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January 22, 2021
Twitter and Facebook Just Proved That Deplatforming Works
The peaceful protests on Inauguration Day show what happens when social media companies
refuse to let white supremacists use them to organize and incite violence.
January 19, 2021
How Does Someone Like Lauren Boebert Get Elected?
With a lot of help from other far-right Republicans—and an establishment that enabled them.
January 12, 2021
The World’s Greatest Democracy
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January 8, 2021
The Enablers of Insurrection Should Be Ostracized
A corrupt and seditious president has constructed a system of impunity. But there are still ways to punish those who helped him.
January 6, 2021
How Josh Hawley Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Donald Trump
Until recently, the senator leading the charge to discredit Biden’s victory was a creature of the ultraconservative establishment. Then he discovered Trump’s faux populism.
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April 2, 2019
American Meritocracy Is a Myth
Recent scandals in politics and higher education show how the rich perpetuate inequality in the US.
October 26, 2018
Beto O’Rourke Is For Real
Newspapers in Texas’s largest cities just endorsed the Democrat who is taking on Ted Cruz.
October 3, 2018
Beto O’Rourke Fights the Clampdown in Texas
His campaign represents a real-time experiment for a party that is still struggling to define itself in the Trump era.
August 24, 2018
Beto O’Rourke Has Found a New Way to Run for the US Senate From Texas
And it’s working.
April 12, 2017
Coulda Woulda Shoulda—Democrats Miss a Huge Opportunity in Kansas
The DCCC barely lifted a finger to help James Thompson. He almost won anyway.