The Left Needs the A.C.L.U. to Keep Defending Awful Speech

Yes, the civil liberties group is divided. What else is new?

#american-civil-liberties-union, #censorship, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #cole-david-d, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #neo-nazi-groups, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #skokie-ill

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Is Wokeness ‘Kryponite for Democrats’?

Republicans sure seem to think so. They are not alone. 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #liberalism-us-politics, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Attacks on Jews Over Israel Are a Gift to the Right

On the crisis of anti-Semitic violence.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #hate-crimes, #israel, #liberalism-us-politics, #palestinians, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zionism

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Republicans Move to Limit a Grass-Roots Tradition of Direct Democracy

Through ballot initiatives, voters in red states have defied legislators’ wishes and produced liberal outcomes in recent years. Republicans want to make the practice harder, or even eliminate it.

#constitutional-amendments, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #referendums, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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How the Storming of the Capitol Became a ‘Normal Tourist Visit’

Insurrection? What insurrection?

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #liberalism-us-politics, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Is Capitalism Killing Conservatism?

The conservative responses to stagnation and decay are incoherent and insufficient. But do liberals have any?

#capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #conservatism-us-politics, #europe, #huxley-aldous, #liberalism-us-politics, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states

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Did Trump Make Everything Progressive?

His presidency pushed American institutions to the left. But they were moving that way anyway.

#metoo-movement, #central-intelligence-agency, #democratic-party, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Race and the Coming Liberal Crackup

Our racialized politics will produce a conservative resurgence. 

#bryant-makhia, #chauvin-derek-1976, #chicago-ill, #floyd-george-d-2020, #liberalism-us-politics, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #reardon-nicholas-columbus-ohio-police-officer

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The Two Crises of Conservatism

The G.O.P. doesn’t know how to win majorities; the right doesn’t know what it’s conserving anymore.

#conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The G.O.P. Is Getting Even Worse

Trumpians are having a venomous panic attack.

#conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Corporations of the World, Unite!

The internal contradictions of “woke capitalism” are a mixed blessing for the Democratic Party.

#conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #democratic-party, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Can Biden Be Our F.D.R.?

President Biden wants to change the trajectory of the country. He’s off to a good start.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #infrastructure-public-works, #liberalism-us-politics, #new-deal-1930s, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Teacher Marched to the Capitol. When She Got Home, the Fight Began.

Kristine Hostetter was a beloved fourth-grade teacher. Then came the pandemic, the election and the Jan. 6 riot in Washington.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #california, #conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hostetter-alan, #hostetter-kristine, #john-birch-society, #liberalism-us-politics, #orange-county-calif, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #rohrabacher-dana, #san-clemente-calif, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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‘Babylon Berlin,’ Babylon America?

How watching a TV show about Weimar Germany can help us interpret our own era.

#berlin-germany, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #television, #trump-donald-j, #weimar-germany

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We Can See the Left. We Can See the Right. Is There Still a Center?

If it’s gone, the consequences are enormous.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Liberals Grow Impatient With Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions

A recent endorsement of his Iran policy from Jared Kushner inflamed frustrations among Democratic allies calling for bolder action abroad.

#blinken-antony-j, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #kushner-jared, #liberalism-us-politics, #mcgurk-brett-h, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #national-security-council, #nuclear-weapons, #obama-barack, #rhodes-benjamin-j, #sanders-bernard, #united-states-international-relations

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Liberals Grow Impatient With President Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions

A recent endorsement of his Iran policy from Jared Kushner inflamed frustrations among Democratic allies calling for bolder action abroad.

#blinken-antony-j, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #kushner-jared, #liberalism-us-politics, #mcgurk-brett-h, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #national-security-council, #nuclear-weapons, #obama-barack, #rhodes-benjamin-j, #sanders-bernard, #united-states-international-relations

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Biden Wants No Part of the Culture War the G.O.P. Loves

The generosity of his $1.9 trillion relief bill has the added benefit of shifting attention where he wants it.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #center-for-american-progress, #democratic-party, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #liberalism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #whites

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America Could Use a Liberal Party

The new division in politics isn’t between liberals and conservatives. It’s between liberals and illiberals.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #illiberalism, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #third-party-politics-us, #trump-donald-j

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Joe Biden Knew He Was Onto Something Long Before We Did

The advent of Covid-19 changed his conception of the presidency for the better.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-depression-1930s, #liberalism-us-politics, #poverty, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How to Reach People Who Are Wrong

In the post-Trump era, research suggests the best ways to win people over.

#books-and-literature, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #grant-adam-m, #intelligence-and-intelligence-tests-iq, #liberalism-us-politics, #north-america, #philosophy, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The House That Rush Limbaugh Built

How Rush Limbaugh broke the liberal hegemony in broadcast media.

#conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #limbaugh-rush, #news-and-news-media, #radio

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What Should Drive Biden’s Foreign Policy?

The fiery Cold War liberalism of Hubert Humphrey provides a guide on how to act, abroad and at home.

#americans-for-democratic-action, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #humphrey-hubert-h-jr, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #truman-harry-s, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The First Post-Reagan Presidency

So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.

#a-promised-land-book, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bernstein-jared, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #emanuel-rahm, #environment, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #food-stamps, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #house-of-representatives, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #khanna-ro, #leftism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #minimum-wage, #national-debt-us, #new-deal-1930s, #obama-barack, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2008, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #progressivism-us-politics, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #recession-and-depression, #republican-party, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #sanders-bernard, #senate, #skowronek-stephen, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #taxation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #warren-elizabeth

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Democrats Should Act Like They Won the Election

What was the point of putting together a majority in the Senate if they weren’t going to wield it?

#collins-susan-m, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #manchin-joe-iii, #rayburn-sam, #romney-mitt, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Avoiding the Obama-Era Silence Trap

Democrats must rethink their usual strategy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #liberalism-us-politics, #obama-barack, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Joe Biden’s Catholic Moment

The new president elevates a liberal Catholicism that once seemed destined to fade away.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #democratic-party, #john-paul-ii, #liberalism-us-politics, #protestant-churches, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #united-states

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Trump’s 1776 Commission Critiques Liberalism in Report Derided by Historians

The report charges that Americans are being indoctrinated with a false narrative of the nation’s founding and identity, including the role of slavery in its history.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #slavery-historical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Scary Power of the Companies That Finally Shut Trump Up

Tech giants were right to ban the president. We still need to break them up.

#amazon-com-inc, #bill-of-rights-us, #censorship, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #debates-political, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #impeachment, #jones-alex-1974, #liberalism-us-politics, #libertarianism-us-politics, #navalny-aleksei-a, #parler-llc, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #sanders-sarah-huckabee, #science-and-technology, #silicon-valley-calif, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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The Sidney Awards

A hard year produces great writing.

#eels, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #race-and-ethnicity, #two-thousand-twenty, #writing-and-writers

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The Post-Trump Future of Literature

What will writers do when the outrage is over? Will they go back to writing about flowers and moons?

#ackerman-elliot, #baldwin-james-1924-87, #books-and-literature, #liberalism-us-politics, #poetry-and-poets, #race-and-ethnicity, #rankine-claudia, #reparations

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For Manchin, a Divided Senate Is a ‘Golden Opportunity’ for Action

Frustrated by the dysfunction on Capitol Hill, Senator Joe Manchin III is eager to cut bipartisan deals and check what he views as progressive overreach in the Biden administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #manchin-a-james, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

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Top Contenders for Biden’s Cabinet Draw Fire From All Sides

Lists of names of those the president-elect is said to be considering are flying across Washington, prompting lawmakers and interest groups to raise questions about some top contenders.

#attorneys-general, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-intelligence-agency, #defense-department, #energy-department, #environmental-protection-agency, #homeland-security-department, #interior-department, #justice-department, #liberalism-us-politics, #national-economic-council-us, #office-of-management-and-budget-us, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Georgia Is a Purple State, but Don’t Expect Centrist Politicians

Georgia flipped blue for Joe Biden, but in its all-important and costly Senate runoff elections, the Republicans are in full attack mode while the Democrats stick to a steady liberal message.

#conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #georgia, #liberalism-us-politics, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #political-advertising, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #warnock-raphael-g

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If Biden Wants to Be Like F.D.R., He Needs the Left

Radical agitation helped bring Social Security and much of the New Deal into being.

#communist-party-usa, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #national-urban-league, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-security-us, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Progressives’ Wish List for Biden Starts With Warren and Sanders

The Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats, two of the left’s most prominent groups, are calling on the president-elect to appoint progressive allies to 13 key government positions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #ellison-keith, #jayapal-pramila, #justice-democrats, #liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-transition-us, #sanders-bernard, #stiglitz-joseph-e, #sunrise-movement, #tlaib-rashida, #warren-elizabeth

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An Early Test for Biden: Managing a Divided Democratic Party

Moderates and progressives were mostly united during the campaign. Their deep differences will now present a significant challenge for the president-elect.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #liberalism-us-politics, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Managing a Divided Democratic Party is a Test for Joe Biden

Moderates and progressives were mostly united during the campaign. Their deep differences will now present a significant challenge for the president-elect.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #liberalism-us-politics, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Win or Lose, Trump and Biden’s Parties Will Plunge Into Uncertainty

No matter who wins, Democrats will be split between younger progressives and a moderate old guard. And a Republican Party redefined in President Trump’s image will start weighing where it goes next.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #cornyn-john, #democratic-party, #liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Best of the Kennedys?

Neal Gabler’s “Catching the Wind” makes clear that Ted Kennedy’s record in the Senate far outshone the legislative accomplishments of his brothers.

#books-and-literature, #catching-the-wind-book, #chappaquiddick-mass, #gabler-neal, #kennedy-family, #kennedy-edward-m, #liberalism-us-politics, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Who Won the Debate? Political Observers Weigh In

Grading on a curve, political experts said President Trump did not hurt himself. But they said neither did Joe Biden, and that may be all that matters so late in the game.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #debates-political, #liberalism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Biden Punts on Expanding the Supreme Court, Calling for Bipartisan Review

The Democratic presidential nominee said he would appoint a bipartisan commission to examine whether an overhaul is needed to the judiciary and to make recommendations.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Encroachment of the Unsayable

Our compromised liberalism has left a generation of writers weighing their words in fear.

#charlie-hebdo, #france, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hitchens-christopher, #liberalism-us-politics, #netherlands, #packer-george, #pen-american-center, #vanity-fair, #writing-and-writers

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There Will Be No Trump Coup

A final pre-election case for understanding the president as a noisy weakling, not a budding autocrat.

#liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Your Guide to Life After the Election

What happens to Trumpism if Trump loses? If Biden blows it, will the Democrats turn to their left?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #liberalism-us-politics, #mcelwee-sean, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Book Review: ‘Bland Fanatics,’ by Pankaj Mishra

Mishra’s “Bland Fanatics” argues that many of liberalism’s exalted ideas have collapsed.

#bland-fanatics-essays-book, #books-and-literature, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #liberalism-us-politics, #mishra-pankaj, #third-world-and-developing-countries

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The Right’s Relentless Supreme Court Justice Picking Machine

Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination is the fruit of decades of activity by a tightly organized network.

#conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #liberalism-us-politics, #religion-state-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Could Be Our Second Catholic President. It Doesn’t Matter.

With John F. Kennedy in 1960, Catholic America achieved a long-sought victory. But what did we win?

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #discrimination, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #liberalism-us-politics, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Gen X, Right-Wing Bastion?

What it means that my generation is the future of the G.O.P.

#conservatism-us-politics, #generation-x, #liberalism-us-politics, #millennial-generation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Which Party Represents the Racial Future?

Right now, it’s not the Republicans. But a Hispanic swing toward Trump hints at a more unsettled future.

#liberalism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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