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Democratic Debates

  1. vision 2020
    November Debate: Who’s In, Who’s Out?A heightened polling requirement could ensnare several candidates who made the grade for earlier debates.
  2. vision 2020
    12 Candidates to Appear on Single Debate Stage in OctoberIt will be crowded, but many will cheer the single-night format.
  3. vision 2020
    A Fresh Batch of Polls Has Good News for Tulsi, Bad News for BernieGabbard’s now on the debate stage for October, guaranteeing two events, and polls show Warren pulling well ahead of Sanders in early states.
  4. vision 2020
    DNC Again Toughens Debate Qualifications for NovemberThe new thresholds are only marginally higher, but they’ll probably be tight enough to ensure a one-night debate.
  5. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris Really Needs to Turn Things AroundThe once-promising campaign of the Californian is in trouble. She needs a reboot, and also needs Biden or Warren to stumble.
  6. vision 2020
    Polls Show de Blasio at Zero Percent in His City and StateMayor Bill de Blasio is a prophet without honor in his hometown of New York City and surrounding areas.
  7. vision 2020
    Debate Poll Says Warren Won and Castro Lost – But the Race Didn’t ChangeThose who watched the debate didn’t move much in their views on the candidates, and those who didn’t watch barely budged.
  8. vision 2020
    Why Didn’t Reproductive Rights Come Up in the Latest Democratic Debate?Candidates shouldn’t depend on debate moderators to display their sense of urgency about reproductive rights.
  9. psa
    ‘Pro-Life’ Texas Representative Threatens Beto O’Rourke With an AR-15Briscoe Cain, who has spoken at length about his respect for the “sanctity of life,” was reported to the FBI over the violent tweet.
  10. democratic debates
    Castro Attacks Biden’s Memory, But He Was One Who Was WrongSomeone finally broached the issue of Biden’s age and gaffes, but Castro was off on the substantive differences between their health care plans.
  11. democratic debates
    Why Bernie Sanders Started Actually Going After Joe BidenIt was inevitable — eventually.
  12. vision 2020
    Would You Leave Joe Biden Alone With Trump?At the third Democratic debate, Biden was at his weakest when tired and on the defensive. How will he hold up against Trump’s attacks in 12 months?
  13. democratic debates
    Did Kamala Harris Have the Worst Debate?Intelligencer staffers discuss which Democratic candidates excelled and which stumbled on Thursday night in Houston.
  14. vision 2020
    The Big Three Are Still Dominant in the Democratic Race After the Third DebateMultiple candidates had their moments, but Biden, Warren, and Sanders continue to ride high.
  15. "electability"
    Joe Biden Sounded Like a Very Broken Record at the DebateThursday night saw some of his most incomprehensible answers yet, including a long aside about addressing systemic racism with record players.
  16. democratic debates
    Debate Protesters Cut Off Biden: ‘We Are DACA Recipients, Our Lives Are at Risk’Before Biden told a devastating story of the death of his wife and daughter, protesters yelled for candidates to protect migrants and defend DACA.
  17. aoc
    Why on Earth Did an Ad Showing AOC’s Face Burning Air During the Debate?ABC is being criticized for allowing the Republican PAC ad to run.
  18. democratic debates
    Have Julián Castro’s Hits on Joe Biden Been Effective?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether the Democratic front-runner sustained any actual damage at Thursday night’s debate.
  19. democratic debates
    Andrew Yang Announces $120,000 UBI Debate RaffleYang announced a $120,000 giveaway to promote his signature Universal Basic Income initiative. But the FEC could have a few concerns.
  20. vision 2020
    Expect Some Debate Fireworks — But Maybe Not From Biden vs. WarrenTeam Biden wants to “pump the brakes” on the hype around their first matchup, and a head-on attack would be a strategic break for both candidates.
  21. vision 2020
    How to Watch Democratic Debates: Time, Schedule & MoreWho made the cut for the first single-night debate? What time should you tune in? Where can you watch online?
  22. vision 2020
    Each Candidate’s Path to Winning the Presidential Debate in HoustonThis debate may not pose an existential crisis for the candidates who have already qualified for the October debates, but several need a big moment.
  23. racism
    A Non-Racist Conservatism Must Look to the Future, Not the PastRoss Douthat’s latest column paints a discouraging picture of non-racist conservatism.
  24. vision 2020
    Biden Dings Warren for Too Many ‘Plans.’ He Could Use More Planning.Biden may accuse Warren of being “unrealistic” in this week’s debate. His faith in bipartisanship makes him the unrealistic candidate.
  25. vision 2020
    October Debates Could Go Back to Two Nights As Steyer QualifiesEleven candidates have qualified for the October round of Democratic presidential debates in Ohio. That’s one more than any stage can hold.
  26. vision 2020
    Biden and Warren at Center of the Stage for the Single September DebateA side-by-side appearance featuring the longtime front-runner and the steadily rising progressive will finally occur in Houston.
  27. vision 2020
    Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Out of 2020 Race After Failing to Make Debate CutShe just couldn’t buy a break in a crowded presidential contest.
  28. vision 2020
    September Democratic Primary Debates: Who’s in, Who’s OutThe good news is that there will probably be only one debate in September. The bad news is that there might be two in October.
  29. vision 2020
    Moulton Drops Out of 2020 Race; Could de Blasio Be Next?We’re now down to 21 Democratic presidential candidates, with tougher rules for participation in debates likely to winnow several more.
  30. vision 2020
    September Democratic Debates Should Feature Less Crowded StagesLooks like at least 11 will qualify for the third round of Democratic debates. That probably means two events with fewer participants than before.
  31. vision 2020
    Is Tom Steyer Making a Mockery Out of the DNC?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether the billionaire, who’s likely to be on stage for the third Democratic debates, is damaging the primary process.
  32. vision 2020
    Democratic 2020 Field May Be Sliced in Half by Debate CutJust enough candidates may qualify for the third round in Houston to force two nights of debates, but soon the field should seriously be winnowed.
  33. 2020 democratic primaries
    Tom Steyer Bought Himself a ‘Grassroots Campaign’ for $10 MillionThe billionaire candidate insists that he is the Democrats’ only credible messenger on preventing big money from distorting our politics.
  34. 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.
  35. vision 2020
    Polls: Warren Won the Debates (But Debates Don’t Matter Much)The first post-debate polls find that Elizabeth Warren’s performance won Democrats’ hearts — but Joe Biden is still winning their votes.
  36. vision 2020
    Gravel ’20 Is DoneIt was an improbable social-media based effort run by teenagers bristling with hostility to the “American empire,” but they made a mark.
  37. vision 2020
    With Some Elbow Room, Amy Klobuchar Could Have a MomentThe Minnesotan could become the candidate of Bidenism Without Biden, but she needs a lot of breaks.
  38. vision 2020
    Does It Make Sense for Democratic Candidates to Criticize Obama?Intelligencer writers discuss the wisdom of tweaking an exceedingly popular party figure.
  39. vision 2020
    Time to Say Good-bye to Some 2020 CandidatesA few candidates are still on or near the bubble and could qualify for fall debates with a surge of support and money. Others are ripe for winnowing.
  40. politics
    How Do You Host a Debate in Detroit Without Asking About Labor Rights?CNN moderators missed a major opportunity.
  41. the national circus
    Frank Rich: The Democratic Debates Were Built to FailAfter two rounds of disposable Democratic primary debates, it’s clear that we need a less annoying format and fewer candidates onstage.
  42. life in pixels
    Is Andrew Yang the Doomer Candidate?Andrew Yang’s climate fatalism during Wednesday’s debate seemed to reflect a strange, esoteric nihilism taking root in the internet’s weirder corners.
  43. democratic debates
    Here’s Who Won (and Lost) the Second Democratic Debate, Night TwoThe 10 candidates’ performances, ranked, from best to worst.
  44. democratic debates
    It’s Time for Warren and Biden to Share a StageA clash between Warren’s and Biden’s vision undergirds the entire primary — but the two haven’t yet met in a debate.
  45. democratic debates
    The Democratic Primary Debates, Night Two: 2 Fast, 2 Many CandidatesTen more candidates. Three more hours. Is it November yet?
  46. democratic debates
    How Badly Did Kamala Harris Stumble at the Democratic Debate?Intelligencer staffers discuss who shined (Cory Booker), who didn’t (Harris), and who did what they needed to do (Joe Biden).
  47. racism
    There Is No ‘Racial Divide’Racism isn’t about disagreement or failed diplomacy, as CNN’s debate question suggests. It’s about exercising power.
  48. democratic debates
    The Wildest Moments From the Second Democratic Debate, Night TwoIncluding Biden calling Senator Harris “kid,” hecklers going after de Blasio, and Gillibrand’s plan to literally scour the Oval Office.
  49. democratic debates
    What Is Joe 30330? Nobody Knows, But Biden Wants Us to Go ThereIt seems Biden meant to say “text Joe to 30330,” but internet users found a strange URL that was promptly bought by a Buttigieg supporter.
  50. the national interest
    Joe Biden Is Either Lucky Or Better Than We ThoughtThe former vice-president refuses to fade away.
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