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What Obama Wants to Forget  

A Promised Land is Obama’s attempt to frame the discussion around his presidency. It’s most revealing where it departs from earlier accounts offered by his chief aides and his own previous memoirs.





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Foreign Policy After Trump  

Joe Biden promises to lift U.S. foreign policy up from the low-minded nationalism of the Trump era. But the era of confident American hegemony is drawing to a close.











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Hal Rogers’s Kentucky Kingdom  

The second-longest-serving Republican in the House isn’t as well-known as Mitch McConnell, but he has pioneered a model of political economy replicated to grim effect across rural America.



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A Blow for Labor Rights in California  

Gig workers were barely scraping by even before companies like Uber spent $200 million on the successful campaign to pass Proposition 22. Now, two paths lie ahead: one paved by corporate cash, and the other blazed by the workers behind the wheel.










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