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The Health-Care Fight Republicans Can’t Afford

There’s a reason Donald Trump has never produced a health-care plan that protects consumers with preexisting medical conditions: Ending protections for the sick is the central mechanism that all GOP health-care proposals use to try to lower costs for the healthy. Every alternative to the…

The Persistence of Segregation in South Carolina

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in The Firsts, a five-part series about the children who desegregated America’s schools. Millicent Brown could only be honest. It was the summer of 1960, and she was standing in front of the school board in Charleston County,…

Mary Trump Sues Relatives, Including President, Over Fraud Allegations

President Donald Trump’s niece sued the president and several other family members on Thursday, alleging fraud. Mary Trump alleges Trump and his siblings bilked her of financial earnings and properties she stood to gain through inheritance. Following the death of her father, Trump’s brother, in…

What the Supreme Court Fight Means for the Senate Majority

The struggle over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the Supreme Court could help propel Democrats to the brink of a Senate majority in November’s election. But whether it lifts them over that threshold could turn on the terms of the confirmation fight. Given the nature…

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…

A Dangerous Moment for the Court

The Supreme Court seems strangely immune to the bitterness that plagues our politics. Even now, when Americans can no longer agree on basic facts, the Court’s relative popularity has endured. Following Donald Trump’s 2016 election, the Court has what may be its most conservative majority…

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,…

The American Government Gave Up on Reality

Alexander Hamilton and his colleagues wrote 85 separate essays to make their case that Americans should take a risk and ratify the 1787 Constitution. Three sentences into the very first of those Federalist Papers, Hamilton made clear that he knew full well the stakes of…

Who’s to Blame When a Sperm Donor Lies?

To the mothers, he was just Donor 9623. They did not know his name, but from his glowing sperm-donor profile, they knew he had an IQ of 160, spoke four languages, was pursuing a doctorate in neuroscience engineering, and looked like Tom Cruise. But Donor…

DOJ Seeks to Defend Trump in Rape Accuser’s Defamation Lawsuit

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday asked to take over President Donald Trump’s defense in a defamation lawsuit filed by rape accuser and columnist E. Jean Carroll. “The United States respectfully requests that the court substitute the United States for President Trump as defendant,”…

Trump Campaign Barred From Election Lawsuit

Pennsylvania’s top court is blocking the Trump campaign from intervening in an election lawsuit. Pennsylvania Democrats are trying to extend counting beyond election day and add more drop boxes. 0…

Lawsuits Seek to Bar Kanye West from Arizona and Virginia Ballots

Billionaire rap mogul and long shot White House hopeful Kanye West has been hit with lawsuits seeking to keep him off the ballot in Arizona and Virginia, according to reports. An Arizona resident sued to have West barred from appearing on the state’s ballot, accusing…

Judge Dismisses Carter Page Lawsuit against DNC, Law Firm Over Steele Dossier

A federal judge on Aug. 17 dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Trump national security aide Carter Page against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and prominent law firm Perkins Coie, ruling that the court lacked jurisdiction in the case. U.S. District Court Judge Harry…

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