1. rudy giuliani
    The Strangest Details From Dominion’s Defamation Suit Against Rudy GiulianiThe voting-systems company lays out some of the former mayor’s more peculiar behavior since the election.
  2. 2022 midterms
    Republican Senator Rob Portman to Retire in 2022The fight for control of the Senate in 2022 is already underway. The key factor could be the kind of Republican divisions evident in Portman’s Ohio.
  3. transition liveblog
    Biden Reverses Trump’s Transgender Military Ban: Live UpdatesBiden signed an executive order on Monday fulfilling a campaign promise to allow transgender troops to serve openly once again.
  4. impeachment
    The Timeline for Trump’s Second Impeachment TrialA bipartisan deal has delayed the trial for two weeks, but it’s still unclear how long it will last.
  5. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Don’t Even Want to Have an Impeachment TrialDemocrats will force the trial to go forward, but the odds of a conviction are low and getting lower.
  6. the national interest
    Josh Hawley Believes Disliking Josh Hawley Is an Act of CensorshipThe senator’s new pose is an American Mandela.
  7. log off
    Does Ted Cruz Truly Have Nothing Better to Do?The senator has been trying, and failing, to win a Twitter beef with actor Seth Rogen … for days.
  8. 2020 election
    Dominion Voting Systems Sues Giuliani Over All Those LiesRecklessly defaming a company for weeks on end may end up having a cost.
  9. education
    ‘I Want to Meet My Teacher’A war over reopening schools has upended the progressive politics of the New Jersey suburbs.
  10. 2022 midterms
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Announce Run for Arkansas Governor: ReportWhile the position of White House press secretary isn’t often used as a platform for higher office, Sanders has been long expected to run in 2022.
  11. capitol insurrection
    Man Charged in Capitol Riot Called for AOC’s AssassinationGarret Miller reportedly tweeted “assassinate AOC” on the day of the attack.
  12. past is prologue
    Political Unity Can Also Do Harm. Just Look at American History.From the Era of Good Feelings to the Compromise of 1877 and beyond, nonpartisanship and bipartisanship have often fostered injustice.
  13. politics
    Trump Repeatedly Pressured Justice Department to Help Overturn ElectionAfter DOJ leaders refused to file a Supreme Court lawsuit, Trump nearly fired the acting attorney general just days before the attack on Congress.
  14. the national interest
    Republicans Have Decided Not to Rethink AnythingWhat if they held a GOP civil war and nobody came?
  15. abortion
    Can Biden and Democrats Protect Abortion Rights From Trump’s Judges?The worst was averted when Trump lost and Democrats won control of the Senate. But an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court could strike soon.
  16. national guard
    Biden Apologizes After National Guard Troops Are Sent to Parking GaragesAfter two weeks protecting the Capitol grounds, troops were ordered to vacate the complex and sleep on the concrete floors of parking garages.
  17. lisa murkowski
    GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski Rules Out Party SwitchThe occasionally heretical Alaska senator dislikes what Trump did to her party, but she dislikes Democratic environmental policies even more.
  18. foreign interests
    America Is Complicit in Yemen Atrocities. Biden Says That Ends Now.The Trump administration had long overlooked and defended Saudi war crimes in exchange for massive arms purchases. Biden is reversing course.
  19. politics
    Biden Instantly Fires Trump-Appointed Anti-Worker AttorneyBrought back to Washington by Trump to defend employers and bust unions, the Reagan attorney who broke the PATCO strike got his own walking papers.
  20. satire
    Don’t Fall for Trump’s Latest DistractionLeaving the White House in disgrace is his most cunning diversion yet.
  21. biden inauguration
    Biden’s Unity Plea Is About Strategy, Not SurrenderLike other recent presidents, Joe Biden is attempting to divide or pressure the opposition. If the bid fails, he can easily turn to other strategies.
  22. impeachment trial
    A McConnell-Backed Trump Conviction Is Just FantasyConviction in Trump’s impeachment trial was always a long shot. Now momentum is waning, as GOP senators aren’t onboard and McConnell won’t herd them.
  23. the national interest
    Why Are Conservatives So Angry Biden Denounced White Supremacy?“We’re not racist, but we oppose denouncing racism.”
  24. politics
    Biden Will Run a Very Un-Waspy GovernmentWomen, Blacks, Latinos, Catholics, and Jews: This ain’t your grandfather’s Cabinet.
  25. 2024 elections
    Trump Won’t Start a Third Party — But He Might Break the GOPThe billionaire is almost certainly too lazy to start his own party, but he could devastate McConnell’s without breaking a sweat.
  26. biden inauguration
    What It Was Like Attending a Distinctly Weird InaugurationAn intimate, almost serene transferring of power.
  27. biden inauguration
    Biden Touting Equality Is Anything But RoutineA overlooked theme in Biden’s Inaugural Address is actually key to recovering from Trump.
  28. politics
    History Suggests Democratic Trifecta Could Be Short-LivedAs Democrats officially take control of the Senate, they’d be wise to move fast: Republicans shattered their last two trifectas in just two years.
  29. president biden
    In Inaugural, Biden Calls for Unity (Against Trump’s GOP)The president’s speech was a call for reconciliation — on Blue America’s terms.
  30. extremely online
    Okay, You Can Unmute @POTUS NowThe Twitter handle is under new management.
  31. the national interest
    Biden: ‘We Must End This Uncivil War.’ Here’s What It Would Look Like.Let’s briefly imagine what it would take to make Biden’s dream real.
  32. bye
    Donald Trump Went Out As He Came in: Playing Songs by People Who Hate HimA perfect season-finale moment.
  33. we did it joe
    Jennifer Lopez Slips ‘Let’s Get Loud’ Into Her Biden Inauguration PerformanceA new era indeed.
  34. inauguration day
    Watch Lady Gaga Perform the National Anthem at the Biden InaugurationObama, Biden, Bush, and more attended a one-song Lady Gaga concert today.
  35. inauguration day
    Watch Amanda Gorman’s Historic Poetry Reading at the Biden Inauguration“But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated.”
  36. 2021 inauguration
    Our Vice President Is a Black WomanToday, Kamala Harris, who is Black and South Asian, became the first woman to ascend to the nation’s second highest office.
  37. fashion
    Bernie’s Inauguration Look Is Instantly IconicThe senator wore mittens made from recycled plastic bottles and carried a manila envelope.
  38. reading the signs
    Good-bye to Trump’s Patriotic CosplayHe gave Americans of all stripes a chance to witness and play at masquerade. What will his supporters do with that impulse now?
  39. biden inauguration
    Trump Is the First President in 152 Years to Skip Successor’s InaugurationAnother one-term impeached president, Andrew Johnson, snubbed Ulysses S. Grant.
  40. inauguration
    Watch President Trump Leave the White House for the Last Time“Have a good life, we’ll see you soon.”
  41. politics
    Trump Leaves the White House Like a Failed Coup LeaderEven his former supporters won’t see him off.
  42. the national interest
    Trump’s Farewell Address Is a Hypocritical Paean to Patriotism and Free SpeechNo president has done more damage to American ideals.
  43. coronavirus
    U.S. Surpasses 400,000 COVID-19 DeathsMore than 100,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus in the past five weeks.
  44. president trump
    We’re Lucky the Trump Presidency Wasn’t WorseElecting an authoritarian reality star brought us mass death and insurrection. But it’s also left us with a fighting chance to fortify our democracy.
  45. politics
    Could Trump’s Going Away Ceremony Be a Ghost Town?Invites for the final event of Trump’s presidency suggest there are concerns it may be poorly attended.
  46. 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.
  47. politics
    If Trump Doesn’t Keep You Up All Night, MyPillow WillA review.
  48. impeachment trial
    Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Will Be a Democratic ProductionThe question of whether a former president can be tried and then banned from future office will hang over Trump’s second trial from the get-go.
  49. biden administration
    All of President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet NomineesA running list of Biden’s announcements and reported picks as the incoming administration begins to take shape.
  50. life after warming
    After Climate AlarmismThe war on denial has been won. And that’s not the only good news.
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