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Democratic Debates

  1. early and often
    Every Day Kamala Harris’s Vice-Presidency Gets a Little Bit BiggerIt’s looking more and more like she is poised to wield a whole new kind of influence as second-in-command.
  2. up for debate
    Biden Knows Trump Will Bring Up Hunter in Debate“In a normal debate, if you catch your opponent in a big flip-flop or telling a lie, that can be an important moment. That’s all changed.”
  3. 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.
  4. vision 2020
    Ex-Campaign Staff Suing Bloomberg For Broken Salary PromisesThey thought they had steady, well-paid jobs through November. But then they got laid off at the worst possible time.
  5. vision 2020
    Will Bernie Stay or Will He Go?The coronavirus crisis is arguably vindicating Sanders’s agenda and ideology. But it’s hard to figure out whether he should declare victory or fight.
  6. coronavirus
    In the Age of the Coronavirus, Biden’s ‘Results’ Require Bernie’s ‘Revolution’At Sunday’s debate, Joe Biden promised to make every American hurt by the pandemic “whole” without making radical change. That’s impossible.
  7. vision 2020
    The Meaning of Biden’s Promise to Choose a Woman Running MateIn one sense it’s a consolation prize. In another, a meaningful sign of progress in the Democratic party.
  8. democratic debates
    Key Moments From the Bernie-Biden DebateBiden maintained his focus as Sanders called out the former veep on his record — and the two condemned Trump for his handling of the coronavirus.
  9. democratic debates
    Joe Biden Says He Will Pick a Woman As Vice-PresidentBernie Sanders said it would be his “very strong tendency” to do the same.
  10. vision 2020
    How to Watch the Democratic Debate Tonight in Washington, D.C.Everything you need to know to tune into what may be the final debate of the Democratic primaries.
  11. vision 2020
    Biden-Sanders Debate Moved From Arizona to D.C. Over Coronavirus FearsThere won’t be an audience or a spin room, so it doesn’t much matter where the debate occurs.
  12. super tuesday
    Biden’s Giant Bounce Suddenly Makes It a Two-Candidate RaceAll the talk of a contested convention is probably moot now.
  13. vision 2020
    Biden’s Very Narrow Path to the NominationAfter a good debate performance, Biden has a chance to reestablish himself as the moderate alternative to Sanders if he wins South Carolina.
  14. democratic debates
    Chaotic Debate Probably Won’t Help Black Voters Make Up Their MindsBut it could also present a rare opportunity.
  15. south carolina debate
    What Candidates Said About the Coronavirus at the Democratic DebateSanders mocked Trump, Biden said he’d pressure China, Klobuchar promoted the CDC website, and Bloomberg called out the president’s budget cuts.
  16. democratic debates
    Who Won (and Lost) the Democratic Debate in South CarolinaElizabeth Warren didn’t quite deliver the blockbuster performance she needed, while Joe Biden did just enough to stay on course.
  17. vision 2020
    In Second Debate, Bloomberg Was Still a Man in a Billionaire’s BubbleDespite the best debate prep money can buy, Bloomberg remained awkward, on the defensive, and incapable of going after front-runner Bernie Sanders.
  18. intelligencer chats
    Did the South Carolina Debate Change the Race for the Democrats?The South Carolina Democratic debate was raucous and unorganized. Whether any candidate stood out above the chaos is unclear.
  19. south carolina debate
    Who Was Booing Candidates at the South Carolina Democratic Debate?The Bloomberg campaign denied it had paid anyone to support the mayor after much of the booing seemed to target candidates who criticized him.
  20. vision 2020
    Key Moments From the South Carolina Democratic DebateHighlights from the the most chaotic contest yet.
  21. south carolina debate
    Warren Goes After Sanders in South Carolina DebateShe opened last week’s debate with an attack on Bloomberg. This week it was on the front-runner.
  22. vision 2020
    How to Watch the Democratic Debate Tonight in South CarolinaEverything you need to know to tune into the final contest before the Palmetto State primary and Super Tuesday.
  23. vision 2020
    The Murky Path Out of Nevada for Candidates Not Named BernieBiden’s still not quite dead, and others have long shots left, but it’s going to be tough to take down the new front-runner.
  24. vision 2020
    No, Democrats Didn’t ‘Go After the Wrong Guy’ in Las VegasBloomberg’s wallet was as big a threat to other candidates as it was to Bernie, who is the career non-Democrat who best fits today’s Democratic Party.
  25. so you want to be president
    How to Talk to Your Boomers About BloombergA helpful guide.
  26. michael bloomberg
    Op-Ed Asks: ‘Is Bloomberg Racist?’ Voters Should Answer: ‘Who Cares?’To argue that Bloomberg’s policies as mayor were racist because he’s dense rather than evil is not consoling.
  27. vision 2020
    Debate Infighting Won’t Kill Democrats’ Chances in NovemberUntil Democrats argue about their genitals, there’s a long way down to the behavior Republicans modeled before winning everything in 2016.
  28. democratic debates
    Who Won (and Lost) the Democratic Debate in NevadaElizabeth Warren raged against the dying of her campaign’s light, while Michael Bloomberg withered under scrutiny.
  29. vision 2020
    Bernie’s Rivals Aren’t Going to Do Him Any Favors at the ConventionIn a last debate question, it became clear that Sanders won’t necessarily win the nomination with just a plurality of pledged delegates.
  30. intelligencer chats
    Could Elizabeth Warren’s Dominant Debate Performance Save Her Campaign?And other burning questions from a fiery Democratic clash in Las Vegas.
  31. vision 2020
    Key Moments From the Democratic Debate in NevadaWarren soared, Buttigieg and Klobuchar quarreled, and Bloomberg had a target on his back.
  32. democratic debates
    Bloomberg Walks Onto the Stage and Into a BuzzsawThe former mayor should have stayed far away from the Las Vegas debate.
  33. democratic debates
    Elizabeth Warren Goes in on Michael Bloomberg“Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another.”
  34. nevada debate
    Elizabeth Warren Goes to War on Bloomberg in Nevada DebateWarren started off the debate with a brutal attack on Bloomberg, in which she highlighted his sexist comments.
  35. vision 2020
    How to Watch the Democratic Debate Tonight in NevadaEverything you need to know to tune into the ninth primary debate, the first to feature billionaire candidate and former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg.
  36. vision 2020
    Will Bernie-Panicked Centrists Stampede to Bloomberg?As Biden sinks and Buttigieg struggles to win minority voters, the ultrarich former New York mayor is looking stronger.
  37. democratic debates
    The Democrats Finally Get Around to Talking About AbortionWith one notable exception, they were sure-footed in answering a question about “litmus tests” for judges.
  38. democratic debates
    Tom Steyer Is Here to Make Friends (With Bernie Sanders)The billionaire repeatedly praised Sanders during Friday night’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire.
  39. democratic debates
    Did Pete Buttigieg Successfully Withstand the Attacks at Friday’s Debate?Talking with Intelligencer’s Gabriel Debenedetti from the scene in New Hampshire.
  40. vision 2020
    Biden’s Last Stand?Biden’s candidacy was teetering entering the debate. He began by predicting his own defeat in New Hampshire, and it didn’t get much better from there.
  41. democratic debates
    Klobuchar Knocks Buttigieg for Wanting to Watch Cartoons Instead of ImpeachmentThe Minnesota senator argued that Buttigieg’s anti-Washington positioning is shallow and glib.
  42. vision 2020
    Biden Predicts He’ll Lose New Hampshire at Democratic DebateThe embattled former vice-president said Bernie Sanders would win instead.
  43. vision 2020
    Delaney Was First In, and Now Is Finally OutThe former Maryland congressman’s campaign is a cautionary tale.
  44. vision 2020
    Let’s Hear More About What 2020 Democrats Can Actually DoThe debates need to focus on how a Democratic president would use their power, and accomplish other goals that might be blocked by GOP lawmakers.
  45. democratic debates
    Warren to Sanders: ‘I Think You Just Called Me a Liar on National TV’CNN has published the audio from the post-debate moment between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, and it’s unlikely to defuse the tension.
  46. politics
    Here’s What Sanders and Warren Said in That Tense Post-Debate Exchange“I think you called me a liar on national TV.”
  47. democratic debates
    Pete Buttigieg’s White Supporters Have More to Explain Than His Black SkepticsTuesday’s primary debate in Iowa confronted familiar questions about Buttigieg’s failure to garner black support.
  48. democratic debates
    People Finally Want to Hear From Tom Steyer, But He’s Not TalkingThe billionaire was in the middle of the Sanders-Warren post-debate exchange but is saying little about it.
  49. democratic debates
    5 Takeaways From the Democratic Debate in IowaAmong them: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren aren’t great at “deescalating,” and Iowans’ fetishization of politeness is a huge gift to Biden.
  50. vision 2020
    Sanders–Warren Conflict Roils Iowa Debate — and the 2020 RaceA relatively calm debate — and for that matter, nominating process — was suddenly submerged in a simmering then roaring conflict between two camps.
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