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Ryan Grim
A politics newsletter, written by Ryan Grim, DC bureau chief for The Intercept, contributor to The Young Turks, and author of the book "We've Got People."
Created 13 Jun 2018
  • The Senate parliamentarian was an INS prosecutor because of course she was
    02 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    The Senate parliamentarian has one last “ruling” to make -- it’s not actually a ruling but senators pretend it is, which then gives it the force of a ruling -- on whether the new approach to immigrati...
  • Kyrsten Sinema's long march through the institutions
    23 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    So Kyrsten Sinema is now pushing an income tax on billionaires. It’s fun to think that Sinema has actually never left the days when she was an anarcho-curious, black bloc protester committed to tearin...
  • Ladies and gentleman, we got him
    02 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Josh Gottheimer never had a doubt in his mind. At the end of August, the New Jersey Democrat and a gang of House members that dubbed themselves “the unbreakable nine” used their leverage to force Spea...
  • How vaccine politics could play out
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    I’m sending this email from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, where we’ve come for Aunt Mimi’s 70th high school reunion, a gathering of the Hazleton High School class of ‘51. (If you missed the email earlier th...
  • Josh Gottheimer walked into a bar. It didn't go well.
    26 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    In a moment I want to share my favorite Josh Gottheimer story ever, and there are a lot of good ones, so you know this one’s special. But first, last week, author Anand Gopal was a guest of mine on De...
  • Surrender or withdrawal? The Kabul contradiction nobody will talk about
    17 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    At the heart of the criticism of the way the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has unfolded is a contradiction that nobody in the American media or public policymaking space wants to grapple with. As P...
  • Fox News outdoes itself
    19 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    Fox News’s corporate parent has created a “Fox Clear Pass” system that allows workers who’ve been vaccinated to carry identification allowing them to escape covid-related restrictions, according to me...
  • Explaining the infrastructure fight
    26 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 24 0
    From left to right, the one thing political observers and participants around the globe seem to agree on is that the neoliberal world order has been collapsing since the financial crisis of 2008. What...
  • An incredible moment of honesty caught on tape
    16 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 26 2
    On Monday, Joe Manchin met with a group of wealthy donors to coordinate a strategy to defend the filibuster. The biggest threat to it, he argued, was Republicans’ refusal to support a January 6th comm...
  • Rising
    12 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 38 12
    My apologies for neglecting you all. I spent the last two weeks filling in for Krystal Ball as a guest host of her former morning show Rising. She and her co-host Saagar Enjeti moved on to start their...
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