Did Chuck Schumer Sell out Democratic Activists in Shutdown Negotiations?

Monday evening House and Senate leaders reached a deal to reopen the government after a three-day shutdown. The bill did not include a provision for DACA, protections for undocumented immigrants who arrived as children. Was this a failure of Democrats to listen to their activist base?

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Facebook is Making Big Changes: Will it Change Anything?

Facebook clearly wants to make major changes for 2018. What those changes look like, and why Facebook wants to change, is far less clear. Is it all about money? Do they want to genuinely improve the lives of their users? Or do they just want to avoid making truly difficult choices?

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Shutdowns and Shitholes

Everyone is talking about what the President said in a meeting with congress. They have mostly forgotten why the meeting was called in the first place.

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A look at the Numbers in the Alabama Senate Race

Where my predictions were right, where they were wrong, and why.

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Voters Choose Candidates, They Do Not Choose Truth

Alabama will elect a new Senator on Tuesday. Who Alabama chooses doesn't change the facts.

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Trump’s Money Woes: Taxes, Infrastructure, and a Government Shutdown

The President is trying to pass several pieces of legislation that require funding in a short amount of time. Can he get all of them through Congress?

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Flynn’s Not out of the Woods, Trump’s Not Necessarily in Danger

An in-depth look at the implications of Michael Flynn's plea deal.


What the NBA can Teach Us about American Politics

The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are favorites to meet in the NBA finals. What can these dynastic teams teach us about America’s two-party system?


Harvey Weinstein, Cass Sunstein, and Cascade Effects

Harvey Weinstein has sparked a cascade of allegations of powerful men committing sexual assault.