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WASHINGTON • November 24, 2021
The Kamala ‘24 Question
Kamala Harris came into office with soaring expectations, at a time of grinding partisanship and huge challenges, but in an office that has only limited power and in a city where she lacks deep relationships. It’s a wild paradox: Harris is the second-most powerful office holder in American history, but suddenly facing nothing but downside.
WASHINGTON • November 9, 2021
China, Greta, and Electric: Is the Fifth Risk Over?
The Department of Energy, now in the capable hands of Jennifer Granholm, has recovered from the Trump-era crises memorably documented by Michael Lewis. But as global supply chain disruptions become an energy crunch, Granholm faces a new emergency: convincing inflation-weary Americans that the president’s green agenda isn’t a high-priced pipe dream.
WASHINGTON • November 7, 2021
“A Perfect Storm”: A No-B.S. Read of What Really Happened in Virginia
Yes, the political cudgel of Critical Race Theory helped Glenn Youngkin defeat The Macker. But despite the media’s desire to have a TV-friendly narrative explain it all, the behind-the-ballot-curtain reality is more complex—and relevant for ’22… and ’24.
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WASHINGTON • October 12, 2021
Covid, Critical Race Theory, and Virginia’s Biden Blues
The Virginia gubernatorial race is always a fetish for politicos—an off-year Rorschach test and harbinger of the general mood two years before Iowa. And this year’s iteration is both tamer than ever (a contest between two rich white guy dads) and yet more indicative than ever of what wins in politics in our post-Trump (or is it pre-Trump?) age.
WASHINGTON • September 14, 2021
The D.C. Media Comes for Biden
A post-Labor Day narrative has taken hold in the mainstream media: Biden the old-timer, now hobbled by his first crisis, is outmatched by today’s world and running out of time to be a consequential president.
PUCK • September 12, 2021
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