1. the city politic
    Scott Stringer Isn’t Paying Attention to the Polls“Let the campaign play out,” he says. “It hasn’t even begun yet.”
  2. politics
    Supreme Court Again Sides With Worshippers Over Public-Health OrdersThe Court’s conservative majority ruled that California’s pandemic restrictions on at-home gatherings could not apply to religious activity.
  3. politics
    Iowa and New Hampshire Won’t Be Knocked Out of FirstDespite constant complaints, the difficulty of changing the primary and caucus calendar will likely keep the early states in place for 2024.
  4. republicans
    Trump and Rubio, Best of FrenemiesRubio seems as tormented as ever by the man who rolled over him five years ago.
  5. politics
    Biden Creates Commission to Study Supreme Court ExpansionBiden said he would set up a bipartisan panel on the campaign trail amid pressure to embrace measures to counter the Court’s conservative tilt.
  6. politics
    Why Tensions in Northern Ireland Have ReignitedNorthern Ireland is seeing its worst violence in years, with anger over Brexit acting as fuel and a fight over COVID restrictions adding the spark.
  7. 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.
  8. the national interest
    Tucker Carlson Endorses White Supremacist Theory by NameThe “Great Replacement” conspiracy is ready for Fox News prime time.
  9. politics
    Matt Gaetz (R–TV)Scandals haven’t sunk the congressman yet, maybe because he’s more of a media figure than a politician.
  10. the national interest
    The One Argument Conservatives Have Made Against Every New Social ProgramOnce you hook voters on government, they’ll keep wanting more.
  11. florida
    Matt Gaetz’s ‘Wingman’ Plans to Strike a Plea DealThe attorney of Gaetz’s associate Joel Greenberg told reporters he is “sure Matt Gaetz is not feeling very comfortable today.”
  12. politics
    Manchin Closes Door on Gutting the Filibuster, But It Gets WorseDemocrats have a West Virginia shaped thorn in their sides.
  13. infrastructure
    Biden’s Vision for ‘Care Infrastructure’ Needs More SocialismMeeting the demand for high-quality elder care — while raising wages for those who provide it — would require radical measures.
  14. politics
    Biden Unveils Gun-Control Measures, Tells Congress ‘Time for Some Action’Biden tightened rules on “ghost guns” and pushed red-flag laws, but said Congress must make broader moves to end the epidemic of gun violence.
  15. 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.
  16. politics
    Representative Lee Zeldin Announces Run for NY GovernorThe congressman and staunch Trump supporter said Governor Cuomo has been at the “helm of New York’s downfall,” and presented himself as the solution.
  17. politics
    A Top Mueller Deputy on How to Prosecute TrumpAndrew Weissmann says the Manhattan DA has advantages his old team didn’t. Still, it could come down to flipping the ex-president’s accountant.
  18. iran nuclear deal
    U.S. ‘Prepared’ to Lift Sanctions to Return to Iran DealAlmost three years after Trump walked out of the historic agreement, the U.S. is again willing to lift sanctions to reduce nuclear enrichment in Iran.
  19. republican party
    Why Republicans Think They Can Regain Power Without Repudiating TrumpismFrom the midterm precedents to the belief that Trump expanded the GOP’s reach, Republicans have a host of reasons to be complacent.
  20. politics
    Justice Breyer Is Missing the Point on Court PackingThe justice’s warning against proposed structural changes to the Supreme Court confuses remedies for politicization with causes.
  21. politics
    Cuomo Accuser Details Groping Allegation in First InterviewThe current staffer who accused Cuomo of groping her at the Executive Mansion says he slammed the door and told her “I don’t care” when she protested.
  22. democracy reforms
    Voting Restrictions Aren’t the Primary Threat to U.S. DemocracyThe GOP is better at denying Democratic voters equal representation than it is at denying them access to the ballot.
  23. politics
    Andrew Giuliani Says He Plans to Run for New York GovernorThe former Trump White House staffer and son of Rudy Giuliani said he thinks he has the “best chance to win” against Andrew Cuomo or another Democrat.
  24. politics
    North Carolina Republicans Want to Punish Gender ThoughtcrimeA new bill would require public employees to notify parents if a child displays “gender nonconformity.”
  25. capitol riot
    It’s Time to Fix the Law That Led to the Capitol RiotAn obscure 1887 law intended to resolve disputed presidential elections instead gave Trump and his supporters one last chance to overturn the results.
  26. voting rights
    Six Bad Ideas About Voting That Republicans Need to AbandonThe GOP insists its efforts in Georgia and beyond aren’t about voter suppression, but its faulty assumptions are preventing real election reform.
  27. the national interest
    Mitch McConnell and the Agony of the Post-Trump Corporate RepublicanThey expected to be off moral probation after Trump. Then came Georgia.
  28. politics
    ‘The System for Wealth Building Is Designed to Build White Wealth’Professor Dorothy Brown on the racist nature of the tax code and how to fix it.
  29. covid vaccines
    J&J Takes Over Plant Where Contractor Error Led to Loss of 15M Vaccine DosesNew reports detail past batches of discarded vaccines and doubts that Johnson & Johnson can correct the course at the plant in Baltimore.
  30. gop
    Matt Gaetz Sought a Preemptive Pardon From Trump: ReportA blanket pardon would have been a nice security blanket for the representative under investigation for an alleged act of sex trafficking.
  31. politics
    Slain Capitol Police Officer to Lie in Honor at U.S. CapitolWilliam Evans, an 18-year veteran of the Capitol Police, was killed in a vehicle attack outside the Capitol on Friday.
  32. democrats
    Democrats’ Control of the House Is Increasingly FragileResignations and a death have left Pelosi with a shrinking majority until special elections fill the vacancies.
  33. covid-19
    Biden Shaves Off Two Weeks From His Goal for Vaccine EligibilityWith shots accelerating, he wants all adults to be cleared for one by April 19.
  34. politics
    Why Is the Supreme Court Hesitating on Abortion?With a solidly conservative bloc on the bench, a decision on whether to hear a big case is all the more mysterious.
  35. 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.
  36. new york
    New York to Raise Income Taxes on MillionairesTo help generate $4.3 billion in taxable revenue, lawmakers and the governor reportedly agreed to raise taxes for those with income over $1 million.
  37. the national interest
    Trump’s Campaign Bilked His Fans Out of Millions Because of Course It DidTrump is history’s greatest con man.
  38. the national interest
    Republicans Love Infrastructure, Unless It’s Paid for, or Not Paid forDoesn’t leave a lot of options.
  39. politics
    The First Major Progressive Challenger of 2022 Is HereOdessa Kelly runs to unseat a Blue Dog Democrat in Tennessee, recruited by the same group behind Jamaal Bowman and Cori Bush.
  40. domestic terrorism
    Biden Admin Takes Steps to Defuse Domestic ExtremismThe plan involves multiple federal agencies and shifts resources to combat far-right extremism after years of neglecting the issue at a policy level.
  41. religion
    What’s Worse Than Politics Without Religion? Politicized Religion.Displaced yearning for religious certainty is perilous, but sanctifying politics with religious certainty is terrifying.
  42. the national interest
    Georgia’s Jim Crow Lite Vote Suppression Continues Trump’s War on Democracy“Voter suppression is when you don’t get to vote,” says Ben Shapiro.
  43. politics
    MLB Pulls All-Star Game Out of Georgia Over Voting LawMLB commissioner Robert Manfred said the league “opposes restrictions to the ballot box” and will relocate the 2021 All-Star Game and draft.
  44. gop
    DOJ Investigation Focusing on Matt Gaetz’s Alleged Payments for Sex: ReportA new report states that Gaetz paid escorts for sex, taking ecstasy before doing so on at least one occasion.
  45. georgia voting law
    Georgia Republicans Working Hard to Sabotage a 2022 ComebackGeorgia’s GOP could be upbeat heading toward the midterms. But the voting-law debacle and a Trump purge could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
  46. the national interest
    The Fake Republican Fight With Corporate AmericaStick it to Big Business by … keeping its taxes low.
  47. politics
    Biden Launches Effort to Combat COVID Vaccine HesitancyThe Biden administration is running an ad campaign and partnering with a network of organizations and local leaders to promote vaccination.
  48. confederate monuments
    Virginia Court Paves Way for Removal of Confederate Statues In CharlottesvilleIt’s another blow to the neo-Confederate effort to promote white supremacy via exaltation of the Lost Cause.
  49. the moral minority
    The GOP (Rightly) Fears America’s Churchless MajorityAs the American public grows historically secular, the Christian right is trying to take democracy down with it.
  50. politics
    Democratic Firm Is Accused of Firing Workers for Speaking UpCivis Analytics bills itself as progressive, but ex-employees say they were let go for trying to make the company live up to its values.
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