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Georgia Voters Can Put an End to Mitch McConnell’s Grim Reaping

John Nichols The Nation
January runoff races could flip the Senate and prevent the majority leader from obstructing another Democratic presidency. This is a richly deserved nightmare scenario for <itch McConnell who has given Americans so many nightmares for so many years.

Counting Continues in the 2020 Presidential Race

Heather Cox Richardson Letters from an American
But Trump’s power is wavering, and he can no longer control the narrative. As he spoke, NBC News and MSNBC cut in to note that he was lying. After he finished, other media outlets also pushed back.

Murder, He Said - America’s Maestro of Death and Destruction

Tom Engelhardt Tom Dispatch
In 2016, Donald Trump said "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK? It's, like, incredible." He is indeed a murderer, but as president, he's proven to be anything but a smalltime killer.

How Wisconsin Became a Bastion of White Supremacy

Emma Roller The New Republic
If Democrats want to win Wisconsin this fall—a big “if” still, according to Democrats on the ground—they will have to face down the ugly, and still largely unacknowledged, legacy of white supremacy in America’s Dairyland.

Is Trump Planning a Coup d’État?

Sasha Abramsky The Nation
Many observers—including Republicans—worry that he is. They’re organizing now to stop him. Given the administration’s record of embracing “numerous corrupt and authoritarian practices,” huge numbers of Americans must be ready to take to the streets

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How Ronald Reagan Triumphed

Evan Thomas New York Times
The fourth volume in historian Rick Perlstein’s critical series on the rise of the modern GOP’s far right shows Reagan as key in uniting a rank coalition that still epitomizes and explains much of the Republican Party’s sway.
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