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The Sun Belt Boom Is Over

Last week a "derecho" battered metropolitan Houston, causing fatalities and billions of dollars of damage, putting even more pressure on the state's...

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Newsweek

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Many Young Voters Have Turned on Biden. But a Different Group Just Might Rescue Him.

Tweet Share Share Comment As the already unbearable 2024 election drifts toward its conclusion, breath by raspy breath,...

20.05.2024 30

Slate

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The Biden-Trump Debates Won't Move the Needle. Here's Why

The reality is that almost no one other than die-hard political junkies and people who get paid to write hot takes afterwards wants to see these...

16.05.2024 20

Newsweek

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Cannon Misfires: Trump Appointee Saves Her Old Boss

Yesterday, Judge Aileen Cannon delayed former President Donald Trump's classified documents trial indefinitely while she works out some difficult...

09.05.2024 60

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A Right-Wing Supreme Court Could Make Biden a Dictator by Mistake

In a sequence of events that many people somehow found surprising, the conservative members of the rogue, corrupt, illegitimate Supreme Court...

01.05.2024 8

Newsweek

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It's Not Too Late for the GOP to Dump Trump. Here's How

Despite the hard-right Supreme Court's apparent willingness to entertain former President Donald Trump's fanciful claims of total presidential...

26.04.2024 30

Newsweek

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Today’s Campus Protest Crackdowns Are All Too Familiar to Me

Tweet Share Share Comment As the student-run, pro-Palestinian protest encampments at Columbia University spread across the...

25.04.2024 20

Slate

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The End of the Electoral College Is Finally in Sight

Earlier this week, Maine Gov. Janet Mills (D) decided not to veto an obscure law called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV), which...

19.04.2024 20

Newsweek

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No Labels’ Dream Candidate Was Right in Front of Its Face the Whole Time

Tweet Share Share Comment With the announcement Thursday that it would not sponsor a ticket in the 2024 presidential election,...

09.04.2024 10

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Trump's Big Abortion Gamble Won't Save Him

Abortion bans are political losers for Republicans, which puts the man who made all this abortion-banning possible by stacking the Supreme Court with...

08.04.2024 8

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Biden Should Declare an Emergency at the Border—and Handle It Wildly Different Than Trump

Tweet Share Share Comment On March 9, 2021, in a move that was little noted outside of those who study immigration...

04.04.2024 6

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Democrats May Keep the Senate—With a Little GOP Help

The Republican primary voters of Ohio, in their infinite wisdom, selected a businessman named Bernie Moreno as their nominee to challenge incumbent...

27.03.2024 20

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The Dangers of a Second Trump Term Go Far Beyond the White House

Tweet Share Share Comment It is an overcast, unseasonably warm morning on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and the world has woken up in shock...

26.03.2024 60

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The Republican National Committee May Become Trump's Cash Machine

This month, presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald Trump took over the Republican National Committee (RNC) and then days later liquidated...

19.03.2024 7

Newsweek

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Trump and Biden Should Both Be Terrified of the Third-Party Vote

Tweet Share Share Comment It is no longer particularly far-fetched to think that Donald Trump’s restoration is...

12.03.2024 10

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2024 Primaries: Well, That Was Pointless. Now We're Screwed

Well, that was perfectly pointless. For the first time since 2004, when George W. Bush was the incumbent Republican and Democrat John Kerry eliminated...

08.03.2024 20

Newsweek

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The Democratic Party May Be Stuck With Biden for Good

President Biden's brutal polling numbers against disgraced former President Trump have been causing major controversy inside the Democratic Party's...

28.02.2024 3

Newsweek

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Donald Trump Will End NATO and Make the World Unsafe for Democracy

It was buried in the news by Special Counsel Robert Hur's political hit job on President Joe Biden, but former President Donald Trump—the...

22.02.2024 9

Newsweek

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Three Comforting Lies Democrats Need to Stop Telling Themselves About November

Tweet Share Share Comment President Joe Biden is in trouble in this November’s election. This does not mean he is guaranteed...

20.02.2024 10

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Actually, Partisanship Is Good—When the Other Side Is Today's Insane GOP

As Americans slowly start tuning in to a re-match between President Biden and former President Donald Trump that few seem to desire but even fewer are...

13.02.2024 6

Newsweek

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On Immigration, Democrats Don't Even Know How to Compromise Right

By the end of this week, hopes for compromise legislation unveiled by Senate leaders on Monday around immigration and the southern border are highly...

07.02.2024 4

Newsweek

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D.C. Should Let Its Billionaire Sports Owner Extort Someone Else

Tweet Share Share Comment Washington, D.C.’s post-pandemic struggles are no secret. Last summer, the Washington Post’s Paul...

01.02.2024 10

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Biden Must Keep Defending Democracy Against GOP Hysteria

There's a new conventional wisdom taking shape that the Biden administration has been too focused on Jan. 6 and the defense of democracy as a 2024...

30.01.2024 10

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How Biden Can Beat Trump

Tweet Share Share Comment Now that he has conclusively won the New Hampshire primary, it looks far-fetched that Donald Trump’s...

24.01.2024 3

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Do People Want a Fascist States of America? Maybe So

There are a number of lessons to be learned from last week's Iowa Republican caucus, won by former President Donald Trump, including that defeated...

23.01.2024 3

Newsweek

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And the Winner of the Iowa Caucuses Will Be... Who Cares?

Is anyone paying attention to Monday's Iowa caucus? The feverish pitch of horse race polling, speculation and jockeying that usually precedes an Iowa...

15.01.2024 20

Newsweek

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Why 2024 Could Totally Rule!

If we're being totally honest, the possibilities for 2024 run the gamut between heartwarming victories for democracy and human rights to potentially...

30.12.2023 4

Newsweek

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Don't Assume the Supreme Court Will Side With Trump in Insurrection Fight

Now that the Colorado Supreme Court has used the 14th Amendment to bar former President Donald Trump from the state's primary and presidential ballot,...

20.12.2023 7

Newsweek

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There Is No Precedent for How Bad Biden’s Polls Are Right Now

Tweet Share Share Comment As President Joe Biden grows increasingly mystified by his unpopularity, he is also experiencing the...

20.12.2023 40

Slate

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The Limits of the Word “Genocide”

Tweet Share Share Comment Since Israel launched its military campaign against the Palestinian militant group Hamas after the...

13.12.2023 6

Slate

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The Ultimate Nightmare Scenario for Trump Supporters

In recent months, countless servers have been clogged with ruminations about how much trouble President Joe Biden is in, and how Democrats would be...

07.12.2023 2

Newsweek

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The Far Right's Losing War on Schools

Earlier this month, the astroturfed right-wing war on intellectual freedom in public schools met its Waterloo as the forces of censorship and...

01.12.2023 20

Newsweek

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Want Better Health Care? Vote Democrat

Health care does not look to be as central to the 2024 campaign as it was in 2020, when the issue thoroughly dominated the Democratic primary before...

21.11.2023 4

Newsweek

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Get Used to House Speaker Mike Johnson Capitulating

On Monday, House Speaker of the Month Mike Johnson (R-LA) helped pass—with the help of 209 Democrats—a clean stopgap spending measure that will...

16.11.2023 3

Newsweek

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Democrats Just Won Big. So Why Do Polls Show Biden Getting Clobbered?

Tweet Share Share Comment Tuesday night, Democrats once again defied the worsening unpopularity of President Joe Biden by...

10.11.2023 4

Slate

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Trump's Planned Revenge Tour Would End Democracy—He Says So Himself

The likely Republican nominee for president—the one who is cruising to victory in battleground state after battleground state against the genuinely...

09.11.2023 2

Newsweek

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Yes, It’s an Off-Year Election. But the Votes on Tuesday Could Have Big Implications in 2024.

Tweet Share Share Comment Off-year elections suck up much less media oxygen than midterm or presidential years, and largely for...

06.11.2023 3

Slate

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GOP Presidential Candidates Listed in Their Likely Order of Disappearance

The ill-fated presidential candidacy of former Vice President Mike Pence collided with empirical reality on Saturday and unfortunately for him, only...

31.10.2023 2

Newsweek

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Speaker Mike Johnson Seems Like a Nice Guy. He's Also a Threat to Democracy

An October of unmitigated chaos in the GOP-led House of Representatives, in addition to its undeniable entertainment value, has also been an...

26.10.2023 1

Newsweek

David Faris

Why a Democrat Is Likely to Get Elected Governor of a Very Red State—Again

Tweet Share Share Comment In two weeks, a Democrat stands a decent chance of being elected to a second term in the Republican...

25.10.2023 30

Slate

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Democrats Are the Big Winners After More GOP Chaos

Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) was defeated on the House floor in his bid to become speaker when 20 Republicans voted against him, the...

18.10.2023 2

Newsweek

David Faris

Yes, You Can Be Pro-Palestine and Anti-Hamas

Tweet Share Share Comment Since the shocking, unprecedented, and ongoing incursions into Israel by Hamas militants on...

13.10.2023 10

Slate

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Donald Trump Is Partly to Blame for the Situation in Israel

Saturday's terrorist attacks in Israel by Hamas militants represent the worst crisis between Israelis and Palestinians in more than two decades. But...

11.10.2023 2

Newsweek

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Matt Gaetz and the House's Molotov Cocktail Caucus

Yesterday Republicans issued one of their periodic and predictable reminders of why they cannot be trusted to govern by allowing a dunderheaded...

04.10.2023 2

Newsweek

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The GOP Debate Tried to Help the Candidates Look Saner—and Failed

Tweet Share Share Comment Unlike in their first debate in August, Republican presidential hopefuls were forced Wednesday night...

28.09.2023 1

Slate

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I'd Watch the Second Republican Debate but I'm Busy Washing My Hair

On Wednesday night, seven people who won't be the Republican Party's nominee will gather to discuss what they plan to do if they become president,...

27.09.2023 4

Newsweek

David Faris

The Very Bad Electoral College News for Democrats

The 2020 round of redistricting didn't just create new maps for the House of Representatives in most states—it also changed some of their electoral...

20.09.2023 1

Newsweek

David Faris

Biden-Harris Is the Democratic Ticket, Whether You Like It Or Not

Tweet Share Share Comment A slow late-summer news cycle has brought us fresh pontification about how President Biden, still...

18.09.2023 10

Slate

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The Derp Patrol Starts a Pointless Biden Impeachment Probe

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced on Tuesday that he will support impeachment inquiries into President Biden, caving to pressure from what...

13.09.2023 20

Newsweek

David Faris

The Constitution Clearly Bars Trump From the Ballot. It Won't Happen

The idea of using language in the 14th Amendment to remove former President Donald Trump from 2024 ballots for president—either in the primaries,...

07.09.2023 2

Newsweek

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