Leaked Memo: Government Scient...

Dec 11, 2018 by

Despite legal concerns, the administration is pushing ahead.

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The Tax-Code Shift That’s Chan...

Nov 27, 2018 by

Nonprofit groups that used to focus their energies on litigation and education are structuring themselves to be political players.

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Blue Wave, Red Town

Nov 26, 2018 by

How my middle school guidance counselor became the first Democratic state representative elected in Bedford, New Hampshire, since 1934.

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The New Politics of Climate Ch...

Nov 16, 2018 by

The dust is settling on the 2018 midterms—and no plan to fight global warming has emerged unscathed.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s War on...

Nov 9, 2018 by

The former California governor helped support multiple ballot measures this year that will change how legislative districts are drawn. He already has his eye on more reforms in 2020.

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‘Black girl magic’...

Nov 8, 2018 by

Victories mark unprecedented level of success for black female judicial candidates in Harris county, which includes Houston

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Three take-aways from the R...

Nov 8, 2018 by

Who won? It depends on which of these results you think is most important and how national politics plays out in months and years ahead.

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Muslim women, Native Americans...

Nov 7, 2018 by

Voters in the 2018 midterms chose to elect candidates who look, worship, and love like them.

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Science Returns to the House

Nov 7, 2018 by

The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology may finally live up to its name.

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Big Oil and Gas Are Spending T...

Nov 6, 2018 by

The campaigns against ballot measures in three states have amassed $81 million.

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Pentagon socialism

Nov 2, 2018 by

Militarizing the economy in the name of defense.

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Don’t compare the US surviving...

Nov 2, 2018 by

It is tempting to find reassurance in the comparison: America survived the turmoil, division and bloodshed of 1968. I find no basis for such solace.

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The Democrats’ Next Job: Bury ...

Nov 2, 2018 by

Voters don’t like Republican policies, but conservatives win by spinning a good story about economics. Liberals need to do the same.

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The Role Harassment Plays in C...

Nov 2, 2018 by

Many of the same patterns have appeared when extremists attack other targets.

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Worry Wards

Oct 31, 2018 by

How might environmental anxiety impact the midterm elections? Grist looked at the nation’s most competitive House races.

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What’s Really Needed to Fight ...

Oct 31, 2018 by

Who will close the gap?

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A Supreme Court Impeachment Fi...

Oct 31, 2018 by

A decade ago, West Virginia foreshadowed the influence that money and politics have come to have on state judiciaries. Now, it may warn of a worrying new trend.

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Women Might Save America Yet

Oct 29, 2018 by

It’s too soon to tell whether America will survive Trump in any recognizable form. But if it does, it will be because women like Gabriel

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Trump wades into California...

Oct 26, 2018 by

President will sign memo directing agencies to review standards that conservatives argue are keeping water from farmers

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Health Care, Hatred and Lies

Oct 26, 2018 by

Hate is how Republicans change the subject from policy.

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The Republican Party Moves Bey...

Oct 26, 2018 by

The president’s supporters live a double-folded state of being, in which the same action that’s shameful for Democrats is praiseworthy for the GOP.

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Jon Tester Bets the Farm

Oct 25, 2018 by

In a tight race, the Montana senator is trying to show the state’s white working class that it still has a home in the Montana .

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Who Needs a Border Wall When Y...

Oct 24, 2018 by

A new, quietly introduced visa form reminds us that mind-numbing bureaucracy can be an effective family-separation tool if that’s your game.

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What We Know About the Suspici...

Oct 24, 2018 by

Obama, Clinton, Soros, Holder, Brennan, Waters, and CNN were targets.

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Letters: ‘The GOP Is Too Far G...

Oct 24, 2018 by

Readers react to one steadfast Republican’s reasons for staying loyal to his party—in spite of the wounds inflicted by Donald Trump.

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They didn’t vote … now they ca...

Oct 23, 2018 by

Even by Georgia standards, the voter purge of late July 2017 was remarkable. In a single day, more than half a million people …

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Doubling down on fear: Attacks...

Oct 23, 2018 by

Facing what could be a sweeping defeat next month, Trump and Republicans play to the their supporters’ paranoia

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The Person Is Political

Oct 23, 2018 by

LGBTQ legal strategy has long focused on equal protection. But if identity itself can be political speech, the First Amendment could be our future.

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Big Loss for Michael Avenatti ...

Oct 22, 2018 by

Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 million to a former colleague who claims the lawyer stiffed him out of millions in profits…

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Arms and the Very Bad Men

Oct 22, 2018 by

Trump’s rationale for going easy on Saudi Arabia is a shameful lie.

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