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  1. just asking questions
    David Shor’s Unified Theory of American PoliticsA socialist data scientist (and supposed cancel-culture victim) details all he learned from eight years at the apex of Democratic consulting.
  2. super tuesday
    Bernie’s Revolution Failed. But His Movement Can Still Win.Super Tuesday disproved the senator’s theory of electoral politics. But if the left learns from his mistakes, victory remains possible.
  3. vision 2020
    Who’s Afraid of Bernie Sanders?How a debate over its nominating procedure could set the course for the Democratic party’s future.
  4. vision 2020
    No, You Drop Out: Why Bernie’s Rivals Are All Stubbornly Staying in the RaceAnti-Sanders moderates generally agree that the field needs to shrink for anyone else to have a chance, but no one is ready to walk away.
  5. vision 2020
    Why Bernie Is Not George McGovern and 2020 Isn’t 1972Sanders has a vastly better opportunity to win a general election than McGovern did, but it may require uniting the Democratic Party first.
  6. vision 2020
    What Obama Is Saying in Private About the Democratic PrimarySure, he’s got thoughts about Sanders and Bloomberg — and others in the field. But keeping mum is part of a much bigger plan.
  7. profile
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Already Changed D.C. It Hasn’t Changed Her Much.She reshaped her party’s agenda, resuscitated Bernie Sanders’s campaign, and hardly has a friend in town.
  8. impeachment
    Swing-District Dems Move to Yes on Impeachment, Majority of Public in FavorOf the 31 Democrats in swing districts where an impeachment vote could shake their support, more than half have come out in favor of removing Trump.
  9. democracy
    The Democrats Love Bipartisanship More Than They Fear TrumpAs Pelosi hands Trump a win on trade, and Biden defends the GOP’s good name, conservatives are entrenching their minority rule.
  10. vision 2020
    Commies Versus the Klan? Democrats and Republicans Have a Dim View of Each OtherRepublicans think Democrats are socialists, and Democrats think Republicans are racists. One or both of them may be right, but nobody will be civil.
  11. politics
    Big Tech’s Big Divorce From DemocratsInside the collapsed marriage of Silicon Valley and the Democratic Party.
  12. the national interest
    Why a Climate Debate Is a Terrible IdeaOnce you start with the single-issue debates, there’s no end.
  13. democrats
    New York Just Proved That a Better Democratic Party Is PossibleDevelopers used to call the shots in Albany. This year, progressives did.
  14. politics
    A Brief Guide to the Joe Biden–Anita Hill ControversyA primer for those who don’t recall the 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings, which continue to haunt Biden on the 2020 campaign trail.
  15. politics
    Consultants Are Already Deserting Marie Newman’s Campaign Over DCCC RuleThe DCCC’s pro-incumbent policy could tip the scales in favor of an anti-choice Democrat, Representative Dan Lipinski of Illinois.
  16. white nationalism
    White Nationalism Is the Republican Party’s Meal TicketThis week on Capitol Hill, Republicans tried to distract Americans from their complicity in white nationalism. They ended up drawing attention to it.
  17. social media
    For Democrats, Twitter Is Not Real Life. But It Could Be.Liberals on social media are not representative of the Democratic electorate. But the activists and elites who set partisan agendas never are.
  18. medicare for all
    Your Insurance Is Getting Disrupted — With or Without Medicare for AllRising health-care costs are making it increasingly impossible for employers to provide their workers with quality, stable coverage.
  19. politics
    Biden Says He Does Not Recall Behaving Inappropriately Toward Lucy FloresA spokesperson says Biden also believes she “has every right to share her own recollection and reflections” of the discomfiting encounter.
  20. politics
    Stacey Abrams Won’t Be Biden’s VP: ‘You Don’t Run for Second Place.’But Abrams didn’t reject the idea of becoming a nominee’s running mate later on.
  21. politics
    Stacey Abrams Won’t Be Biden’s VP: ‘You Don’t Run for Second Place.’But Abrams didn’t reject the idea of becoming a nominee’s running mate later on.
  22. vision 2020
    America’s Second-Largest Teachers Union Is Trying Not to Make 2016’s MistakeThe American Federation of Teachers has rolled out its endorsement process for candidates, and says that it’s prepared to hold Democrats to account.
  23. politics
    Ilhan Omar Tests the Democratic Party. Will It Pass?Democrats like Omar aren’t nihilists. They have taken a great chance on the party and its capacity for self-reflection.
  24. post-millennials
    The Kids Aren’t Alt-RightThe long march of the conservative conquest of the Republican Party could finally be coming to an end.
  25. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris: I’ve Smoked Weed and ‘I Did Inhale’California’s former attorney general says weed “gives a lot of people joy and we need more joy in this world.”
  26. politics
    Virginia’s Executive Branch Is in ShamblesRalph Northam still hasn’t resigned, and his potential successor now faces a sexual assault claim.
  27. politics
    John Fetterman’s New FightPennsylvania’s new lieutenant governor wants to revitalize Trump Country… and the Democratic Party.
  28. politics
    House Dems Hoping to Stifle Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Are Only Hurting ThemselvesSome of AOC’s new colleagues want her to play by the rules. They’re ignoring what she brings to the party, and what she came to D.C. to do.
  29. 2020 elections
    Inside Bernie Sanders’s Big DecisionThe discussion the most popular democratic socialist in America is having over his political future.
  30. vision 2020
    How Early Voting Could Turn the Democratic 2020 Race on Its HeadWill campaigning in L.A., Austin, and Chicago now be just as important as in Des Moines and Concord?
  31. 2018 midterms
    What Big State-Level Wins Mean for the Democrats’ AgendaAfter Obama-era losses, Democrats now have control of several more statehouses – and a chance to expand Medicaid, abortion access, and voting rights.
  32. 2018 midterms
    Final 2018 Polls Look (Mostly) Good for DemocratsStill, polls remain tight in an extraordinary number of races — and everything from a “blue tsunami” to a “red tide” remains plausible.
  33. campaigns
    Beto O’Rourke’s Case for Irrational OptimismHe’s behind in the polls, and the experts have written off his chances. But the crowds are still turning out.
  34. 2018 midterms
    Robert Menendez Is Testing New Jersey’s Tolerance for SleazeDespite lurid corruption charges, the Democrat is still favored to win his Senate race. But will voters have last-minute doubts?
  35. 2018 midterms
    The Smart Bets for Last-Minute Democratic DonorsA reminder: down-ballot races can reap huge returns on investment.
  36. democratic party
    Gavin Newsom Has More Important Things to Do Than Run for PresidentThe next governor of California is preparing to fight Trump and show off his state as a laboratory for progressive policies — including single-payer.
  37. healthcare
    What Medicare for All’s Sky-High Poll Numbers Really ProveVoters aren’t necessarily sold on single-payer. But a supermajority of Americans (and a slim majority of GOPers) do want more government health care.
  38. 2018 midterms
    Republican Hatred for Dianne Feinstein Is Making Her Lefty Opponent CompetitiveKevin de León is probably lucky he doesn’t have the money to let his Republican supporters know how progressive he is.
  39. politics
    Incivility Isn’t What’s Wrong With American PoliticsThe term is just a euphemism that lets the GOP point a finger at those fighting injustice, and away from themselves.
  40. politics
    Red State Democrats Can Do Better Than Joe ManchinManchin’s Kavanaugh vote and recent strides by red state progressives raise questions about the wisdom of Dems settling for conservative candidates.
  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. 2020 elections
    The Case for Michael Avenatti 2020The celebrity lawyer’s stunt candidacy just might teach Democrats that they can’t make progress without breaking a few norms.
  43. primaries 2018
    The Stunning Moment When Ayanna Pressley Realized She Won Her PrimaryHer surprising win will likely make her the first black congresswoman from Massachusetts.
  44. democratic party
    Democrats Vote to Strip Power From Superdelegates, Reform CaucusesFollowing the contentious 2016 primaries, the DNC embraced the biggest reforms to its presidential nomination process since the 1980s.
  45. domestic violence
    Rep. Ellison on Domestic-Violence Allegations: ‘I Have Never Behaved This Way’Karen Monahan alleged that Ellison was abusive toward her during the relationship, which ended in 2016.
  46. The Radical Labor Policy That Every Democrat Should Run OnForcing companies to give workers representation on company boards is wildly popular, requires no tax hikes, and would almost certainly raise wages.
  47. the national interest
    Why Are So Many Leftists Skeptical of the Russia Investigation?What to think about Trump’s collusion with Russia has somehow caused a divide among progressives.
  48. Democrats Must Reject Howard Schultz and His Radical Centrist IdeologyThe Starbucks CEO will never be the Democrats’ 2020 nominee. But he speaks for a powerful segment of the party’s donor class.
  49. How the Democrats’ Biggest Donor Is Playing Into Trump’s HandsParty leaders are worried that Tom Steyer’s impeachment obsession might cost them Congress. And Republicans seem happy to have the conversation.
  50. Stacey Abrams and the New Democratic Coalition in the SouthIn the past, southern black Democratic voters were expected to loyally support white centrist candidates with rare representation. That has changed.
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