Sophia Tesfaye,

Sophia Tesfaye

Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Sophia:

Devin Nunes has a new hustle: Leading Republicans in a post-impeachment "strike"

Former Intel Committee chair Devin Nunes won't show up for work unless Adam Schiff investigates "Spygate" → Read More

Another split decision: Sanders narrowly beats Buttigieg in New Hampshire

Amy Klobuchar captures headlines with strong third-place finish; Warren and Biden far back in fourth and fifth → Read More

After impeachment whitewash, Trump ramps up the politics of revenge

Feeling vindicated, Trump turns to policies that punish "enemies," including Puerto Rico, New York and California → Read More

Aftermath of Iowa debacle: Bernie Sanders probably won — and Joe Biden definitely lost

Iowa's verdict is still muddled — but for Joe Biden, no way to "sugarcoat" this disaster. It could get worse → Read More

Iowa clusterf**k: Who won? Who knows? But Democrats, and America, clearly lost

After an epic meltdown in Iowa, all Democrats except Biden declare victory. They're definitely wrong about that → Read More

GOP tries to turn impeachment against Joe Biden: Is it 2016 all over again?

Republicans are already hinting they'll impeach Biden — as a way to justify their shameless Trump cover-up → Read More

Republicans block witnesses, offer wild excuses: It's Elizabeth Warren's fault!

The fix was in all along: But Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Lamar Alexander have disgraced themselves forever → Read More

Trump's final impeachment strategy: Throw Mitch McConnell under the bus

Republicans' Trump whitewash is nearly complete. But will it cost Mitch McConnell his GOP Senate majority? → Read More

Saved by the Supreme Court: Conservative justices boost Stephen Miller's anti-immigration agenda

Once again, conservative justices side with Trump on immigration, approving discriminatory new "public charge" rule → Read More

Follow the money on impeachment: Trump bought off the jury — and hints at bigger tax cuts

Republican senators are making millions off of Trump’s tax cuts — and will repay him by betraying their oath → Read More

Deflection frenzy: Republicans' rush to undermine whistleblower reeks of desperation

Kitchen sink counterattack: In their battle against a broadening scandal, Republicans are just making sh*t up → Read More

Trump counterprogramming: New immigration crackdown while Ukraine scandal unfolds

While the political world focuses on impeachment, Stephen Miller pushes new limits on refugees, asylum seekers → Read More

How many of Trump's minions will go down with him: Bill Barr? Mick Mulvaney? Possibly Mike Pence?

How deeply is Bill Barr entangled in Ukraine mess? Has he forgotten the rule that whatever Trump touches dies? → Read More

Pressuring vulnerable Republicans on impeachment: Key to flipping Senate in 2020?

Impeachment may die in the Senate — but forcing embattled Republican senators to defend Trump could pay off → Read More

Republicans return to Congress: More bad faith than ever! Democrats fight back, a little

Republicans keep dragging trolls, wackos and conspiracy theorists before hearings. Are Democrats finally fed up? → Read More

A new endorsement of Elizabeth Warren over Bernie Sanders exposes a growing rift among progressives

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have managed to keep their competition for the Democratic presidential nomination cordial thus far, consistently occupying the second and third positions in public polling behind frontrunner Joe Biden. A surprise announcement this week, however, threatens to rock → Read More

Bernie or bust 2.0? Working Families Party endorses Elizabeth Warren, fueling progressive split

Warren picks up left group that backed Sanders in 2016: How did it happen — and what does it really mean? → Read More

Covering up the corruption: GOP tries to block probe of Mike Pence's Ireland trip

Mike Pence spent $600,000 on limousine rides so he could stay at Trump's resort in Ireland. Republicans don't care → Read More

Is the Trump administration squelching a whistleblower — and a major scandal?

Intel Committee chair Adam Schiff thinks there's a major scandal brewing — and it may touch Trump personally → Read More

Not just in North Carolina: Republican lawmakers across the country rebel against democracy

North Carolina's sleazy 9/11 veto override is just the tip of the iceberg: Republicans don't respect democray → Read More