Theda Skocpol

Victor S. Thomas professor of government and sociology at Harvard and director of the Scholars Strategy Network

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Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away.

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President Trump wants tariffs on steel, and softens his tone on gun restrictions after meeting with the NRA.

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President Trump wants tariffs on steel, and softens his tone on gun restrictions after meeting with the NRA.

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The US Supreme Court has  upheld  President Obama's  Affordable Care Act , a short-term victory with long-term consequences for health care, the powers of Congress and the presidential…

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The US Supreme Court has upheld President Obama's Affordable Care Act , a short-term victory with long-term consequences for health care, the powers of Congress and the presidential…

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