MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Ed Kilgore

  1. abortion rights
    Here We Go: Supreme Court Accepts First Big Post-Kavanaugh Abortion CaseThe Court could begin the long march back to a pre–Roe v. Wade era by validating laws designed to shut down abortion providers.
  2. trump impeachment
    Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Trump Impeachment InquiryPelosi cited Trump’s refusal to disclose information supplied by a whistle-blower to accuse him of betraying his oath of office.
  3. abortion
    Steve King Offers Passionate Defense of Rape and IncestThe embattled old nativist opens up a new front of outrageous comments on abortion.
  4. racism
    Kellyanne Conway Accusingly Asks Reporter: ‘What’s Your Ethnicity?’Seems the president’s counselor thinks the best defense is to get really offensive.
  5. so you want to be president
    New Poll Shows Big Post-Debate Boost for Kamala Harris and Elizabeth WarrenLooks like the early leaders Biden and Sanders are losing altitude as two women challenge the conventional wisdom about the contest.
  6. abortion rights
    Democrats Are Responsible for Louisiana’s Extreme Abortion BanEven though a majority of House Democrats voted against it, a Democratic legislator wrote it — and a Democratic governor will sign it.
  7. vision 2020
    Stacey Abrams Takes a Pass on a 2020 Senate RunShe may run for president, for vice-president, or wait until 2022 and run for governor again.
  8. abortion
    A Decision in Kansas May Show How Abortion Rights Could Outlive Roe v. WadeThe Kansas Supreme Court’s decision may lead other states to establish abortion rights that could survive a reversal of Roe v. Wade.
  9. reproductive rights
    ‘Insurrection’ Against Abortion Rights Is Growing Within the Federal JudiciaryIf and when the Supreme Court decides to unravel Roe v. Wade, lower federal courts and GOP state legislatures will supply the tools.
  10. ilhan omar
    Ilhan Omar Is a Convenient Republican TargetThe party is hoping to distract attention from their own and their president’s extremism.
  11. mysteries
    Nikki Haley to Resign As Ambassador to the United NationsIt’s an oddly timed development for a rising political star.
  12. the kavanaugh hearings
    Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But CertainIn the end, Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Joe Manchin are giving Kavanaugh the votes he needed.
  13. stormy times
    Stormy Daniels Will Drop Tell-All Book, Right Before MidtermsAdding to the distractions created by Bob Woodward’s book, it could be a stormy October for the White House.
  14. supreme court
    Kavanaugh Thinks Roe v. Wade Is ‘Settled Law.’ That Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe.Kavanaugh echoes John Roberts’s assurance that he acknowledges precedents protecting abortion rights. But precedents have been and will be overturned.
  15. year of the democratic woman
    GOP’s Fate in the Midterms Is in the Hands of WomenCollege-educated and minority women are trending Democratic at potentially historic levels. If white working-class women begin to join them, look out!
  16. scotus
    Trump Wants Suspense Before Another Reality-Show Supreme Court RevealThe White House deployed some misdirection before the Gorsuch announcement, and that could happen again leading up to the big announcement.
  17. goodbyes
    Anthony Kennedy Retires From Supreme CourtGet ready for the mother of all confirmation battles.
  18. politics
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ousts Top House Democrat Joe Crowley in Stunning UpsetThe young progressive’s win over the fourth-ranking House Democrat is sending shock waves through Washington, like Eric Cantor’s 2014 primary loss.
  19. primaries 2018
    Abrams Wins Georgia’s ‘Two Staceys’ Race, Could Be First Black Female GovernorWith Abrams heading the Democratic ticket, the Georgia governor’s race might finally be competitive again.
  20. critical backlash
    #MeToo in the Pews: A Backlash Against the Baptist PatriarchyAn unprecedented revolt against a conservative icon of the largest conservative evangelical denomination shows that the #MeToo movement is everywhere.
  21. sexual assault
    Schneiderman Shows It’s Risky to Choose a Male CandidateThe New York attorney general’s swift fall from champion of #MeToo to example of #MeToo fate is another warning to people in politics.
  22. #metoo
    Four Women Accuse NY AG Eric Schneiderman of Physical AbuseThe elected official who sued Harvey Weinstein’s company on behalf of abuse victims now stands accused of very similar, and very recent, behavior.
  23. A Red State Finally Rejects an Abortion BanIn South Carolina a Democratic legislator mockingly asks Republicans to pass a total abortion ban they know to be unconstitutional. They nearly did.
  24. winning
    Jones Upsets Moore and Humiliates Trump in Deep-Red AlabamaOn the back of strong turnout from African-Americans and a superior campaign, Doug Jones pulled an upset that will echo into next year’s midterms.
  25. abortion rights 2017
    Judge Orders Trump Administration to Let Undocumented Teen Obtain an AbortionThe judge reminded Team Trump that abortion is protected by constitutional law.
  26. politics
    Why Anti-Abortion Activists Are Obsessed With Late-Term Abortion BansTuesday’s bill won’t pass the Senate. But that’s not the point.
  27. maternity leave
    Gorsuch Flatly Denies Allegations He Dissed Maternal Leave in Colorado ClassroomTrump’s nominee offered the Judiciary Committee a plausible alternative account of the alleged classroom incident.
  28. abortion
    The Many Stealth Questions About Abortion in Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation HearingIn addition to being grilled on Roe v. Wade, Trump’s SCOTUS nominee fields queries on “litmus tests,” the weight of precedent, and more.
  29. Trump Could Still Undermine the Obama LGBTQ Order He Just ReaffirmedSome good news for progressives — but beware a “religious liberty” order.
  30. presidential race 2016
    The Case for a Clinton-Warren TicketOther than old and unfounded superstitions, there’s no reason Clinton shouldn’t reach out to Elizabeth Warren as a running mate if she wins the nomination, ending a party split before it really begins.