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  1. vision 2020
    No, Donald Trump Is Not a Working-Class HeroSalena Zito argues that Trump is the sole reliable friend of people who make things with their hands. Unions would disagree.
  2. coronavirus
    80 Percent of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in Georgia Are African-AmericanAmid CDC evidence that black Georgians are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, Kemp’s business reopenings could make things much worse.
  3. vision 2020
    There’s Nothing Wrong With Stacey Abrams’s Campaign to Be Vice-PresidentTeam Biden started the conversation about Abrams as a possible veep. If she’s ready for that tough gig, she should continue to make her case.
  4. vision 2020
    A Black Politician’s Trump Endorsement Raises Eyebrows But Won’t Move VotesAside from the occasional endorsement from random black politicians, there’s no real evidence that Trump’s appeal to black voters has improved much.
  5. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Was Also Done In by Bad LuckSanders did some things well and a few poorly in his 2020 bid. But from Bloomberg’s crash to the pandemic, some obstacles were out of his control.
  6. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Owes It All to African-American VotersIn retrospect, Biden’s once-improbable nomination was again and again made possible by crucial moments of support from black voters.
  7. vision 2020
    How Bernie Lost MichiganSanders fell short of his 2016 performance in this crucial state in no small part by losing the white working-class voters he won against Clinton.
  8. super tuesday
    Biden’s Giant Bounce Suddenly Makes It a Two-Candidate RaceAll the talk of a contested convention is probably moot now.
  9. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Never Had a Chance Without Non-White VotersMayor Pete’s inability to appeal to a diverse base of support led him to the exit before a full demographic humiliation on Super Tuesday.
  10. vision 2020
    Biden South Carolina Win Exceeds ExpectationsA two-to-one win over Sanders that left others in the dust could give Biden a springboard into Super Tuesday as the leading moderate candidate–again.
  11. vision 2020
    Carolina Kingmaker Clyburn to Give Biden a Timely Boost With an EndorsementIn a state Biden must win, he got the most important endorsement, but it may not be enough to preserve a win in his one-time “firewall.”
  12. vision 2020
    Why Biden’s Candidacy May SurviveHe’s been left for dead by many observers, but Nevada and especially South Carolina could revive him in time for Super Tuesday.
  13. vision 2020
    Lucy McBath’s Endorsement Reflects Mike Bloomberg’s Unique AppealThe former mayor faces big questions over his record on race, but a growing number of black lawmakers have gotten behind him.
  14. vision 2020
    Who Could Breach Joe Biden’s ‘Firewall’ in South Carolina?Biden’s plan to rely on African-American voters in the Palmetto state no longer looks that secure.
  15. bernie sanders
    Sanders’s ‘Secret Weapon:’ Strong Latino SupportIt mostly has to do with Sanders’s great strength among young voters, but it will help him survive any early setbacks.
  16. vision 2020
    There’s Still No Clear Case for Bloomberg’s ElectabilityOne scenario has a Democratic Party panicking and nominating a billionaire they don’t particularly like who isn’t particularly electable.
  17. kennedy assassination
    JFK’s Complicated Legacy on the Anniversary of His AssassinationHis tragically shortened presidency was shrouded by myth and distorted by the family dynasty.
  18. vision 2020
    Could Pete Buttigieg Actually Become President?Mayor Pete’s minority voter problem is still a big obstacle to his “nominatability.” But as the nominee he could be the un-Trump.
  19. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris Facing Home-State HeartburnKamala Harris’s once-plausible path to the Democratic nomination is very rocky now. Maybe she’d be smart to pack it in before losing her home state.
  20. vision 2020
    Black Turnout Could Make or Break Democrats in 2020Democrats need high black turnout if they want to oust Trump. Putting Stacey Abrams on the ticket might be the best available strategy.
  21. vision 2020
    Deval Patrick Is Officially Running for PresidentHis strength in New Hampshire, among black voters, and in the affections of Barack Obama will all be challenged.
  22. vision 2020
    Can Cory Booker Revive His Flagging Campaign?Booker is a very good candidate … on paper. If he’s going to make a move in the race, it’s got to be now.
  23. vision 2020
    Diversity Will Continue to Be Democratic Asset in 2020Demographic trends and potentially higher Democratic margins among minorities and suburbanites could be crucial in 2020.
  24. racism
    What Emmett Till’s Bulletproof Memorial Says About UsThree previous memorials in the same location have been stolen, tossed into a nearby river, or riddled with bullets.
  25. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Showing Strength in IowaMeanwhile, would-be Biden alternatives Harris and Booker are struggling in Iowa, where they have both bet the farm.
  26. vision 2020
    Biden Planning One-on-One Showdown With WarrenBiden’s plan for a Super Tuesday “firewall” in case he loses early isn’t novel. But for previous presidential candidates, it meant defeat.
  27. vision 2020
    Pete Buttigieg Wooing Moderates in Hope of a Biden CollapseBut the successful Democratic moderates of the past all had solid African-American support, which Mayor Pete famously lacks.
  28. vision 2020
    Biden’s Electability Advantage Will Be Hard to ShakeMost factors voters use to measure electability give Joe Biden an advantage, and Democrats are not in the mood to gamble on the 2020 outcome.
  29. 1619 project
    The ‘1619 Project’ Isn’t Anti-American — It’s Anti-White Identity PoliticsThe centrality of slavery to the American story is only threatening to one’s national identity if one chooses to identify as white.
  30. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren’s Struggle to Draw Black Voters Is a Big ProblemShe’s working to expand beyond her progressive, “wine-track” base, but still trails Biden, Harris, and Sanders among black Democrats.
  31. vision 2020
    Is Joe Biden the Democrats’ Version of Mitt Romney?The comparison is tempting, but misleading.
  32. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris Is Trying to Run Obama’s ’08 Playbook. She Has Ground to Make Up.The Californian has modeled her campaign on the 44th president’s. But she’s currently not doing well among black voters or in South Carolina.
  33. republicans
    The Last Black Republican in the House Waves the White FlagFive years ago, Republicans thought they had to become more diverse to win. Will Hurd’s departure symbolizes their abandonment of that path.
  34. vision 2020
    What Does the History of Black Primary Voting Tell Us About 2020?It’s not totally clear whether Harris or Booker will perform like Barack Obama in 2008 or like Al Sharpton in 2004.
  35. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Is Fighting Complacency As 2020 Front-RunnerAfter losing some ground, the former veep is showing new aggressiveness. If he keeps it up in the second debate in Detroit, he could regain his mojo.
  36. vision 2020
    Cory Booker Has Lost That Loving FeelingBeing the candidate of love and unity hasn’t worked too well for Cory Booker. Looks like he is trying some angry aggressiveness instead.
  37. democratic debates
    Biden’s Bad Night Exposed Some Dangerous WeaknessesBiden looked old, ill-prepared, and vulnerable to an African-American challenger in the first debate. He must bounce back quickly lest it get worse.
  38. obits
    Thad Cochran Was a Vestige of a Non-Racist Southern GOPThe late senator was one of the last representatives of a southern Republicanism that pre-dated the region’s racial realignment.
  39. vision 2020
    Trump’s Grossly Dishonest Appeal to African-AmericansTrump’s efforts to depict himself as an opponent of overzealous law-and-order politics and a champion of criminal-justice reform is beyond belief.
  40. vision 2020
    Will Old Folks Stick With Joe Biden?There’s a dynamic that could undercut his exceptional popularity among seniors, across racial and gender lines.
  41. vision 2020
    Democrats Don’t Have to Choose Between Base and Swing VotersThose who oppose paying some attention to white working-class voters are asking the party to make a false choice.
  42. vision 2020
    Biden’s Strategy for Winning the 2020 Nomination: No Early StumblesBiden can campaign as a unity candidate, or as the leader of a “moderate” faction. But he has no margin of error.
  43. 2020 presidential election
    Could Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams Form an Early Dream Ticket for 2020?There’s no real evidence to suggest it’s in the works, but it’s a fascinating possibility that could appeal to both pols.
  44. education
    The Promise of Integration Has Not Been Fulfilled in NYC SchoolsJust 190 black children were offered admission to New York City’s specialized public high schools on Monday, out of 4,800. Here’s why that matters.
  45. racism
    How Much Does ‘Racial Ideology’ Matter If Racism Itself Persists?A New York Times op-ed argues that Americans are divided less by their “race” than by what they believe about race and racism. Does it even matter?
  46. 2020 elections
    Is Cory Booker the Candidate of the Christian Left?Booker’s political gospel could be discomforting to secular progressives and the Christian right as well.
  47. 2018 midterms
    Utah Republican Mia Love Fires Back at Trump in Concession SpeechTrump mocked the defeat of the first black Republican woman in Congress. Love suggested he was part of her party’s minority outreach problem.
  48. 2018 midterms
    2014’s Electorate Showed Up to the 2018 Election. But It Voted Differently.Exit polls from the pro-Republican 2014 and pro-Democratic 2018 elections show similarly shaped electorates, but a change in public opinion.
  49. 2018 elections
    If Gillum’s Coalition Shows Up in November, It Could Be a Game-ChangerFlorida’s Andrew Gillum seems to have gotten a lot of young and minority voters who don’t usually participate in midterms to show up.
  50. Seniors Are More Conservative Because the Poor Die OffSometimes older voters aren’t just naturally more conservative. It’s just that wealthier and whiter people tend to live longer and healthier lives.
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