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Beto O'rourke

  1. vision 2020
    Why Julián Castro Could Be 2020’s Dark Horse CandidateThe former San Antonio mayor and head of HUD has a long way to go to become a viable candidate, but the Latino vote could give him a path to victory.
  2. vision 2020
    In a Eulogy for a Friend, Biden May Have Buried the Old Democratic Party, TooBiden and his late South Carolina friend were both embodiments of a more accommodating era of politics. Can Biden “evolve” beyond it?
  3. vision 2020
    From Breezy Beto to Wonky Warren: How Candidates Use PolicyPolicies can be an ideological marker, a signature, or even an identity.
  4. vision 2020
    Why Joe Biden’s ‘Obama Strategy’ Is Smart — and RiskyObama’s mantle can hide a multitude of Biden’s political sins. But it also draws attention to Obama’s hands-off attitude toward 2020.
  5. vision 2020
    What Changes When the Presidential Field Is Full of Mothers, Not Just FathersFatherhood has generally worked as a bonus for male politicians. For women in politics, motherhood is much more complicated.
  6. the body politic
    Mom vs. Dad on the Road to 2020The cruel double standard at the heart of American politics.
  7. vision 2020
    The 10 Worst Presidential-Nomination CampaignsThere have been plenty of woofers — and warnings — for the 2020 presidential field.
  8. vision 2020
    Why Democrats Could Pick a Nominee Sooner Than You ThinkWhile pundits like to dream of a contested convention, an early knockout remains a real possibility.
  9. vision 2020
    Who’s Leading the 2020 Democratic Puppy Primary?An Instagram-friendly family dog is the must-have accessory of the Democratic primary.
  10. presidential libraries
    Pete Buttigieg’s Favorite Book Is Ulysses, and That’s GreatMaybe you’d prefer Joseph Campbell, or Fox & Friends?
  11. vision 2020
    A Yearbook of the 2020 Presidential CandidatesAmong these major-party contenders, we found a debate champion, varsity athletes, student-government leaders, and a few very enthusiastic music fans.
  12. vision 2020
    Trump’s Border Rhetoric Is Overblown, But Democrats Still Need a SolutionBeto O’Rourke is calling for more assistance to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Central America. Other 2020 candidates should take note.
  13. vision 2020
    Are Some 2020 Democrats Using Google Translate for Their Spanish Websites?Grammar errors and passages seemingly ripped from Google Translate are emblematic of 2020 Democrats’ larger problems with Spanish-speaking voters.
  14. vision 2020
    Should Democrats Worry About Political Experience in 2020?Democrats have the choice of heavily credentialed and inexperienced candidates for president against the president who broke the mold.
  15. 2020 election
    Beto O’Rourke Vows to Reunite This Country and Also the Mars Volta“That group is one of the most talented collections of individuals and I’m really proud that they’re from El Paso.”
  16. vision 2020
    Intelligencer Chat: Does Beto’s Policy Vision Matter?Some Democratic candidates are ultraspecific about what they’d do in office; others are mostly vague. How much do voters care either way?
  17. health care
    Beto and Bernie Offer Competing Plans to Fix Health CareMedicare 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.
  18. so you want to be president
    Beto Simply Cannot Stay Off the CountertopWhy does he love standing there so much?
  19. cut chats
    Beto O’Rourke Is Officially Running for Totally Kind of HotBut can he win?
  20. vision 2020
    What Beto Backlash? Fundraising Haul Undercuts Reports of a Disastrous LaunchDespite negative reactions among journalists and on Twitter, his campaign raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours, beating Bernie Sanders’s record.
  21. the national circus
    Frank Rich: The Senate’s Rebuke of Trump Isn’t a GOP RebellionIf Susan Collins is the party’s profile in intellectual courage, it’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry.
  22. last night on late night
    Extra Extra! Beto Is Running & His Hand Gestures Are Weird!Late night hosts weighed in on the new presidential hopeful.
  23. vision 2020
    Beto’s Cool, But Can He Win a Presidential Nomination?If O’Rourke can pass some early tests, his fundraising chops and his ability to mobilize young and Latino voters could make him formidable.
  24. power
    Beto O’Rourke’s Candidacy Is Already Making Women UneasyHis announcement seems to have highlighted misgivings over how certain candidates are treated in the media.
  25. horny week forever
    Remember the Thirsty Beto Tweet?Now that he’s running, I miss it more than ever.
  26. the national interest
    Beto O’Rourke Has a Good Reason He’s Running. He Just Can’t Say It.Being a telegenic communicator is actually a good argument for heading up the ticket.
  27. quiz
    Who Wrote It: Beto O’Rourke or Karl Ove Knausgaard?The two share a taste for writing zoomed-in portraits of the moment-to-moment realities of being alive — regardless of how boring they might be.
  28. vision 2020
    The GOP Is Already Attacking Beto — for His White Male PrivilegeThe Texas congressman isn’t an official 2020 candidate. But Republicans are already attacking O’Rourke from the left on the airwaves in Iowa.
  29. vision 2020
    Republicans Are Going to Try the ‘Red Scare’ Strategy in 2020. Will It Work?Americans are now less hostile to socialism, but Republicans will still try their old strategy, as they need a distraction from Trump’s shortcomings.
  30. vision 2020
    Big Trend Among Democratic Presidential Candidates: CapitalismWhile socialism is all the buzz in certain elite circles, old-fashioned regulated capitalism still prevails among most of Bernie Sanders’s rivals.
  31. beto o'rourke
    Why Beto Left New YorkHe nannied! He lived in a Williamsburg loft! What else was there for Beto O’Rourke to do?
  32. power
    Some Beto O’Rourke Superfans Traveled to NYC Just to See Him With OprahWe spoke to a few about their experience seeing him in the flesh.
  33. tales from the trail
    Democratic Ex-Presidents Expected to Sit Out 2020 PrimariesBut they are taking meetings … Also: Gillibrand talks to potential big-money donors and Beto gets signs from potential high-profile supporters.
  34. music
    Of Course Beto O’Rourke’s Band Was Called Fragile GangA glimpse at our moody blogger’s music history.
  35. vision 2020
    Biden and Beto Boosted GOP Candidates in 2018. That’s Disqualifying.In a historically important midterm election, Biden and O’Rourke boosted vulnerable GOP incumbents over the objections of local Democratic parties.
  36. 2020 presidential election
    2020 Candidates Carry Heavy Baggage, and Trump Is Sure to Exploit ThatToday’s harsh intraparty criticism, most recently aimed at Kamala Harris, will become fodder for Trump’s war on his eventual 2020 opponent.
  37. tales from the trail
    Kamala Harris Zeroes In on Baltimore for 2020 HeadquartersAccording to Democrats familiar with her thinking. Also: Thoughts from a Beto booster and a run by L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti looks less likely.
  38. 2020 presidential election
    What ‘Lanes’ Will the 2020 Democratic Candidates Run In?In a field this large and complicated, it will be tempting to imagine sub-primaries to winnow the numbers. But it may not work out that way.
  39. 2020 elections
    Beto O’Rourke the Latest Potential Presidential DrafteeO’Rourke isn’t a war hero or a national leader like most earlier candidates being courted for a presidential run. But it helps him stay in the news.
  40. vision 2020
    Why Chris Christie Is a Cautionary Tale for 2020 HopefulsThere are lessons in his story for Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and others considering a White House Run.
  41. the national interest
    Why the Bernie Movement Must Crush Beto O’RourkeA movement and a candidate on a collision course.
  42. 2020 elections
    6 Reasons Bernie Sanders Has Lost His 2016 MojoSanders isn’t as unique as he was in 2016, but he is four years older and can’t get away with any mistakes.
  43. 2020 elections
    Could a Huge Field Lead to the Democrats Nominating Their Own Donald Trump?A huge upset by an outsider on the Democratic side is possible but not terribly likely.
  44. 2020 elections
    If Beto and Biden Got Together, Would the Age Gap Be a Problem?30 years separate the former veep and the Texas phenom. That might not be a good thing for either of them.
  45. 2020 presidential election
    Warning to Beto-Maniacs: Early Presidential Buzz Can Be an Omen or an IllusionBeto O’Rourke is looking very good as a 2020 presidential prospect. But others have looked just as good and have quickly flamed out or failed to run.
  46. 2020 election
    When Barack Met BetoThe flirtation of ObamaWorld with Beto O’Rourke’s presidential ambitions is worth its weight in gold to the Texan.
  47. 2020 presidential election
    7 House Members Are Eyeing a ’20 Presidential Bid. History Says It’s a Long ShotIt’s been a long time — 140 years, to be exact — since someone has gone from the House to the White House.
  48. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris’s Decision, Sherrod Brown’s Haircut, and Other 2020 TidbitsKamala Harris says she’ll decide if she’s running for president in the coming weeks, and she’s not the only potential candidate talking 2020.
  49. 2018 midterms
    Can a 27-Year-Old Political Neophyte Run the Third-Largest County in America?Lina Hidalgo was elected to run a county with a $5 billion budget, thanks to Beto and straight-ticket voting. And she has a plan.
  50. 2020 elections
    Beto Is No Longer Ruling Out a 2020 Presidential RunThe Texas political phenom removes one obstacle to an increasingly feasible challenge to Donald Trump.
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