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  1. delta variant
    GOP Reps Flail Against House Mask Mandate by Barging Into the SenateProductive behavior just before the August recess.
  2. politics
    Why Republicans Want to Keep Punishing Liz Cheney and Adam KinzingerThe pair are already pariahs, and ignoring Pelosi’s January 6 panel would be easier. But Republicans still want payback, and leverage over McCarthy.
  3. voting rights
    Democrats Can’t Out-Organize a Gerrymander — or Outflank Joe ManchinVoting-rights advocates shouldn’t expect Biden to do the impossible in Congress, while Biden should understand there are laws you cannot out-organize.
  4. debt limit
    Republicans Won’t Help Democrats Raise Debt LimitMcConnell is again being a hypocrite by treating an essential debt-limit increase as a problem for Democrats. But it’s what he needs for his message.
  5. budget
    Senate Dems Start Loading a $3.5 Trillion Bazooka to Pass Biden’s AgendaA new agreement would dodge a Republican filibuster to expand the welfare state, but many issues are yet to be resolved.
  6. covid-19 vaccines
    The Willfully Unvaccinated Are the Newest Republican MartyrsLike white folks and Christians, the unvaccinated are being encouraged to view themselves as objects of discrimination requiring political protection.
  7. abortion
    New Texas Abortion Law Enlists Activists to Harass Providers in CourtIn a twist on other pre-viability abortion bans, Texas leaves enforcement to any schmo with evidence of an “illegal” procedure.
  8. voting rights
    Kamala Harris Unveils Another Fallback Strategy for Voting RightsGetting voters to the polls despite hostile state laws is a valuable Plan B for voting rights, not a mere a gesture after failure in Congress.
  9. religion
    White Evangelicals Now Outnumbered by Mainline Protestants in U.S.Conservative Evangelical triumphalism in religion, culture, and politics is no longer justified by the trends in American life.
  10. conservatism
    It’s Tough to Prove You’re a ‘True Conservative’ in the Trump EraMany of the old principles of hard-core conservatism are still obligatory for Republicans. And now they have to demonstrate loyalty to Trump, too.
  11. critical race theory
    The Right’s New Reason to Panic About ‘Critical Race Theory’ Is Centuries OldOn the persistent specter of Black revenge.
  12. infrastructure
    ‘We Have a Deal’: Biden Endorses Senators’ Bipartisan Infrastructure PlanThe deal can only hang together if Democrats, including Joe Manchin, can unite around a reconciliation bill to enact the rest of Biden’s agenda.
  13. politics
    Why Republicans Want Voters to Panic About Critical Race TheoryGOP complaints are largely based on myths, but they think scaring white middle-class parents is a winning electoral strategy.
  14. georgia
    Welcome to Georgia, Where Election ‘Integrity’ Goes to DieBrad Raffensperger’s incomprehensible position in the party of Trump.
  15. donald trump
    Could Trump Become Speaker of the House?This bizarre scenario is technically possible, but fantasies about Trump returning to the White House via the Speakership are extremely far-fetched.
  16. 2021 california recall election
    Why Recall Fever Is Sweeping CaliforniaEasy rules, intense reaction to COVID-19 restrictions, and a Republican Party with nothing better to do have all fueled a wave of recall drives.
  17. extremism
    Is Trump Going to Fade Like Sarah Palin?The good news is that he could lose his audience. The bad news is that it would take someone even more terrifying to come along.
  18. bipartisanship
    Biden’s Extended Dance With Republicans May Be What the Public WantsAmericans want politicians to try to cut deals, and then implement their party’s agenda as ruthlessly as possible. That could be Biden’s plan.
  19. maga
    Republican States Go to War Against Democratic Local GovernmentsWho cares about decentralized governance any more? Certainly not Trumpian Republicans, who want power for the level of government that obeys them.
  20. voting rights
    Manchin Probably Welcomes Biden’s Criticism on Voting RightsBiden promised action on voting rights and called out Senate centrists for standing in the way, but the truth is he has little leverage over them.
  21. politics
    Is Presidential Popularity Now All About Partisanship?Biden’s job-approval ratings are even steadier than Trump’s, suggesting a president’s party may be more important than his actions. It’s a scary idea.
  22. republicans
    The Future Could Actually Be Bright for RepublicansThe GOP comeback will likely begin with retaking the House in 2022, then probably the Senate, and maybe the presidency.
  23. republicans
    Georgia Republicans See Disastrous Election Cycle As Something to Brag AboutIn their deluded minds, they believe losing Georgia to Biden and the Senate to Democrats were victories stolen by their own secretary of state.
  24. redistricting
    State-Legislative Redistricting Is a Big Deal, TooWhile most people focus on congressional redistricting, the state-legislative-redistricting process is where Republicans may perpetuate their power.
  25. democracy
    Trump’s Delegitimization of Democracy Isn’t Wearing OffIt remains unclear when — or if — Republicans will begin to accept electoral defeat again.
  26. 2021 elections
    Virginia GOP’s Gubernatorial Contest Is a Trumpian MessAn “unassembled” convention has spurred threats of a lawsuit from MAGA candidate Amanda Chase, who could also doom the whole ticket.
  27. voting by mail
    Making Voting More Convenient May Help Democrats After AllCensus data shows that Democratic-leaning younger voters benefited from more flexible voting arrangements in 2020.
  28. politics
    Biden’s Workmanlike Love Song to the Middle ClassHis speech was well crafted to sell his priorities to voters in and just beyond the Democratic Party.
  29. joe biden
    Republicans Can’t Decide Which ‘Uncle Joe’ to AttackIs the president a senile puppet? Or a ruthless leftist? While Republicans try to decide, Biden is eating their lunch.
  30. democrats
    Democrats Are Shooting for the Moon in 2021, and That’s OkayThe usual choice between getting things done and holding on to power is no choice at all for Democrats right now.
  31. gavin newsom recall
    It’s Official: Newsom Will Face Recall ElectionThe recall election likely won’t be held until November, and the Republican operatives who made it happen face long odds.
  32. politics
    Caitlyn Jenner Is Running for Governor of CaliforniaJenner will need to prove she is a celebrity outsider like Schwarzenegger, not a novelty candidate. And Gavin Newsom may be unbeatable anyway.
  33. politics
    The Fateful Question of How Latinos Vote Going ForwardTrump and his party over-performed with Latino voters in 2020. It’s important for both parties to figure whether that was a fluke or a trend.
  34. voting rights
    The John Lewis Voting Rights Act Picks Up SteamWith a broader bill stalled, the Congressional Black Caucus pushes Democrats to restore the original Voting Rights Act.
  35. 2022 midterms
    After the Voting Wars, Who’s Likely to Turn Out in 2022?The net impact of laws to suppress or expand voting rights is unclear, and will compete with many factors affecting the level and shape of turnout.
  36. voting rights
    Jim Crow’s Ominous Lessons on Voter SuppressionRepublicans bristle at talk of Jim Crow 2.0, but there are clear echoes of the era of Black disenfranchisement in their drive for voting restrictions.
  37. georgia election law
    Can Suppressing Votes Save Brian Kemp?Kemp is using Georgia’s new election law to heal a breach with Trump-loving conservatives but so far has drawn only a gadfly primary opponent.
  38. extremism
    McConnell Howls About Court-packing Just As Pelosi Nixes ItIt’s a good example of how smears of the opposing party can run abruptly into countervailing reality.
  39. politics
    Independents Aren’t Nonpartisan, They’re Just DisengagedThe increasing number of self-identified independents feeds partisan polarization by turning the parties over to ideologues and “outsiders.”
  40. gavin newsom recall
    Struggling California Republicans Gamble on Newsom RecallThese are grim times for the GOP in the Golden State. So they are calculating that a long-shot recall drive may be their best best for a win.
  41. republicans
    Trump and Rubio, Best of FrenemiesRubio seems as tormented as ever by the man who rolled over him five years ago.
  42. voting rights
    What Is the Republican Party’s Position on Voting Rights?The implicit GOP position is to defer to states and localities — so far as their decisions help Republicans.
  43. republicans
    A Dwindling Republican Party May Be Doomed to Shrink MoreThe trouble with losing swing voters is that it can make the residual party base more entrenched in its exclusive ways.
  44. budget reconciliation
    Democrats Get One More Big Bill This Year That Cannot Be FilibusteredThe Senate Parliamentarian agrees with Schumer’s multiple-reconciliation-bill theory, which could make Republican obstruction irrelevant.
  45. gavin newsom
    Poll Shows Gavin Newsom Is Well-Positioned for RecallIn a deep-blue state, Republicans alone cannot beat the California governor.
  46. republicans
    The Rotten Core of Republican Appeals to the Working ClassRepublicans are embracing the perilous tradition of producerism, offering working-class voters a mix of nativism, protectionism, and culture war.
  47. politics
    Georgia Republicans Take Revenge on Voting RightsAfter major Democratic wins, the embattled GOP passes a harsh law to claw back power.
  48. recall election
    Might Tom Steyer Run to Replace Gavin Newsom in a Recall Election?The billionaire is polling the race, but pressure for California Democrats to stay out remains strong.
  49. politics
    The House Brings Back the Equal Rights AmendmentThis time, the effort to revive the ERA will get a vote in the Senate, where Republicans would suffer the consequences for killing it.
  50. class war
    The Biden Agenda Could Reverse the Democrats’ Losses With Working-Class VotersVoters say Biden’s stimulus helps workers, not the wealthy. If they start saying the same about Biden himself, the GOP could be in trouble.
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