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Should Doug Jones Compromise His Positions in Order to Win?

He is presenting the people of Alabama with what Martin Luther King, Jr. once called 'creative tension.'

Racism and Nationalism Were Central to the Election of Donald Trump

'Trump's great political insight was that Obama’s time in office inflicted a profound psychological wound on many white Americans.'

These Sexual Abuse Revelations Will Pay Dividends

Men are getting a much needed education, and a lot of them will learn from it and be better people.

Why Politicizing the U.S. Census Is Dangerous

Thomas Brunell was too partisan to direct the U.S. Census Bureau, so Trump is making him the deputy.

Redistricting Is the First Step in Reclaiming Democracy

Republicans have a structural advantage that allows them to win legislative majorities while they lose the popular vote.

Are Trump’s Lawyers Incompetent or Are They Manipulating His Delusions?

They have convinced the president that the Mueller investigation will be over by the end of the year.

What Did You Do During the Political War, Daddy?

We are living though a renaissance of democratic activism—and the Washington Monthly needs your help.

Honoring What You Love

How the Grateful Dead explains the need to support the news organizations you love.

How Republicans Are Undermining Charitable Giving

The current tax cut bill could reduce contributions to churches and nonprofits by $13 billion a year.

The More Difficult Conversation We Need to Have About Sexual Assault

'It's about the culture that empowers white men to abuse their power in a million ways.'

Remembering Byrd’s Rule

Legendary Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd would be 100 years old today—and appalled by what his beloved Senate has become.

Technical Foul: Trump Goes There Again

It’s as though demonstrating class would cause him physical pain. President Donald Trump directed a message at LaVar Ball on Twitter on Sunday, less than 24 hours after Ball downplayed the President’s role in helping Ball’s son, LiAngelo, and two other UCLA basketball players return to the United States safely after they were arrested in... Read more »

Jerry Brown is Not the Enemy of Climate Hawks

Earlier this year, Bill Maher declared that progressives must learn to understand the difference between an imperfect ally and a dangerous enemy. Apparently, some progressives still haven’t bothered to learn that lesson: Spare a little pity for Jerry Brown. The California governor has been standing up admirably to Donald Trump on many issues, but especially... Read more »

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