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Barack Obama

  1. vision 2020
    Biden’s Electability Advantage Will Be Hard to ShakeMost factors voters use to measure electability give Joe Biden an advantage, and Democrats are not in the mood to gamble on the 2020 outcome.
  2. vision 2020
    Obama Was Supposed to End the Baby-Boom’s Political Run. What Happened?We could well wind up in 2021 with the first president from the pre-boomer Silent Generation.
  3. vision 2020
    Harris Memo Left in Restaurant Gives Her Talking Points Some CirculationWas the memo really “accidentally” left on a restaurant table? We’ll probably never know.
  4. state legislatures
    Yet Another Prize in the High-Stakes 2020 Race: Control of RedistrictingStraight-ticket voting means the apocalyptic race at the top of the ballot will matter more than money or focus in state legislative contests.
  5. the national interest
    Why Trump Wants Even More Pollution Than Industry DoesSome men just want to watch the world burn.
  6. right click
    Barack Obama Drops Hottest Playlist of the SummerLizzo and Steely Dan alert!
  7. movie review
    American Factory Gestures Toward the End of the Working World As We Know ItThe Obamas’ Netflix doc is an eye-opening prelude to the rise of machines.
  8. the high life
    Barack and Michelle Obama Are Reportedly Buying a Mansion in Martha’s VineyardWho needs politics when you can have lighthouses, the gingerbread cottages of Edgartown, and a mansion with a $64,000 mortgage payment?
  9. what if?
    What If Obama Had Dropped Biden in 2012?Changing things up in 2012 might have helped Democrats avoid the contentious nomination fights of 2016 and 2020.
  10. hats!
    Barack Obama in Heated Custody Battle for … Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration HatTo be fair, it’s a very iconic hat.
  11. hats!
    Barack Obama in Heated Custody Battle for … Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration HatTo be fair, it’s a very iconic hat.
  12. the national interest
    Republicans Sabotaged Obama’s Economy and Assume Democrats Are Doing It to ThemTrump and his allies assume Democrats are trying to induce a recession. It’s classic projection.
  13. vision 2020
    Is Joe Biden the Democrats’ Version of Mitt Romney?The comparison is tempting, but misleading.
  14. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris Is Trying to Run Obama’s ’08 Playbook. She Has Ground to Make Up.The Californian has modeled her campaign on the 44th president’s. But she’s currently not doing well among black voters or in South Carolina.
  15. vision 2020
    Is Beating Trump the Best Democrats Can Hope to Achieve in 2020?Maybe electability is the only candidate quality that matters if Democrats can’t figure out a way to enact their agenda.
  16. barack obama
    The President (No, Not That One) Speaks Out On the ShootingsObama spoke clearly on a subject his successor addressed as though he was speaking at gunpoint.
  17. politics
    Joe Biden Is the Reason Obama’s Legacy Is on TrialIt’s difficult for other candidates to run against Joe Biden without running against the Obama presidency.
  18. vision 2020
    Does It Make Sense for Democratic Candidates to Criticize Obama?Intelligencer writers discuss the wisdom of tweaking an exceedingly popular party figure.
  19. vision 2020
    Biden Took Attacks From All Sides – and This Time Came Out StrongerIt was a good night for the former veep. Not just because he did better than Kamala Harris, but because Cory Booker did too.
  20. vision 2020
    Why the Democratic Debate Revived an Old Question About Nuclear WeaponsFearing Trump, Elizabeth Warren had proposed prohibiting any first use of nukes by any U.S. president, as Obama had considered doing.
  21. vision 2020
    What Does the History of Black Primary Voting Tell Us About 2020?It’s not totally clear whether Harris or Booker will perform like Barack Obama in 2008 or like Al Sharpton in 2004.
  22. the national interest
    Trump Tries to Think Up Crime by Obama, Comes Up With ‘Wrote Book’Trump is clearly freaked out by the idea of a president writing his own book, but it’s not actually illegal.
  23. vision 2020
    Trump’s Racism Is Pushing Away the Voters He Needs in 2020Trump needs to placate voters who love his economic record but can’t stand his conduct. He doesn’t seem to care.
  24. reparations
    McConnell Continues Glib Remarks on Reparations, Equates Himself With Obama’I find myself once again in the same position as President Obama. We both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners.’
  25. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris’s Call for a Return to Busing Is Bold and Politically RiskyHarris could benefit by making school desegregation an issue again without excessive emphasis on a much-misunderstood method for achieving it.
  26. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris’s Star Is Rising, But There Are Major Hurdles AheadHarris is beginning to show the promise that made her an early favorite. But her path to the Democratic nomination is narrow and perilous.
  27. democratic debates
    Biden’s Bad Night Exposed Some Dangerous WeaknessesBiden looked old, ill-prepared, and vulnerable to an African-American challenger in the first debate. He must bounce back quickly lest it get worse.
  28. culture
    Will George Clooney Ever Recover From His Plumbing Disaster?Oh no.
  29. vision 2020
    Why Did Obama Pick Biden As His Veep in the First Place?Biden’s “baggage” may not have mattered so much to Team Obama because they considered him too old to be an heir apparent.
  30. racism
    McConnell Thinks Obama Election Was Reparations EnoughMcConnell reflects the belief of many white Republican voters that they, not African-Americans, are the victims of racial discrimination.
  31. the national interest
    Leftists Have Turned Obama Into Mitt RomneyObama has been accused of redistributing wealth upward and undercutting Elizabeth Warren’s attacks on business. Both claims are false.
  32. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren’s One-Two Punch for Conquering WashingtonThe policy-oriented senator has at least a good start on a plan for enacting her plans.
  33. podcasts
    The Obamas Are Going to Make Podcasts for SpotifyThey will “develop, produce, and lend their voices to select podcasts.”
  34. vision 2020
    Could Biden’s Opposition to Federal Abortion Funding Bring Him Down?Backing the federal abortion-funding ban used to be bipartisan — but now Biden is embracing a stance that’s increasingly anathema to Democrats.
  35. lgbtq rights
    Trump Continues Drive to Protect Religious-Based DiscriminationThe administration is fighting to repeal health-care protections and adoption rights for LGBTQ people, on behalf of his Christian right backers.
  36. vision 2020
    How Does Obama Feel About Biden’s Candidacy? It’s Complicated.As the former VP invokes his old boss, Obama has his reasons for keeping his distance.
  37. dan lipinski
    House Democratic Campaign Committee Cancels Fundraiser for Anti-Abortion DemProgressive and pro-choice groups refused to back off support for Lipinski primary opponent Marie Newman, and the DCCC threw in the towel.
  38. the national interest
    The New Socialism Panic Is the Right’s Trick to Justify Supporting Trump“Socialism: This Time, We’re Actually Not Making It Up.”
  39. vision 2020
    Caucuses Aren’t King on the Democratic Campaign Trail AnymoreTen states will move toward primaries, and it should boost turnout in 2020.
  40. the reds
    Obama Biographer David Maraniss on His Latest Subject, His Blacklisted FatherHis 12th book, A Good American Family, tells the story of journalist Elliott Maraniss and the Red Scare.
  41. vision 2020
    Is Trump Suddenly Becoming More Popular?The president hit his highest job-approval ratings in more than two years. Here’s what it means.
  42. vision 2020
    Democrats, Don’t Forget How ‘Unelectable’ Trump Looked 4 Years AgoThose fixated on Democratic candidates’ “electability” should think about how the president they are trying to defeat appeared back in 2015.
  43. vision 2020
    Get Ready for a Biden Swoon, Sooner or LaterCandidates who poll as well as Biden is right now often go on to win — but rarely without encountering serious bumps in the road.
  44. the streaming wars
    The Obamas Just Announced Their First 7 Netflix TV Shows and MoviesIncluding a doc about a blue-collar Ohio factory, a post-WWII period drama, and a preschool show from Drunk History’s co-creator.
  45. the national interest
    Obama Had a Green New Deal, and It Worked. Let’s Do That Again.The Green New Deal is already floundering, but the last Democratic president showed how to actually drive progress.
  46. vision 2020
    Biden’s Strategy for Winning the 2020 Nomination: No Early StumblesBiden can campaign as a unity candidate, or as the leader of a “moderate” faction. But he has no margin of error.
  47. politics
    After Smearing of Obama, Democrats Should Know How to Defend Ilhan OmarFor eight years, the right wing lobbed false, anti-Muslim attacks at Obama. Did Democrats actually learn from it?
  48. politics
    After Smearing of Obama, Democrats Should Know How to Defend Ilhan OmarFor eight years, the right wing lobbed false, anti-Muslim attacks at Obama. Did Democrats actually learn from it?
  49. mueller time
    Trump Blames Obama for Russian Interference in 2016 ElectionAnd other, more grounded Republican responses to the release of the Mueller report.
  50. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Wants to Bring Back One of Bill Clinton’s Signature ProposalsExpanding national service was Clinton’s most reliable 1992 applause line, and it could help candidates like Mayor Pete strike a communitarian tone.
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