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Black Alabamians Voted For Themselves

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images Doug Jones supporters celebrate his victory over Roy Moore at the Sheraton in Birmingham, Alabama W hat motivated African American men and women to vote on Tuesday in Alabama was not the Democratic Party’s plight or the fate of the republic. Show More Summary

The GOP’s Weapon of Suppression: Voter Purges

AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File A primary election voter casts a ballot in Westerville, Ohio democracy_rules.jpg T he historic African American turnout that propelled Democrat Doug Jones to victory in Alabama’s Senate special election overcame...Show More Summary

Opportunistic Federalism and a Liberal Resurgence

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, touts his proposal for free tuition at state colleges to hundreds of thousands of low- and middle income residents. Cuomo is joined by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, center, and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York William C. Show More Summary

Dynamically Scorned

(Photo: AP/Alex Brandon) Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is seated during a ceremony to swear in Joseph M. Otting as Comptroller of the Currency, at the Treasury Department, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington.  T reasury SecretaryShow More Summary

How Doug Jones Won and the Takeaway for Democrats

AP Photo/John Bazemore Senator-elect Doug Jones is greeted by a supporter before speaking during an election-night watch party in Birmingham I n his victory speech Tuesday night, Doug Jones made sure to wish his Jewish supporters a “Happy Hanukkah.” His stunning victory over Roy Moore for the U.S. Show More Summary

How Doug Jones’s Alabama Surprise Could Change Everything

(Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images) Supporters of Doug Jones celebrate at the Sheraton in Birmingham, Alabama, on December 12, 2017. H ell hath no fury like a predator scorned. And so it was that Roy Moore, the far-right Republican U.S. Show More Summary

Trump Lamented Loss of Oreo Jobs to Mexico. His Tax Bill Could Make More Jobs Go South.

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign-style rally at the Pensacola Bay Center, in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. T he historic 10-story Nabisco plant in Southwest Chicago had long been a point ofShow More Summary

The French Right Goes Wrong

Sipa via AP Images Newly elected president of France's Parti Républicain, Laurent Wauquiez O n December 10, the card-carrying members of France’s Parti Républicain elected Laurent Wauquiez as their new leader. But the party he hopesShow More Summary

A Constitutional Crisis Is on the Way

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) Special Counsel Robert Mueller on June 21, 2017 R emarkably, we are almost a year into Donald Trump's term as president of the United States and we haven't yet had a full-blown constitutional crisis. But...Show More Summary

The War on Federal Employees

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington N ot long ago, in a speech before a crowd of industry executives, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke declared 30 percent of his department’s employees to be disloyal. Show More Summary

Feminist Men Commit Sexual Assault Too

Senate TV via AP Former Senator Al Franken speaking on the Senate floor I n her essay, “Some of the Times I Didn’t Consent,” Deadspin’s Hannah Keyser wrote about various experiences with men who violated her. Most of them were friends. Of these men, she writes: I don’t think any of these men think of themselves as predators. Show More Summary

Trent Franks, Al Franken, and The Handmaid’s Tale

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Representative Trent Franks takes his seat before the start of a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill  C all me Roy Rogers; for the last year and a half I’ve been riding a horse named Trigger. I’m hardly what you’d call a snowflake. Show More Summary

Such a Bad Deal: Trump and Jerusalem

AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File Palestinians pray in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Jerusalem's Old City D onald Trump did accomplish one thing in his speech recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital:...Show More Summary

Booze, Women, and Movies: Chuck Grassley Couldn’t Be More Wrong about Taxpayers

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill  rickle-downers_35.jpg I f the Senate Republican tax bill could talk, it would probably sound a lot like Chuck Grassley. Show More Summary

Trump, Moore, and the Party of Men

AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally in Fairhope Alabama democracy_rules.jpg W hile the rest of the world has its #MeToo moment, the Republican Party appears...Show More Summary

Al, Please Don’t Resign

AP Photo/Paul Sancya Minnesota Senator Al Franken  T he Democrats’ push for Al Franken's resignation may make some sense from a zero-tolerance perspective. But it's dumb politics, and a cowardly sacrifice of a good man. It would be far...Show More Summary

Prospects Brightening for Redistricting Reform

Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP Voters line up to cast ballots at Richmond Public Library on November 7, 2017 R epublicans had stunning success after the 2010 Tea Party wave election tilting the rules of our election processes in their favor. Show More Summary

Baking Chaos: Masterpiece Cakeshop Argument Misses the Mark

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/Sipa via AP Images Protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court building on the day the court is to hear the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission T oday’s oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Show More Summary

How to Fight Racism and Plutocracy in 2018

Tina Russell/Observer-Dispatch via AP Voters leave the Parkway Center after voting on Election Day in Utica, New York T he most potent political force behind white supremacy in America is voter suppression, which takes place partly through voter suppression laws, partly by control of redistricting, partly by discouraging minority voters. Show More Summary

Q&A: Getting Millennials Off That Treadmill

Marcos Mesa Sam Wordley/Shutterstock H ow are millennials stereotyped as lazy, despite being a highly efficient and productive generation? Why are millennials characterized as spoiled and entitled, yet just 6 percent of us expect toShow More Summary

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