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  1. life after warming
    You, Too, Are in Denial of Climate ChangeMost Americans believe, abstractly, in climate change. That’s not enough.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Won Big With a Key Demographic of Trump’s Base During MidtermsIf you’re looking for a key 2020 demographic, white working class women who aren’t evangelicals could be crucial in battleground states.
  3. voting rights
    Ron DeSantis Doesn’t Sound Too Excited About Enfranchising VotersFlorida’s governor-elect appears to be preparing to drag his feet on the felon re-enfranchisement amendment which voters approved
  4. transportation
    Off-Schedule and Over-Budget, California’s Bullet Train Is in Big TroubleNew Governor Gavin Newsom is promising a “fresh start” on Jerry Brown’s pet project.
  5. the national interest
    Feds Investigating Trump Inauguration for Alleged Bribery and EmbezzlementSo many crimes.
  6. criminal justice
    Tom Cotton’s America Is Not a Free AmericaThe First Step Act’s most vocal opponent in the Senate has a bleak and all-too-familiar vision for what American criminal justice should look like.
  7. reading the signs
    Melania Trump’s Blonde BombshellThe First Lady has an uncanny ability to reject the expectations of her role.
  8. power
    Gun-Loving Russian Woman Accused of Being a Spy Pleads Guilty to ConspiracyHere’s all we know about Maria Butina’s guilty plea.
  9. government shutdown
    Oops, Trump Now Needs the Votes of Those GOP House ‘Losers’ He MockedAre the lame-duck Republicans Trump scorned going to race back to Washington to help him save face in the shutdown battle? Probably not.
  10. power
    Congress to Make Members Actually Pay for Their Own Harassment SettlementsThe settlements had previously been funded with taxpayer money.
  11. foreign policy
    Democrat On Why He Voted for Yemen War: ‘I Don’t Know a Damn Thing About It’Collin Peterson believes that America should have a global empire — but American congressmen shouldn’t have to keep up with international news.
  12. politics
    Melania Trump Goes Blonde on Fox NewsAnd the internet has some thoughts.
  13. silent night
    People Are Apparently Stealing from Melania’s Haunted TreesThey crave the haunted fruit.
  14. 2020 elections
    Does Donald Trump Have a Reelection Strategy?Trump seems incapable of “pivoting to the center” or becoming more popular. So either he’ll wing it, or focus on demonizing his opponent.
  15. house democrats
    Pelosi Clinches Speakership With Term-Limit AgreementShe’ll be out of leadership by 2022.
  16. unions
    The Supreme Court Dealt a Blow to Unions, But It Wasn’t a KnockoutDespite the dire outlook after June’s Janus v. AFSCME decision, union membership isn’t dropping as expected.
  17. linguistics
    What Is a Tinkling Contest and Why Must It End With One Covered in Skunk Tinkle?A linguist explains what Nancy Pelosi meant when she warned against getting in a “tinkle contest with a skunk.”
  18. 2020 presidential election
    Warning to Beto-Maniacs: Early Presidential Buzz Can Be an Omen or an IllusionBeto O’Rourke is looking very good as a 2020 presidential prospect. But others have looked just as good and have quickly flamed out or failed to run.
  19. michael cohen
    Michael Cohen Headed to Prison for 3 Years, After Doing Crimes at Trump’s Behest“The irony is that today I get my freedom back,” Cohen said. “Blind loyalty to [Trump] led me to choose a path of darkness over light.”
  20. reproductive rights
    There’s a New Push to Change New York’s Outdated Abortion LawWith a Democratic trifecta set to take power, abortion rights advocates are launching a campaign to finally pass the Reproductive Health Act.
  21. power
    Christine Blasey Ford Makes Her First Appearance in MonthsIn a video honoring the first woman to publicly accuse Larry Nassar.
  22. the national interest
    Don’t Blame Trump for Losing the Shutdown Battle to These Legislative GeniusesA close analysis of how Democrats somehow outmaneuvered the great negotiator.
  23. immigration
    When You Can’t Go Forward and You Can’t Go BackThe Cut went to Tijuana and spoke to five women fleeing poverty, domestic abuse, and gang violence in Central America.
  24. separate and unequal
    America Is Sacrificing Black Education for a False MeritocracyA plan to integrate New York City’s elite public high schools has sparked outrage, exposing racial fault lines old and new.
  25. russia investigation
    Michael Flynn to Judge: Don’t Lock Me UpFlynn’s lawyers say he deserves leniency, in part because he wasn’t warned that lying to the FBI is a crime.
  26. race
    Surprise: Black Voters Still Don’t Like Donald TrumpTrump’s claim he would get 95 percent of the black vote in 2020 is looking like absolutely the polar opposite of reality.
  27. lawsuits
    Stormy Daniels Now Has to Pay Trump Almost $300,000 in Legal FeesA week and a half after she said she didn’t want her lawyer to file the suit in the first place.
  28. 2020 elections
    A Biden-Romney Fantasy Ticket So Ain’t HappeningA Washington outsider revives the hoary fantasy of a centrist third party, but it has never made any sense.
  29. politics
    Which Circle of Hell Do You Think This Is?Trump spent 17 minutes screaming while a catatonic Mike Pence looked on.
  30. native americans
    The Washington Redskins’ Interest in Colin Kaepernick Went Nowhere. Good.Racism is the Redskins organization’s calling card. Kaepernick’s racial-justice protest is incompatible with its values.
  31. politics
    With New SNAP Work Requirements Removed, We May Finally Get a Farm BillThe previous farm bill expired in October and lawmakers were at an impasse over a House Republican push to restrict access to food stamps.
  32. charlottesville
    Man Who Killed Young Woman in Charlottesville SentencedA jury sentenced James Alex Fields Jr., 21, to life plus 419 years, and $480,000 in fines for killing heather Heyer at the Unite the Right rally.
  33. government shutdown
    Trump Vows to Shut Down Government If He Doesn’t Get His WallThe president lost his temper and finally took total responsibility for a bad thing that may soon happen.
  34. nancy pelosi
    Pelosi May Accept 4-Year Term Limit on SpeakershipIt’s mainly a face-saving measure for anti-Pelosi rebels who, at most, can keep her from serving as House Democratic leader well into her 80s.
  35. the wall
    Trump to Congress: Fund the Wall — Or Not, Either Way Works for MeThe great negotiator says Congress must fund his border wall — unless they don’t want to, in which case the military can just build it anyway.
  36. the national interest
    Trump Boasts at Least 10 Americans Willing to Take Job As His Chief of StaffDouble figures! Well, low double figures.
  37. crime
    ‘I Don’t Care’: GOP Senators Dismiss Allegations Against Trump“The Democrats will do anything to hurt this president,” said Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.
  38. very british chaos
    Oh No, He’s Gone and Grabbed the Ceremonial MaceA British Member of Parliament caused absolute chaos in the chamber when he broke the rules in an act of protest.
  39. 2020 elections
    Trump Better Get Used to a Democratic HouseThe odds of Republicans regaining the House in 2020 even if Trump is reelected aren’t great.
  40. higher education
    A New Study Illustrates One Easy Way to Increase Diversity on College CampusesNew research reinforces the systemic nature of the barriers low-income students encounter when they consider higher education.
  41. white house
    Trump Could Use Chief of Staff Appointment to Declare Total War on His EnemiesA top staffer like Mark Meadows would be confirmation that Trump’s strategy to defend against political and legal threats is maximum polarization.
  42. elections
    Why ‘Election Night’ Is an Outdated and Dangerous Relic of the PastMore and more, the traditional media-driven drama of single-day voting and vote counting is out of line with reality. And that’s bad for democracy.
  43. the national interest
    Everybody Says Mueller Is Almost Done. What If He Isn’t?What we know from Mueller is still a small fraction of the publicly available facts about Trump’s long relationship with Russia.
  44. politics
    The Nation’s First Charter-School Strike Is Over – For NowAcero Schools’ management gave in on some of the educators’ key demands, agreeing to raise pay, reduce class sizes, and set a sanctuary school policy.
  45. white house
    ‘Dumb As a Rock’: 5 Times Trump Insulted People He Appointed HimselfRex Tillerson is the latest to join a not-so-exclusive club.
  46. the national interest
    The More Republicans Lose, the Harder They Work to Rig the GameAnti-democratic forces are winning the post-election.
  47. encounter
    Sherrod Brown Has a Blueprint for America 2020Is looking this rumpled a path to the presidency?
  48. roundup
    How Screwed Is Trump? Collected Commentary on the Cohen and Manafort MemosThe president thinks he’s been cleared, but pundits and experts who actually understand the Cohen and Manafort sentencing memos beg to differ.
  49. last night on late night
    SNL Continues Its ‘Let’s Endearingly Emasculate Eric Trump’ Comedy JourneyCute race-car bed.
  50. house democrats
    Messaging or Investigating? How Should House Democrats Use Their Limited Power?Take a lesson from the GOP, Democrats, and focus on regaining power more than arguing over how it will be used.
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