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Jimmy Carter

  1. 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.
  2. ufos
    Jimmy Carter Saw a UFO on This Day in 1973Carter promised to come clean on UFO intel if elected president, but like all of them, he backtracked.
  3. vision 2020
    McGovern Didn’t Lose in 1972 by Going Too Far Left. Neither Will 2020 Democrats.The popular narrative of McGovern’s 1972 run is riddled with misconceptions. The risks Democrats run in 2020 have nothing to do with “McGovernism.”
  4. 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.
  5. vision 2020
    Jimmy Carter Is Emerging As a Role Model in the 2020 PrimariesNot only is his name no longer a political slur, Democratic candidates are actively trying to emulate him.
  6. vision 2020
    Is the DNC ‘Winnowing’ Potentially Strong 2020 Presidential Candidates?The party can’t make everyone happy, but yes, there have been some late bloomers who did well despite poor early polls.
  7. vision 2020
    Could Biden’s Opposition to Federal Abortion Funding Bring Him Down?Backing the federal abortion-funding ban used to be bipartisan — but now Biden is embracing a stance that’s increasingly anathema to Democrats.
  8. confederacy
    Celebrate Racism! It’s Jefferson Davis’s Birthday in AlabamaAnd yet you wonder why this state enacted an aggressively reactionary abortion law?
  9. donald trump
    Trump Says He’s ‘Always Liked’ Jimmy Carter Despite Insulting Him for YearsAfter Carter complimented Trump on his handling of the U.S.-China relationship, President 45 walked back years of insults lobbed at President 39.
  10. historical revisionism
    Yes, Candace, the Southern Strategy Is RealIn an egregious statement of historical revisionism, right-wing controversialist Candace Owens denies some very basic facts.
  11. what's past is prologue
    How Jimmy Carter’s Election Previewed Trump’sAs Carter becomes the oldest ex-president, it’s useful to remember how strange and unusual his rise to the White House actually was.
  12. vision 2020
    4 Reasons Democrats Will Have a Front-runner Soon — and 3 They Won’tMore than likely someone will eventually stroll to the nomination in 2020. But maybe not so fast and maybe not at all.
  13. 2020 presidential election
    Looks Like the 2020 Democratic Presidential Field Could Be the Largest EverIn the past, very large presidential fields have produced unusual results, and more often than not, defeat.
  14. 2020 presidential election
    Joe Biden May Be the Last Hurrah for Moderate DemocratsBarring a Biden nomination, the time seems ripe for progressives to take the wheel in the Democratic Party, and for moderates to fall in line.
  15. 2020 elections
    Could a Huge Field Lead to the Democrats Nominating Their Own Donald Trump?A huge upset by an outsider on the Democratic side is possible but not terribly likely.
  16. 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.
  17. the national interest
    Poll: Barack Obama Was the Greatest President of Our LifetimeWhy haven’t Democrats exploited the popularity of their recent presidents, and the unpopularity of Republican ones?
  18. The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years LaterRobert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
  19. Trump Can Win in 2020. But History Tells Us It Won’t Be Easy.Yes, incumbents usually have an advantage. They usually are more popular than Donald J. Trump though.
  20. Who Represents MLK’s Legacy Today?Barack Obama was an heir to King’s political legacy, but it’s clear now that he didn’t occupy the Promised Land of equality, either.
  21. A Democratic Wave in the Midterms Could Expose Trump to a 2020 Primary ChallengeTrump stands athwart the GOP like a colossus right now. But like him, his party doesn’t like losers.
  22. RIP John Anderson, the Last Liberal RepublicanHe began running for president as a Republican in 1980. Four years later, he had left the party.
  23. Trump’s Approval Ratings: How Low Can They Go?The answer could swing the midterm election.
  24. Get Used to Justice Gorsuch — He Might Still Be on the Supreme Court in 2050Officially sworn in today at age 49, he is young enough to threaten the record for longest SCOTUS tenure.
  25. Bill and Hillary Clinton Will Attend the Trump InaugurationThey will do so out of a sense of duty, say two well-placed sources.
  26. 3 Presidential Nominees Who Gambled Like Trump and WonJFK confronted religious fears; Carter changed the map; Reagan softened an extremist image and made the election about his opponent.
  27. Convention Bounce: A Love That Doesn’t Always LastJust ask Jimmy Carter — or John McCain.
  28. No, Clinton’s Late-Primary Struggles Don’t Portend November DefeatLest we forget, Obama — and also earlier presidents — didn’t do so well in late primaries.
  29. Jimmy Carter Announces He No Longer Needs Cancer TreatmentHe made the announcement at the church where he regularly teaches Sunday school.
  30. Jimmy Carter Lends Ted Cruz a HandCarter criticized Cruz for being too committed to right-wing principles. Which will definitely hurt him in a GOP primary.
  31. Ted Cruz Is Stealing a Page From Jimmy Carter’s Political PlaybookHow to play foil to a candidate like George Wallace — or Donald Trump.
  32. Jimmy Carter’s Cancer is ‘Gone’The 91-year-old former president got the good news from doctors last week.
  33. former presidents
    People Are Camping Out to Hear Jimmy Carter Teach Sunday SchoolPeople slept in their cars to see the former president.
  34. former presidents
    Jimmy Carter: Doctors Found ‘Four Spots of Melanoma on My Brain’“I’m perfectly at ease with whatever comes.”
  35. former presidents
    Jimmy Carter Has Cancer“A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week.”
  36. get well soon
    Jimmy Carter Falls Ill in Guyana, Returns to U.S. Monday’s election in Guyana will be the 100th observed by his foundation.
  37. spy games
    NSA Chief Assures Jimmy Carter That They Aren’t Spying on HimOne American down, only 299,999,999 to go.
  38. former presidents
    Jimmy Carter Uses Snail Mail When He Doesn’t Want to Be Spied On“When I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write the letter myself.” 
  39. Decades-Long Passive-Aggressive Dispute Over White House Solar Panels ContinuesObama is putting them back up. 
  40. international affairs
    Jimmy Carter Is Planning Another North Korean Rescue MissionKim Jong-un got lonely, sentenced an American to fifteen years hard labor.
  41. Stop Trying to Kill Jimmy Carter, PeopleApparently this happens a lot. 
  42. Video Feed
    Watch Jimmy Carter Implore All Americans to Forgive Paula Deen“I advised her to let the dust settle and make apologies.”
  43. presidential humor
    All the Presidents’ Jokes From the George W. Bush Library DedicationThese guys.
  44. photo op
    Mayor Bloomberg and Jimmy Carter Having a Staring ContestA photo!
  45. Watch Jon Stewart Interview Jimmy Carter Former President Jimmy Carter went on The Daily Show last night for a long chat with Jon Stewart about terrifying health problems in […]
  46. stuck in the mittle
    ‘47 Percent’ Video Earns Jimmy Carter’s Grandson Praise From Two PresidentsBut no high five from Obama.
  47. the hunt for red november
    Jimmy Carter Clearly Trying to Destroy Jon HuntsmanHunstman is “very attractive” to him.
  48. last night on late night
    Last Night on Late Night: Amy Sedaris’s Magic Cookies Will Make a Liar Out of YouPlus, Chelsea Handler could care less about Taylor Momsen’s thoughts on the topic of masturbation, on our regular late-night roundup.
  49. retired world leaders
    Americans Continue to Sour on Jimmy CarterBut they’re loving Bill Clinton more and more.
  50. jimmy carter
    Jimmy Carter: Not a Witch, Cool With Masturbation“As a young man, I was not 100 percent against … “
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