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  1. vision 2020
    Americans Reach Peak Partisan Polarization Under TrumpThe biggest danger sign for Trump is that independents don’t like him much at all.
  2. republicans
    Actually, D.C. Is Full of ‘Real People’GOP senators are sounding some old-fashioned dog whistles while arguing against statehood for Washington, D.C.
  3. vision 2020
    Democrats Are on Pace for a Down-Ballot BlowoutThe party’s lead in the congressional generic ballot is higher now than it was in 2018.
  4. republicans
    By Denying Aid to States, the GOP Is Aiding the CoronavirusRepublicans’ foot-dragging on fiscal relief hasn’t just hurt the economy, but also helped fuel the surge in coronavirus cases.
  5. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Force Texas to Let Non-Seniors Vote by MailTexas Democrats had a novel argument based on the 26th amendment’s ban on age discrimination in voting. But the Supreme Court’s not ready to go there.
  6. vision 2020
    Why Do Trump Supporters Act Like His Reelection Is Certain?For reasons varying from a Trumpian infatuation with “winning” to thoughts of contesting a loss, many Republicans act as though it’s a done deal.
  7. george floyd protests
    Republicans May ‘Defund the Police’ With Budget Cuts Forced by the CoronavirusRepublicans blocking aid to state and local governments are hurting their friends in blue.
  8. 2020 elections
    GOP Extremists Advance Toward CongressOne runoff qualifier, Matt Gurtler, is out there, but another, Marjorie Greene is a QAnon ally and runs ads so violent that Facebook banned one.
  9. gop
    3 GOP Insiders on the Protests and Trump’s Perilous Moment“I think the president has handled it as well as any president ever could.”
  10. george floyd protests
    Congressional Democrats Unveil Police Reform BillThe bill doesn’t try to “defund the police,” but Democrats do offer modest steps toward preventing police misconduct.
  11. vision 2020
    Thanks to Trump, Republicans May Skip Voting by MailSome Trump supporters in the swing state of Pennsylvania think voting by mail is bad — and they are handing Democrats an advantage.
  12. the economy
    GOP Vows to Kill Only Thing Keeping Economy (and Trump) AfloatThanks to enhanced unemployment benefits — which Republicans are fighting to end — personal income actually rose in the U.S. last month.
  13. coronavirus stimulus
    Dems Nix Anti-Recession Policy After Learning It Would Help Too Many PeoplePelosi cut automatic stabilizers from her party’s messaging bill because a CBO score made the policy look expensive (because it helps so many).
  14. business reopening
    Wisconsin Court Overturns Stay-at-Home Order and Revelers Hit the BarsWisconsin continues to feature savage polarization on all aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, from elections to business closures.
  15. vision 2020
    Republicans Follow Trump in Believing the Worst of the Coronavirus Is OverPartisan polarization on COVID-19 has spiked again as Republicans believe Trump’s claim that the worst is over.
  16. 2020 elections
    Heads We Win, Tails You Lose: For Trump, All Democratic Wins Are ‘Rigged’In a bad omen for November, Trump is making contradictory claims of fraud in a special congressional election in California that his party may win.
  17. florida man
    Don’t Overthink Ron DeSantisThe Florida governor’s tenure teaches us about sycophancy, ineptitude, and reactionary politics.
  18. 2020 elections
    Six Months From the Election, Pelosi’s Gavel Seems SecureWith limited presidential momentum, a deficit in open seats, and a gap in the generic ballot, Republicans won’t take the House until at least 2022.
  19. vision 2020
    Unlike Democrats, Republicans Have Politically Weaponized Judicial AppointmentsOf course Mitch McConnell reconvened the Senate in a pandemic to confirm child-judge Justin Walker. The judiciary is his and Trump’s top priority.
  20. vision 2020
    Have ‘Never Trumpers’ Become a Democratic Faction?Like the neoconservatives of the 1980s, the Never Trumpers represent a small but significant migration from one party to the other.
  21. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican-Run States Are Hurting For Money, TooTrump’s claims that only Democratic states need federal assistance are undermining his own party’s stimulus efforts.
  22. vision 2020
    Why Kavanaugh Is the Focus of Republican Attacks on BidenThe GOP would prefer to compare Biden to Kavanaugh, a party-unifying figure, rather than Trump himself, accused of far more misconduct.
  23. explainers
    The Controversy Behind Michael Jordan’s ‘Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too’ QuoteThe Last Dance clears up one lingering Jordan mystery, but the answer probably won’t change your mind about him.
  24. labor
    GOP’s Coronavirus Stimulus Priority: Make Workers Poorer, Less SafeRepublicans are fighting to cut unemployment benefits and let employers flout workplace safety standards.
  25. vision 2020
    Republicans Demand Cash-Strapped States Pony Up for Election NeedsA little-known coronavirus stimulus provision requires that states match 20 percent of election assistance funds at a time of fiscal catastrophe.
  26. covid-19
    Donald Trump and the Luxury of IrresponsibilityWhen washing one’s hands isn’t just a precaution against the coronavirus.
  27. coronavirus
    Voting by Mail Helped Democrats in Wisconsin — a LotNormally Republicans are as likely as Democrats to vote by mail. Not in Wisconsin, say findings that may intensify polarization on voting rules.
  28. vision 2020
    As Coronavirus Rages, Republicans Still Don’t Have a Health-Care PlanIn a pandemic, Republican fecklessness on health care is likely to be a bigger advantage for Democrats than it was in the 2018 midterms.
  29. conservatism
    It’s Insane That Federal Aid to States Is a Partisan IssueThe GOP is effectively treating “let’s make sure Oklahoma can afford to pay police officers” as an outrageous Democratic demand.
  30. bailouts
    The Postal Service Deserves a Permanent BailoutAmerica can afford to cover the losses of an overwhelmingly popular agency that provides a valuable service and good middle-class jobs.
  31. 2020 elections
    Progressive Upsets Conservative Judge After Suppressed Vote in WisconsinDespite insisting on holding an election in the middle of a pandemic to restrict voting, Wisconsin Republicans lost their grip on a key judicial seat.
  32. 2020 elections
    Susan Collins’s Popularity Keeps SinkingMaine’s Republican senator is caught between an unpopular president who demands loyalty and an electorate that demands independence.
  33. vision 2020
    How Biden Can Respond to the Left’s Demand for Medicare for AllBiden’s first “concessions” on health-care policy aren’t enough to satisfy progressives. He might want to emulate Warren’s two-step plan.
  34. vision 2020
    Old Folks Like Biden, and That Could Really Matter in NovemberDemocrats last won over-65 voters in a presidential election in 1996. Biden gives Democrats a shot at building a coalition of seniors and millennials.
  35. stimulus legislation
    Dems Must Not Approve Further Stimulus Until These 3 Demands Are MetThe party must seize its last, best chance to protect the integrity of our elections and honor the sacrifices of essential workers.
  36. 2020 elections
    After Its Disturbing Election Day, What Happens Next in Wisconsin?Republicans will probably benefit from their extraordinary efforts to hold down turnout, but we won’t know for sure until next week.
  37. vision 2020
    No, Utopian Centrism Will Not Save Us From the CoronavirusNew York Times columnist Thomas Friedman thinks America craves token bipartisanship and ideological incoherence. That ain’t right.
  38. republican party
    The Wisconsin GOP Is Risking Voters’ Lives to Protect Its Minority RuleRepublicans are disenfranchising voters by holding an election mid-pandemic so that they can keep disenfranchising Democrats through gerrymanders.
  39. conservatism
    Coronavirus Is Forcing the GOP to Admit Its Ideology Is DelusionalTrump’s DHS declares undocumented workers “essential,” while Steve Mnuchin scrambles to reconstruct the “administrative state.”
  40. 2020 elections
    Wisconsin Court Reinstates Tuesday’s Mid-Pandemic PrimaryAfter intense gubernatorial and legislative conflict and multiple appeals, it looks like Republicans will get the low-turnout election they wanted.
  41. vision 2020
    What Democrats Might Need to Sacrifice to Get Voting by MailAlthough Republicans aren’t going to support sending a mail ballot to every voter, there could be some version of the practice the GOP accepts.
  42. vision 2020
    Get Ready for Guerrilla Warfare on Voting RulesThe Trump campaign will fight state by state against reforms that allow voters frightened by the coronavirus to cast ballots in the November election.
  43. florida
    Florida GOP Realizes Deliberately Impoverishing the Unemployed Has DownsidesRepublicans sabotaged the state’s unemployment system because they wanted to keep benefits and taxes low. Now, it’s crashing mid-pandemic.
  44. conservatism
    No, Theocracy and Progressivism Aren’t Equally AuthoritarianA Harvard Law professor called for turning the U.S. into a Catholic theocracy. Conservatives offered an interesting defense.
  45. coronavirus
    Georgia Governor Shows Remarkable Ignorance About How the Coronavirus SpreadsBrian Kemp finally paid attention to evidence that asymptomatic people can transmit the illness, and imposed a tardy stay-at-home order.
  46. vision 2020
    Odds of a Contested November Election Are on the RiseIf COVID-19 continues to overshadow the general election, it could be held under circumstances where one party or the other won’t accept the results.
  47. coronavirus
    No, Trump Can’t Revive the Economy Through Human SacrificeSome conservatives are eager to endorse trading thousands of lives for a stock market rally even though that isn’t actually an option.
  48. the economy
    The GOP’s Relief Bill Is Too Right-Wing for the Right’s Own GoodRepublican penny-pinching could doom Trump — and American capitalism as we’ve known it.
  49. coronavirus
    Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill, Plans $1.3 Trillion SequelThe legislation would provide some workers with paid sick and family leave, and boost unemployment benefits and food assistance.
  50. coronavirus
    Can America Vote by Mail in November?Republicans have often held up conveniences to make voting easier. With COVID-19 hitting their own base, they may be more cooperative this year.
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