Campaigns and Elections

Cars move slowly through traffic in midtown Manhattan on June 6, 2024.

Has NY Governor Kathy Hochul Killed Congestion Pricing For Good? Has NY Governor Kathy Hochul Killed Congestion Pricing For Good?

Or just until after the election? Either way, she’s blown a $15 billion hole in the MTA budget, leaving New Yorkers with overcrowded streets, filthy air, and an underfunded subwa...

Jun 11, 2024 / / Ross Barkan

Steve Schwarzman speaking to students

Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump

Civic lessons won’t sway America’s oligarchs. Instead, we need forthright economic populism to bring them to heel.

Jun 10, 2024 / / Jeet Heer

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters are gathering outside the White House in Washington, D.C., USA, on June 8, 2024,

What the “Uncommitted” Campaign Has Already Won What the “Uncommitted” Campaign Has Already Won

We now know for sure: The movement was President Biden’s most powerful rival in the 2024 primaries. And it’s bringing that strength to the DNC in Chicago.

Jun 10, 2024 / / John Nichols

Can the “OG Organizer” Keep Biden in the White House?

Can the “OG Organizer” Keep Biden in the White House? Can the “OG Organizer” Keep Biden in the White House?

A veteran of every major social movement of the past 50 years, Heather Booth is now trying to reelect Joe Biden. She’s in the fight of her life.

Jun 10, 2024 / Feature / Joan Walsh

All Musk's Dictators

All Musk's Dictators All Musk's Dictators

The No-Ball Prize.

Jun 8, 2024 / This Week / Steve Brodner

Activists from Jewish Voice for Peace occupy the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on November 6, 2023.

Why the Establishment Loves Smearing Young People as Antisemites Why the Establishment Loves Smearing Young People as Antisemites

Pundits and politicians are elevating blatantly dishonest polls to shore up an indefensible war.

Jun 7, 2024 / / Jeet Heer

RFK Jr.

RFK Jr. RFK Jr.

In a nutshell.

Jun 7, 2024 / OppArt / Steve Brodner

President Joe Biden announces asylum restrictions at the US-Mexico border in the East Room of the White House on June 4, 2024.

President Biden Has His New Asylum Ban. Does He Have the Stomach for What Comes Next? President Biden Has His New Asylum Ban. Does He Have the Stomach for What Comes Next?

Many people say they want tougher border enforcement. They don’t always like what that looks like.

Jun 7, 2024 / / Jack Herrera

Under Trump, the DOJ Will Become the Legal Wing of the MAGA Movement

Under Trump, the DOJ Will Become the Legal Wing of the MAGA Movement Under Trump, the DOJ Will Become the Legal Wing of the MAGA Movement

Should Trump win, conservatives have a plan to use the DOJ to make their darkest desires legal, while removing the legal means to stop them.

Jun 7, 2024 / Feature / Elie Mystal

Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton attend a portrait unveiling ceremony in the Russell Senate Office Building on December 8, 2016.

Showing Contempt for Young Voters Is a Great Way for Democrats to Lose in November Showing Contempt for Young Voters Is a Great Way for Democrats to Lose in November

Hillary Clinton’s arrogance already lost one election. And if Joe Biden follows her example, it can easily cost another.

Jun 6, 2024 / Morbid Symptoms / Jeet Heer

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