Jonathan Chait

New York magazine

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Jonathan Chait is a writer for New York magazine and the author of The Big Con: The True Story of How Washington Got Hoodwinked and Hijacked by Crackpot Economics. He is a former senior editor at the New Republic.

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We don’t have the Mueller report yet, but we do have the Attorney General’s letter about the Mueller report.

The Mueller Investigation ends

We don’t have the Mueller report yet, but we do have the Attorney General’s letter about the Mueller report.

from Left, Right & Center

Jeff Sessions is out as President Trump’s attorney general.

Sessions is adjourned

Jeff Sessions is out as President Trump’s attorney general.

from Left, Right & Center

The results are in. Who’s happy? Who’s not?

The Left, Right & Center Midterms Special

The results are in. Who’s happy? Who’s not?

from Left, Right & Center

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In 1950, America had the richest middle class in the world, but now U.S. workers face wage stagnation and historic wealth inequality.

from To the Point

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, “Talking to Strangers,” is out, while he’s hosting the podcast, “Revisionist History.”

from To the Point

Nearly 200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation signed a treaty with the United States. The result? They were forcibly removed from the Southeastern part of the U.S. to Oklahoma.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When Gavin Newsom signed AB387 into law today, he ended 16 years of unsuccessful attempts by daycare providers statewide to unionize.

from KCRW Features

A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

from To the Point

President Donald Trump holds a press conference.

The House of Representatives appears to be moving toward impeachment of President Trump.

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The two international giants are linked in inextricable ways, and yet Americans’ understanding of China consistently lacks nuance.

from Scheer Intelligence