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Jennifer Granholm
WASHINGTON November 9, 2021
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.
Glenn Youngkin
WASHINGTON November 7, 2021
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.
Glenn Youngkin and Teddy McAuliffe
WASHINGTON October 12, 2021
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.
Joe Biden
WASHINGTON September 14, 2021
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.
Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs the White House
PUCK September 12, 2021
Every day on Twitter is filled with laments about how journalism is dying. Puck is built atop a new kind of business model in which journalists are the owners, themselves.
Gov. Gavin Newsom in San Bernardino.
WASHINGTON August 23, 2021
After four years of exhausting Trump panic, Democrats are going to have to find a way to galvanize millions of voters once again—all to save a politician that not many people cared about in the first place.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
WASHINGTON August 12, 2021
Andrew Cuomo was seen as a master of the inside game. But the mythology of his power was always disproportionate with reality.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House.
WASHINGTON August 5, 2021
The White House press secretary discusses Biden's beef with Facebook, how the media changed during the Trump years, and why Democrats should talk to Fox News.
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