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Republicans Will Punish Democrats for Every Reform They Make Republicans Will Punish Democrats for Every Reform They Make

But that shouldn’t stop Democrats from embracing big and sweeping changes while they can.

May 5, 2021 / Column / Elie Mystal

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The GOP’s 2022 Strategy: Voter Suppression or Bust The GOP’s 2022 Strategy: Voter Suppression or Bust

After failing to suppress enough Black votes to steal the 2020 election, Republicans are preparing for a heist the next time around.

Feb 22, 2021 / Column / Elie Mystal

No Excuses: Biden Can Help End Racist Police Violence—From Day 1

No Excuses: Biden Can Help End Racist Police Violence—From Day 1 No Excuses: Biden Can Help End Racist Police Violence—From Day 1

The incoming president said Black Lives Matter. Now it’s time for him to prove he means it.

Jan 8, 2021 / Column / Elie Mystal

People Are Taking the Wrong Lesson From Trump’s Failed Coup

People Are Taking the Wrong Lesson From Trump’s Failed Coup People Are Taking the Wrong Lesson From Trump’s Failed Coup

Trump failed to steal the election because of incompetence, not because our robust institutions defeated him.

Dec 15, 2020 / Column / Elie Mystal

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Democrats Must Keep Their Eyes on the Supreme Court Democrats Must Keep Their Eyes on the Supreme Court

While court reform is off the table until at least 2023, Democrats must use the next two years to figure out how best to fix the court.

Nov 16, 2020 / Column / Elie Mystal

There Is Only One Solution to the Amy Coney Barrett Debacle

There Is Only One Solution to the Amy Coney Barrett Debacle There Is Only One Solution to the Amy Coney Barrett Debacle

Yes, Democrats must expand the courts. Here’s why, and here’s how.

Oct 15, 2020 / Column / Elie Mystal

If You Wait Until Election Day to Vote, You’re Already Too Late

If You Wait Until Election Day to Vote, You’re Already Too Late If You Wait Until Election Day to Vote, You’re Already Too Late

The only way Democrats can prevent Trump from stealing the election is if overwhelming numbers vote early—and in person.

Sep 21, 2020 / Column / Elie Mystal

How Yale Became the Latest Target in the Plot to Kill Affirmative Action

How Yale Became the Latest Target in the Plot to Kill Affirmative Action How Yale Became the Latest Target in the Plot to Kill Affirmative Action

In the coming days, the DOJ will borrow a page from the conservative playbook and likely sue Yale for violating the rights of white and Asian students.

Aug 24, 2020 / Column / Elie Mystal

Is Our Generation Ready to Take Up the Torch That John Lewis Lit?

Is Our Generation Ready to Take Up the Torch That John Lewis Lit? Is Our Generation Ready to Take Up the Torch That John Lewis Lit?

As legends like Lewis pass away, I wonder whether we’re prepared to become the new elders. 

Jul 23, 2020 / Column / Elie Mystal

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Here’s How to Stop the Next Bill Barr From Gutting the Rule of Law Here’s How to Stop the Next Bill Barr From Gutting the Rule of Law

Barr has wrecked the DOJ. The solution isn’t to return things to the way they were—it’s to remake the AG appointment process.

Jun 29, 2020 / Column / Elie Mystal

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