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  1. vision 2020
    Democrats Are on Pace for a Down-Ballot BlowoutThe party’s lead in the congressional generic ballot is higher now than it was in 2018.
  2. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Force Texas to Let Non-Seniors Vote by MailTexas Democrats had a novel argument based on the 26th amendment’s ban on age discrimination in voting. But the Supreme Court’s not ready to go there.
  3. the economy
    GOP Vows to Kill Only Thing Keeping Economy (and Trump) AfloatThanks to enhanced unemployment benefits — which Republicans are fighting to end — personal income actually rose in the U.S. last month.
  4. vision 2020
    Republicans Follow Trump in Believing the Worst of the Coronavirus Is OverPartisan polarization on COVID-19 has spiked again as Republicans believe Trump’s claim that the worst is over.
  5. 2020 elections
    Heads We Win, Tails You Lose: For Trump, All Democratic Wins Are ‘Rigged’In a bad omen for November, Trump is making contradictory claims of fraud in a special congressional election in California that his party may win.
  6. vision 2020
    Biden Is Planning an FDR-Size PresidencyHe thinks he’ll survive Tara Reade’s accusation. But he knows he can’t be an average-Joe Democrat anymore.
  7. 2020 elections
    Six Months From the Election, Pelosi’s Gavel Seems SecureWith limited presidential momentum, a deficit in open seats, and a gap in the generic ballot, Republicans won’t take the House until at least 2022.
  8. vision 2020
    Unlike Democrats, Republicans Have Politically Weaponized Judicial AppointmentsOf course Mitch McConnell reconvened the Senate in a pandemic to confirm child-judge Justin Walker. The judiciary is his and Trump’s top priority.
  9. vision 2020
    Have ‘Never Trumpers’ Become a Democratic Faction?Like the neoconservatives of the 1980s, the Never Trumpers represent a small but significant migration from one party to the other.
  10. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican-Run States Are Hurting For Money, TooTrump’s claims that only Democratic states need federal assistance are undermining his own party’s stimulus efforts.
  11. vision 2020
    Why Kavanaugh Is the Focus of Republican Attacks on BidenThe GOP would prefer to compare Biden to Kavanaugh, a party-unifying figure, rather than Trump himself, accused of far more misconduct.
  12. vision 2020
    Republicans Demand Cash-Strapped States Pony Up for Election NeedsA little-known coronavirus stimulus provision requires that states match 20 percent of election assistance funds at a time of fiscal catastrophe.
  13. the left
    Why Americans Don’t Vote Their Class AnymoreDeclining unions — and rising educational attainment — have left college-educated whites more left wing than non-college-educated ones.
  14. coronavirus
    Voting by Mail Helped Democrats in Wisconsin — a LotNormally Republicans are as likely as Democrats to vote by mail. Not in Wisconsin, say findings that may intensify polarization on voting rules.
  15. democrats
    Virginia Shows That Centrist Democrats Can Move a State LeftNobody thinks of suburban-dependent Virginia Democrats as all that progressive. But they are putting together a record that Joe Biden might emulate.
  16. vision 2020
    Biden’s VP Should Meet These 4 Criteria (But Won’t)All of the finalists in the Democratic “veepstakes” have flaws.
  17. 2020 elections
    Progressive Upsets Conservative Judge After Suppressed Vote in WisconsinDespite insisting on holding an election in the middle of a pandemic to restrict voting, Wisconsin Republicans lost their grip on a key judicial seat.
  18. vision 2020
    How Biden Can Respond to the Left’s Demand for Medicare for AllBiden’s first “concessions” on health-care policy aren’t enough to satisfy progressives. He might want to emulate Warren’s two-step plan.
  19. vision 2020
    Old Folks Like Biden, and That Could Really Matter in NovemberDemocrats last won over-65 voters in a presidential election in 1996. Biden gives Democrats a shot at building a coalition of seniors and millennials.
  20. vision 2021
    President Sanders Isn’t Happening in 2021. A Political Revolution Still Could.The coronavirus crisis may be as promising a vehicle for bottom-up progressive change as the socialist senator’s campaign once was.
  21. 2020 elections
    After Its Disturbing Election Day, What Happens Next in Wisconsin?Republicans will probably benefit from their extraordinary efforts to hold down turnout, but we won’t know for sure until next week.
  22. vision 2020
    No, Utopian Centrism Will Not Save Us From the CoronavirusNew York Times columnist Thomas Friedman thinks America craves token bipartisanship and ideological incoherence. That ain’t right.
  23. vision 2020
    Get Ready for Guerrilla Warfare on Voting RulesThe Trump campaign will fight state by state against reforms that allow voters frightened by the coronavirus to cast ballots in the November election.
  24. democrats
    Democrats Need to Stop Worrying and Give Everyone Free MoneyIt’s more important for economic relief to be rapid and comprehensive than precisely targeted.
  25. 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.
  26. coronavirus
    How Can We Fight a Pandemic Without Paid Sick Leave?As coronavirus spreads, millions of Americans have to choose between staying home when they’re ill and receiving a paycheck.
  27. vision 2020
    How to Maintain Civility in a Two-Candidate Democratic RaceBiden and Sanders represent different elements of the same party. But it is the same party, and Democrats should behave that way.
  28. bernie sanders
    Bernie Sanders Jumps on the Obama BandwagonPost-Super Tuesday, Sanders knows he needs to grow his coalition.
  29. super tuesday
    Bernie Sanders Is Still in a Remarkably Strong PositionSanders is poised to be co-front-runner after Super Tuesday, even in a bad-case scenario. A year ago, socialists would have taken that in heartbeat.
  30. dat democratic azz
    Tom Steyer Remains in Presidential Race Just for ‘Back That Azz Up’ Dad DanceTwenty perfect seconds.
  31. voter suppression
    Brian Kemp Seemed to Really Enjoy Suppressing Votes, Congressional Report Finds“Good work, this story is so complex folks will not make it all the way through it.”
  32. 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.
  33. vision 2020
    5 Key Questions Raised by the Democrats’ Nevada DebateNevertheless, can Elizabeth Warren persist?
  34. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren’s One-Two Punch for Conquering WashingtonThe policy-oriented senator has at least a good start on a plan for enacting her plans.
  35. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Opens Up Double-Digit National LeadBut Michael Bloomberg is surging in Super Tuesday states.
  36. vision 2020
    There Is a Case for Bloomberg. It’s Just Bleak As Hell.Democrats are mulling a big gamble on the power of extraordinary wealth to bend our democracy to its will.
  37. vision 2020
    Why There Is No Democratic ‘Never Bernie’ MovementNo Democrats think of Sanders and Trump as remotely equivalent, so supporting the former over the latter is a no-brainer, policy disagreements aside.
  38. new hampshire primary
    Yang Is Out. Yangism Is Here to Stay.Yang’s campaign revealed a strain of politics with a significant and passionate constituency — one that won’t evaporate in the candidate’s absence.
  39. labor
    VA Democrats Kill Pro-Union Bill After Learning CEOs Oppose ItRight-to-work repeal failed after a fiscal estimate predicted it would cost the state millions. But that estimate was based on a CEO survey.
  40. democratic primaries
    Pete Buttigieg’s Vow to Cut the Deficit Is Fiscally IrresponsibleThere’s nothing “responsible” about encouraging the superstitious fear of deficits that’s done incalculable harm to our economy and planet.
  41. neo-confederates
    Out With the Confederacy, In With Democracy in VirginiaVirginia is about to eliminate Lee-Jackson Day from the list of state holidays and replace it with Election Day.
  42. vision 2020
    The Iowa Caucus Results Suggest We’re in for a Long, Strange PrimaryJoe Biden’s weak showing — and Pete Buttigieg’s strong one — will likely keep the Democratic-primary fight crowded and long.
  43. iowa caucuses
    After Monday’s Fiasco, the Iowa Caucuses Deserve to DieThe Hawkeye state’s quadrennial ritual deserves the death penalty for Monday night’s display of criminal negligence.
  44. fracking
    Will a Fracking Ban Doom Democrats in Pennsylvania?The political risks of running on the policy may outweigh the substantive benefits, given the dearth of Congressional support for a universal ban.
  45. vision 2020
    The Democratic Party Should Want Joe Rogan’s VoteDemocrats can’t protect marginalized groups unless they win elections. And they can’t win elections without the support of unenlightened voters.
  46. politics
    Partisan Polarization Reaching Record LevelsTrump’s more popular with Republicans than Reagan, less popular with independents than Carter. It’s not just elites who are polarized.
  47. racism
    Joe Biden: Today’s Racists Wear Suits and Make Laws, Unlike the Old OnesThe candidate’s bizarre remarks on race.
  48. iran
    House Votes To Order Trump To End Unauthorized Military Actions Against IranIt’s a non-binding resolution passed on a near-party-line vote, but does reflect some congressional pushback against the imperial presidency.
  49. vision 2020
    How Democrats Can Stay United in 2020At the other end of the tough primary battle, Democrats must rally around their nominee if they hope to beat Trump. Here’s how they can do it.
  50. nikki haley
    Nikki Haley Calls Democrats Terrorist-LoversAny impression you may have had of Haley as representing an alternative to Trumpism is officially null and void.
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