1. what we know
    Gunman Kills at Least 19 Children and Two Teachers at Texas Elementary SchoolThe deadliest massacre of its kind since Sandy Hook.
  2. the national interest
    The Conservative Playbook for Deflecting Anger After Mass ShootingsIgnoring the obvious connection between gun deaths and lax gun laws in three easy steps.
  3. early and often
    2022 Midterms: A Guide to the Races Worth WatchingA cheat sheet to keep track of all the crucial races, primary upsets, and campaign drama — Trump-fueled and otherwise — from now through Election Day.
  4. early and often
    The Bush Political Dynasty Ends With a WhimperThe once-dazzling George P. Bush lost badly to Trump-backed Attorney General Ken Paxton, whom he called a “philandering felon.”
  5. gun violence
    Why We Keep Letting This HappenA non-exhaustive list includes the filibuster, radical red states, the archconservative Supreme Court, and a toxic national tradition.
  6. early and often
    Trump Dumped Mo Brooks. He Made the Senate Runoff Anyway.The January 6 speaker survived Trump’s ludicrous “woke” accusation and will face Katie Britt in next month’s Alabama GOP Senate runoff.
  7. early and often
    The Devil Went Down to Georgia and LostTrump spent the past two years working to exile Brian Kemp and Brad Raffensperger from the GOP, but he couldn’t do it.
  8. early and often
    President Mike Pence Would Be Worse Than TrumpThe former vice-president is attempting to bolster his chances in 2024, but Democrats would be wise to beware any attempt to rehabilitate his image.
  9. 2022 midterms
    Republicans May Have Sabotaged Their Best Chance to Beat WhitmerFive GOP candidates for governor in Michigan — including the top two contenders — faked signatures to get their names on the ballot.
  10. partygate
    Millionth Boris Johnson Pandemic Party ExposedWill this be the one that forces his resignation? Nah, probably not.
  11. early and often
    Perdue Ends Flailing Campaign With Racist Remarks About Stacey AbramsThe former senator capped off his Trump-inspired challenge to Governor Brian Kemp by accusing the Democrat of “demeaning her own race.”
  12. vision 2024
    Democrats Quietly Search for an Alternative to Biden in 2024Inside the 2024 soul-searching that’s happening in every corner of the Democratic Party — except the White House.
  13. new york
    Sean Patrick Maloney Is Getting Primaried After Ticking Off DemocratsProgressive state senator Alessandra Biaggi is expected to challenge Maloney after he ditched his own seat to run in a less competitive district.
  14. politics
    House Ethics Committee Investigates Madison Cawthorn for Promoting CryptoCawthorn is leaving in January, but he may be in trouble before then.
  15. life after roe
    Nancy Pelosi Communion Ban Is a Challenge to Pope FrancisThe Vatican opposes the weaponization of Communion and stopped bishops from barring President Biden. Will Francis intervene on Pelosi’s behalf?
  16. just checking in
    So What Is Rudy Giuliani Up to These Days?Trump’s former attorney has been keeping busy by dealing with January 6–related legal woes, making weird videos, and arguing with parade hecklers.
  17. foreign interests
    Biden Says U.S. Will Defend Taiwan Against China — or Maybe NotThe president’s comment indicated an aggressive change in policy. The White House quickly walked it back.
  18. religion
    Southern Baptists Hit by Bombshell Report on Sexual AbuseThe ever more conservative leadership of America’s largest Protestant denomination gets a wake-up call about its own sins.
  19. the city politic
    Maybe Bill de Blasio Deserves a ComebackThe former mayor stooping to run for Congress is absurd, but a little less so when considering his record.
  20. early and often
    The Drama-Lover’s Guide to the New Trump BooksLove gossip, but not enough to actually read the new batch of Trump books? Here are all the juicy, disturbing, and darkly amusing tidbits you missed.
  21. the money game
    Buy Now. Pay (and Pay, and Pay, and Pay) Later.The bill for the finance hack of the pandemic is coming due — for all of us.
  22. the city politic
    6 Things to Know About New York’s New Congressional MapThe final redistricting map was revised to avoid a civil-rights firestorm, but it still creates a complicated mess for Democrats.
  23. early and often
    Trump Faces Another Round of Humiliation in GeorgiaTrump hoped to get his revenge in Tuesday’s primary. Instead, his pick for governor, David Perdue, is sure to lose, and his other prospects look iffy.
  24. early and often
    Trump Is Upset That Android Hasn’t Approved His Nonexistent AppHe’s wondered, “Is Google trying to f- - - me?” Maybe, but the more immediate issue is his own company hasn’t submitted an app for Android.
  25. the bottom line
    Nationalize Baby FormulaAnd other ideas to end the corporate stranglehold over mothers and children.
  26. money
    Black Lives Matter’s National Organization Opens Its BooksWhat do they reveal?
  27. the disinformation war
    The Liberal Obsession With ‘Disinformation’ Is Not HelpingWhy the swift death of the White House’s disinformation board is probably a good thing.
  28. life after roe
    Oklahoma Outdoes Itself in Race to Wipe Out Abortion RightsThis heavily Republican state offers an unsettling glimpse at what politics will be like in a post-Roe America.
  29. early and often
    Tucker Carlson Used to Like Hunter Biden’s NepotismVerified emails show that the Fox News host, who’s gone after Hunter for trading on his last name, asked him to write a recommendation for his son.
  30. politics
    A Lot of Democrats Are Mad at Sean Patrick MaloneyHis decision to challenge a fellow incumbent Democrat is rubbing many colleagues the wrong way.
  31. early and often
    AOC’s New Fiancé Is Charmingly NormalRiley Roberts seems supportive, unpretentious, and comfortable with being invisible.
  32. early and often
    How Doug Mastriano’s Primary Victory Threatens the 2024 ElectionThe GOP gubernatorial nominee in Pennsylvania backed Trump’s failed election coup in 2020 and could be well positioned to help him succeed next time.
  33. early and often
    Debtors Can’t Wait for Biden to DitherIt’s been almost two years without permanent relief.
  34. early and often
    George W. Bush Iraq-Ukraine Gaffe Raises Unanswerable QuestionsI did not expect the Bush administration to conclude with a Jinx-like confession, and, frankly, I don’t quite know what to make of it.
  35. life after roe
    I, Too, Have a Human FormIn Justice Alito’s draft opinion, the pregnant body is erased.
  36. the national interest
    Is the Democratic Party Giving Up Already?Defeatism and passivity settle over Washington.
  37. life after roe
    How the GOP Abandoned Pro-choice RepublicansOver decades, the Republican Party became uniformly anti-abortion, leaving many pro-choice GOP voters stranded. They could be a problem for the party.
  38. politics
    Is the Justice Department Incompetent?Federal prosecutors have suffered a string of high-profile losses that point to long-term institutional problems.
  39. early and often
    Progressives Win Some, Lose Some in House PrimariesAIPAC and a crypto billionaire’s PAC made waves in multiple House Democratic primaries on Tuesday.
  40. politics
    Poorly Conceived Biden Disinformation Board Put on PauseIts embattled leader, Nina Jankowicz, announced her resignation on Wednesday.
  41. early and often
    Idaho Governor Brad Little Fends Off Trumpy UsurperIn Tuesday’s GOP primary, Little trounced Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, who’d tried repeatedly to cancel his COVID policies.
  42. politics
    De Blasio Finally Settles on a New Job: Running for CongressThe summer of Bill, part two!
  43. early and often
    Trump Wants Dr. Oz to Copy Him and Declare Victory Before the Race Is CalledThe race between Mehmet Oz and David McCormick has not been called and will likely head toward an automatic recount.
  44. early and often
    Trump Couldn’t Give Oz a Decisive Win Over McCormickThree MAGA-y candidates dominated Pennsylvania’s GOP Senate primary, but Trump’s official pick appears to be headed to an automatic recount.
  45. early and often
    Madison Cawthorn’s Self-destruction Is CompleteThe youngest Republican representative in history lost on Tuesday following a series of bizarre scandals.
  46. early and often
    Cargo Shorts Enthusiast John Fetterman Wins Democratic Senate RaceHe won days after suffering a stroke and may be Democrats’ best hope for flipping a Republican senate seat.
  47. the truth is in here
    Pentagon: UFOs Are Everywhere, Aliens Not So MuchAt the first congressional hearing of its kind in more than 50 years, officials said that sightings of unidentified objects have skyrocketed.
  48. covid-19
    How to Order More Free Home COVID Tests From the GovernmentU.S. residents can now order a third batch of eight free COVID-19 tests from the federal government. Here’s how to claim them.
  49. politics
    Biden Condemns White Supremacy As ‘Poison’ During Speech in BuffaloThe president and First Lady visited Buffalo to pay their respects in the aftermath of a racist rampage that left ten people dead.
  50. early and often
    Generic Ballot Shows Republicans on Track to Retake HouseThe reliable indicator shows Republicans with a modest but steady lead. If 2022 is anything like recent midterms, the House will flip for sure.
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