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The New World of Pandemic Politics
When the coronavirus pandemic began rampaging through American society in the early months of 2020, it was clear that it would set off a public-health crisis. What few anticipated at the time was its far-reaching impact on the country’s politics. Now there can be no doubt: The pandemic and lockdowns have exacerbated the nation’s political...
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Peng Shuai’s Accusation Pierced the Privileged Citadel of Chinese Politics
Before Zhang Gaoli was engulfed in accusations that he had sexually assaulted a tennis champion, he seemed to embody the qualities that the Chinese Communist Party prizes in officials: austere, disciplined, and impeccably loyal to the leader of the day.He had climbed steadily from running an oil refinery to a succession of leadership posts along Ch...
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Japan’s Revolution on Taiwan Affairs
The most important development for Taiwan’s security might be unfolding right now in Japan. Tokyo’s strategy toward Taiwan is dramatically shifting. Once reluctant to join all but the most anodyne of pro-Taiwan statements with the United States, Japanese officials now increasingly state their desire to “protect Taiwan as a democratic country.” Wh...
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What AOC gets exactly right about Democrats’ political problems
She made that abundantly clear in an interview with The New York Times over the weekend, suggesting that the passage of the infrastructure bill and the House approval of President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" measure are simply not enough to deliver on the expectations voters have for her party. And she also aptly diagnosed much of her party's c...
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Politics Podcast: What The Two Parties Should Be Thankful For
On Friday, the House narrowly passed the Build Back Better Act, which if enacted into law would allocate approximately $2 trillion to tackle the social safety net, health care and climate change over the next 10 years. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discus...
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The Politics of Menace – The New York Times
For years in Congress, the unofficial rule of receiving death threats was to avoid talking about them. That seems to have changed.As the House debated last week whether to censure Paul Gosar, a far-right congressman from Arizona, for posting an altered anime video depicting him killing Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive from N...
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The Daily Mail’s Top Editor is Out. What Could It Mean for the U.K.?
LONDON — Geordie Greig was always an odd fit as the editor of The Daily Mail, Britain’s biggest tabloid. Educated at Eton and Oxford; a former editor of the society magazine Tatler; and a friend of the writer V.S. Naipaul and the painter Lucian Freud, Mr. Greig is a suave, aristocratic fellow once described by The Observer as “Britain’s best-connec...
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How to talk about politics (and COVID) at Thanksgiving dinner
Will Trump run in 2024?How is Biden doing so far?Consider those to be obvious political-debate grenades at a Thanksgiving dinner table with a mix of Republicans and Democrats. Never mind that a national election is three years away, it's still that time of year when anxieties run rampant at the thought of engaging in a heated right-or-left politica...
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