Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is a staff writer for The New Republic. Follow her on Twitter: @onesarahjones

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Politics cannot continue as usual. (Photo: John Williams/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Republicans Want Clemency, and With It, a Return to the Status Quo
No one can fault the work ethic of today’s Republican Party. In the hours and days after rioters stormed the Capitol in the name of Donald Trump , members of the president’s party began to construct their defense. Yes, the violence was terrible, and sure, Trump had contributed, and above all, God...
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Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, January 07, 2021
They're Not Going Anywhere. Trump Has Created Right-Wing Beast He Cannot Control
On Wednesday afternoon, as a mob sacked the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump’s successor pleaded for peace. America was a good place, so much better than what we were seeing today, President-elect Joe Biden insisted. We’ve triumphed before, and we’ll triumph again. But the platitudes fall flat. So do the...
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If left-wing Democrats such as Ocasio-Cortez want to plot a new direction for the party, they don’t have much time left to build the power it will take to replace Pelosi with one of their own. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for The Athena Film Festival) Views
Thursday, December 17, 2020
AOC Is Right About Pelosi and Schumer
House Democrats will almost certainly reelect Nancy Pelosi to a fourth term as Speaker on January 3. She easily survived a caucus vote in November and the full floor vote ought to be just as simple. Although Pelosi’s tenure made her a “slay, queen” heroine to some very online #resistance activists...
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Sunday, February 09, 2020
The Democrats Finally Get Around to Talking About Abortion
On Friday evening, when the Democratic Party’s primary candidates convened for another interminable showdown. Once moderators got the usual questions about socialism and Medicare for All out of the way they decided, bravely, to breach new ground. They asked former vice-president Joe Biden if he’d...
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Saturday, September 21, 2019
Yoga Teachers Are Unionizing to Heal the Wellness Industry
One of the nation’s top yoga studio chains takes its name from a simple slogan. The company calls itself YogaWorks, according to its website, because yoga works for every body. But that inclusive message, employees say, doesn’t extend to the company’s labor practices — and in order for it to live...
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Protected from consequences by death as his money protected him in life, David Koch is dead. (Photo: Phelan M Ebenhack/AP/Shutterstock) Views
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
David Koch’s Monstrous Legacy
By the time he died on Friday at the age of 79, David Koch was worth $42.4 billion. He will be remembered for what he did with it. Some people will probably praise his charitable spirit, perhaps even his support for criminal-justice reform, or his skepticism of military intervention. “The vast bulk...
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Sunday, August 04, 2019
Joe Biden Is the Reason Obama’s Legacy Is on Trial
During Wednesday evening’s Democratic debate, Joe Biden didn’t look so inevitable. Pressed on the Obama administration’s immigration record, and then on his personal support for an infamously regressive crime bill, he found himself defending Obama’s judgement nearly as often as he defended his own...
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Maine’s new bill may be especially beneficial for women living in rural communities. (Photo: TAMI CHAPPELL/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Finally, Some Good News for Abortion Rights
Decades after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion throughout the U.S., the ability to access that right looks dangerously fragile. Missouri’s sole abortion clinic is struggling to stay open . Eight states have tried to ban abortion after “ cardiac activity ” is detected, which is usually around the...
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Saturday, June 08, 2019
What’s So Funny, Joe?
Days after he told a 10-year-old girl that she was “good-looking,” Joe Biden made another stop on his national comedy tour. “I want the press to know — she pulled me close!” he joked on Tuesday, as he brought out a chair for a woman at a New Hampshire event. Biden’s statement is true enough; video...
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This may not work out as Pompeo hopes. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Pompeo Expands Global Gag Rule, Which May Actually Increase Abortions
The Trump administration’s opposition to legal abortion just became more aggressive. Reuters reported on Tuesday that the U.S. will expand its “global gag rule,” which prevents the aid groups it funds from performing abortions and even advertising the abortion services of other organizations. “We...
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