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Texas Made It More Difficult to Get an Abortion, and Teen Motherhood Increased

Michelle Chen

When reproductive-health services are cut, unintended pregnancies increase.

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Sean Spicer Has Embarrassed Himself--Badly

John Nichols

The time to resign was on January 21, when the president demanded he tell an outrageous lie.

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A Summer of Special Effects

Stuart Klawans

On one end of the scale, there's the stroke of cinematic inspiration in A Ghost Story; on the other are CGI inventions like the astonishing Okja.

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O.J.'s Parole: A Fitting End to the 'Fifth Quarter'

Dave Zirin

The decision to parole O.J. Simpson will rankle some, but it was correct and just.

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Paul Ryan Hands Donald Trump a Blank Check for Endless War

John Nichols

The Speaker and his allies block Barbara Lee's drive to check presidential war making.

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Trump's Russiagate Attorney Is Himself Entangled in Russian Corruption

Bob Dreyfuss

Meanwhile, Robert Mueller is quietly assembling a dream team of lawyers.

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The US Military 'Liberated' Mosul--by Destroying It

Tom Engelhardt

The only pattern in the American "war on terror" is disaster.

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How the Left Can Win in the South

Paul Blest

Bernie Sanders's crushing defeat across the South should be a wake-up call for progressives--but victory is within reach.

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Why Is Trump's Top Attorney Also Working for Big Russian Bankers?

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener

Bob Dreyfuss on Trump's lawyers, Amy Wilentz on Don Jr., and Suzanne Gordon on the VA.

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The Poetics of Jazz

David B. Hobbs

A new book presents an alternative aesthetic history of jazz--and is also a challenge to all music critics.

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July 22: From 2016 Landslide to 2018 Defeat: Why Some "Safe" House GOP Seats Really Aren't
I ran across a fascinating analysis of House midterm elections at Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, and condensed and extended it at New York: The good news for House Republicans, according to a detailed analysis of the midterm landscape from ...
From 2016 Landslide to 2018 Defeat: Why Some "Safe" House GOP Seats Really Aren't
I ran across a fascinating analysis of House midterm elections at Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, and condensed and extended it at New York: The good news for House Republicans, according to a detailed analysis of the midterm landscape from ...
New Survey Provides 2018 Midterms Turnout Estimates, Reveals Challenge Facing Democrats
In a new Lake Research Partners/The Voter participation Center report, “Comparing the Voting Electorate in 2012-2016 and Predicting 2018 Drop-off,” Celinda Lake and Joshua E. Ulibarri offer data-driven projections of voter turnout in the 2018 elections. The study should ...
July 20: Sessions Defines Trumpism, But Russia's More Important To the Boss
After reading the president’s remarkable interview with the New York Times, I had this to say at New York about one strange revelation: [T]he president extensively vented his fury at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the ...
Sessions Defines Trumpism, But Russia's More Important To the Boss
After reading the president’s remarkable interview with the New York Times, I had this to say at New York about one strange revelation: [T]he president extensively vented his fury at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the ...
Political Strategy Notes
Paige Winfield Cunningham reports at The Daily 202 that “Conservatives are furious - furious - that Senate Republicans got close to repealing big parts of Obamacare and are now on the verge of walking away from the effort altogether, possibly ...
ABC/WaPo Poll: Dems in Good Position for 2018
Yes, it’s still early, but a new ABC/Washington Post Poll shows Democrats with an impressive lead among potential midterm voters. As Sofi Sinozich writes at abcnews.com: There is a Democratic preference: Among all adults, 53 percent say they'd prefer ...
Martinez: Virginia Can Light Path to Victory for Dems
Leopoldo Martínez, Board Chair for Latino Victory Project, limns a victory strategy in his HuffPo article “Organizing a Democratic Comeback” at HuffPo — beginning with the Virginia Governorship: Trump did not win the national popular vote. Further, his margins of ...

 
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