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CULTURAL RESENTMENT IS CONSERVATIVES' NEW RELIGION

Even if he's handed a defeat in November, there probably won't really be anything like a truly “post-Trump” politics for a long while:...

THE NATIVE VOTE IS CRUCIAL THIS ELECTION-AND UNDER THREAT

Speaking with The Washington Post for a cringe-inducing piece about the influx of people moving to Montana, Candace Carr Strauss, the...

 
 
 

LIBERALS ARE LOSING THE JOURNALISM WARS

The University of North Carolina's Hussman School of Journalism and Media recently released a report titled “The Expanding News Desert,”...

THERE ARE NO GOOD REPUBLICANS FOR A BIDEN WHITE HOUSE

There is a battle brewing over the shape of a potential Biden administration between the center and the left. Broadly speaking, the...

 
 
 

A COVID-19 VACCINE DOESN'T NEED TO BE PERFECT

This year has brought an unprecedented race to develop, test, and manufacture vaccines and treatments for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that...

CAN THE SUPREME COURT BE FIXED?

With the likely confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett this week to the Supreme Court, conservatives will secure a majority they can use...

 
 
 

CONFRONTING THE DEEP ROOTS OF VIOLENCE IN EL SALVADOR

In 1982, Joan Didion famously wrote of El Salvador that “terror is the given of the place.” At the time, the country was in the midst...

EXXONMOBIL'S REAL QUID PRO QUO WITH THE GOVERNMENT

Donald Trump didn't actually give Exxon drilling permits in exchange for $25 million in campaign donations. He just wants you to know...

 
 
 

THE CRUELTY OF WASHINGTON'S CYNICAL STIMULUS WAR

Over the weekend, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave the White House a deadline of 48 hours to complete negotiations on a new pandemic...

THE TRUMP CASE THAT WILL TEST THE SUPREME COURT'S NEWEST ORIGINALIST

The Constitution is a remarkably vague document, and American courts have spent the last two hundred years trying to make it more specific....

 
 
 

AN ANTI-RAPE MOVEMENT WITHOUT POLICE

When a domestic violence organization in Wisconsin put up signs reading “Black Lives Matter,” they did not know that it would lead...

THE ATLANTIC AND THE LIMITS OF REASONABLENESS

The Atlantic is perhaps the quintessential American magazine. Founded by Boston abolitionists in 1857, its role in the media ecosystem...

 
 
 

THE OVERBLOWN ALARMISM ABOUT A TRUMP COUP

Signs of the apocalypse are everywhere. It's not just the worsening pandemic and Donald Trump's determination to hold superspreader...

How Police Unions Bully Politicians

HOW POLICE UNIONS BULLY POLITICIANS

On May 31, as another night of disruptive protest overtook New York City streets, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, one of the...

 
 
 

THE SOCIALIST WIN IN BOLIVIA AND THE NEW ERA OF LITHIUM EXTRACTION

Just under a year after Evo Morales's government was ousted by U.S.-backed far-right forces, his Movement Toward Socialism party looks...

Susan Collins and the Death of the Senate

SUSAN COLLINS AND THE DEATH OF THE SENATE

The political epitaph for Susan Collins of Maine, who is in the fight of her career to keep the U.S. Senate seat she has held since...

 
 
 

A BROKEN CENSUS CAN BREAK DEMOCRACY

As the 2020 census winds down, it's important to remember why it matters and what's at stake. Its primary purpose is to allocate seats...

THE MEDIA'S BOTH-SIDES BRIGADE IS WRONG ABOUT THE COVID-19 STIMULUS DEAL

One of the more irritating manifestations of both-sidesism in the political press in recent days has been the vilification of House...

 
 
 

BEN SASSE IS A FRAUD

Right on time, Senator Ben Sasse has done it again, and by “it” I mean the one thing he's good at: generating positive media coverage...

THE WHIPLASH OF WATCHING TWO TOWN HALLS FROM DIFFERENT PLANETS

Donald Trump's bumptious, boisterous, blustering performance in his first face-to-face debate with Joe Biden changed the trajectory...

 
 
 



Record numbers are voting by mail. Here's when states can start processing...

Record numbers are voting by mail. Here's when states can start processing those ballots

In several critical battleground states, officials aren't allowed to start processing early ballots until on or just before Election Day. Read more ...

Judge Drops A Murder Charge Against Former Officer Who Kneeled On George...

Judge Drops A Murder Charge Against Former Officer Who Kneeled On George Floyd's Neck

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on cell phone video kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes, still faces a higher charge of second-degree... Read more ...

Democrats to boycott Amy Coney Barrett hearing in effort to block nomination

Democrats to boycott Amy Coney Barrett hearing in effort to block nomination

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will boycott Thursday's vote to move forward on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the party's Senate... Read more ...

Brandon Lowe belts 2 homers as Rays win Game 2 of World Series

Brandon Lowe belts 2 homers as Rays win Game 2 of World Series

Kevin Cash was well aware his best player during the regular season was in a Gary Sanchez-like funk ever since the postseason opened. Yet when the Rays' manager filled out the... Read more ...

US workers file 787,000 new jobless claims amid COVID crisis

US workers file 787,000 new jobless claims amid COVID crisis

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to 787,000 last week despite continued pressure on the labor market from the coronavirus pandemic, the feds said... Read more ...

Face to face: President Trump, former Vice President Biden to debate Thursday

Face to face: President Trump, former Vice President Biden to debate Thursday

President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent... Read more ...

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday redefined what counts as "close contact" with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but... Read more ...

Senate subpoenas Facebook, Twitter CEOs over handling of Post's Hunter Biden...

Senate subpoenas Facebook, Twitter CEOs over handling of Post's Hunter Biden story

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey are being called to Capitol Hill to answer for their companies' censorship the New York Post's expose on the Biden familly's foreign business... Read more ...

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor. The vote went forward despite a Democratic boycott of the... Read more ...

After dodging questions about court packing, Biden floats commission to...

After dodging questions about court packing, Biden floats commission to study judicial reforms

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that if elected he will convene a bipartisan commission of constitutional scholars to examine judicial reforms, asserting that... Read more ...