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  1. filibuster
    Democrats Should Trust Democracy and Resolve to Kill the FilibusterA lot of Democratic senators running for president won’t challenge the filibuster. That’s a problem for Democrats.
  2. 2020 presidential election
    The New Democratic Primary Calendar Makes Voters of Color Even More ImportantA changing calendar for 2020 means that soon after Iowa and New Hampshire very diverse states will dominate the calendar, and the contest.
  3. the media
    Tom Friedman’s Latest Column Proves That Capitalism Was a MistakeIn “Is America Becoming a Four-Party State?” Friedman shows that the free market in hot takes selects for specious arguments and overheated headlines.
  4. 2020 presidential election
    First 2020 Democratic Debate Will Be Two-Day, 20-Candidate Free-for-AllDemocrats won’t have a “kiddie table” debate or any other means of winnowing their enormous field.
  5. 2020 presidential election
    Looks Like the 2020 Democratic Presidential Field Could Be the Largest EverIn the past, very large presidential fields have produced unusual results, and more often than not, defeat.
  6. virginia
    Why Ralph Northam’s Racist Fiasco Is a Golden Opportunity for Black VotersRalph Northam is going on a listening tour. If he genuinely listens, he has a chance to be a transformative leader. Will he?
  7. 2020 presidential election
    Biden and Sanders Have a Lot of Fans in CommonThe two men may represent different poles of the Democratic Party, but in part thanks to name ID, a lot of voters like both of them.
  8. 2020 presidential election
    Joe Biden May Be the Last Hurrah for Moderate DemocratsBarring a Biden nomination, the time seems ripe for progressives to take the wheel in the Democratic Party, and for moderates to fall in line.
  9. virginia
    Virginia Scandals Cast Shadow Over Democrats’ Election HopesEven after the immediate crises pass, they may hurt Dems’ chances for shoring up state control, and even revive hopes that Trump could win the state.
  10. green new deal
    AOC’s Green New Deal Resolution Is Utopian — and PragmaticThe proposal is a left-wing wish list that includes policies unrelated to climate. That makes it legislatively nonviable — but politically sound.
  11. virginia
    Virginia’s Racist Past Is PresentRalph Northam and Mark Herring may have grown since their blackface days. But so did the black contemporaries subjected to their culture of ridicule.
  12. vision 2020
    All the Democrats Who Say They’re Not Running for President in 2020It may seem like every prominent Democrat wants to take on Trump, but many – including Oprah, Andrew Cuomo, and Michael Avenatti – have ruled it out.
  13. public opinion
    Voters Aren’t Moving Left on Taxes. Democrats Are Moving Toward Voters.Americans have always been eager to soak the rich. But public opinion doesn’t drive policy change in the U.S. — parties do.
  14. vision 2020
    The Democratic Party’s Most ‘Electable’ 2020 Candidate Isn’t RunningTammy Baldwin has proven that she can win Wisconsin by double digits — while championing single payer, gay rights, and labor.
  15. 2020 presidential election
    Kamala Harris’s 2020 Launch Creates Nice Polling BuzzThe Californian is off to a good initial start in what will be a tough 2020 contest.
  16. vision 2020
    The Democrats’ Irrational Love of the Filibuster Could Doom Their AgendaThe Senate’s supermajority requirement for all legislation is a gift to conservatism. And progressives are promising to maintain it forever.
  17. mitch mcconnell
    McConnell: Making It Easier to Vote Is UndemocraticThe GOP leader says that the Democrats’ plans to make Election Day a federal holiday is a “power grab.” There are some flaws in this argument.
  18. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris Didn’t Just Flip-Flop on Medicare for AllBut big promises about legislation Joe Manchin will never vote for mean less than pledges to aggressively exercise Executive authority.
  19. howard schultz
    Howard Schultz Wants a President Who Will Tell Billionaires Their Favorite LiesThe mogul is sick of the left’s impossible promises. Which is why he’s promising that we can reduce inequality without raising taxes on the rich.
  20. the democrats
    Advice to Reformed ‘Tough on Crime’ Democrats: Be HonestJoe Biden and Kamala Harris built their careers on crime and punishment. The reckoning should be honest rather than politically expedient.
  21. government shutdown
    The ‘Both Sides’ Brigade Is Encouraging Trump to Take More HostagesBlaming both sides for the government shutdown does not make reporters “objective”; it makes them complicit in the president’s misrule.
  22. the city politic
    Why Bill de Blasio Is Acting Like a 2020 CandidateHe’s not taking any of the steps a serious candidate would be taking. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a strategy.
  23. equal rights amendment
    Virginia Could Soon Place the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. ConstitutionThe Old Dominion would be the 38th state to ratify the ERA, which is enough if Congress and the courts decide to set aside a ratification deadline.
  24. government shutdown
    Guess What? Republicans Represent Federal Employees, TooThose who think of federal employees as Democrats electing Democrats to office should take a closer look at where “bureaucrats” live.
  25. 2020 elections
    The 2020 Presidential Race Is Starting to Get RealPretty soon some of the pretenders to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination are going to be exposed — or ignored into oblivion.
  26. early and often
    Julián Castro Is Officially Running for President and Hopes It Will MatterOne of the Democrats’ rising stars is taking his shot and saying he’s the “antidote to Trump,” but how many people will be paying attention?
  27. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Welcome to Act III of the Trump TragedyThreatening the unnecessary use of emergency powers to accomplish a trivial political goal marks a new phase in America’s anti-democratic spiral.
  28. 2020 elections
    Is the 2020 Dem Presidential Field Finally Shrinking Rather Than Expanding?Tom Steyer’s withdrawal is a good sign that everybody in America isn’t running to face Donald Trump.
  29. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Top Tax Rate Is a Moderate, Evidence-Based PolicyEconomic research and opinion polling suggest there’s nothing “extreme” about taxing incomes over $10 million at pre-Reagan rates.
  30. foreign policy
    American Exceptionalism Is a Dangerous MythAmerican foreign policy has always been shaped by interests, not ideals. Liberals must grapple with that reality if they wish to change it.
  31. the wall
    The Insurmountable Obstacle to Trump’s WallCongress can’t agree on what Trump’s wall is, because Trump can’t admit what it’s for.
  32. 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.
  33. vision 2020
    The Democratic Party Is Getting Ready for a Very Messy 2020 Primary RaceThe party is planning a dozen debates starting in June 2019 and taking lots of extra steps to avoid any appearance of bias.
  34. green new deal
    Is a Green New Deal Possible Without a Revolution?Corporate America tolerated economic transformation to prevent a Nazi victory. There’s no sign it’s willing to do the same to prevent climate ruin.
  35. vision 2020
    Why Joe Biden Turned Down $38 MillionHe’s not sure he wants to run for president. But he’s sure he wants to keep the door open.
  36. climate change
    Giving Manchin Energy Committee Post May Be a Compromise Too FarDemocrats appear to be set to make a friend of the coal industry the leader of the Energy Committee in the face of climate change.
  37. the democrats
    Democrats Might Be Too Afraid of Power to Aggressively Investigate TrumpModerates in the House are warning their party that it would be politically risky to aggressively investigate Trump. They couldn’t be more wrong.
  38. Would It Be Regressive to Cancel Everyone’s Student Debt?Forgiving all student debt would be a boon to the privileged. That doesn’t mean progressives shouldn’t promote the idea.
  39. nancy pelosi
    For First Act in Power, Dems Consider Making Their Own Agenda Impossible to PassPelosi is plans to create a super-majority requirement for raising taxes on the middle class, a rule that could make single-payer impossible to pass.
  40. vision 2020
    Democrats Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Run an Anti-Trump Campaign in 2020Some Democratic operatives appear to have badly mislearned the lessons of 2016.
  41. politics
    A Different Kind of Democratic Party Is Rising in the SouthA more diverse and ideologically progressive breed of southern Democrat is moving to the fore, based on a coalition of minority and suburban voters.
  42. 2018 midterms
    The Midterms Did Not Prove That Democrats Should Adopt Your Policy PreferencesCentrists and progressives will cherry-pick results and claim vindication. But last night’s elections were a mixed bag for ideologues of all stripes.
  43. the democrats
    Why the Future of the Democratic Party Rests on Voting RightsOn Election Day, Americans all over the country chose to expand and preserve pro-democracy policies. Democrats should pay attention.
  44. 2018 midterms
    Why Trump’s Culture War Lost the Suburbs — But Held the SenateThe president’s singular strength in rural areas will help Republicans consolidate power over the least majoritarian parts of our government.
  45. vision 2020
    Decoding the Recent Travel Schedules of Democrats With Designs on 2020They aren’t in any tight races, but the Dems most likely to run for president have been campaigning everywhere from Manchester to San Diego.
  46. memes
    The Democrats’ Mean Girls Joke Falls Embarrassingly FlatStop trying to make this happen.