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The Senate is already un-democratic. The filibuster makes it more so.

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Rahm Emanuel is why we can’t have nice things.

A vision of Hell from Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights,’ with a superimposed kicking donkey in red, white and blue livery with white stars, in the style of the Democratic Party mascot.
A vision of Hell from Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights,’ with a superimposed kicking donkey in red, white and blue livery with white stars, in the style of the Democratic Party mascot.


Democrats got almost everything they wanted in the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill

Chuck Schumer gives a thumbs up
Chuck Schumer gives a thumbs up
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer after the Senate voted 50–49 to pass the American Rescue Plan Act. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images


But there’s a way for Chuck Schumer and Kamala Harris to neutralize the two heterodox senators

Senator Joe Manchin. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Pool/Getty Images


It was just a matter of time before a subset of the men in the online left turned on the progressive movement’s most visible woman

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigns on June 23, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images


New DNC chair Jaime Harrison is borrowing from the Howard Dean playbook

Jaime Harrison. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images


The president-elect was a tepid compromise candidate in an era when politics runs on wild-eyed fandom. It’s a relief.

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Left-wing activists joined forces with Biden to defeat Trump, but their silence is already ending

Members of the Sunrise Movement gather for a rally outside of the DNC headquarters in New York City. Photo: Erik McGregor/Getty Images


Despite his reputation, Kasich isn’t ‘nice’ — or moderate — and his relationship with Biden validates progressives’ worst fears

John Kasich on “Your World With Neil Cavuto” at Fox News Channel Studios on October 15, 2019 in New York City. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images

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