The Plum Line



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In this fraught atmosphere, we want more voices speaking up for democratic values.

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Remember the public option? It'll have to wait.

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The president doesn't have to be a captivating performer.

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How GOP opposition to the Biden jobs plan works against the interests of red states.

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When Democrat-run cities try to run things their way, Republican-run legislatures move to stop them.

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Republicans who claim to stand for 'election integrity' are treating their voters like idiots.

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What happens when Republicans repeatedly fail the Joe Manchin test?

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Forget about being "realistic." Let's debate things that might actually make a significant impact.

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If you want to know what will happen, figure out what the West Virginia senator wants.

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Georgia's Republican governor is struggling to atone for his heresies. It isn't working.

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What if the argument over 'care infrastructure' favors Democrats, not Republicans?

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Either you think corporations should pay their fair share, or you don't.

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Some culture war battles are just silly. This one has real victims.

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The battle between corporations and the GOP reflects the legacy of Trump's big lie.

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These arguments for keeping the filibuster are very, very bad.

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The Jan. 6 insurrection was only an extreme manifestation.

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A ruling by the parliamentarian allows the filibuster to be circumvented — but it's still not enough.

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Mitch McConnell's threat of "consequences" against corporations defending voting rights is an empty one.

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A chat with historian Eric Rauchway about his new book.

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Even with Donald Trump fading away, the cycle of radicalization between GOP politicians and their base continues to spin.

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