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FORT WORTH, TX - FEBRUARY 16: Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snow storm on February 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather to Texas and storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
What So Many Of The Misleading Narratives About Texas Miss
The state is facing more than an electricity crisis.
BURLINGTON, IA - AUGUST 07: Former Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks about White Nationalism during a campaign press conference on August 7, 2019 in Burlington, Iowa. (Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images)
Resignation of Trump-Appointed US Attorneys Is Just The Start Of DOJ’s De-Trumpification
If we don’t want to live in Trump’s world, we have to get rid of his infrastructure.
Christian Nationalism’s Role In The Insurrection Was Four Decades In The Making
Nothing in recent history has exposed the lies of Christian nationalism more clearly than a riot at the U.S. Capitol, waged in the Christian God’s name.
New Dem-Majority Senate Must Assess Financial Reg Appointees Through Climate-Tinted Lens 
It is no longer tolerable to confirm nominees who lack awareness of the scale of our climate emergency and the immense work needed to address it across all aspects of American life.
The Dismal Reality of WallStreetBets
Wall Street lost at its own game, and now they’re trying to make the little guy pay.
Not Another ‘Bipartisan’ Panel: GOP Could Help Fix Democracy By Not Undermining Elections To Begin With
Instead of disingenuous bids for “bipartisan” probes that propel voter fraud myths, the path forward must begin by framing the problem honestly. 
Vaccine Skepticism And A Failed Coup: How Disinformation Is Striking Back
It was one thing to know data, but it’s quite another thing to know how to interpret it. That requires critical thinking or experts to explain statistics, two elements lacking on social media. 
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06:  Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Gerrymandering Created The Vacuum Trump Needed To Inspire Faux Coup. Here’s How Dems Can Fix It
It’s no coincidence that the vast preponderance of those who incited the insurrection by objecting to the counting of electoral votes were politicians who owed their perpetual re-election to gerrymandering. 
Yesterday Was Just The Beginning
While the election of Joe Biden as President was confirmed, the country will need to brace for conflict left in Trump’s wake.
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 10: Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee markup on judicial nominations and the “Online Content Policy Modernization Act,” in Dirksen Building on Thursday, December 10, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Unfortunately, The 2024 Republican Race Has Begun
Americans’ Trust In The Vaccine Has Fallen. Here’s How The Gov’t Could Frame The Rollout To Restore Trust.
It is not enough for political elites to tell us the vaccine is safe.
A CFPB Snap Back: Reinvigorating The Bureau Will Be Crucial To Post-Trump Recovery
The Trump administration pulled the consumer financial watchdog’s teeth. It’ll be up to Biden to give its bite back.
WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES - 2020/11/11: A protester holds a placard and a flag during the demonstration.A group of approximately 25 people in support of Donald Trump marched around Public Square shouting "Stop the Steal" and demanding a recount of votes in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Politicians Need To Work For Voters, Not Extremists
Elected officials' attacks on election workers are a dangerous new form of radicalism.
For Democrats To Win In Georgia, Messaging Should Link Race And Class
The math is clear: Democrats must excite and animate a coalition base of Democratic voters, and lure over a portion of the middle.
Enough Already: Forgiving Student Debt Is The Only Way To Get College Educated Young People Into The Middle Class
It’s time to do away with the bad faith arguments against student debt forgiveness — and the time for forgiveness is now, while the nation attempts to economically recover from a pandemic.
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a town hall hosted by the NAACP on September 11, 2019 in Washington, DC.  Also pictured is Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).  (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
The Number Of Democratic Socialists In The House Will Soon Double. But The Movement Scored Its Biggest Victories Down Ballot
The resurgence of democratic socialism has occurred during a period of growing activism against widening inequality, persistent racism and looming environmental disaster.
The Lumpenproletariat: The Long-Discarded Economic Theory That Helps Explain An Increasingly Divided America
In America, how is it that the very poorest counties, the cities with minimal health care, voted for Trump, a supposed billionaire who wanted to take what little revenue flows their way and give it to his 1 percent friends, via a tax cut?
Trump Will Name Houthis A Terrorist Group To Box In Biden On Iran. This Will Lead To Death And Diplomacy Demise In Yemen.
No matter the final U.S. decision on licensing and waivers related to the impending Houthi designation, only one thing is clear: the job of staving off the world’s worst humanitarian disaster will be unnecessarily complicated by a terrorist designation that lacks efficacy.
It’s Not Just Trump: COVID-19 Is The Test That Conservatism Was Built To Fail
Focusing solely on the ousting of this particular president and his friends — and on their considerable failures as leaders — risks missing a deeper, more fundamental point: that though Donald Trump lost reelection, the ideology and belief system underpinning so many of the debacles of his presidency prevails, and was always doomed to fail the country in the face of a disaster like this one.
Dems Will Welcome One Of The Most Diverse Groups Of Elected Officials To Public Office In 2021. GOPers Will Get A Little More Diverse Too
The GOP caucus became less white and male in 2020, adding conservative pro-life women to Congress and state legislatures.
Bipartisan Cooperation After Trump: The Ball Is In The Republicans’ Court
And if GOP Obamacare repeal was any indication, they’re not ready for bipartisanship.
MALABO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA - JUNE 26: Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield attends to the 23rd African Union Peace and Security Council meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on June 26, 2014. (Photo by Amine Landoulsi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A More Diverse And Inclusive Gov’t Could Be Biden’s Most Significant Policy Legacy. But It Must Extend Beyond Admin Leadership.
There are profound ripple effects from having a federal government made up of people who don’t look like or live like America — and it’s not just a matter of symbolism.
Trump Is Still Raging Against Democracy. But It’s Time To Applaud The Tenacity Of Voters, Poll And USPS Workers 
I cannot think of another election where the mettle of the legions of Americans who make our Democracy function were challenged and their integrity so maligned as it was this year.
Giuliani Whiffed On A Legal Question Every Law Student Knows The Answer To. But The Underlying Issue Is More Complex Than It Seems
There’s a bigger issue in how election cases are litigated — namely, no one knows at the outset what standard a court is likely to apply, and that’s a real problem.
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