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Paul Blest

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What’s Mark Warner’s Deal?

We should be paying more attention to how much this guy sucks.

Congress
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Journey Into Hell With These TikTok Table Food Videos

We cannot have this as a society.

Bad Online
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Talking ‘Blowback’ Season 2 With Brendan James and Noah Kulwin

Today in 'What Now': the podcast hosts on their new season about the Cuban Revolution.

Housekeeping
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Why Republicans Are Working So Hard to Elect This Democrat to Congress

A race in a deep-blue Louisiana district is being flooded with GOP cash.

Elections
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John Bolton Played Himself

One of the worst reactionaries in recent memory thinks a poll proved him right about Trump. Wrong!

Politics
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Meet the RNC-Linked Law Firm Behind Duke’s Anti-Union Crusade

The long, sordid history of Ogletree Deakins.

Labor
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Bessemer Was Not the Beginning or the End

It was a bitter disappointment, but it's not over.

Workers
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Duke University Press Workers Are Unionizing—And Gearing Up for a Fight

It's still unclear how the notoriously anti-union school will respond.

Labor
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There Is Power Hitting in a Union

How baseball players could play a key role in fighting Georgia's voting rights catastrophe. (UPDATE: Results!)

Labor
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The New Republic Makes an Uneasy Peace With Staff Over D.C. Move

Staffers say they're still worried about the magazine's future.

Journalismism
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There Is No Bipartisan Compromise on Voting Rights

Joe Manchin is either delusional or he simply does not give a shit about protecting the right to vote.

Congress
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I Keep Finding Dogs

Is this a sign that I need to get a dog for myself???

Animals
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Stumbling Through the Tunnel

Today in 'What Now': Making it through the last lingering stages of the pandemic. PLUS: Group Chat.

Discourse Blog Birthday Week
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A Very Wide-Ranging Chat With Jamelle Bouie

Today in our 'What Now' newsletter: talking to the NYT columnist about Reconstruction, labor, Joe Biden, and much more.

Discourse Blog Birthday Week
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Marco Rubio Is Giving Capital a Way Out

History says they'll probably take it.

The Economy
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Put Your Name on the Checks Joe

Come on man!

White House
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The Rise and Fall of Grand Slam USA

How a single batting cage led me down a very weird rabbit hole.

Culture
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This is the Same Old Bad Immigration System

Child detention is immoral, hope this helps.

Immigration
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Accountability Isn’t Real

Ted Cruz won't face consequences because there are no consequences for politicians anymore.

Politics
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Don’t Be Mad at Teachers for Not Wanting to Die

The hysteria around school reopenings is out of control.

COVID
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