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Recent articles by John:

Ep. 136: All’s Well That Falwell

Kate and Josh are joined by Special Projects Editor Nicole Lafond to discuss the sordid twists and turns of Jerry Falwell’s downfall along with the state of the presidential race. → Read More

LA Draws Up Plan To File Criminal Charges Over Hollywood Hills Parties

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles plans to file criminal charges over recent parties in the Hollywood Hills, held despite a city ban on large gatherings during the… → Read More

German Hospital: Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Remains In Coma

BERLIN (AP) — German doctors treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for a suspected poisoning say the dissident is still in an induced coma but his… → Read More

Protesters Confront Rand Paul About Breonna Taylor After RNC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A crowd of protesters surrounded U.S. Sen. Rand Paul as he was leaving the White House following the Republican National Convention early… → Read More

NY AG Probes If President Trump Inflated Assets For Loans

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Democratic attorney general asked a court Monday to enforce subpoenas into an investigation into whether President Donald Trump and… → Read More

The Post-Policy Party

Today, we learn that the GOP is done with the whole party platform thing. The party and Trump are one and the same, like Louis XIV and France. Back in June, Steve Benen wrote for TPM Cafe on how the GOP came to be a post-policy party, with an exclusive focus on winning. → Read More

Democratic Convention Night 3: Harris Gets The Spotlight

The Democratic National Convention continues tonight with a number of high-profile women speakers. Joe Biden’s VP pick, California Sen. Kamala Harris… → Read More

After Viral Photo Of Crowded Hallways, Georgia School Shifts To Online Classes

DALLAS, Ga. — A Georgia high school plans to start the week with all classes shifting online after nine students and staff tested positive for the coronavirus… → Read More

Jerry Falwell Jr. Agrees To Take ‘Indefinite Leave of Absence’ From Liberty University

Jerry Falwell, Jr. has agreed to take “an indefinite leave of absence from his roles as President and Chancellor of Liberty University,” the school’s board of… → Read More

White Supremacy In The White House

“Woodrow Wilson was in wide company in being a white supremacist at the turn of the 20th century, but he stands apart in having overseen the triumph of this… → Read More

US Death Toll From COVID Passes 80,000 Mark

More than 80,000 people in the U.S. have now died from the novel coronavirus, according to statistics compiled by the John Hopkins University Coronavirus… → Read More

Something New

Earlier today we put up a new page at TPM: our coronavirus community resource hub. It gathers together all of our latest coverage, along with some valuable… → Read More

Something Different

Starting last week, and continuing this week, we’ve been publishing a series of articles by historians and legal scholars. Full disclosure: they have nothing to… → Read More

The Coronavirus Testing Paradox

This article was first published at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive… → Read More

The View In Thailand And Nepal

TPM reader JH writes in: I’m an American (from Colorado), but I split my time between Nepal (where my work is) and Thailand (where my husband lives and works). → Read More

The View From Slovakia

TPM reader MZ writes from Bratislava: I am a US citizen but have lived in Slovakia for the past 7 years. I must begin by noting something about the perception… → Read More

NYC Closing Up

The largest city in the U.S. is closing up restaurants and bars, restricting them to serving take-out only. We’ve seen similar moves this weekend by the… → Read More

Mulling A Possible Contested Convention, Pt. II

Reader RS has a different perspective from AC — “ultimately, the party should be allowed to pick” who wins the nomination, he writes. Here’s part of his email. → Read More

Mulling A Possible Contested Convention

Readers have been writing in about the possibility that, by this summer, Democrats could be facing a contested convention — one in which Bernie Sanders is… → Read More

Bernie And Obama

The Atlantic has an article out today speaking to various Democrats about a primary campaign Bernie Sanders floated against Barack Obama in the 2012 election. → Read More