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Neera Tanden is Biden’s first Cabinet-level nominee to withdraw

After a tough few weeks, Tanden announced she’s withdrawing her nomination as OMB director.

Why Fox News is having a day-long meltdown over Dr. Seuss

Biden didn’t mention Dr. Seuss in his Read Across America Day statement. All hell broke loose from there.

The Voting Rights Act had a surprisingly good day at the Supreme Court

If the Voting Rights Act survives this latest challenge, thank bad lawyering on the GOP side.

US to sanction Russian officials over the attempted murder of Alexei Navalny

The sanctions put the US in line with actions taken by the European Union and United Kingdom last year.

The best $59 I ever spent: A rice cooker that connected me to my roots

I never felt "Persian enough," partly because I couldn’t master cooking rice.

How YouTube swallowed the world

Google’s video site has room for everything, from everyone. Is that a feature or a bug?

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The $15 dream

Washington’s hottest policy fight is over raising the minimum wage to $15. Emily Stewart explains the Democrats’ effort to get it through Congress, and Dylan Matthews explains whether it will cost the country jobs.

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“It’s after the storm that’s the hardest part”: 390,000 Texans still don’t have clean water

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Twitter is tweaking its approach to vaccine misinformation

Trump wins CPAC straw poll on the 2024 presidential primary, with 55 percent support

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All organizing is local

Professor Lara Putnam talks about the local dynamics of grassroots progressive organizing

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Why Iran rejected the US and EU offer for nuclear deal talks

Congress is writing up Biden’s stimulus plan. Here’s what’s in it.

Why Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot Covid-19 vaccine is a game changer

What it’s like to announce an NBA game to an empty arena

The Woody Allen vs. Mia Farrow story is also a story of workplace abuse

The debate over state and local aid in Biden’s stimulus bill, explained

The Republican revolt against democracy, explained in 13 charts

The Golden Globes don’t “predict” the Oscars

The 2021 Golden Globes proved we no longer need the Golden Globes

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Trump will never stop lying about the 2020 election. His CPAC speech proved it.

At least 18 protesters were killed amid intensifying pro-democracy demonstrations in Myanmar

Kristi Noem tried to take a victory lap for her coronavirus response on CBS. It did not go well.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces new sexual harassment allegations

Kevin McCarthy’s CPAC panel shows how the GOP has devolved into a Trump personality cult

CPAC 2021 shows how conservatives have learned nothing about the coronavirus

Poll: A majority of Americans think teachers should be vaccinated before reopening schools

Report: Former classmates say Rep. Madison Cawthorn sexually harassed women in college