1. the national interest
    New Transcript Shows Trump Adviser Michael Flynn Colluding With Russia in 2016Michael Flynn had good reason to lie to the FBI about his conversation with Russia’s ambassador.
  2. vision 2020
    Biden’s Vice-President Shortlist Is Shrinking Before Our EyesThis week, several of Biden’s more prominent prospects withdrew or saw their stock value drop due to national crises.
  3. minneapolis protests
    Trump Can’t Explain Away His Vile ‘Looting’ TweetDespite his disingenuous attempt to walk back his threat toward Minneapolis protesters, it’s clear he just wanted to pour gasoline on the fire.
  4. george floyd
    The Lies We Tell About RiotsHow America mystifies the wages of its racism.
  5. federal judiciary
    Lindsey Graham Asks Older Judges to Retire So Trump Can Replace ThemOne way to maximize the value of lifetime judicial appointments is to get younger judges, before voters can put Democrats in charge.
  6. vision 2020
    No, Donald Trump Is Not a Working-Class HeroSalena Zito argues that Trump is the sole reliable friend of people who make things with their hands. Unions would disagree.
  7. vision 2020
    Trump’s Ego Makes Him Willing to Run the Risk of an In-Person GOP ConventionUnless he’s lucky with coronavirus trends, the traditional in-person convention he clearly craves could create real problems.
  8. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump vs. Twitter Is No ContestThe president’s constant lies will overpower any attempt at fact-checking — plus, he gets to play the victim.
  9. george floyd
    Minneapolis Faces Third Night of Protests Following George Floyd’s KillingDemonstrators and police clashed for the third day in a row, following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
  10. coronavirus
    Will the Supreme Court Force States to Let Churches Reopen?Churches are sometimes super spreaders of COVID-19. But the courts could decide their “religious liberty” interests trump everything.
  11. vision 2020
    Can Democrats Win the Senate on Biden’s Coattails?If Biden wins the presidential race, a trifecta is entirely possible for Democrats.
  12. the national interest
    No, Kellyanne Conway, Voting Rights Are Not Like Cupcakes“They wait in line for an hour at Georgetown Cupcake,” so they can do it to vote, says Trump adviser.
  13. vision 2020
    Libertarians Decide to Become a Joke in 2020With a ticket composed of an obscure party stalwart and a performance artist, they probably won’t draw many votes from major parties in November.
  14. the national interest
    Trump Threatens to Close Down Social Media for Challenging His LiesThe president isn’t pretending to have any neutral principles. He wants to control all media.
  15. the longest lives
    ‘How Old Is Biden? Well, He’ll Have a Lot of Good Advisers.’Zooming into retirement homes, where the presidential race is on everyone’s mind.
  16. police brutality
    America’s Most Resilient InstitutionThe coronavirus hasn’t stopped law enforcement from beating and killing unarmed people.
  17. president trump
    Twitter Fact-Checks Trump Tweet for the First TimeThe platform flagged a Trump tweet on voting by mail as misinformation, raising several practical questions on how to use such a measure.
  18. vision 2020
    Trump Is Laying the Groundwork to Contest Any Election LossBy deeming voting-by-mail systems a way a majority of states use to rig elections, POTUS has laid a foundation to declare a close election fraudulent.
  19. coronavirus
    Republicans Are Trying to Force the House to Vote in PersonThe “reopen America” message trumps generations of anti-Washington rhetoric.
  20. vision 2020
    Trump Likely Bluffing in Threat to Move GOP Convention From North CarolinaTrump claims Roy Cooper is dragging his heels over reopening. But nobody can promise him the kind of old-school convention he is demanding.
  21. the national interest
    Trump Is Smearing Joe Scarborough Because Republicans Reward His BullyingIntimidating his party into silence is not the best strategy, but it is a strategy.
  22. vision 2020
    Could an Economic Rebound Sweep Trump to Victory?A “V-shaped recession” with a sharp recovery might place voters in a good mood in November. But perceptions of Trump may be unshakable.
  23. donald trump
    Husband of Late Scarborough Staffer Asks Twitter to Delete Trump ConspiracyIn a letter to Jack Dorsey, Timothy J. Klausutis writes that Trump has “perverted” his wife’s memory for “perceived political gain.”
  24. the longest lives
    Our Fragile GerontocracyOld people have never been so powerful — or, now, so vulnerable.
  25. voting rights
    Federal Judge Overrules GOP Poll Tax for Ex-Felons in FloridaA federal judge ruled that the GOP-led effort prohibiting some ex-felons from voting because they could not afford to pay fines was unconstitutional.
  26. the national interest
    Is This the Blueprint for Sanders and AOC to Take Over the Democratic Party?A new history holding up Henry Wallace as the model for the left is a formula to repeat mistakes of the past.
  27. coronavirus stimulus
    Will We Get a Second Round of Coronavirus Stimulus Checks?Though many are still waiting for their first check, Democrats have proposed another payment — and the GOP may agree. Here’s where negotiations stand.
  28. vision 2020
    Trump’s Coronavirus Antics Are Alienating Educated VotersMost people react to Trump during the pandemic much as before. But many college-educated voters aren’t digging his act.
  29. vision 2020
    Why Do Democrats Keep Embarrassing Themselves on ‘The Breakfast Club’?“If you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Joe Biden said on the hip-hop morning show.
  30. vision 2020
    Joe Biden’s New Tax Pledge Is IndefensibleBy promising not to raise taxes on Americans who earn under $400,000, Biden is constraining his governing agenda for no good reason.
  31. life in pictures
    The Brooklyn Borough President Sleeps at His DeskEric Adams, encamped at Borough Hall.
  32. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: With Trump, the Pathology Is the PointYou can’t have both tribalism and a robust public-health response.
  33. coronavirus
    No Employment Boom for Georgia After ReopeningBrian Kemp’s gamble on a quick reopening hasn’t spiked COVID-19 cases yet. Nor has it so far produced any employment gains.
  34. the economy
    An Economist Who Called the 2008 Crash Says We’re In for a Long DepressionNouriel Roubini predicted the 2008 crash. Now, he’s warning that the America is hurtling toward food riots — and then a decade-spanning depression.
  35. vision 2020
    45 States Already Allow the Kind of Voting by Mail Trump Considers FraudulentTrump is fighting a rearguard action against a common form of voting at the worst possible time.
  36. vision 2020
    Trump May Use Coronavirus to Beg for a Second Term to Finish the JobOne way to avoid a referendum election during hard times is to only own the record you had before disaster struck.
  37. vision 2020
    Coronavirus May Derail the Republican Convention After AllThough Trump misses big rallies and has mocked Democrats’ plans for a virtual convention, it seems the GOP convention may be modified as well.
  38. the national interest
    Ukraine’s President Finally Delivers Favor Trump Was Impeached OverNow that he beat the rap, Trump can just go right back to pushing Ukraine to smear Joe Biden.
  39. vision 2020
    Joe Biden’s VP Search Is Turning Into an Open AuditionAnd almost everyone he knows wants to weigh in.
  40. politics
    Trump Campaign Crooks: Where Are They Now?Checking in with Michael Cohen, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, and Roger Stone on the day of Michael Cohen’s release to home confinement.
  41. work less
    How About a 4-Day Workweek Already?Reduced hours could help people get back to work safely — and there are plenty of other reasons why it’s a good idea, too.
  42. qanon
    QAnon Supporter Wins Republican Senate Primary in OregonJo Rae Perkins, an insurance agent in Oregon, became the first advocate for the sweeping conspiracy theory to win a GOP nomination for the Senate.
  43. 2020 elections
    Obamagate Could Be the Last Nail in the Coffin for Jeff SessionsA new poll shows him trailing by more than 20 points in the race for his old Alabama Senate seat. The GOP obsession with the “witch hunt” may be why.
  44. vision 2020
    Could Biden Move Left on National Security?His party-unifying repositioning on domestic policy might extend to such topics as the Pentagon spending cuts that Sanders and Warren have promoted.
  45. vision 2020
    Trump Threatens to Cut Off Funds for States That Expand Voting by MailThere’s no legal theory supporting presidential intervention in state election decisions, so Trump may just be preparing to challenge adverse results.
  46. veepstakes
    The ‘Law and Order’ TrapSome Democrats are agitating for Biden to try to get to the right of the Republican Party on crime. They shouldn’t.
  47. the national interest
    Trump Is Failing at Governing But Winning at AuthoritarianismTerrible management and effective corruption can go hand in hand.
  48. vision 2020
    Texas Judge Orders Universal Access to Voting by MailTwo legal challenges to Texas’s restrictions on voting by mail are now in the federal and state judicial systems.
  49. coronavirus stimulus
    Trump Wants to Lower Unemployment Benefits Amid Record UnemploymentThe president has now joined fellow Republicans who want to lower unemployment insurance mid-pandemic and make lower wages acceptable.
  50. 2020 elections
    Jon Ossoff’s Back, and Other News From Battleground GeorgiaThe fundraising champ of 2017 is back for a Senate run in a state with more competitive contests than you can count.
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