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Politics

Why the fight against Kevin McCarthy was necessary

The House of Representatives is a more small-d democratic place thanks to the theatrics

By Elle Gyges

Politics

The Freedom Caucus wins the vote for House speaker

Even if Kevin McCarthy prevails, their shrewd demands will have cost him everything

By Elle Gyges

Politics

Kevin McCarthy is damaging the House speakership

He’s been so weakened by Republican infighting that it’s hurting the job he seeks

By Elle Gyges

Politics

Kevin McCarthy’s party games

Republicans need a Christmas compromise if they want to avoid looking incapable of governing

By Elle Gyges

Policy

The emerging bipartisan consensus on weed

In a lame duck Congress, Republicans and Democrats managed to come together

By Elle Gyges

Campaign 2022

Kevin McCarthy’s Faustian bargain

His fate is now in the hands of the conservative House Freedom Caucus

By Elle Gyges

Campaign 2022

The debt ceiling battle lurking after the elections

It could be back to the early 2010s, especially if the GOP wins and Democrats get desperate

By Elle Gyges

Politics

Ben Sasse gets trapped between MAGA and woke academia

University of Florida students don’t want him as their president, though they should

By Elle Gyges

Campaign 2022

There is no pro-life Senate candidate in Georgia

Being pro-life is a lifestyle. Herschel Walker has disqualified himself

By Elle Gyges

Campaign 2022

The Republican ‘Commitment to America’ feels like a Hail Mary

Unlike Newt Gingrich’s Contract, the rollout was botched and the policies are vague

By Elle Gyges

Music

Don’t cancel Russian culture

There’s all the difference in the world between Putin and Tchaikovsky

By Elle Gyges

Politics

What Mitch McConnell knows about January 6

By standing with Liz Cheney, he’s acknowledged that dark day can still hurt the right

By Elle Gyges

Politics

January 6 and the coddling of the conservative mind

To defeat the radical left, the right must first acknowledge how much has gone wrong under its own tent

By Elle Gyges

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