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  1. early and often
    Sanders and Warren Had a Secret Nonaggression Deal. Is It Over?Late last year the two quietly agreed not to attack each other. But, with Warren rising in the polls, Sanders now seems to be going on the offensive.
  2. just asking questions
    Governor Steve Bullock on Being Excluded From the Democrats’ First Debate“When you look at that stage, it’s disappointing that it’s missing someone who has had success in a Trump state.”
  3. vision 2020
    Class Divides Republicans – But Not Democrats – on Economic IssuesA new study suggests Democrats have much to gain – and little to lose – by campaigning on a progressive economic message in 2020.
  4. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: What Democrats Can Learn From Steve BannonAround the world, liberal parties are winning by getting serious about immigration. When will Biden, Warren & Co. get the memo?
  5. vision 2020
    All the Democrats Who Are — and Aren’t — Running in 2020A guide to everyone hoping to take on Trump, from Michael Bennet to Andrew Yang — and those, like Oprah, who are sitting this one out.
  6. vision 2020
    Bill de Blasio Gets Ready for a Late, Awkward Run for PresidentHe’s barely showing up in the polls and New Yorkers hate the idea — but, yes, it appears he’s going to do it.
  7. vision 2020
    2021 Could Be a Nightmare For Democrats — Even If Trump LosesIf you want a picture of the future, imagine a GOP-controlled Senate stamping on a human face – forever.
  8. infrastructure week
    The New ‘Infrastructure Deal’ Is Why We Can’t Have Nice ThingsThe bipartisan negotiations over infrastructure illustrate three of the biggest problems with American politics today.
  9. just asking questions
    Cory Booker on Progressive Purity Tests, His Work With Jared Kushner, and More“I end up talking about love — which maybe doesn’t sound like a normal presidential campaign. That’s fine. People should know who I am.”
  10. vision 2020
    A Long Talk With the 2020 Candidate Putting Climate Change FirstThe Washington governor on nuclear power, constituent Howard Schultz, and the prospect of debating Trump.
  11. andrew yang
    Andrew Yang Plans to Use a 3D Hologram for Remote CampaigningWatch Yang’s hologram duet with Tupac’s.
  12. chicago
    Lori Lightfoot Is a Pragmatist. Chicago Needs a Revolution.The mayor-elect made history on Tuesday. But her politics are a poor match for the moment.
  13. the democrats
    Senate Democrat Apologizes for Putting Too Little Trust in Mitch McConnellMichael Bennet suggests that McConnell’s conscience would have stopped him from nuking the filibuster, if only Democrats hadn’t done so first.
  14. the democrats
    Democrats May Have Just Lost Wisconsin for a DecadeLiberals needed to win last night’s State Supreme Court election to prevent the GOP from passing new gerrymanders and voter-suppression laws in 2020.
  15. politics
    Why Couldn’t New York Get a More Progressive Budget?Public campaign financing is a priority for progressive activists, but New York Democrats punted.
  16. 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.
  17. vision 2020
    Why the Story of Michael Avenatti Is a Lesson for Democrats in 2020Post-arrest, prosecutors will attempt to cast Avenatti as a grifter. But the real reason for his untrustworthiness was affirmed months ago.
  18. nazis
    U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks Compares Democrats, Media to HitlerNo smear is too stupid or disgusting for Mo Brooks in his effort to win Trump’s support for a possible 2020 Senate race.
  19. identity politics
    The GOP’s Cynical New Identity-Politics PlaySenate Republicans are looking to back bills that rebuke anti-Semitism — despite their own party’s complicity in anti-Semitic violence.
  20. mueller time
    Will the Mueller Fizzle Help Elect Trump in 2020?The likeliest impact of the apparent Mueller-probe whiff: The 2020 race will focus on corruption, policy, and two different visions of America.
  21. vision 2020
    Why a Second Loss to Trump Would Be an Existential Crisis for DemocratsHellscape 2021.
  22. vision 2020
    The Mueller Report Looks Like a Dud. Here’s What That Means for Democrats.Trump is still a weak president. Shifting the focus of oversight away from collusion and toward corruption will make him a weaker one.
  23. the democrats
    House Democratic Establishment Declares War on DemocracyThe DCCC just announced that it will blacklist any campaign vendor that works on a primary challenge to a Democratic incumbent.
  24. vision 2020
    4 Reasons Democrats Will Have a Front-runner Soon — and 3 They Won’tMore than likely someone will eventually stroll to the nomination in 2020. But maybe not so fast and maybe not at all.
  25. voting rights
    Democrats’ Voting-Rights Push Could Begin a Third ReconstructionPartisan polarization over voting rights shows how much political power, now as in the 1860s and 1960s, depends on who participates in democracy.
  26. 2020 presidential election
    How Electable Is Bernie Sanders?It’s not clear whether Sanders is actually stronger or weaker than his Democratic rivals as a potential challenger to Trump.
  27. vision 2020
    Mike Gravel, an 88-Year-Old Dark Horse 2020 Candidate Who’s a Hit With the TeensGravel has always been unconventional, going back to his days as a high-profile Senate opponent of the Vietnam War.
  28. vision 2020
    Democrats Don’t Want to ‘Pack the Supreme Court’ — They Want to Reform ItDemocrats are open to reforms that would prevent partisan majorities from dictating policy to a divided nation by fiat. That’s not “court packing.”
  29. 2020 presidential election
    Yes, a Contested Convention Could Actually Happen in 2020It’s still not likely to happen, but a vast Democratic field and proportional delegate awards could make things interesting in Milwaukee.
  30. 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.
  31. voting rights
    House Democrats Pass Landmark Voting Rights Bill on a Party-Line VoteBack when the original Voting Rights Act passed, support and opposition were bipartisan. Now the parties have polarized on this issue too.
  32. the democrats
    Apparently, Democratic Voters Don’t Want an Anti-TrumpJoe Biden continues to lead in most 2020 polls — even though he is arguably the Democrats’ most Trump-like option.
  33. donald trump
    Trump’s Claim That Democrats Are an ‘Anti-Jewish Party’ Is AbsurdHis reaction to the Ilhan Omar controversy ignores a century of strongly pro-Democratic Jewish sentiment, which continues today.
  34. centrism
    Democrats Aren’t Cultural ‘Extremists,’ They’ve Moved With the CountryRoss Douthat is wrong: Republicans are the ones who have abandoned “cultural centrism.”
  35. ilhan omar
    Ilhan Omar Is a Convenient Republican TargetThe party is hoping to distract attention from their own and their president’s extremism.
  36. the democrats
    Democratic Prosecutors Aren’t Learning From the Mistakes of Their PredecessorsIn declining to charge Stephon Clark’s killers, California attorney general Xavier Becerra is failing to learn from the mistakes of his predecessors.
  37. ilhan omar
    4 Reasons Republicans Are Keeping the Heat on Ilhan OmarOmar is a convenient target for Republicans hoping to distract attention from their own and their president’s extremism.
  38. ilhan omar
    Intelligencer Chat: The Ilhan Omar MessDebating the Merits of a Democratic Resolution Against Anti-Semitism
  39. the democrats
    Democrats Fear Investigating Don Jr. Because He’s So Relatable and Well-LikedThey have convinced themselves that investigating a trust-fund kid who kills elephants – and mocks genocides – will turn the public against them.
  40. fox news
    Of Course Democrats Shouldn’t Let Fox News Host a Primary DebateFox News isn’t a news network. It’s a propaganda outfit that abets plutocracy by fomenting racial paranoia. The DNC is right to treat it as such.
  41. ilhan omar
    Steve Scalise Delivers the GOP’s Most Cynical Ilhan Omar Rebuke YetScalise admitted to attending a white supremacist event in 2002. Now he is lecturing Americans about national security and anti-Semitism.
  42. 2020 presidential election
    Bloomberg Won’t Run for President in 2020The former New York mayor will spend his time and money on issue advocacy, while possibly backing another candidate.
  43. ilhan omar
    Ilhan Omar Has a Less Bigoted Position on Israel Than Almost All Other DemocratsMaking tone-deaf remarks about dual allegiances is bad. Supporting de facto apartheid rule in the West Bank is much, much worse.
  44. the democrats
    It’s Time for Democratic Centrists Like Me to Help, Not Fight, The LeftThose who ran the Democratic Party under the Clintons and Obama need to acknowledge it’s the left’s turn to lead.
  45. vision 2020
    As 2020 Grows Near, Democrats Could Experience Trump Reelection PanicNo matter how often Democrats tell themselves that substantive issues matter most, “electability” will haunt them in choosing a nominee.
  46. vision 2020
    Democrats Don’t Have to Choose a Path to Victory Until the Fall of 2020The idea that Democrats must decide right now which states to prioritize in 2020 misses the lesson of 2016 that tactical flexibility is essential.
  47. 2020 presidential election
    Will 2020 Democrats Help Trump by Destroying Each Other?A huge Democratic field makes damaging the eventual nominee inevitable, unless candidates agree from the get-go to keep fights under control.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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