Trump’s surprising resilience with Hispanic voters, explained
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Trump’s surprising resilience with Hispanic voters, explained

President Donald Trump’s current general election polling is dismal, putting him down about 9 percentage points in general election polling averages, which is far too large a deficit for individual state peculiarities to matter. That slide in the polls includes the evaporation of modest gains with African American voters that were visible last year, and […]

The violent end of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, explained
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The violent end of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, explained

Seattle protesters’ experiment with a police-free community and protest space has ended. On Wednesday, dozens of officers from the Seattle Police Department arrested more than 30 people and cleared out the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), formerly known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), at Mayor Jenny Durkan’s order. The mayor’s executive order came […]

USMCA, Trump’s new trade deal, explained in 600 words
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USMCA, Trump’s new trade deal, explained in 600 words

The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) is an updated version of the nearly 25-year-old, trillion-dollar North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It includes major changes on cars and new policies on labor and environmental standards, intellectual property protections, and some digital trade provisions. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to renegotiate NAFTA, […]

The Supreme Court’s big decision on the separation of church and state, explained
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The Supreme Court’s big decision on the separation of church and state, explained

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, as Justice Sonia Sotomayor writes in dissent, “weakens this country’s longstanding commitment to a separation of church and state.” Yet Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion, which held that Montana may not exclude religious institutions from a program that provides scholarships to private […]