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  1. supreme court
    Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court: UpdatesBarrett celebrated Justices Scalia and Ginsburg in her speech accepting the nomination, but made it clear she would follow Scalia’s example.
  2. supreme court
    Amy Coney Barrett Is Even More Extreme Than Antonin ScaliaEven if her confirmation is a done deal, Barrett’s record should be laid bare in the Senate hearings so Americans understand what’s at stake.
  3. supreme court
    Amy Coney Barrett and the Triumph of Phyllis SchlaflyConservatives have long understood the power of weaponizing womanhood.
  4. scotus
    What to Know About Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s SCOTUS PickAmy Coney Barrett is a devout Catholic, and experts say there’s “no question” that she would overturn Roe v. Wade.
  5. supreme court
    Are Amy Coney Barrett’s Religious Views Fair Game for Tough Questions?Charismatic Catholicism may seem alien to many Americans. But Barrett’s critics really need to educate themselves before diving down rabbit holes.
  6. supreme court
    Dems Should Turn Barrett Hearings Into an Anti-GOP InfomercialThe party has no chance of blocking Trump’s nominee. But they do have an opportunity to spotlight the GOP’s unpopular judicial agenda.
  7. vision 2020
    Democrats Are All But Resigned to the Supreme Court’s Hard-Right Turn“The ACA could be overturned by Trump’s Supreme Court the week after the election, in the middle of a pandemic. There’s no good answer.”
  8. supreme court
    Senate Democrats Want Barrett to Step Aside If Supreme Court Gets Election CaseIt would make Bush v. Gore look like child’s play to rush through a Supreme Court nominee who then rules on Trump’s political fate.
  9. the national interest
    Trump’s Threats of Bloodshed Are Off Message, Republicans WorryEvery time Trump says he’s an authoritarian, it just feeds into the baseless liberal paranoia that he’s some kind of “authoritarian.”
  10. vision 2020
    Democrats Are Moving Fast on the Filibuster. Joe Biden Isn’t Yet.Nearly everything the party wants to achieve probably hinges on a procedural step their candidate may refuse to take.
  11. the national circus
    How Far Will Trump Go to Keep the White House?Trump won’t commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the election. The real question is how his most ardent, militant supporters will respond.
  12. vision 2020
    How Biden Can Challenge Trump on Trying to Rig the ElectionBiden should try to split Trump from his enablers by disclaiming an attack on the legitimacy of the Electoral College if all votes are counted.
  13. desperate times
    ‘Feels Like They Are Just Waiting for Us to Die’On r/unemployment, thousands of desperate people have formed a community to step in where the government failed.
  14. election 2020
    In Aaron Sorkin’s Vision of Election Night, Everyone ‘Does the Right Thing’Sure, Aaron.
  15. the national interest
    Economic Forecast: Biden Plan Will Create 7 Million More Jobs Than TrumpAverage household incomes will also increase nearly $5,000.
  16. vision 2020
    Trump’s Plan to Send Seniors $200 in Drug Coupons Is Unlikely to Come ThroughEvidence suggests these Trump cards will be another in a long line of promises from the Republican Party on health-care that never actually appear.
  17. coronavirus stimulus
    Will We Get a Second Round of COVID-19 Stimulus Checks?Democrats keep pushing a second check in a bigger package, but time’s running out, and Trump may be growing desperate enough to make huge concessions.
  18. coronavirus stimulus
    Pelosi to Test How Badly Trump Wants His Signature on More Stimulus ChecksThe ballgame may now depend on whether Trump wants his signature on a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks badly enough to accept Pelosi’s deal.
  19. intelligencer chats
    Would Court Packing Be Too Slippery a Slope?In the face of a 6-3 majority pushed through before the election, would Democrats favor an expanded Court? Filibuster reform? Guam statehood?
  20. politics
    Trump Booed During Visit to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s CasketThe crowd at the viewing for the late Supreme Court justice did not respond well to the presence of a president who questioned her reported last wish.
  21. the national interest
    Trump Finally Releases Fake ‘Plan’ to Protect Preexisting ConditionsWe’ve been waiting “two weeks” for almost four years.
  22. vision 2020
    Pompeo’s Swing-State Appearances Look a Lot Like Campaigning for TrumpThe secretary of State has been touting the president’s agenda in key battlegrounds, violating norms and possibly the Hatch Act.
  23. ron desantis
    Ron DeSantis Is Risking Floridians’ Lives to Benefit TrumpThe governor’s sycophantic Trump relationship led to disastrous COVID outcomes, and now he’s pushing looser penalties for drivers who kill protesters.
  24. after rbg
    American Women Need a Revolution. It Has to Be Bigger Than RBG.Ruth Bader Ginsburg wasn’t the feminist hero I wanted her to be. If we’re to survive the coming battles, we must be honest about her legacy.
  25. vision 2020
    GOP Offers Mild Pushback on Trump’s Threat to ‘Get Rid of the Ballots’It’s slightly better than nothing.
  26. action items
    How to Become a Poll WorkerNationwide, we’re facing a shortage of volunteers to staff voting sites in the upcoming election. Here’s how to help.
  27. religion
    Why Being Catholic Isn’t Special in Politics AnymoreJoe Biden isn’t appealing to Catholic tradition in his bid to become the second Catholic president. But that’s the American way.
  28. climate
    The Economy of World War II Proved a Green New Deal Is PossibleAmericans didn’t have to choose between guns and butter during the war. And they don’t need to choose between prosperity and sustainability today.
  29. black lives matter
    Renewed Unrest After Officers in Breonna Taylor Case Cleared of Criminal ChargesTwo police officers have reportedly been shot in Louisville, where the officers who killed Breonna Taylor were cleared of criminal charges.
  30. the national interest
    Trump: ‘Get Rid of the Ballots … There Won’t Be a Transfer’ of PowerTrump, once again, did not commit to accepting the election results, and suggested throwing out mail ballots to ensure a “continuation” of power.
  31. electric vehicles
    California to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 2035Governor Newsom’s office estimates the rule will cut the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 35 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 80 percent.
  32. supreme court
    Trump Says Supreme Court Needs 9 Justices for Potential Election DisputeMeanwhile, Republicans at the state and national level are reportedly gaming out ways to dispute the election.
  33. the national interest
    Republican Report Suggests Hunter Biden, Donald Trump Both Unfit for OfficeThe one person who comes out of the Ukraine scandal looking good? Joe Biden.
  34. vision 2020
    A Nightmarish End to the 2020 Elections Is Becoming All Too PlausibleBarton Gellman lays out in great detail how Trump might use chaos to steal a second term, or at least create a constitutional crisis.
  35. the national interest
    Report: Trump, a Giant Racist, Said Jews Are ‘Only in It for Themselves’The president continues to provide evidence of his massive racism.
  36. congress
    Stopgap Spending Deal Ends Government Shutdown ThreatPelosi gave in on farm aid Trump is distributing in exchange for some concessions, relegating spending disputes to a lame-duck session.
  37. qanon
    QAnon Is Madness. But Believing In It Can Be Rational.For those who lack the resources to understand or influence political reality, conspiracy theories are more useful than the truth.
  38. the national interest
    Trump Says Reporters Covering Protests Deserve to Be Attacked“They threw him aside like a bag of popcorn.”
  39. coronavirus
    Pentagon Spent Most of Its CARES Act Cash on Jet Parts and Uniforms: ReportOver $400 million in taxpayer money intended to be spent on masks, ventilators, and swabs ultimately went to military equipment.
  40. vision 2020
    Pennsylvania Becomes Ground Zero For Election LawsuitsOne key struggle is over a court ruling that determined that “naked ballots” mailed without special envelopes will not be counted in November.
  41. florida
    Bloomberg Helps Pay Fines of 32,000 Florida Ex-Felons So They Can VoteThe billionaire helped raise $16 million to pay fees of ex-felons so they can register to vote — despite a GOP-led law that functions as a poll tax.
  42. action items
    It Will Take You Two Minutes to Help Impact Florida ElectionsBy paying off fines and fees for voters with felony convictions.
  43. natural hair
    Natural-Hair Discrimination Is One Step Closer to Being Banned NationwideThe CROWN Act has been passed by the House of Representatives.
  44. coronavirus stimulus
    Will Distractions Kill COVID-19 Stimulus Talks Until After the Election?Now there’s a bitter Supreme Court confirmation fight and a possible government shutdown dividing the parties and distracting their leaders.
  45. the national interest
    Senate Republicans Approve Trump Court Nominee Sight UnseenIt’s the world’s greatest deliberative body!
  46. poll position
    New State Polls Show Biden Landslide and Narrow Trump Win Are Both PossibleBiden’s national lead is steady, but a shift of a few points in either direction could produce a big shift in Electoral votes.
  47. power
    Why Did I Think She Wouldn’t Die?I see now that attributing superhuman strength to Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn’t do her enough justice.
  48. supreme court
    Game Over: Romney Says He’s Fine With Supreme Court Vote This YearThe confirmation of President Trump’s pick appears to be a foregone conclusion.
  49. supreme court
    How the Timeline for Confirming Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee Will Play OutIt’s now more a matter of when, not if, Trump and McConnell will fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
  50. the national interest
    Trump, Orbán, and Putin Are Forming an Authoritarian AllianceWhen you’re a tsar, they let you do it.
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