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What the midterms mean for the Democrats’ 2020 hopes.” The Week, November 7th, 2018.

“Elections Should Always Feel This Urgent.Buzzfeed. November 6th, 2018.

The 2018 Senate map is brutal for Democrats. 2020 might be worse.” The Week, October 24th, 2018.

The GOP will rue the Kavanaugh confirmation.” The Week, October 5th, 2018.

What Happens When Americans Stop Respecting Supreme Court Decisions? We’re About to Find Out.Buzzfeed. October 4th, 2018.

The rage of Brett Kavanaugh and the implosion of the GOP.The Week, September 28th, 2018.

Republicans have completely bungled the Kavanaugh fiasco.” The Week, September 24th, 2018.

The American judiciary is in serious trouble.The Week, September 17th, 2018.

The Incredible Transformation of the Democratic Party.The Week, August 28th, 2018.

Trump just experienced the worst day of his presidency yet.” The Week, August 22nd, 2018.

The lessons of Omarosagate.” The Week. August 16th, 2018.

Why Trump firing Mueller would be pointless.The Week, August 2nd, 2018.

Trump and the art of no deal.The Week, July 27th, 2018.

Here comes that blue wave.The Week, July 26th, 2018.

Cancel the All-Star Game.” The Week, July 17th, 2018.

Trump’s extreme makeover of the Supreme Court is now complete.” The Week, July 10th, 2018.

Democrats must consider court-packing when they regain power. It’s the only way to save democracy.” The Washington Post, July 10th, 2018.

Trump’s extreme makeover of the Supreme Court is now complete.” The Week. July 10th, 2018.

Democrats need to grow a spine and throw some punches.” The Week, June 29th, 2018.

The conservative political machine runs on outrage.The Week, June 26th, 2018.

How Trump drew back the curtain on America’s immigration cruelty.The Week, June 22nd, 2018.

The uncertainty, fear and hope of the Trump-Kim summit.” The Week, June 11th, 2018.

How does Scott Pruitt Still have a job?” The Week, June 8th, 2018.

Democrats are totally blowing it.” The Week, June 7th, 2018.

Even sports aren’t safe from Trump.The Week, June 6th, 2018.

Trump teeters on the Constitutional cliff.” The Week, June 5th, 2018.

California’s Top-Two Primary Debacle.The Huffington Post, May 31st, 2018.

What Trump Wants From North Korea.” The Week, May 29th, 2018.

This is the laziest Congress in history.The Week, May 21st, 2018.

Shred All Norms.The Week, May 14th, 2018.

How the Democrats Could Thwart Trump’s Supreme Court Takeover.The Daily Beast. May 12th, 2018.

Men Like Don Blankenship Will Continue to Gain Power if Democrats Don’t Fix Our Rigged Electoral System.NBC News. May 8th, 2018.

Trump is drowning in lies.” The Week. May 4th, 2018.

Don’t believe the Republican rebound hype.” The Week, April 25th, 2018.

The wretched state of Florida baseball.The Week, April 24th, 2018.

Trump’s weekend of blowing things up.The Week, April 16th, 2018.

This Political Scientist Says the Left Needs to Battle for Democracy as Viciously as the Right Fights for Power.” (Q & A with Joshua Holland). The Nation. April 13th, 2018.

Is it Time for Democrats to Fight Dirty?” (Q & A with Osita Nuwanevu). Slate. April 12th, 2018.

Trump’s Syrian Whiplash.” The Week, April 9th, 2018.

What will happen if Democrats retake the House?The Week, April 2nd, 2018.

Republicans rigged our democracy. Here’s how Democrats can fight back.The Guardian, March 31st, 2018.

Recent Opinion Journalism

Trump’s weekend of madness.The Week, March 26th, 2018.

The lessons of Illinois’ dispiriting primaries.” The Week, March 21st, 2018.

Trump’s vindictive political purging puts America’s democracy at risk.” The Week, March 19th, 2018.

Pennsylvania’s special election is an urgent warning sign for the GOP.”  The Week, March 14th, 2018.

How the expensive election in Pa’s 18th district highlight’s America’s electoral dysfunction.” Morning Call, March 13th, 2018.

Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un could actually work.The Week, March 12th, 2018.

The 4 Most Likely Outcomes of Robert Mueller’s Investigation.The Week, March 5th, 2018.

The kids are all Democrats.The Week, February 19th, 2018.

Is DACA Dead?The Week, February 16th, 2018.

Why House Democrats should reject the Senate’s new budget deal.” The Week, February 8th, 2018.

Can Progressives Flip the Script in Illinois?” US News and World Report, February 7th, 2018.

How Trump squandered His State of the Union address.” The Week, January 31st, 2018.

By caving on the government shutdown, Democrats just made a profound mistake.The Week, January 23d, 2018.

Breaking Baseball.The Week, January 22nd, 2018.

In the government shutdown standoff, Democrats have all the leverage.The Week, January 20th, 2018.

Why Hawaii’s false alarm should be a massive wake-up call for us all.” The Week, January 16th, 2018.

The boys who cried Hillary.” The Week, January 9th, 2018.

Trump vs. Bannon.” The Week, January 5th, 2018.

Why are Illinois Democrats banking on a billionaire in 2018?The Week, January 4th, 2018?.

Congratulations, Republicans: You Just Gave Democrats the Senate.The Week, December 21st, 2017.

Community Chest: The Tension Between Craft Beer’s Ethos and the Excise Tax Tightens.Sightlines, Good Beer Hunting.  December 19th, 2017.