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Call Jan. 6 What It Was: An Explicit Attempt to Stage a Coup

'Kudos to Chairman Thompson for calling it a coup'

John Nichols ·


Mark Pocan’s 100% for Taxing the Billionaire Class

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who is worth $181.3 billion, has been paying 0.98%.

John Nichols ·


Why Is Ron Johnson Still in the US Senate?

There's a line where cluelessness gives way to deliberately dangerous political posturing, and Johnson crossed it last week when he crashed a clown car full of quacks into the public health debate.

John Nichols ·


2022 Should Be Seen as the Year for Democracy

We are, surely, in a fight over whether the will of the people will be the law of the land. It was brutal in 2021, and it is likely to get uglier in 2022.

John Nichols ·


Only Public Funding Can Save Local Journalism—and Thus Democracy

Under our plan—the foundation of the new Local Journalism Initiative—policymakers in Washington would provide a lump sum to every county in the nation annually based on the county’s population to pay for nonprofit journalism within that county.

Robert McChesney ·


What Explains How Deranged the GOP Has Become? Gerrymandering Has a Lot to Do With It

Fair maps are the only hope for a sane Republican Party and a functioning democracy.

John Nichols ·


To Be Like FDR, Joe Biden Must Strengthen Labor

There won’t be a new New Deal without a strategy to get around the filibuster

John Nichols ·


40 Years After the Pentagon Papers Decision, Press Freedom Still Threatened

The work of putting the Department of Justice fully and firmly on the side of press freedom is far from finished.

John Nichols ·

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