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There Is Only One Way for Biden to Fulfill His Promise to “Restore Roe” There Is Only One Way for Biden to Fulfill His Promise to “Restore Roe”

If the president truly wants to protect reproductive rights, he’s going to have to do what he’s so far refused even to consider: expand the Supreme Court.

Feb 20, 2024 / Column / Elie Mystal

Merrick Garland Must Go

Merrick Garland Must Go Merrick Garland Must Go

In his timidity and determination to be “apolitical,” the attorney general has failed to do the very thing he was appointed to do—pursue justice and accountability.

Feb 14, 2024 / Elie Mystal

A US border patrol agent on patrol near La Joya, Tex., 2013.

The Border Bill, Republican Congressmen, and Trump The Border Bill, Republican Congressmen, and Trump

Feb 20, 2024 / Column / Calvin Trillin

The Divided Landscape of Indian American Politics

The Divided Landscape of Indian American Politics The Divided Landscape of Indian American Politics

The Desi diaspora is both rising up and fracturing on issues of religion, race, and caste, with far-reaching implications for US politics.

Feb 20, 2024 / Feature / Jeet Heer

A still from the Super Bowl ad for RFK Jr showing photos of him with text reading

RFK Jr. Has Lost His Way RFK Jr. Has Lost His Way

A Super Bowl ad that defiled his assassinated uncle’s memory was paid for by a super PAC funded by one of Donald Trump’s largest donors.

Feb 12, 2024 / Joan Walsh

What Happened to the Democratic Majority?

What Happened to the Democratic Majority? What Happened to the Democratic Majority?

Today the march of class dealignment feels like an inexorable fact of American political life. But is it?

Feb 19, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Matthew Karp

Special counsel Robert Hur’s report exonerated Joe Biden of wrongdoing in bringing classified documents home during the Obama administration, but also characterized him as an elderly man with memory problems.

Biden and His Supporters Should Be Honest About His Age Problem Biden and His Supporters Should Be Honest About His Age Problem

Candor rather than deflection can overcome the president’s biggest drawback.

Feb 12, 2024 / Jeet Heer

President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally to restore Roe in Manassas, Va., on January 23, 2024.

Biden’s Abortion Ambivalence Is Self-Defeating Biden’s Abortion Ambivalence Is Self-Defeating

The pro-choice majority will be mobilized by clarity, not equivocation.

Feb 9, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Tom Suozzi in a suit speaking in front of a sign announcing the special election in NY-03.

The Race to Take Over George Santos’s Seat Heats Up The Race to Take Over George Santos’s Seat Heats Up

Polls show Democrat Tom Suozzi up by four points over Republican Mazi Pilip, which is not a great sign for the former incumbent. But Suozzi has the money to take over the airwaves.

Feb 9, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Joe Biden answers questions about Israel after speaking about the Special Counsel report in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2024

Biden Can No Longer Avoid Questions About His Fitness for a Second Term Biden Can No Longer Avoid Questions About His Fitness for a Second Term

A long-simmering debate has boiled to the surface with the special counsel’s report. How the president responds will determine whether he is reelected.

Feb 9, 2024 / John Nichols

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