lyndon LaRouche Dies at 96At first a Marxist and later a right-wing conspiracy theorist, LaRouche thrived on deception and the fanatical support of his followers to the end.
  50. the national interest
    Trump Has Willed the Wall Into Existence With His MindA new stage of fantasy begins with Trump’s most famous campaign promise.
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