America Did Not Vote For This Cabinet

Donald Trump is creating an executive branch of government in service to a narrow set of special interests that no Democrat, and not even all Trump voters, would ever want.
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The Paris Pact Might Save The Climate From Trump

Nations of the world are sending a message to Donald Trump: mess with Paris, and you may get slapped with a carbon tariff. Such a response could not happen unless the world compromised on an imperfect climate agreement in Paris.
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Five Reasons For Liberals To Have Hope

If Trump manages to drag down the entire Republican Party with him over the next four years, Democrats might be able to snag the biggest political prize of all in the 2020 elections.
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The Coming Republican Reckoning

If the the Republican rank-and-file can break with Trump, and Trumpism, Republican leaders will be more able to reposition and compete in 21st century America. But that is the most likely scenario.
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The Biggest House Race Of 2016: Teachout vs. Faso

If there's one House race that encapsulates the hopes of the Bernie Sanders revolution, it is the race for the currently Republican-held open seat in upstate New York's 19th congressional district.
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The Four Unknowns On Election Day

The only unknowns are whether: Hillary Clinton can break 50 percent of the popular vote, Gary Johnson can break 5 percent, Evan McMullin can win Utah’s 6 electoral votes, Democrats can claim the Senate or even the House.
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Caution: Handle Polls With Care

We're at the stage of the election where obsession with the latest polls reaches its peak. Yet it is also the stage when polls can stop informing about the electorate and start warping the electorate.
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Donald Trump’s Smear of Lyndon Johnson

Donald J. Trump said LyndonB. Johnson "wanted to silence the church" because "he was having a problem with either one or more churches." It's not true. Here are the facts.
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The Biggest Spender Backing Donald Trump? The NRA.

Why is Donald Trump pandering so hard to "the Second Amendment people"? Possibly because the National Rifle Association is the biggest financial backer of his campaign.
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Why Trump Can’t Get Over 45%

The Trump campaign has been a test to see if the Republican Party can still win as an essentially all-white party with a platform rooted in racial grievance. All the evidence says it cannot.
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The Need To Separate Trump From Populism

If Trump is more associated with populism than Clinton, and then loses decisively in November, populism could be tainted by Trumpism, weakening the left’s leverage over Clinton.
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Can Hillary Get Away With Hugging Obama?

Clinton is not selling herself as an agent of abrupt change. She is positioning herself as a conduit of steady change, in contrast to, Donald Trump, who might bring change like a tornado, leveling all in its wake.
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Remembering The First Clinton Bounce

As some declare Democrats disunited after the first night of boisterous disruptions from some Bernie Sanders delegates, 1992 is a reminder that even a somewhat fractious convention can still end on a high note.
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This Is What a Broken Party Looks Like

America saw a divided party last night, though what it was divided over wasn't evident if you haven't been paying close attention. They are mainly divided over whether the party should accept America's multiculturalism or fight it.
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Donald Trump Is Wrong. Crime Is Down. Way Down.

The rate of violent crime is at a 45-year low. The murder rate is the lowest since 1957. Let's not allow the Donald Trumps of the world peddle excuses for bad police behavior on the grounds that crime is out of control, when it's not.
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61% “Uneasy” About Trump and International Trade

A new The Economist/YouGov poll asked "Are you confident or uneasy about the following presidential candidates’ ability to deal wisely with international trade?" The numbers might surprise you.
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Big Climate Win In The Senate, But The Battle Is Not Over

A Senate committee approves money for a climate fund. Deep down, Republicans seem to know that it is a political loser with the broad middle of the country to sabotage the president from acting on climate change.
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Veepstakes: Tim Kaine’s Troubles With The Left

Now Hillary Clinton knows what message a Sen. Tim Kaine nomination will send to Bernie Sanders voters; the question remains if that's the message she wants to send.
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