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Campaign 2020

  1. vision 2020
    Joe Biden’s Zombie CampaignHe’s the least formidable front-runner ever. Will it matter?
  2. the national interest
    How Electable Is Elizabeth Warren, Anyway?An assessment of a now-likely nominee.
  3. the national interest
    Let’s Face It, the Democratic Primary So Far Has Been a DebacleRight now the only contender who isn’t running for President of Progressive Twitter is the really, really old guy.
  4. the national interest
    Biden: If Elected President, I’ll Let Mitch McConnell Block EverythingSenatitis, the silent killer of liberalism.
  5. the national interest
    Why Don’t Democrats Attack Trump’s Middle-class Tax Hike?Tariffs are taxes.
  6. the national interest
    Democratic Centrists Strike Back in the Second DebateA sharp course correction after a frantic early race to the left.
  7. the national interest
    Democratic Progressives and Centrists Are Both Committing Strategic SuicideActivists think the insiders are pathetic. Insiders think the activists are crazy. They’re both right.
  8. the national interest
    Trump Says He Stopped the ‘Send Her Back’ Chant. (He Didn’t.)President faces blowback from racist campaign message, signals retreat, for now.
  9. the national interest
    Trump Is the Most Unpatriotic Presidential Candidate in American HistoryTrump’s campaign is trying to take the “white” out of his white nationalism and run on the flag.
  10. the national interest
    Why a Climate Debate Is a Terrible IdeaOnce you start with the single-issue debates, there’s no end.
  11. the national interest
    Democratic Presidential Candidates Need to Stop Taking Unpopular StancesProgressives are in denial about the dangers of forcing their nominee too far left.
  12. fourth of july
    Everything We Know About Trump’s July 4 EventThe “Salute to America” is really a salute to Donald Trump.
  13. vision 2020
    Why Elizabeth Warren Raised Her HandShe does want to eliminate private insurance. And she’s making a political bet.
  14. the national interest
    Elizabeth Warren Takes a Huge Risk by Calling to End Private Health InsuranceDid Warren just film an attack ad against herself?
  15. the national interest
    Sanders Claims 2016 Primary Was Rigged, Won’t Commit to Supporting Winner“Some people say that maybe if the system was not rigged against me, I would have won the nomination.”
  16. other people’s money
    Trump Cared About His Campaign Spending When It Was His Money — Not AnymoreHe loves spending “other people’s money,” and that’s what he’ll do in 2020.
  17. the national interest
    What Will Trump Campaign On If There’s a Recession?Gaming out what the president will say if he can’t say it’s the best economy ever. (Maybe he’ll just say it anyway.)
  18. border wall
    Trump Facebook Ad Suggests Building Border Wall Along Gulf of MexicoBuild the wall — in the ocean!
  19. rudy giuliani
    Trump Advisers: Rudy Giuliani Is Great, But Also NutsThe loyal Trump attack dog may be a headache, but he’s their headache.
  20. the national interest
    Bernie Sanders’s Pro-Sandinista Past Is a ProblemHe says he won’t apologize for opposing war. Fine, that’s not the issue.
  21. the national interest
    Republicans Keep Lying About Pete Buttigieg and Thomas JeffersonMayor Pete gives thoughtful nuanced response on Founding Fathers, Republicans decide to invent smear instead.
  22. the national interest
    How Throwing Justin Amash Out of the GOP Might Make Trump Lose 2020A short-sighted attack on the first Republican to endorse impeachment.
  23. the national interest
    Bernie Sanders Wants to Destroy the Best Schools Poor Urban Kids HaveBernie’s worst policy idea.
  24. the national interest
    Trump Is Pressuring Ukraine to Smear Clinton and BidenRudy Giuliani: “There’s nothing illegal about it. Somebody could say it’s improper.” Well, yes.
  25. the national interest
    Bernie Sanders’s Love of the Filibuster Is His Craziest PositionFor some reason he wants to keep rules that would make his agenda totally impossible forever.
  26. the national interest
    Reformers, Unions Hate Each Other But Both Love Kamala Harris’s Teacher Pay PlanAn education plan that hits the sweet spot.
  27. the national interest
    9 Reasons a Biden–Abrams Ticket Is a Brilliant Idea for Both Biden and AbramsA kooky, out-of-the-box idea that actually makes total sense.
  28. the national interest
    Will Bernie Sanders Split the Democratic Party in 2020?Two high-profile hires suggest Angry Bernie might return.
  29. 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.
  30. the national interest
    The Myth of Bernie Sanders’s White Working-Class SupportA working-class hero is something to be, but Bernie Sanders is not one.
  31. the national interest
    The Green New Deal Is a Bad Idea, Not Just a Botched RolloutOutsourcing the Democratic domestic platform to an ideological outlier who’s been in Congress for a month was a bad idea.
  32. the national interest
    An Inheritance Tax Is Democrats’ Best Weapon Against Trump’s OligarchyA popular plan that gives Democrats a way to frame Trump’s economic privilege.
  33. the national interest
    Howard Schultz’s Own Polling Finds His Campaign Would Reelect TrumpAlso everybody hates him. Other than that, the campaign is going great.
  34. the national interest
    Political Moderation Needs to Be Saved From the Madness of Howard SchultzAn egomaniacal billionaire is the opposite of everything good about moderate thinking.
  35. the national interest
    Kamala Harris: Eliminate Private Health Insurance. That’s a Huge Political Risk.A very worthy ambition that could really hurt in a general election.
  36. the national interest
    Howard Schultz Might Reelect Trump Because He Doesn’t Understand PoliticsThe invincible ignorance of an egomaniacal centrist billionaire.
  37. the national interest
    This Chart Shows the Coming Death of Small-Government ConservatismThree generations of white people thought government was doing too much. The next two want it to do more.
  38. the national interest
    What Happens When Elizabeth Warren Sells Out to Powerful Interests?A great presidential candidate has an Achilles’ heel.
  39. the national interest
    Why the Bernie Movement Must Crush Beto O’RourkeA movement and a candidate on a collision course.
  40. the national interest
    Michael Avenatti’s Campaign Failed Because Democrats Don’t Want Their Own TrumpTrump didn’t prove that unqualified television personalities can win the presidency, only that Republican ones can.
  41. profile
    Cory Booker Wants to Give You a Hug, and Be Your Next PresidentHe’s ready to run the most optimistic, earnest, emotionally present campaign in history — and is betting that’s what Trump’s America is ready for.
  42. the national interest
    How Elizabeth Warren Is Dominating the Democratic Presidential RaceThe Massachusetts senator is co-opting Bernie Sanders’s support without copying his platform.
  43. the national interest
    Trump’s Reelection Slogan, ‘Keep America Great,’ Belies How Much Trouble He’s InTrump ran on a series of extravagant promises that haven’t come true.
  44. What Hurts a Political Opponent in the Age of Trump?In a news cycle jammed with scandals, party operatives are trying to figure out what sticks with voters anymore — and how to unearth those things.
  45. the national interest
    Democrats Are Rushing Into a Job Guarantee. It Could Be a Huge Mistake.The hottest new progressive policy idea is not ready for prime time.
  46. Female Democratic Presidential Candidates Need to Avoid the Victim TrapWhat helps you win attention from activists might not help you win the presidency.