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Why the $15 minimum wage failed—and why it’s so damn hard for the Senate to get anything done

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It’s a relief to not have to focus on a hateful man anymore

Illustrations: Liza Donnelly


With our rights in the crosshairs, the vice president-elect is exactly the kind of feminist figurehead we need right now

Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
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I’ve become disillusioned with Black politicians who merely uphold racist systems

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Photo: Tom Williams/Getty Images


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The Democratic nominee’s expressions told a story all women will recognize

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Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris are equally matched and formidable debaters. But will it matter?

President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Michael R. Pence at the 58th Presidential Inauguration in 2017. Photo: United States Department of Defense/Wikimedia Commons

1. Historically, the vice presidential debates have featured memorable but electorally negligible performances


Kamala Harris’ big night was also the Democrats’ invocation of girl power

Sen. Kamala Harris speaks on the third night of the Democratic National Convention. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images


Her selection as the vice-presidential nominee offers a welcome opportunity to expand our thinking on race and identity

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Boomers have dominated American politics for more than three decades, and that’s not about to change

Photo: Tom Williams/Getty Images

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