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  • Democrats Back Down From Rhetoric Over Packing Supreme Court

    Democrats Back Down From Rhetoric Over Packing Supreme Court Tyler Durden Wed, 09/23/2020 – 14:15 With President Trump’s Supreme Court pick all but certain to receive confirmation from the Senate now that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has the votes, there has been chatter among…
  • Another Record Big 5Y Treasury Auction, Another Record Low Yield

    Another Record Big 5Y Treasury Auction, Another Record Low Yield Tyler Durden Wed, 09/23/2020 – 13:15 Yesterday when addressing the latest (relatively mediocre) 2Y Treasury auction, we titled it “Another Record Big 2Y Treasury Auction, Another Record Low Yield.” Well, not much has changed today,…
  • The Election Is Already Under Way in America’s Courts

    Although the election is not technically until November 3, election season is already well under way—most significantly in the dozens of election-litigation cases that are determining how people can vote, whether they can vote, and whether their votes will be counted. In the many cases…
  • The Pandemic Is Defeating Hollywood Blockbusters

    Data gathered this weekend appeared to hold seismic news for Hollywood—specifically Disney. A report from Yahoo suggested that a shocking 9 million Disney+ users had streamed the studio’s Mulan remake in its first 12 days of release, translating into a gross of $261 million. That’s…
  • Trump Is a Feudal Lord

    The Trump administration named New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, “anarchist jurisdictions” on Sunday, threatening to slash federal funding due to protests against police brutality and property damage. The announcement built on an earlier order that accused several cities of “permitting anarchy, violence, and…
  • RBG’s Greatest Insight

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s time on the Court was often characterized as a pitched battle between the principles of equality and individual liberty. Conservative majorities have tended to elevate individual autonomy rights over equal treatment and equal opportunity in our politics, our workplaces, and our…
  • The Core Lesson of the COVID-19 Heart Debate

    Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Last Monday, when I called the cardiologist Amy Kontorovich in the late morning, she apologized for sounding tired. “I’ve been in my lab infecting heart cells…
  • Don’t Make the Election About the Court

    I know that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s empty Supreme Court seat has provoked an epic, long-awaited clash between Democrats and Republicans, that the very principle of judicial independence hangs dangerously in the balance. I realize that the social-media wave cannot be stopped, that the talking heads…
  • The Immigrants Who Created New Possibilities

    Of the many questions at stake in this fall’s election, one of the less obvious is this: Will the United States remain a country where someone like Barack Obama or Kamala Harris—a person of color with immigrant parents—is likely to be born? The answer depends,…
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