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E. Jean Carroll at 2019 Glamour Women Of The Year Summit

Is Donald Trump’s Luck About to Run Out in a Manhattan Court? Is Donald Trump’s Luck About to Run Out in a Manhattan Court?

While Fani Willis deliberates and Jack Smith investigates, E. Jean Carroll finally gets her day in court.

Apr 25, 2023 / Francis Wilkinson

abortion protest, Washington, DC

Democrats Should Make Abortion a Cornerstone Issue Democrats Should Make Abortion a Cornerstone Issue

As the Republican Party keeps radicalizing, Democrats need to elevate reproductive freedom.

Apr 24, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Representative Barbara Lee

Don’t Count Barbara Lee Out of the California Senate Race Don’t Count Barbara Lee Out of the California Senate Race

The conventional wisdom says that Lee is the long-shot candidate in the blockbuster race. Here’s why that’s wrong.

Apr 17, 2023 / Steve Phillips

Dick Durbing at at Senate Democrat Leadership press conference

The Corrupt Courts and the Feckless Senate Judiciary Committee The Corrupt Courts and the Feckless Senate Judiciary Committee

Negligent Democratic leadership won’t challenge Clarence Thomas and other lawless judges.

Apr 14, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Chicago’s Rich Organizing Tradition Paid Off, Delivering Victory for Brandon Johnson

Chicago’s Rich Organizing Tradition Paid Off, Delivering Victory for Brandon Johnson Chicago’s Rich Organizing Tradition Paid Off, Delivering Victory for Brandon Johnson

The Windy City's first movement mayor faces a formidable array of challenges, testing him and the coalition that brought him into office.

Apr 13, 2023 / Barbara Ransby

Harlan Crow

Clarence Thomas’s Rich Friend Collects: Judges, Politicians—and Nazi Memorabilia Clarence Thomas’s Rich Friend Collects: Judges, Politicians—and Nazi Memorabilia

Texas billionaire Harlan Crow is a modern-day Charles Foster Kane.

Apr 10, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Rep. Summer Lee at House Oversight and Accountability Committee organizing meeting

We Need to Talk… About AIPAC—and Develop a Strategy to Defeat the Lobby Too We Need to Talk… About AIPAC—and Develop a Strategy to Defeat the Lobby Too

Summer Lee’s victory in PA is a road map for how progressive Democrats can unite to elect candidates whose values will be consistent at home and abroad.

Apr 10, 2023 / Alexandra Rojas and Waleed Shahid

Brandon Johnson celebrates at podium

The Movement That Made Brandon Johnson Mayor of Chicago The Movement That Made Brandon Johnson Mayor of Chicago

Backed by the powerful Chicago teachers Union, he waged an unapologetically progressive campaign and saw off a “law and order” opponent. Now comes the hard part.

Apr 5, 2023 / Micah Uetricht

Donald Trump waves to the crowd outside the New York criminal courthouse.

Trump Stole an Election. 34 Felonies Are Just the Start. Trump Stole an Election. 34 Felonies Are Just the Start.

The charges against Trump matter, but the prosecutor was clear that he committed his crimes to beat Hillary Clinton. Maybe that’s why, at Mar-a-Lago, his self-righteousness seemed ...

Apr 5, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Former US vice president Mike Pence

Pious Pence and Sanctimonious Ron Take a Pounding Pious Pence and Sanctimonious Ron Take a Pounding

The recent poor showing by both of Trump’s leading rivals show he’s a hard act to imitate.

Mar 24, 2023 / Jeet Heer

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