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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.”
  7. 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.
  8. republicans
    Trump and Rubio, Best of FrenemiesRubio seems as tormented as ever by the man who rolled over him five years ago.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. gavin newsom
    Poll Shows Gavin Newsom Is Well-Positioned for RecallIn a deep-blue state, Republicans alone cannot beat the California governor.
  13. 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.
  14. politics
    Georgia Republicans Take Revenge on Voting RightsAfter major Democratic wins, the embattled GOP passes a harsh law to claw back power.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. voting rights
    Churchy Republicans Attack ‘Souls to the Polls’A crackdown on Sunday voting is one of the more hypocritical of the voting-suppression methods pursued by Georgia’s Christian right.
  19. conservatism
    What Can Republicans Do to Make ‘Conservative Populism’ More Popular?From identifying a few ways to re-redistribute resources to their constituencies to restricting the franchise, Republicans are battling the future.
  20. politics
    The 3 Dumbest Arguments Against Biden’s Stimulus BillThe ideas that Democrats are “ramming” a “liberal wish list” that the country cannot afford don’t bear much scrutiny.
  21. politics
    Fifth Republican Senator Won’t Seek Reelection in 2022Roy Blunt of Missouri will retire, leaving Democrats another open seat to try and pick off.
  22. gridlock
    Today’s Gridlock Is Like a 19th-Century NightmareWe’re experiencing the instability and close partisan competition of the Gilded Age along with the big differences and fury of the 1850s.
  23. culture
    Wait, Is Mr. Potato Head Going Gender-Neutral or Not?Conservatives spent the afternoon throwing a fit that a little plastic potato might no longer be known as a man.
  24. republicans
    Republican Impeachment Supporters Catch Hell Back HomeGoing against Donald Trump remains a deeply risky maneuver.
  25. donald trump
    Trump’s Popularity Among Republicans Is on the RiseSeven Senate Republicans voted to convict Trump, and others criticized him over the Capitol riot. But at the grass roots, it’s another story.
  26. partisan gerrymandering
    Census Delays Could Create Havoc and Skullduggery in RedistrictingLack of timely Census data could short-circuit court challenges to partisan gerrymandering, which Republicans in particular are expected to pursue.
  27. both sides
    Biden Trying to Pass His Agenda Is Divisive, Says Party of InsurrectionWhile Senate Republicans gasp at Biden’s attempt to keep his campaign promises, their House colleagues keep sneaking guns into the Capitol.
  28. voting rights
    Democrats Push Voting-Rights Expansion With Fresh UrgencyRepublicans will block the reforms, but at the price of underlining an authoritarian strain in their thinking that will outlive Trump’s presidency.
  29. end-times
    What Madison Cawthorn Saw at the InsurrectionThe youngest member of Congress is invigorated by the mob he helped incite
  30. the national circus
    The Trashing of the RepublicThe only response to the carnage in Washington is to banish Trump and his traitorous collaborators from civil society.
  31. bipartisanship
    Biden Campaign Boss Wants to Work With Republicans, Faux Scandal EnsuesJen O’Malley Dillon is getting blasted for speaking the truth about the opposition, even as she pledges to seek their cooperation, because she swore.
  32. autopsy report
    Republicans Need a Postmortem, But Trump Won’t Even Admit He’s DeadIf Republicans really won by a landslide, why should they change anything at all?
  33. vision 2020
    Why Did Trump’s Plan to Contest an Election Defeat Fail?For months, many feared that Trump was plotting to mount an election challenge. His efforts were either insufficiently serious or merely incompetent.
  34. georgia senate runoffs
    The Hypocrisy of Republican Attacks on Raphael Warnock’s SermonsWarnock and the Black preaching tradition he represents are not “unpatriotic.” They draw from the same inspiration as Christian conservatives.
  35. redistricting
    Democrats Face a Redistricting DisasterDemocrats missed many targets for flipping legislative chambers. Only the rise of independent commissions to draw maps is limiting the damage.
  36. ballot initiatives
    Progressives Suffered Big Losses on California Ballot IssuesProgressives intentionally timed some crucial ballot initiatives for 2020, but a tide of “no” votes left them high and dry.
  37. poll position
    Should We Stop Paying Attention to Election Polls?Polls are like democracy: bad except as compared to all the alternatives.
  38. the national circus
    Frank Rich: The GOP Will Learn Nothing From a Trump DefeatThere’s no reason to think that losing an election will cause America’s conservative movement to either dwindle in size or compromise its views.
  39. power
    It’s Time to Look AheadToday is a victory, but the fight is far from over.
  40. 2020 elections
    2020 Was a Disaster for Democrats Trying to Take Over State HousesAn ambitious and expensive effort to bust up Republican power in the states fell flat.
  41. the swamp
    The Winners of Trump’s WashingtonFifty-one insiders who profited off the presidency.
  42. the swamp
    The Tortured Self-Justification of a Trump EnablerHow an anonymous Republican squares his love of power with his contempt for the president.
  43. vision 2020
    Is Republican Voter Suppression Starting to Backfire?The same dynamic that led Wisconsin Democrats to turn out massively in the teeth of a pandemic could be fueling the surge in early voting.
  44. supreme court
    The Supreme Court Is Waging War on Democracy — and Voters ApproveA 6-to-3 conservative court would work to entrench minority rule. Polls suggest it could have majority support while doing so.
  45. vision 2020
    What the Early-Voting Deluge Could Mean for the ElectionRecord levels of early voting may mean record overall turnout. But even if early voters are just voting earlier, it could make for a quicker count.
  46. supreme court
    Republicans Oppose Court Packing (Except When They Support It)In Georgia and Arizona, conservatives have already done what they denounce Democrats for even contemplating.
  47. vision 2020
    The Democratic Advantage in Voting by Mail Is a Mixed BlessingDemocrats will be able to “bank” a lot of early votes, but then they may have to fight all the way to the Supreme Court to get them counted.
  48. vote by mail
    How Democrats’ Reliance on Mail-In Voting Could Help TrumpEven if the Postal Service does a perfect job this November.
  49. vision 2020
    Mail Ballot Requests Are Sky High, and They’re Largely From DemocratsExpectations that mail ballot requests will spike are being fulfilled, along with a partisan tilt in voting methods and a maybe a contested election.
  50. hairy situations
    What’s All This Drama Over Nancy Pelosi’s Hair?The House Speaker broke coronavirus protocol at a hair salon. She says she was “set up.”
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