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How Gen X Became the Trumpiest Generation

Alt-rocker Cherie Westrich’s journey may seem unusual, but given the strange political arc of her generation, it might not be.

By Ben Jacobs

Opinion | The Buffalo Massacre Proves There’s No 'Great Replacement'

It was no accident that a shooter who wanted to gun down Black Americans had to travel 200 miles to find them.

Opinion by Sheryll Cashin

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THE FRIDAY READ

Andrew Hartzler Wasn’t Allowed To Be Gay on Campus. So He’s Suing.

A lawsuit seeks to end an exemption to Title IX that has allowed religious schools to receive lucrative federal funding despite policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

By Sarah Posner

Fourth Estate

Opinion | Trump’s Alternate Reality Hits a New Crazy Note with Dr. Oz

And it’s only a matter of time before other Republicans echo his call to declare victory early.

Opinion by Jack Shafer

The Big Idea

Opinion | The States Will Soon Be at Each Other’s Throats Over Abortion

Overturning Roe could fuel a clash between the states not seen since the runup to the Civil War.

Opinion by James Traub

Politics

Opinion | Why Even America-First Conservatives Should Back Aid to Ukraine

The nationalist case for the $40 billion package is easy to make.

Opinion by Rich Lowry

The Fifty

One Colorado Race Will Be About Voters’ Faith in Elections. It’s Not Looking Good.

In this deeply divided state, it’s hard to keep politics out of the office that oversees elections. And it might be a sign of where we’re all headed.

By Jennifer Oldham

Politics

Opinion | Why Dems Ought to Take a Cue from the GOP and Get Angry

To avoid a midterm wipeout, the party should focus less on dry policy issues and more on eliciting an emotional reaction.

Opinion by Will Stancil

On the Bench

Opinion | Samuel Alito: One Angry Man

The conservative Supreme Court justice is furious with the pace of social change — and poised to do something about it on Roe and much more.

Opinion by Aziz Huq

History Dept.

Opinion | The Ugly Backlash to Brown v. Board of Ed That No One Talks About

The 1954 landmark Supreme Court ruling was hailed as a victory for desegregation. But protracted white resistance decimated the pipeline of Black principals and teachers.

Opinion by Leslie T. Fenwick

Q&A

How Extremist Ideologies Are Morphing

There are more extremists in the world than ever before, warns Elizabeth Neumann. But there are solutions.

By Katelyn Fossett

Washington and the World

Opinion | How to Reinvigorate NATO and Deter Putin’s Aggression

Bold measures are needed to revitalize the alliance and deter Putin’s aggression.

Opinion by Bruce Ackerman

POLITICS

Opinion | The Easiest Way Republicans Could Stop Madison Cawthorn from Winning

The controversial congressman shouldn’t be able to win without a majority of the vote.

Opinion by Patrick J. McGinnis

War Room

3 Scenarios for How Putin Could Actually Use Nukes

Here’s how to think about the unthinkable.

By Gregg Herken, Avner Cohen and George M. Moore

Republicans are poised to win the House and Senate. Welcome to our Election Forecast.

We rated every race in play in the midterms. Here’s who we think will win.

CARTOON CAROUSEL

Oz, McCormick unleash army of lawyers in Pa. Senate race

Both Oz and McCormick have enlisted alumni from Trump’s 2020 campaign to prepare for a potential recount.

Eastman provides new details of Trump’s direct role in legal effort to overturn election

The court filing describes the direct role of Trump himself in developing strategy, detailing “two hand-written notes from former President Trump about information that he thought might be useful for the anticipated litigation.”

Democrats confront North Carolina blues

Democrats are debating how far they should go to try to win the Tar Heel State, where they haven't won a Senate race since 2008.

Biden wanted to prioritize China. 16 months later, he gets his shot.

A trip to Asia brings the president back to where he started when he entered office.

STATES

Upstate New York becomes hotbed for cryptocurrency mining. It might not last.

Environmentalists and some public officials contend the conversion of fossil-fuel power plants to crypto mining will make it hard to reach zero emissions goals.

Africa finally has enough Covid shots. Is it too little, too late?

When friends and family got sick last year, people across Ghana scrambled to get shots. But there weren’t enough. Now, many say they don’t want the jab. Local volunteers are struggling to change their minds.