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The Republican Party Needs Union Workers

Amazon’s victory over attempts to unionize its Bessemer, Ala., warehouse surely gladdens the hearts of many anti-union Republicans. But a party that wants to be representative of America’s working class must have a more constructive reaction.

The Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill Is an Assault on Election Integrity

The primary danger of the “For the People Act” lies in its virtual abolition of any safeguards to ensure that a vote represents the true desire of a single, eligible voter.

RIP, Rush Limbaugh. Your Legacy Lives On.

Just as Babe Ruth’s discovery that an uppercut swing could launch massive home runs created modern baseball, so, too, did Rush Limbaugh’s discovery that people wanted opinion to color the presentation of facts create the modern political news industry.

Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Commission Is an Excellent Idea — If It’s Done Right

The evidence produced at former president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that showed some intended to kill Vice President Mike Pence and Pelosi demonstrated how close the event came to being catastrophically worse. We must get to the bottom of what happened and why.

Trump Might Fade Away Faster Than People Think

After leaving office, Donald Trump will no longer be able to shape the news with his every breath, and that alone gives other Republicans space to enter the field.

New Data Shows Both a Hopeful and Worrying Portrait of Race in America

Realizing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream has been much more difficult than most Americans imagined. The realities of racial progress and discrimination co-exist today.

Americans Want Unity. Here’s Why That’s Still So Difficult to Achieve.

For years, activists on both the right and left have demonized each other as beyond the pale of reasonable discourse.

The Capitol Riot Shows How Fragile a Free Nation Can Be

Wednesday’s riot at the Capitol was unconscionable, unpatriotic and despicable.

Take a Lesson from Tom Cotton, Republicans

Many conservatives are genuinely torn over proposals to challenge the electoral college vote. Sen. Tom Cotton’s statement explaining why he will oppose such challenges is an excellent explanation of why they are a bad idea.

Raphael Warnock Might Really Be Too Radical for Georgia

If Georgia were a safe Democratic state, or even one that leans blue, such as Virginia, there’s no doubt Raphael Warnock would win. But the Peach State is anything but that, and therein lies his problem.