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The Future of the American Idea


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    Where's the Best Place to Live Under the American Health Care Act?

    New data shows just how arbitrary premium increases might be for Americans if the GOP plan becomes law.

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    The House Intelligence Committee's Civil War

    Republican Chairman Devin Nunes has canceled a public hearing, as Democrats accuse him of bowing to pressure from the White House and demand an independent investigation.

  • Q of the Week: What Would You Ask Gorsuch?

    Monday marked the beginning of what will probably be Judge Neil Gorsuch’s toughest job interview: his Supreme Court confirmation hearings…

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    A Better Way to Argue About Politics

    There’s a simple psychological trick that might change people’s minds.

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    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Somewhere John Boehner Is Sipping Merlot

    The U.S. House is postponing its vote on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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    Carlo Allegri / Reuters

    Much Ado About Manafort

    If the lobbyist’s work did indeed “greatly benefit the Putin Government,” the contract wouldn’t be especially out of the ordinary for an American lobbyist—or for Russia.

  • Bryan Woolston / Reuters

    The Dangers of Blaming Trump for Anti-Semitism

    The arrest of an Israeli American for making bomb threats points to the flaws in the narrative that many Jews have constructed about President Donald Trump and his supporters.

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    The Populist Nationalist on Trump's National Security Council

    Michael Anton actively courts controversy with his extreme views. But how much influence does he have in the White House?

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  • Congress
    Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

    Trump's Obamacare Ultimatum

    At the president’s behest, House Republicans will render what might be a final verdict on the Affordable Care Act in a high-stakes vote on Friday.

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    The Trouble With Killing Obamacare's 'Essential Health Benefits'

    Comprehensive insurance, with benefits like maternity or mental-health coverage, could become unaffordable—if not unavailable—under the GOP’s replacement plan.

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    Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic Mission

    Six professors at the college insist that campus speakers like the feminist intellectual will cause students “damage” or “injury.”

  • Carlos Barria / Reuters

    The White House Dismisses Reports of Possible Russian Collusion

    Press Secretary Sean Spicer pushed back against CNN’s claim that the FBI has information suggesting Trump associates and Russia may have worked together to undermine Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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    The Trouble With Medicaid Work Requirements

    The new Republican provision to allow states to deny health assistance for lacking employment will only make the program worse.

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    Don't Let the Russia Probe Become the New Benghazi

    The investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is too important to be treated like just another political opportunity.

  • Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

    Who Can Tell the Emperor When He Has No Clothes?

    Donald Trump flaunted his elastic conception of truth in an interview with Time—but he may yet learn that facts are stubborn things.

  • Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

    Trump: When the President Says It, That Means It’s True

    The commander in chief embraces a peculiar worldview in which bogus claims are retroactively justified and evidence simply conjured into existence.

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    Joshua Roberts / Reuters

    Republicans Can't Find the Votes for Their Health-Care Bill

    Party leaders postponed a House vote Thursday after President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan failed to win enough support.

  • Bryan Woolston / Reuters

    An Israeli American Teen Has Been Arrested in the JCC Bomb Threats Case

    Officials have taken a suspect into custody in connection with threatening calls made to Jewish institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Mike Blake / Reuters

    Trump's Unbalanced Homeland Security Budget

    The president prioritized border security and immigration enforcement in his blueprint, but it risks coming at the expense of other equally important priorities.

  • Carlos Barria / Reuters

    Can Trumpism Last Without Minority Voters?

    The president wants to convert the GOP into a “worker’s party” for voters of all races. But it may be too late.

  • Jim Bourg / Reuters

    Schiff: 'There Is More Than Circumstantial Evidence Now'

    “There is evidence that … is very much worthy of investigation” of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia, the Democratic vice chair of the House intelligence committee tells Meet the Press Daily.