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Philip Bump

Washington Post

New York, NY, United States

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  • CityLab
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Recent articles by Philip:

Trump’s social-media site aims to be the politically incorrect safe space he had promised

The MAGA dream was always that the old rules would once again apply. → Read More

The case for ‘Havana Syndrome’ skepticism

And skepticism more broadly. → Read More

More Republicans support opposition to government vaccine mandates than support open carry

Ironically, they are also more supportive of freedom from mandates than they are of the freedom to cite religious exemptions to regulations. → Read More

The Americans who see democracy most at risk? Republicans.

New polling suggests that Trump's framing of the state of the country holds more sway than the left's. → Read More

Bannon’s Jan. 6 role walks the thin line between revolutionary rhetoric and revolution

That boundary is critical for the committee investigating the Capitol riot. → Read More

What it means that state politics are heavily nationalized

The results of the California recall by county almost perfectly mirrored the results of the 2020 presidential election. → Read More

Congress is still trying to get Trumpworld to play by its rules

It doesn't have much choice. → Read More

Marjorie Taylor Greene fans pushing buttons on their phones is not a reliable polling mechanism

Greene's claim that 4 percent of Republicans will sit out 2022 may have a kernel of truth, though. → Read More

Covid has killed more active-duty police officers than 9/11 did

It has also killed more officers than died in felonious attacks in the past four years. → Read More

A small part of the economy of a small state is poised to shape the future of the world

The coal industry employs a small fraction of West Virginians, but it is a much larger part of the state's culture. → Read More

Meanwhile, here’s the nonsense Ron Johnson and Maria Bartiromo are saying about the pandemic

Conversations from the right-wing bubble. → Read More

Colin Powell’s death is a reminder that vaccination is about every person, not just one person

The former secretary of state's death of covid-19 shows the importance of limiting the spread. → Read More

New CDC data reinforces the benefits of getting vaccinated

They also reinforce that the benefits vary by age. → Read More

The middle falls out

If the Democrats lose their House majority, it may be because the winds have turned against big government action. → Read More

The Jan. 6 committee does not have time to waste

The committee established by House Democrats probably has 15 months to finish its work, which has barely started. → Read More

A newspaper informed Missouri about a website flaw. The governor accused it of ‘hacking.’

Missouri Gov. Michael Parsons is on course for the biggest political overstep in years → Read More

How many thousands of people are choosing death over vaccination?

New research estimates that 90,000 preventable deaths occurred this summer. → Read More

People are getting Trump’s vote-suppression threat backward

Trump isn't threatening to exercise his power. He's trying to prove he has it. → Read More

A third of Americans say close friends or family have died of covid-19

Oddly, the figure has been somewhat flat since early summer. → Read More

The filibuster hampered Biden politically, even without being invoked

Forcing the legislation into the reconciliation process helped center the discussion around cost — something even Democrats now cite as a key concern. → Read More