"But while Democrats contend with midterm voter turnout, increased internal polarization, and grassroots restlessness, another foe could quietly prove dangerous in their mission: the Green Party."
"It's going to be a letdown. Not only is it likely that the final report will not reveal that the president has been a KGB agent since the late '80s, as at least one mainstream liberal columnist fantasized."
"The 2017 Republican tax cuts have been a dud on the campaign trail ahead of the November midterm elections, so President Trump has come up with a new plan: more tax cuts."
"Just about every poll predicts it won’t happen... And yet House Republicans — and privately, even a few Democrats — say the GOP could still hang on, if only by a few seats."
"The country—consciously or unconsciously—has gotten used to Donald Trump. Twenty-one months into his administration, Mr. Trump has been processed, or half-processed—even subtly domesticated—by the large, complicated American mind..."
The left has an agenda. Now it needs a story.
“Congress and the president have historically reined in the justices when they’ve gone against public opinion.”
“Donald Trump has this one right. Democrats have become a party of political radicals.”
“The ever-present president reflects a new media strategy, driven by the president’s natural impulses.”
Hillary Clinton thinks Americans should “go low,” but are we ready to give up on civility?
“With a lawsuit against Harvard, Asian-American activists have formed an alliance with a white conservative to change higher education.”
“A team of computer scientists sifted through records of unusual Web traffic in search of answers.”
"This process has not merely affected Judge Kavanaugh and Professor Ford. It affects all of us."
The Democratic Party needs a leader in 2020. Elizabeth Warren is the one for the job.
“The suggestion that we don’t need any border enforcement is as unrealistic as that rhetoric is politically self-defeating.”
“The only way to compel someone to speak as part of this inquiry would be for the Senate to subpoena witnesses. The Republican majority appears unwilling to exercise that power.”
“In the toxically polarized world in which we're all unhappy prisoners, all that counts is victory….”
“President Trump's United Nations address criticizing international institutions is based on a complete ignorance of the U.N.'s history.”
“Like many pairs of enemies, Trump and Avenatti have a great deal in common. Both are brash, over-the-top, publicity-mad, media-savvy, ostentatiously rich.”
Despite how it may seem when you read the news, political centrists still exist. And in our highly partisan country, centrism is a more radical stance than ever before.
“At a time when we are at each other’s throats, who can provide the perspective to help us regain our senses? We need brave journalists more than ever today.”
"For two years, Americans have tried to absorb the details of the 2016 attack — hacked emails, social media fraud, suspected spies — and President Trump’s claims that it’s all a hoax. The Times explores what we know and what it means."
“The Electoral College was a dumb idea when it was first proposed. Today, it's the Constitution's most egregious affront to elementary fairness… It's long past time we abolished it.”
Finally, the Left has a post-Truth politician of its own. Julia Salazar’s campaign was marked by frequent and sometimes outrageous untruths. That didn’t stop her from winning her NY State Senate bid.
Cynthia Nixon wanted to be the next victory in a series of progressive upsets overtaking the establishment. But Cuomo won by a landslide. Looks like the establishment is striking back.
"Despite President Trump’s belief that trade deficits go hand-in-hand with a weak economy, just the opposite is occurring. The U.S. is experiencing increases in manufacturing, overall GDP growth, and, at last, wage growth."
“The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Florence – with winds of up to 140 mph – is expected to be “extremely dangerous” when it hits the East Coast... But, it’s the water, not the wind, that has the potential to make the storm so deadly..."
Tensions are running high at Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Are the theatrics lowering the bar for decorum in American political life?
An NYT Op-Ed reveals a number of White House insiders working from the inside to thwart Trump. Does this Op-Ed serve the public good - or will it just encourage more fear and paranoia in the Trump administration?
Ayanna Pressley beat Rep. Mike Capuano in Tuesday’s Primary in MA. Drawing comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the victory highlights the role women will play in November’s midterms.
"The top brass of China’s Communist Party (CCP) – its 370-strong Central Committee – recently emerged from the Fourth Plenum of the 2017 Party Congress. Such meetings, usually one a year, are key forums for policy discussion. At the previous..."
"Mayor Pete is having his moment — for the second time in the campaign. Surging to the head of the pack in a recent Iowa poll, and edging out Vice President Joe Biden in last quarter's money race, Buttigieg is staking his claim to being the..."
"careful reading of Walden; or, Life in the Woods makes it clear that Thoreau never intended his cabin to be a solitary hermitage, although fans and detractors alike often misunderstand this. It was more an author’s workshop than a fortress of..."
"In the fall of 2015, a rash of posters appeared around Copenhagen. One, in pink letters laid over an image of chicken eggs, asked, “Have you counted your eggs today?” A second — a blue-tinted close-up of human sperm — inquired, “Do they swim too..."
"While there’s plenty of disagreement about how the money should be used, almost everyone involved in public-policy debates agrees that it would be good if the federal government could collect more revenue without raising tax rates or reducing..."
"On a brisk November night, a solitary man wandered around the plaza outside the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on the edge of downtown. He had just flown alone from New York to see his favorite comic, Louis C.K., and he had an extra..."
"Judaism has been described as many things: a culture, a people, a religion, a nationality, and more (including, according to answers given to the 2013 Pew survey of American Jews, a culinary disposition for bagels and smoked salmon or the..."
"US sex education is decades behind other countries. Right now, it isn’t even mandatory in every state. Add to that the awkwardness people feel about sex and bodies in general, top it with the idea of having to have these discussions in public..."