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The Real Problem With Dianne Feinstein Isn’t Her Age

The Real Problem With Dianne Feinstein Isn’t Her Age The Real Problem With Dianne Feinstein Isn’t Her Age

Gerontocracy is a smokescreen for the danger of centrism.

Jun 10, 2022 / Jeet Heer

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Liz Cheney Wants the January 6 Committee to Pull Its Punches Liz Cheney Wants the January 6 Committee to Pull Its Punches

The key Republican on the committee investigating the deadly assault on democracy is reportedly wary of making bold recommendations. But the committee has to go big.

Jun 7, 2022 / John Nichols

House Democrats Just Gave Their Party a Fighting Chance in 2022

House Democrats Just Gave Their Party a Fighting Chance in 2022 House Democrats Just Gave Their Party a Fighting Chance in 2022

Now, the Senate must make it possible for them to win the 2022 midterms by passing Biden’s Build Back Better bill.

Nov 19, 2021 / John Nichols

Democrats Must Stand Firm on Funding the Civilian Climate Corps

Democrats Must Stand Firm on Funding the Civilian Climate Corps Democrats Must Stand Firm on Funding the Civilian Climate Corps

A key program in the Build Back Better Act, the Civilian Climate Corps has the potential to mobilize young voters for Democrats next year—assuming the bill survives.

Nov 19, 2021 / Matthew Miles Goodrich

The GOP Is Now “Gosar’s Own Party”

The GOP Is Now “Gosar’s Own Party” The GOP Is Now “Gosar’s Own Party”

This is about more than Paul Gosar’s online murder fantasy. This is about a political party’s embrace of impunity.

Nov 19, 2021 / John Nichols

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Expel Paul Gosar From Congress Expel Paul Gosar From Congress

The Arizona Republican, who has a history of consorting with neo-Nazis and insurrectionists, shared a video Monday depicting him killing AOC. It’s time to expel this twisted fiend.

Nov 11, 2021 / 2021 Year in Review / John Nichols

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Every House Member Who Aided the January 6 Rioters Must Be Expelled Every House Member Who Aided the January 6 Rioters Must Be Expelled

“It’s inexcusable to wait any longer.”

Oct 29, 2021 / John Nichols

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Democracy on a Ventilator Democracy on a Ventilator

Two crises, two emergency lockdowns, but only one is called a matter of public health.

Jun 9, 2021 / Something Is Happening Here / S. Eudora Smith

The Coolest Member of the Senate Is Retiring

The Coolest Member of the Senate Is Retiring The Coolest Member of the Senate Is Retiring

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy has used comic books to fight for a ban on land mines and brought the Grateful Dead to the Senate Dining Room.

Nov 16, 2021 / John Nichols

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America’s Most Dim-Witted Critic of Voting Rights Is Trump’s Pick for Georgia Secretary of State America’s Most Dim-Witted Critic of Voting Rights Is Trump’s Pick for Georgia Secretary of State

No one in Congress makes worse arguments for undermining democracy than Jody Hice. So, of course, Trump wants him running elections.

Mar 25, 2021 / John Nichols

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