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Bernie Sanders

  1. early and often
    ‘That’s Hell’: Democrats’ Debate Prep Gets RealEveryone expects Biden to come under serious fire. He’s getting ready for it.
  2. vision 2020
    Joe Biden’s Segregationist Controversy: What You Need to KnowAfter Biden’s rivals called him out for touting his work with racist Senate colleagues, the former VP insisted he’s the one who’s owed an apology.
  3. intelligencer chats
    Will Democrats Really Start Attacking Each Other in the Primary?Amid Warren-Sanders tensions, Intelligencer staffers discuss whether a play-nice strategy is possible – or a good idea.
  4. vision 2020
    Sanders Suggests Warren Is Surging in the Polls Because She’s a WomanSanders is treading on thin ice in stressing electability arguments in his rivalry with Elizabeth Warren.
  5. vision 2020
    10 Takeaways From the Times’ Interview With 21 Democratic CandidatesBy posing the same 18 questions to 21 candidates, the Times revealed surprising intraparty divisions, and also that Seth Moulton has a large face.
  6. 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.
  7. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren, Unity Candidate?Democratic centrists are exhibiting a warmth toward Elizabeth Warren that could help her create a party-spanning coalition.
  8. vision 2020
    Democrats Think Older White Man Is Best Bet to Beat TrumpBiden and Sanders’s strong position in early 2020 polls is likely related to perceptions that, based on 2016, candidate diversity may be too risky.
  9. vision 2020
    Warren, Beto, Biden, and Bernie Get Center-Stage Positions at First DebatesO’Rourke, who hasn’t been polling that well, got lucky with his debate placement.
  10. vision 2020
    Harris and Booker Lagging in Must-Win South CarolinaThe two major African-American candidates in the Democratic primary are struggling to chip away at Biden’s strong support from black voters.
  11. inequality
    The Fed Just Released a Damning Indictment of CapitalismThe true “extremists” in American politics are those who insist that our economic system is working just fine.
  12. endorsements
    Dershowitz ‘Could’ Vote Biden, Would Like to Be Socially Acceptable AgainTrump’s favorite attorney has previously raised concerns about being shunned by liberal elites. Just don’t ask him about that Jeffrey Epstein stuff.
  13. vision 2020
    4 of the 5 Top-Polling Democrats Land on Same Primary-Debate NightBy the luck of the draw, Elizabeth Warren will be the only high-ranking candidate appearing during night one of the first round of debates.
  14. bernie sanders
    Why Does Bernie Sanders Cling to ‘Socialism’?Intelligencer staffers discuss the pros and cons of being associated with a still-polarizing term.
  15. socialism
    Bernie Sanders Is Right — We’re All ‘Socialists’ NowThe government will always intervene in markets. The real debate is about whose interests it should serve when it does so.
  16. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren Edges Past Sanders in New 2020 PollsSanders still leads in the polling averages. But he also appears to have a lower ceiling of potential support than the Massachusetts senator.
  17. vision 2020
    Warren and Buttigieg Are Gaining Ground in IowaThe gold-standard Iowa Poll by Ann Selzer shows support for Biden and Sanders weakening, and two clear tiers emerging below them.
  18. vision 2020
    Not As Many ‘Bernie or Bust’ Voters As FearedAnd a lot of Sanders supporters who voted for Trump or stayed home in 2016 were, like everyone else, misled by the assumption Clinton had it won.
  19. vision 2020
    Raise Wages, Bernie Sanders Tells Walmart ShareholdersThe 2020 candidate joined Walmart associates at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, saying it still pays many employees “starvation wages.”
  20. vision 2020
    A Brief History of Old Guys Who Became President of the United StatesIn a shift from the early days of the presidency, septuagenarians Trump, Sanders, and Biden aren’t all that old compared to their peers.
  21. … okay?
    Susan Sarandon Popped Shailene Woodley’s Political HymenHer words.
  22. vision 2020
    How Much Does Age Matter for Presidential Candidates in 2019?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether the over-70 crowd should worry about their electoral prospects.
  23. vision 2020
    Nobody’s Conceding California to Kamala Harris in the 2020 RaceThe Golden State’s favorite daughter needs a win at home, but it will be tricky, as appearances by 13 of her rivals this weekend showed.
  24. vision 2020
    In Appeal to Moderates, Bernie Calls for Worker-Ownership of Means of ProductionSanders’s new plan for increasing labor’s share of profits is both more socialist – and more popular – than some of his more conventional policies.
  25. 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.
  26. vision 2020
    Democrats Say They Don’t Want Presidents As Old As Their Two Front-RunnersThere’s evidence Democrats would prefer not to have really old presidential candidates. Yet the two front-runners are over 75. What’s up with that?
  27. vision 2020
    Slowly and Persistently, Elizabeth Warren Is On the RiseIf the 2020 hopeful can avoid getting sideswiped by a fast-moving dark horse candidate, she’s in decent shape to challenge Sanders and Biden.
  28. the national interest
    The New Socialism Panic Is the Right’s Trick to Justify Supporting Trump“Socialism: This Time, We’re Actually Not Making It Up.”
  29. vision 2020
    Today’s Dark-Horse Candidates Could Be Tomorrow’s SupernovasThere’s a decent chance a little-known Democrat will become a contender when better known. Donald Trump, however, will need strong turnout and luck.
  30. abortion rights
    What the Hell Happened With Bernie Sanders’s Abortion Comments This Week?Sanders fell into a rhetorical trap about “sex-selective abortion.”
  31. 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.
  32. the national interest
    Bernie Sanders Wants to Destroy the Best Schools Poor Urban Kids HaveBernie’s worst policy idea.
  33. vision 2020
    Caucuses Aren’t King on the Democratic Campaign Trail AnymoreTen states will move toward primaries, and it should boost turnout in 2020.
  34. vision 2020
    Marianne Williamson Is a Lefty With SoulAt a time when progressivism is more influential than ever in the Democratic Party, this spiritual guru is the most progressive of the 23 candidates.
  35. the national interest
    What Joe Biden Is Teaching Democrats About DemocratsHis apparent resurrection from relic to front-runner has illustrated a chasm between perception and reality about the party’s leftward shift.
  36. vision 2020
    At This Point in the 2016 Election Cycle, Trump Hadn’t Even Entered the Race YetTrump thinks Biden and Bernie have the 2020 Democratic race well in hand. He should know better from his own experience.
  37. politics
    Bernie and AOC Team Up Against Companies That Prey on the PoorTheir cap on credit-card interest rates won’t pass anytime soon, but it may expose big differences among Democrats on predatory financial practices.
  38. politics
    Bernie and AOC Team Up Against Companies That Prey on the PoorTheir cap on credit-card interest rates won’t pass anytime soon, but it may expose big differences among Democrats on predatory financial practices.
  39. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Thinks He Needs the FightWith Biden as the firm Establishment front-runner, Sanders hopes he can be the outsider with the favorite’s advantages.
  40. vision 2020
    Jerry Falwell Jr. Wants to Extend Trump’s Term by Two Years As ‘Reparations’Trump retweeted the suggestion, adding to fears that he and his fans may dismiss any 2020 defeat as a “coup.”
  41. vision 2020
    Can Bernie Sanders Make Joe Biden’s Anti-Labor Trade Record Matter?Sanders sees Biden’s support for NAFTA and TPP as his fatal flaw, undermining the front-runner’s pro-union branding and supposed electability.
  42. vision 2020
    2020 Democrats Are Beginning to Worry About a Contested ConventionA contested convention would make superdelegates, whose power on the first ballot has been eliminated, big dogs in subsequent ballots.
  43. vision 2020
    The ‘Biden Bounce’ and Warren Surge Are Challenges for Bernie SandersSanders is in danger of losing his co-front-runner status as Biden gains strength, while Warren moves up on the left.
  44. 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.
  45. vision 2020
    Why Trump Will Be an Underdog in the 2020 ElectionThere are a lot of moving parts in Election 2020, but at this point Trump remains a loudly growling underdog.
  46. vision 2020
    2020 Candidates Begin Signing Unity Pledge, With Sanders Taking the LeadThe candidate some feared as divisive was the first to take Indivisible’s pledge for civility and a united front against Trump.
  47. impeachment
    Democratic Voter Support for Impeachment Cooling As Fight for It Heats UpDemocratic rank-and-file support for impeachment proceedings was higher last August than now, though that could change again.
  48. prisons
    Prison Is Torture. Voting Is Self-Defense.If prisoners continue to be barred from voting, the American electorate will continue drowning them in human-rights atrocities.
  49. vision 2020
    Liberal Activists Put a Unity Pledge on the Table for 2020Maybe primary voters should take their own pledge to avoid candidates who won’t pledge civility and unity.
  50. 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.
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