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2016 Presidential Election

  1. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Buzz Buoyed by Blockbuster Fundraising HaulMayor Pete’s done well in the polls and in the money hunt, but has a ways to go in order to be a truly viable candidate.
  2. vision 2020
    Our First ‘First Gentleman’ Could Be Pete Buttigieg’s HusbandA social media star in his own right, Chasten Buttigieg is overshadowing other political spouses in the 2020 spotlight.
  3. vision 2020
    Democrats Aim at Midwest With Choice of Milwaukee for 2020 ConventionDemocrats hope to tilt Wisconsin, and perhaps the entire region, but parties don’t always get a bump in the state where they hold their convention.
  4. drain the swamp
    Trump Owns the Swamp Now, and It’s Awash in LobbyistsThe administration seems to be filling, not draining, the swamp of special interest influence in Washington.
  5. 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.
  6. paul manafort
    Manafort Gets Light Sentence for Tax and Bank FraudHe’s not out of the woods yet, but Manafort’s sentence fell far short of the federal guidelines and prosecutors’ recommendations.
  7. vision 2020
    Republicans Are Going to Try the ‘Red Scare’ Strategy in 2020. Will It Work?Americans are now less hostile to socialism, but Republicans will still try their old strategy, as they need a distraction from Trump’s shortcomings.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. politics
    Former Maine Governor Defends Electoral College, Saying It Protects White PeopleIt’s widely understood that Republicans rely on the Electoral College to thwart democracy. But it’s unusual for one of them to admit a racial motive.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 2020 presidential election
    2020 Candidates Carry Heavy Baggage, and Trump Is Sure to Exploit ThatToday’s harsh intraparty criticism, most recently aimed at Kamala Harris, will become fodder for Trump’s war on his eventual 2020 opponent.
  14. 2020 presidential election
    What ‘Lanes’ Will the 2020 Democratic Candidates Run In?In a field this large and complicated, it will be tempting to imagine sub-primaries to winnow the numbers. But it may not work out that way.
  15. 2020 presidential election
    Single-Issue Presidential Candidates Like Jay Inslee Are RareInslee says he’ll only talk about climate change. That will make his identity clear, but it’s not an approach that’s likely to win.
  16. politics
    Your Taste in Jeans May Have Influenced the ElectionHow Cambridge Analytica used fashion data from Facebook to help Trump.
  17. 2018 midterms
    Why a Democratic Fundraising Edge Didn’t Matter in ‘16 — and Why It Matters NowAll of Hillary Clinton’s money didn’t save her in 2016. But in the midterm, a Democratic dollar advantage is, at the least, widening the battlefield.
  18. exclusive
    Obama Had a Secret Plan in Case Trump Rejected 2016 Election ResultsDisclosed exclusively to Intelligencer by two former aides, it involved ex-presidents and senior GOP figures.
  19. 2018 midterms
    Heartland Heartburn Grows for Republicans in Gubernatorial RacesThe very region that did so much to make Trump president is moving away from his party in the midterms.
  20. sexism
    Democratic Women Fear America Not Ready for a Woman As PresidentIt may take a midterm win driven by women to convince Democrats that it’s not risky to run a woman against Trump in 2020.
  21. Alabama Republicans Forsake Sessions for Trump, Who Looks Down on ThemNow Jeff Sessions’s old friends are abandoning him at the behest of a president who reportedly can’t stand southern accents or non-Ivy educations.
  22. politics
    Gary Johnson, Professional Spoiler, Jumps Into New Mexico’s Senate RateThe election was thought to be in the bag for the Democratic incumbent, Senator Martin Heinrich, but the Libertarian’s entry could make waves.
  23. Maryland Democrat Deploys Logic, F-Bomb in Parrying ‘Socialism’ AttacksBen Jealous gave a calm, reasonable answer to the first “socialism” question, but then understandably lost it after the second.
  24. Russian Spy Suspect Was Infiltrating Christian Right As Well As Gun GroupsThe story of alleged Russian agent Maria Butina and her live-in boyfriend Paul Erickson is quite the spy novel.
  25. Democrats Need an Unbreakable Presidential Candidate in 2020Forget “electability,” which is often hard to measure. Democrats should focus on uniting behind a 2020 candidate with no big weaknesses.
  26. George Will Calls ‘Repulsive’ Pence Worse Than TrumpThe vice-president has lost the independent reputation that made him a potential survivor of a Trump meltdown.
  27. Schneiderman Shows It’s Risky to Choose a Male CandidateThe New York attorney general’s swift fall from champion of #MeToo to example of #MeToo fate is another warning to people in politics.
  28. actual fake news
    Donald Trump Messed Up His Statistic About the Number of Women Who Voted for HimHe must’ve been thinking about the percent of white women who voted for him.
  29. Hillary Clinton’s ‘Faith Adviser’ Also Offered Bad AdviceBurns Strider may or may not be guilty of sexual misconduct. But it sounds like he was guilty of political malfeasance.
  30. Kerry 2020 and the Reign of the GerontocratsKerry is definitely a blast from the past, but deserves a hearing as much as any other septuagenarian.
  31. Chris Christie’s Hard-Earned Unpopularity Is His Most Enduring LegacyChris Christie thinks the failure of his presidential campaign tanked his popularity back home. It’s more like the other way around.
  32. Trump’s Win Wasn’t Fair or Democratic — But It Was ‘Legitimate’Hillary Clinton should not compete with Donald Trump in expressing contempt for a flawed but perfectly lawful system of elections.
  33. alternative facts
    Trump Still Doesn’t Accept That Russia Meddled in the ElectionWhite House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Sunday that the president thinks Russia is too smart to get caught hacking an election.
  34. When Trump’s America Doesn’t Feel Like Home AnymoreFour disillusioned voters talk about no longer feeling connected to the places that shaped their lives.
  35. donald trump
    Why Some Protests Succeed While Others FailHistory and academic research have some vital lessons for those who are hitting the streets to protest Donald Trump.
  36. 2016 election
    How Every Swing-State TV Character Would Vote in the 2016 Presidential ElectionFrom Bloodline to Glee
  37. There’s (More) Hope for Political Fact-checkingTwo new tests of the so-called backfire effect bring an important update — and a lesson of how social-science collaboration should work.
  38. social contagion
    Please, Tell All Your Friends That You’re VotingBecause democracy really is contagious.
  39. rock the vote
    Knock, Knock! Miley Cyrus Wants to Know If You’re Voting for Hillary ClintonSome lucky college students were involved.
  40. political science
    What a Professor Got Wrong When He Argued Against Voting Rights for Dumb PeopleEven setting aside the moral problems with Jason Brennan’s proposal, he distorted or misunderstood some political science to get there.
  41. Trump Implied That ‘Strong’ People Don’t Get PTSD. He’s Wrong.It sounded like it was an innocent mistake, but it’s still a harmful myth.
  42. select all
    The Donald Trump Jr. Skittles Fight Is Everything Dumb About the InternetIt would be nice if we could debate individual arguments in the light of their full context, without making irrelevant points.
  43. Donald Trump
    We Need a New Verb to Describe This Thing Donald Trump Keeps DoingIt’s like dishonesty judo. It’s impressive, in a way.
  44. Hillary Clinton Gets New Plane and the Chance to Travel With Her Press PoolAs both campaigns get ready for the post–Labor Day push.