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August 4, 2017
Trump’s Base of Support Is Collapsing
The president never had a proper mandate, but the resistance is no longer a voice of opposition. It now speaks for the great American majority.
June 12, 2017
An Article of Impeachment Based on Trump’s Obstruction of Justice Is Now Circulating in the House
California Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior Democrat, proposes a resolution—and promises to trigger impeachment votes in the chamber.
November 14, 2016
Door-to-Door Foreboding in Colorado
Upper-middle-class women kept telling me they just couldn’t vote for Clinton.
November 1, 2016
A Dirty Trick That Won’t Change the Outcome
Forget the polls. The
overwhelming percentage of people who actually vote have already made up their minds about the character of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 14, 2016
The Federal Poverty Line Is Too Damn Low
New data on poverty is encouraging, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.
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August 8, 2016
Are Hillary Clinton’s Strong Poll Numbers Misleading?
Pundits are afraid that Trump is doing better than the numbers suggest.
August 4, 2016
White Noise in the ‘Conversation’ About Race
Polling suggests the problem isn’t that we’re not talking about race; it’s that the majority of white Americans aren’t listening.
Donovan X. Ramsey
June 7, 2016
Reminder: Exit-Poll Conspiracy Theories Are Totally Baseless
Voters have good reason to lack confidence in our election systems. But claims of widespread fraud aren’t going to fix anything.
May 26, 2016
Making Trump ‘Presidential’
The leap from common man to dignified leader of the free world is part of the national myth. But Donald Trump requires a real-life fairy tale we haven’t seen before.
May 20, 2016
Note to Media: Black Lives Matter Is Not a ‘Get Out the Vote’ Campaign
So stop asking how it affects the black-youth vote, and stop judging it by goals it never claimed.