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  1. immigration
    What a 1970s Racist French Novel Tells Us About the Right’s ‘Caravan’ PanicThe Trump-fed panic over migrants heading toward the U.S.–Mexico border sure resembled the plotline of The Camp of the Saints
  2. power
    Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony Spray-Painted Outside of Yale LawFurious students are not done protesting Kavanaugh.
  3. beautiful boys
    Donald Trump Debuts New Nickname for Ted Cruz: ‘Beautiful Ted’He’s no longer “Lyin’ Ted.”
  4. 2018 midterms
    Dems Still Have a Good Shot at Flipping House, But Senate Is an Uphill BattleFifteen days before the midterms, polls show the House going blue, but the GOP is likely to maintain Senate control, or even pick up a seat or two.
  5. jamal khashoggi
    Trump Won’t Let Khashoggi’s Death Cost Working-Class Saudi Lobbyists Their JobsThe president says that the U.S. can’t afford to lose all the jobs that the Saudi alliance creates. But he really means “the swamp” can’t.
  6. the national interest
    Do Liberals Hate Trump Because He’s a Typical American?David Gelertner makes the case in The Wall Street Journal.
  7. politics
    Walkouts Led to Big Wins for Red-State Teachers. Why Are They Still Struggling?Despite winning raises in Arizona, Oklahoma, and West Virginia, teachers are still being squeezed — and they’re willing to fight for more.
  8. human rights
    Trans Americans Have a Message for Trump: We Won’t Be Erased#WeWon’tBeErased on Twitter is full of passionate responses to Trump’s proposal to narrow the definition of gender.
  9. immigration
    U.S.A. or Bust: Migrants Explain Why They’re Marching“There is no work back home. No future.”
  10. politics
    Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Problem. The Conservative Movement Is.Partisan polarization has made it easier for lawmakers to disregard the popular will; but it is reactionary elites who demand such disregard.
  11. human rights
    What to Know About Trump’s Terrifying Proposal to Eliminate Transgender RightsThe Department of Health and Human Services is reportedly working to establish that a person’s sex is to be male or female and “unchangeable.”
  12. 2018 midterms
    11 Tight Governor’s Races Will Shape America’s Political LandscapeDemocrats will probably make overall gains, but there are an amazing eleven gubernatorial elections that are tossups.
  13. keeping up
    Kim Kardashian Admits Kanye’s Pro-Trump Stance Has Its BenefitsTrump is picking up her calls, for one.
  14. 2018 midterms
    Pelosi Hints at Retirement, But Not Until Trump’s GoneThe long-standing Democratic leader is addressing opposition to her among House candidates by calling herself “transitional.”
  15. pets
    Why Is Julian Assange Fighting With the Ecuadorian Government Over a Cat?Someone extricate the innocent cat!
  16. the national interest
    Did Michael Flynn Have a Back Channel to Email Hackers During the Campaign?The new reports about Peter W. Smith and Michael Flynn offer new clues about Trump’s collusion with Russia.
  17. 2018 midterms
    The GOP’s 2019 Agenda Is for Donors’ Eyes OnlyRepublicans aren’t campaigning on what they’ll do if they keep Congress because they don’t want you to know.
  18. politics
    GOP Congressman Seeking Reelection Gives Women A Good Reason Not To Vote For HimAudio has emerged of Rep. Jason Lewis mocking sexual harassment victims on his former radio show.
  19. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Are Ending the Once-Powerful Republican Midterm Turnout AdvantageCollege-educated white voters tilting towards Democrats and sure to turn out. If young and minority voting surges too, the wave could be substantial.
  20. violence
    Woman Says ‘Proud Boy’ Arrested for Beating Protesters Attacked Her Last YearAn anonymous Muslim woman says Geoffrey Young viciously attacked her at a protest last year, and bragged about it online afterward.
  21. lawsuits
    An Ex-Trump Aide Is Suing One of the Chapo Trap House BoysJason Miller has added Will Menaker to a $100 million defamation lawsuit over a tweet.
  22. global tech
    WhatsApp Says It’s Too Late to Stop Far-Right Fake News in BrazilFake news stories spread like wildfire on messaging service WhatsApp — and there’s no easy way to stop it.
  23. the national interest
    Trump Praises Republican Criminal for Attacking JournalistA revealing glimpse into what Trump really thinks about other cases of violence against the media.
  24. politics
    Emails Show Trump Took a Special Interest in Plans for New FBI HQMaybe that’s because his D.C. hotel is right across the street.
  25. last night on late night
    Colbert Thanks Pat Robertson for His UnderstandingIt turns out arms deals are sometimes just more important than life itself!
  26. trump rallies
    Trump Said the Midterm Elections Are About KavanaughDuring a hard-to-follow and often bizarre campaign event in Montana, Trump outlined what he believes will define the midterm elections.
  27. controversies
    Model Who Played Melania Trump in T.I. Video is Receiving Death Threats“I stand firmly in my decision to share all of myself in this role.”
  28. the national interest
    A Defector From Conservatism With a Clear Vision of Trump’s RiseMax Boot’s Corrosion of Conservatism shrewdly mines the history of the conservative movement to learn how it went so badly.
  29. 2018 midterms
    Dave Brat Tells Incarcerated Addicts He Has a Hard Life, Too“You think you’re having a hard time?” said the Virginia congressman. “I’ve got $5 million of negative ads going at me. How do you think I’m feeling?”
  30. 2018 midterms
    Republican Hatred for Dianne Feinstein Is Making Her Lefty Opponent CompetitiveKevin de León is probably lucky he doesn’t have the money to let his Republican supporters know how progressive he is.
  31. the national circus
    Frank Rich: What Saudi Arabia Now Knows About Bone SawsM.B.S. and company may have wrecked their comfortable spot in American politics by generating a murder mystery too lurid for the public to ignore.
  32. the national interest
    Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Cover-up Is Another Reason to Turn Congress DemocraticThe Trump administration is helping Saudi Arabia cover up the murder, and Republicans are letting it.
  33. normal behavior
    Ted Cruz Insisted ‘A Whole New World’ Play at the End of His Wedding CeremonyHe was adamant that it had to be the CD version, because “no one can do Aladdin.”
  34. president trump
    Trump Threatens Military Response to (Fictional) Migrant ThreatAs Central American asylum seekers march in caravan toward the U.S., Trump threatens to “call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!”
  35. politics
    Pat Robertson Cares More About a Saudi Weapons Deal Than a Journalist’s MurderIn comments on Jamal Khashoggi’s apparent murder, the Christian-right warhorse revealed he can no longer distinguish God’s will from Donald Trump’s.
  36. women and power
    What Power Means to Anna Wintour, Nancy Pelosi, Roxane Gay, and MoreThe fourth and final chapter in a series about women and their relationship to power.
  37. women and power
    Powerful Women Talk About Power (And Powerlessness)(And Powerlessness)
  38. global politics
    A Win for Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Would Be a Win for the Global Christian RightThe presidential candidate — known for racist, misogynistic, and anti-LGBT rhetoric — leads in October’s run-off, thanks partly to religious voters.
  39. politics
    The Nevada GOP Shunned Republican Pimp Dennis Hof, Then He DiedThe state party plans a push to get Hof elected, even though he died earlier this week.
  40. statement suits
    Paul Manafort Barred From Wearing Fancy Suit to CourtHis motion to wear suits was denied by a judge who said Manafort should be treated like everyone else.
  41. 2018 midterms
    McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the MidtermsIf Republicans make Senate gains and hang onto the House, it’s remotely possible. That’s apparently what the GOP thinks its base wants to hear.
  42. 2020 election
    Kamala Harris Updates Obama’s Winning Strategy for 2020Twelve years after Obama’s breakthrough, it’s unclear Harris can emulate it given a giant field and polarized politics.
  43. 2018 midterms
    Hurricane Michael Is Already Affecting the MidtermsFlorida Governor Rick Scott could delay state elections due to the storm’s impact, but not his own Senate race. In Georgia, early voting has begun.
  44. the trumps
    Big Boss Boys Donald Trump Jr. and His Brother Honored on #NationalBossDay“Happy #NationalBossDay to our boys,” the Trump Organization tweeted.
  45. the national interest
    Trump: My ‘Natural Instinct for Science’ Tells Me Climate Science Is WrongScientists would say there’s no such instinct, but they also say climate change is real, so who can trust ‘em?
  46. women and power
    What Power Means to Nicole Kidman, Lilly Ledbetter, Tammy Duckworth, and MoreThe third chapter in a series about women and their relationship to power.
  47. the law
    With Legal Storm Looming, Pat Cipollone May Be Perfect for White House CounselHe appears ready to pick up Don McGahn’s task of reshaping the judiciary, and his experience with congressional probes could certainly come in handy.
  48. the national interest
    Trump Calls the Saudis As Innocent As Brett Kavanaugh“Here we go again with you know you’re guilty until proven innocent,” Trump says. “We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh.”
  49. 2018 midterms
    Trump Says It Won’t Be His Fault If Republicans Lose MidtermsThe president will certainly take the credit if his party wins. If they don’t — well, it was the congressional GOP’s fault, or maybe illegal voting.
  50. 2018 midterms
    Dave Brat Takes Pelosi-Bashing to Its Apotheosis Against Anti-Pelosi OpponentDemocrat Abigail Spanberger had to remind her Republican opponent of her name after he mentioned Pelosi 21 times in a debate.
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