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Hubert Humphrey

  1. vision 2020
    McGovern Didn’t Lose in 1972 by Going Too Far Left. Neither Will 2020 Democrats.The popular narrative of McGovern’s 1972 run is riddled with misconceptions. The risks Democrats run in 2020 have nothing to do with “McGovernism.”
  2. vision 2020
    George McGovern Proposed a Universal Basic Income. It Didn’t Go Well for Him.Long-shot presidential candidate Andrew Yang is proposing to mail every American a monthly $1,000 check. George McGovern tried that in the ‘70s.
  3. what's past is prologue
    The Ghosts of the ’68 Election Still Haunt Our PoliticsThe “backlash” politics of crime and race, an unpopular war, a divided Democratic Party — they are all still with us.
  4. The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years LaterRobert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
  5. Actually, Pence’s Toadying Is His Best Shot at Becoming PresidentJournalist Matt Bai tries to make the case that Pence has no future in presidential politics. That’s likely wrong.
  6. Does History Give Trump Any Hope of a Big Comeback?Two other presidential nominees in living memory came back from deficits as large as Trump’s to very nearly win. Could he do it as well?