Ryan Grim, The Intercept

Ryan Grim

The Intercept

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Recent articles by Ryan:

Joe Biden Doesn’t Need the Senate to Boost the Economy and Tackle Climate Change

What Democrats can actually accomplish in the next few years, even in the face of steadfast Republican opposition. → Read More

Biden Wins, but Now the Hard Part Begins

In Detroit, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia, organizing by progressives gave Biden a boost. → Read More

Progressive Challengers Could Shatter a Washington Narrative on Tuesday

With most attention on the presidential race, a number of Democratic House candidates are hoping to flip red seats and disprove a 2018 theory. → Read More

Congressional Progressives Are Revamping Their Caucus With an Eye Toward 2021

With nearly 100 members, the CPC’s large size and loose requirements have been an obstacle to its ability to be a cohesive force. → Read More

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party Isn’t Ready For This Fight, but Its People Might Be

A constellation of grassroots progressive organizations in the Lehigh Valley is hoping to fill the gap left by the Democratic Party. → Read More

Panic Over Mail-in Voting Only Feeds Trump’s Chaos, Says Top Pennsylvania Democrat

Voters in the Keystone State who request an absentee ballot but decide to vote in person are playing into Trump’s hands, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman warns. → Read More

Rhode Island’s Progressive Wave Was Four Years in the Making

In 2016, a WFP-backed candidate unseated Rhode Island’s House majority leader. Insurgents have been making progress ever since. → Read More

Down Goes Clay: Cori Bush Knocks Off Half-Century Dynasty

Cori Bush’s defeat over 19-year incumbent Rep. Lacy Clay in St. Louis, Missouri, is Justice Democrats’s latest upset. → Read More

A New Hamilton Book Looks to Reclaim His Vision for the Left

While Hamilton only succeeded in implementing half his agenda, the left should use his mythologized status to drive home the rest. → Read More

J Street Is Facing New Pressure to Back Conditioning Aid to Israel

If J Street puts its lobbying operation to work, a majority of the Democratic caucus could support conditioning aid in response to Israeli annexation. → Read More

GOP Money Flowing to Super PAC Backing Rep. Eliot Engel, Documents Show

Nearly $1 million in dark money has boosted Engel, who is facing a serious challenge from Jamaal Bowman, in the past few weeks. → Read More

Federal Judge Lambasts Amendment to Rename Confederate Bases as “Madness,” Gets Thoroughly Bodied By Clerk

In an email sent Circuit-wide, Judge Laurence Silberman attacked Sen. Elizabeth Warren for her recent proposal on renaming Confederate monuments. → Read More

A Short History of U.S. Law Enforcement Infiltrating Protests

For decades, local police and FBI have sent undercover officials to participate in — and escalate — protests. → Read More

Mike Bloomberg’s Firm That Ran His Presidential Campaign Is Bidding to Take Over Joe Biden’s

Hawkfish is offering its services for cheap as Bloomberg moves to take control of the Democratic Party’s data and tech infrastructure. → Read More

A Little-Known Democratic Governor Is Breaking Out in Kentucky

Something strange is happening in Kentucky. A centrist Democratic governor is attempting to wield actual power. What’s even stranger: It’s working. → Read More

Rikers Island Prisoners Being Offered PPE and $6 an Hour to Dig Mass Graves

New York City owns and operates a public cemetery on Hart Island, which has been tended by prison labor. Now prisoners are being asked to dig mass graves. → Read More

Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run

Time’s Up declined to support a woman with an allegation against Joe Biden, citing its tax-exempt 501(c)3 status and Biden’s bid for the White House. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren Should Endorse Bernie Sanders — Not for Him, but for Herself and Her Mission

Warren stayed out of the 2016 Democratic primary, and it hurt her badly. → Read More

AIPAC Is Helping Fund Anti-Bernie Sanders Super PAC Ads in Nevada

The group is telling donors that contributions to the Democratic Majority for Israel, whose ads are attacking Sanders, count as donations to AIPAC. → Read More

Bloomberg Is Hiring So Many Operatives, Local and State Campaigns Are Starving for Help

“This is hands down the toughest time I’ve ever had finding field staff,” said one operative, reflecting on the sweeping impact of Bloomberg’s spending. → Read More