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  1. Appeal to everyone, absolutely. But if those populist appeals fail in the general election, at some point we need to stop screaming about how Democrats have bad messaging. At some point, these voters have consumed enough propaganda to have bad opinions of the party at large, no matter what kind of message local candidates have tried.

  2. Good thing that Faiz's work these days concerns his the advocacy journalism organization he founded,

  3. When the New Republic says "working-class" they mean white.

  4. Literally in the article: "We urgently need to recruit populist candidates who are eager to improve the struggling brand and identity of Democrats, so that we can return to making compelling and persuasive appeals to the multiracial working class of today."

  5. If enacted, California’s bill would create a private right of action that would allow the state’s residents to sue anyone who illegally brings an assault weapon, or any part used to create one, into the state.

  6. It’s safe to say that since January 6—at least—neither Trump or Pence have seen each other in their respective ideal futures.

  7. There are plenty of opportunities for working-class, populist Democrats to wage the necessary battles to redefine the brand. But unfortunately, we’re not showing up to some of those fights quite yet,

  8. Determining the correct flair for this article was difficult, as it fits into a number of different categories. If the mods wish to change it, that's perfectly fine.

  9. To keep ourselves and our communities safe, we must take back commonsense strategies from the right-wing doomsday preppers—and put the power of preparedness into everyone’s hands, Eleanor Cummins writes. This article looks at how disaster preparedness has to look past individualistic solutions, and how government policy needs to include preventing shortages and disasters.

  10. With the Senate set to leave town today, and a long and storied history of failure to enact gun control legislation, even in the wake of heartbreaking tragedy, it’s far from certain that anything actually can or will get done.

  11. Despite their economic troubles, women may still support Democrats—but whether they will be motivated to go to the polls is another question, writes

  12. “For the people still on the job, stolen wages can be the difference between sustaining the most basic standard of living or not.”

  13. The lack of control inherent to restaurant franchising has not only compelled franchisees to rob their employees, it’s also made it harder for the government to bring either them or their corporate overlords to account for the infraction, writes Alex Park.

  14. Talking about repealing the Second Amendment will galvanize the sad, tired, and predictable debates over limited anti-gun legislation. After decades of legislative failure, it is time to dream about truly disarming America, writes Walter Shapiro.

  15. Having an A rating from the NRA amid a slew of mass shootings, including the slaughter of at least 19 fourth graders at an elementary school not far from his district on the actual day of the election? Even that’s not enough to lose the support of Democratic leaders, writes

  16. Justices Amy Coney Barrett, along with Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, have not yet had the opportunity to articulate their views on the scope of the Second Amendment’s protections since their confirmations. A new case from New York could change that.

  17. Jen Psaki’s job on MSNBC ultimately won’t be that different from Mick Mulvaney’s—or, for that matter, her former one. She’s there to offer the perspective of team blue, just as Mulvaney is on CBS to cheer on team red, writes

  18. President Joe Biden is trying to pick up the jagged shards of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and see how much of it he can piece together to counterbalance the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, writes

  19. This roster of Supreme Court justices appears committed to letting executions go forward in almost every circumstance imaginable—even in cases where the guilt of the defendant is in doubt.

  20. The official U.S. policy is ambiguous and incoherent. At a press conference in Tokyo with the Japanese prime minister, Fumio Kishida, Biden spoke the truth when he stated categorically that the United States will intervene militarily should China attack Taiwan. But, it’s a truth with some ominous implications, writes David Rieff.

  21. Politics is almost invariably about the future. But Trump—who will never psychologically accept defeat—is permanently mired in November 2020.

  22. Sam Bankman-Fried’s spending in Oregon through his super PAC, which was record-breaking for any single congressional primary, acted as a wakeup call to cryptocurrency skeptics: The crypto billionaires have begun playing hardball in federal races, writes

  23. Sam Bankman-Fried’s spending in Oregon through his super PAC, which was record-breaking for any single congressional primary, acted as a wakeup call to cryptocurrency skeptics: The crypto billionaires have begun playing hardball in federal races.

  24. Mark Esper claims he felt he was “writing for history.” It would have been better for all of us if he had spoken out as when it might have made a difference, writes Donald Trump’s niece, Mary L. Trump.

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