Hellscape 2021: Why a Second Loss to Trump Could Produce an Existential Crisis for Democrats
As Carter becomes the oldest ex-president, it’s useful to remember how strange and unusual his rise to the White House actually was.
Trump faces multiple legal and political threats even if the Mueller investigation ends with no immediate consequences for him.
Few details have emerged, but reports indicate that the special counsel is seeking no further indictments.
More than likely someone will eventually stroll to the nomination in 2020. But maybe not so fast and maybe not at all.
The trauma of 2016 may have given rise to a cautious way of looking at 2020.
How she treats staff is now just one of multiple criticisms of the candidate’s idea of “toughness.”
Partisan polarization over voting rights shows how much political power, now as in the 1860s and 1960s, depends on who participates in democracy.
It’s not clear whether Sanders is actually stronger or weaker than his Democratic rivals as a potential challenger to Trump.
Gravel has always been unconventional, going back to his days as a high-profile Senate opponent of the Vietnam War.
There’s no real evidence to suggest it’s in the works, but it’s a fascinating possibility that could appeal to both pols.
Some Democratic candidates are ultraspecific about what they’d do in office; others are mostly vague. How much do voters care either way?
It’s another ruling that makes it easier for the Trump administration to strike fear in the hearts of those it calls “criminal aliens.”
Medicare for All is still the dominant Democratic health-care idea for 2020, but the less ambitious plan backed by O’Rourke could be a competitor.
Yes, white Evangelical support varies modestly along with Trump’s overall standing, but it’s still his best demographic.
Despite negative reactions among journalists and on Twitter, his campaign raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours, beating Bernie Sanders’s record.
Long-shot presidential candidate Andrew Yang is proposing to mail every American a monthly $1,000 check. George McGovern tried that in the ‘70s.
Most self-identified independents lean heavily toward one party. Howard Schultz and others banking on some silent centrist force should take note.
Bayh’s proudest accomplishment was the Title IX law banning gender discrimination in higher education. He was also chief Senate sponsor of the ERA.
Trump will veto the resolution of disapproval, but his inability to keep Republican senators in line is a major embarrassment.