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  1. 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.
  2. the national interest
    The More Republicans Lose, the Harder They Work to Rig the GameAnti-democratic forces are winning the post-election.
  3. politics
    A New Election Might Be the Only Way Forward in North CarolinaNow Nancy Pelosi is threatening to not seat Rep. Mark Harris, the putative victor. And more damning evidence of GOP complicity is coming to light.
  4. 2020 elections
    Did Trump’s Win Mean Anybody Can Be President?The huge Democratic 2020 field that’s taking shape is an alarming sign that all standards of presidential viability have been eliminated.
  5. abortion
    Just When Their Party Needs Them, Pro-Choice Republicans Are VanishingIt’s not going to be easy for Republicans to win back the suburbanites, women, and millennials they are losing when they are all for banning abortion.
  6. #metoo
    The GOP Thinks #MeToo Is a Chance to Exploit the ‘Biased’ PressBut their attempts just show how much they get wrong about journalism.
  7. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Paid the Price for Bending the Knee to TrumpTrump made the midterms all about himself. And you can see that in the results, where his weaknesses became his party’s.
  8. 2018 midterms
    California Got Even Bluer in the MidtermsRepublicans were already a decided minority in the Golden State. But this year they lost in some of their ancient strongholds.
  9. republicans
    Kevin McCarthy Easily Wins Bid to Lead Diminished House RepublicansThe congressman from California finally won the job he nearly got in 2015 — though thanks to the midterms, it did not come with the Speaker’s gavel.
  10. politics
    White Evangelicals Keep Standing Up for Their (Grand Old) PartyWhen it comes to politics, the big gap isn’t between the religious and the irreligious, but between white Evangelicals and everyone else.
  11. migrant caravan
    For Trump and the Republicans, the Migrant Caravan Served Its Political PurposeThe Central American migrant caravan dominated Trumpland for weeks. Its political value expired after the midterms.
  12. politics
    A Different Kind of Democratic Party Is Rising in the SouthA more diverse and ideologically progressive breed of southern Democrat is moving to the fore, based on a coalition of minority and suburban voters.
  13. republicans
    Live From the Trump International Hotel in D.C. on Election NightWhere Trump’s supporters in D.C. and some members of his administration and his family in Washington are taking in the election results.
  14. 2018 midterms
    Trump’s Closing Midterm Pitch Is White Identity PoliticsLet’s discard the illusion that Republicans are the enemies of identity politics and political correctness. They practice both–but for white males.
  15. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Are Spending Last-Minute Money in Supposedly ‘Safe’ DistrictsIt’s one thing to spend late money on fresh new opportunities. Spending it on an escalating number of weak points is not how you win an election.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 2018 midterms
    Did Feinstein’s Performance During Kavanaugh Hearings Hurt Her Reelection?On the one hand, most Democrats defended her actions. On the other, Republicans may decide to vote for her progressive opponent.
  21. 2018 midterms
    Some of the Most Unpopular Governors in America Are Up for ReelectionSome unpopular governors, like Bruce Rauner, are looking mighty toasty. Others, like Scott Walker, are in close races.
  22. 2018 midterms
    GOP Official: Native American House Candidate Headed ‘Back to the Reservation’A manic insult message from a local Republican official in Kansas won’t keep Sharice Davids from a probable win.
  23. politics
    Grassley Suggests Women Can’t Handle Judiciary CommitteeHe then claimed in his walk back that women outwork men in the Senate and should dominate the Supreme Court.
  24. 2018 midterms
    Democratic House, Republican Senate Now the Likeliest Midterm ScenarioHere’s what a newly divided government would mean.
  25. 2018 midterms
    Trump Wants to Make Sure Midterms Are About Me Me MeIt’s his party and he can wreck it if he wants to.
  26. the kavanaugh hearings
    Why Conservatives Will Regret Confirming Brett KavanaughJohn Roberts’s majority has issued many radical decisions without Democratic voters taking notice. With Kavanaugh on the bench, they will.
  27. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Chuck Grassley’s Handling of the Ford Hearing Is an Ongoing DisasterIn the high drama of this moment, the 85-year-old farmer is overmatched.
  28. the kavanaugh confirmation
    New Poll Shows Kavanaugh and Trump Losing Support of Republican WomenMaybe one segment of the GOP “base” wants Republicans to go all-out for Kavanaugh, but maybe another doesn’t like him at all.
  29. the kavanaugh confirmation
    GOP Sticking With Kavanaugh Game Plan Despite New AllegationsIt’s going to be awkward at tomorrow’s hearing for Republicans to pretend Christine Blasey Ford is Kavanaugh’s only accuser.
  30. the kavanaugh confirmation
    An FBI Investigation Could Become GOP’s Backup Plan on KavanaughAfter fighting an investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh, Republicans may need one to shore up his credibility and satisfy their own senators.
  31. the kavanaugh hearings
    Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself From Sliming Kavanaugh’s AccusersAt the U.N., the president attacks both Christine Ford and Deborah Ramirez, either going off message or revealing a scorched-earth strategy.
  32. the kavanaugh hearings
    The Right Closes Ranks Behind KavanaughConservative passion for the Supreme Court nominee isn’t rational any more. It’s holy war.
  33. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Goes to War As New Sexual-Assault Allegations EmergeThe guarded judge of the earlier Senate hearings is gone, as Kavanaugh identifies with his angry defenders.
  34. crime
    Crime Down Again in 2017. Will Trump Deny It, Ignore It, or Take Credit?The “massive crime wave” Trump talked about in 2016 was never real, and a quarter-century-long downward trend in crime has resumed.
  35. 2018 midterms
    Lessons From the 2018 Primary SeasonThings look good for Democrats as the primaries end, but there remain a lot of tossup races.
  36. campus controversies
    Colleges Don’t Need More Republican ProfessorsUniversities can have ideological diversity without employing apologists for a plutocratic party that cultivates racism and demonizes intellectuals.
  37. the kavanaugh hearings
    If Kavanaugh Goes Down, Will Republican Voters Be Discouraged or Enraged?Losing Kavanugh could be a buzzkill for the Republican base in November, unless Democrats wind up getting the blame.
  38. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Is the Anti-Abortion Movement Just Applied Anti-Feminism?More and more, those who oppose legalized abortion seem motivated by animus toward women’s rights. The Kavanaugh fight could make that even clearer.
  39. kris kobach
    Kansas Republicans’ Rebellion Against Kris Kobach SpreadsA survey of Kansas GOP legislators shows nearly 40 percent refuse to come out for right-wing gubernatorial nominee and Trump friend Kris Kobach.
  40. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Kavanaugh’s Problem Isn’t What He Said in His Hearings. It’s Trump.The president’s unpopularity is rubbing off on his SCOTUS nominee.
  41. 2018 midterms
    House GOP Runs High Risk in California, New Jersey, New York With Tax Bill 2.0A lot of competitive House races are in the three states where loss of the SALT deduction really made suburban swing voters mad.
  42. vision 2020
    Another Problem for Trump: A 2020 Primary Challenge Is Growing More LikelyIn New Hampshire, there are increasing signs that a fellow Republican will take on the president.
  43. 2018 midterms
    Four California Democratic Congressional Candidates Break With Party on Gas TaxCandidates in some very close House races aren’t taking chances by risking the ire of anti-tax voters as a ballot initiative fight intensifies.
  44. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Testimony Ends With No Bombshells, But a Lot of EvasionsThe nominee sometimes sounded like a criminal defendant taking the Fifth.
  45. Former GOP Governor of Kansas Endorses Kobach’s Democratic OpponentModerate Republicans like Bill Graves could hold the balance of power in Kansas in November.
  46. Congressional Republicans Don’t Even Pretend to Stand up to Trump AnymoreWhatever restraining force the president’s party exerted against him has now almost completely dissipated.
  47. Republicans Beginning to Abandon Doomed House CandidatesWe are at that point in the election cycle when Republicans are cutting their losses and consolidating their dollars to save their majority.
  48. Arizona Court Kills Taxes-for-Education Ballot InitiativeA grassroots effort to boost taxes on the wealthy to pay for education improvements was shot down, but the general election could become a referendum.
  49. Arizona Teacher Strike Leads to Ballot Fights Over School Funding, VouchersPrompted by the spring strike, voters must decide on a proposed high-end tax increase for education and a major voucher expansion.
  50. California Voters Will Decide Whether to Partially Repeal a Sweeping Tax LawLiberal groups are finally going to touch the “third rail of California politics” by trying to limit Prop. 13 to residential property.
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