The Plum Line



  • Opinion

They thought they were being politically clever. The result is that they're headed for defeat and at least 226,000 Americans are dead.

  • Opinion

It might be a vain hope, but the alternative is worse.

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Trump is falling well behind his 2016 margins among White voters nationally.

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If they win this election, they need to act like it and ignore Republican objections.

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Mitch McConnell has shown them the way. They can do it, and they must do it.

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A Wisconsin decision is cause for worry. But Trump's corruption will likely get thwarted yet again.

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The district-level polling is telling a grim story for Trump.

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Republicans fear marginalization; democrats fear for democracy itself.

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Even if he loses, Americans will continue to die because he politicized the pandemic.

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How the election's outcome could prove a lot smoother than anyone expects.

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Little by little, the good news continues to mount.

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Forget the "gotcha" games on the oil industry and fracking.

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He may have been less shouty in the final debate, but he reminded us of the nightmare he's dragged us through for four years.

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Steve Bannon's famous "flooding the zone" strategy is dragging Trump under.

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Voters will understand that this comes from a dark and ugly place in Trump.

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We're preoccupied with Trump's attack on Obamacare, but Biden's plan could produce the most intense fight of his presidency.

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Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation is what the GOP has been working for, and Democrats can't waver on court reform.

  • Opinion

Trump's own director of national intelligence accidentally gives away the president's game.

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To see the future, watch where the incentives and interests — particularly Mitch McConnell's — lie.

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If it loses in November, the party of President Trump will only double down on divisiveness.

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