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Vision 2020

  1. vision 2020
    Why Elizabeth Warren Raised Her HandShe does want to eliminate private insurance. And she’s making a political bet.
  2. vision 2020
    Black and Hispanic Voters Should Take a Closer Look at Julián CastroBiden leads among black and brown voters, but Castro has distinguished himself with the most specific proposals on policing and immigration.
  3. vision 2020
    Here’s Who Won (and Lost) the First Democratic Primary DebateThe ten candidates’ performances, ranked, from best to worst.
  4. early and often
    The First Debate-Night Lesson: This Race Is Not All About Joe BidenHe may be the front-runner, but he’s a different kind than we’re used to. He wasn’t mentioned once.
  5. democratic debates
    2020 Democrats Don’t Know What to Do About Mitch McConnellTwo moderators tried to get the candidates to come to grips with the awful specter of a Republican Senate in 2021 without much success.
  6. vision 2020
    Mitch McConnell’s Obstruction? Warren Says She Has a Plan for ThatHer explanation for how she’d handle a GOP-led Senate: a “push from the outside and have leadership from the inside.”
  7. si se puede
    Mediocre Spanish Is the Surprise Star of the First Democratic DebateAfter Beto O’Rourke showed off his serviceable Spanish, Cory Booker gave it a shot, to a lesser effect.
  8. vision 2020
    The Tyranny of the Unwoke White Swing VoterThe fate of our republic lies with the 10 percent of white working-class voters who still haven’t decided which team they’re on.
  9. vision 2020
    Do Democratic Candidates Have a Plan B in Case the GOP Holds the Senate?Other than Amy Klobuchar, the Democratic candidates are a bit short on plans to cope with a Senate that blocks all their bold and progressive ideas.
  10. vision 2020
    On Crime Policy, Biden Worked Closely With His Segregationist FriendsThe two story lines most corrosive to Biden’s African-American base of support may be converging.
  11. student debt
    Bernie’s Student Debt Plan Doesn’t Make Sense. Which Is Fine.Forgiving all student debt wouldn’t be a maximally progressive allocation of limited resources. But nothing Congress does ever is.
  12. vision 2020
    What You Need to Know About the First Round of Democratic DebatesWho’s debating which night? Where is it being streamed? Who’s John Delaney again?
  13. vision 2020
    Mike Pence Announces Hail Mary ‘Latinos for Trump’ InitiativeIt’s going to be a hard sell. Democrats are holding on to a roughly two-to-one advantage among the demographic, and Trump’s rhetoric isn’t helping.
  14. early and often
    Who Needs to Do What in the First Democratic Debate of 2020Based on conversations with leading campaign strategists, debate veterans, and candidates from across the party.
  15. supreme court
    Despite Merrick Garland, Trump Would Certainly Fill a 2020 Supreme Court VacancyThough the GOP refused to fill the last election-year opening, Trump says he’d appoint a justice even if he only had three days left in his term.
  16. pete buttigieg
    How Badly Did Pete Buttigieg Mishandle a Police Shooting?The wunderkind presidential candidate is facing a serious early test of his candidacy.
  17. vision 2020
    Just What the Democratic Primary Needed: A 25th CandidateJoe Sestak’s reputation for not taking party Establishment advice probably helped him decide on a longest-of-long-shots candidacy.
  18. health care
    Trump Claims He Saved Obamacare, Despite His Multiple Attempts to Kill ItThe latest in a series of breathtaking presidential lies denies his entire first-term health-care policy record.
  19. politics
    Democratic Presidential Candidates Respond to New Rape Allegation Against TrumpThey were asked to respond to E. Jean Carroll’s accusation and weigh in on whether Congress should get involved.
  20. encounter
    Marianne Williamson Makes a Case for a Recovery PresidencySixty-eight minutes with the self-help guru – and 2020 dark horse – who sees “both sides” on vaccines.
  21. politics
    Democratic Presidential Candidates Respond to New Rape Allegation Against TrumpThey were asked to respond to E. Jean Carroll’s accusation and weigh in on whether Congress should get involved.
  22. vision 2020
    Why Did Obama Pick Biden As His Veep in the First Place?Biden’s “baggage” may not have mattered so much to Team Obama because they considered him too old to be an heir apparent.
  23. early and often
    ‘That’s Hell’: Democrats’ Debate Prep Gets RealEveryone expects Biden to come under serious fire. He’s getting ready for it.
  24. 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.
  25. vision 2020
    Trump Is Helping Democrats Mobilize Against HimBase mobilization strategies tend to reach a point of diminishing returns. It’s unclear if Trump understands that, but persuasion’s not his thing.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. intelligencer chats
    What Was Joe Biden Thinking?Intelligencer staffers discuss the Democratic front-runner’s odd comments about segregationist senators.
  31. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren, Unity Candidate?Democratic centrists are exhibiting a warmth toward Elizabeth Warren that could help her create a party-spanning coalition.
  32. 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.
  33. vision 2020
    Trump May Live-Tweet the Democratic Debates, Against His Advisers’ WishesLive-tweeting the other party’s debates would be undignified, unprecedented, and perfectly in character for Trump.
  34. vision 2020
    Inside Trump’s 2020 Campaign Launch in Orlando, It’s Still 2016Trump called this rally “45 Fest,” and it was billed as the official start to his reelection. It’s not clear yet what — if anything — this means.
  35. vision 2020
    The Billionaire Mercer Family Has Reportedly Bailed on Trump in 2020The reported loss of the Mercers — vital to Trump’s 2016 run — compounds campaign fears that the GOP’s big-ticket donors won’t show up in 2020.
  36. 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.
  37. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Has a Police Shooting ProblemMayor Pete’s struggle to gain minority support isn’t being helped by the shooting of a black South Bend citizen by a white police officer.
  38. medicare for all
    Polls: Voters Want Medicare for All — But Don’t Know What It IsA majority of Americans think Medicare for All is a public option that would preserve private insurance, premiums, and deductibles. And they love it.
  39. vision 2020
    Amy Klobuchar Needs a Plan to Enact Her 137 PlansThe Minnesotan now has more specific plans than the wonky Elizabeth Warren. But she could use some priorities and a strategy for enacting legislation.
  40. 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.
  41. you're fired
    Trump Campaign Fires Pollsters After Leak of Polls That Look Bad for TrumpA lesson in shooting the messenger.
  42. constitutional crisis
    Trump Says His Supporters Might ‘Demand’ He Serve More Than Two TermsIt’s the fourth time Trump has expressed interest in violating the 22nd Amendment, exacerbating worries that he won’t step down in 2020 or 2024.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. bernie sanders
    Why Does Bernie Sanders Cling to ‘Socialism’?Intelligencer staffers discuss the pros and cons of being associated with a still-polarizing term.
  47. vision 2020
    Qualifiers for the First 2020 Democratic Primary Debates AnnouncedThe roster shows the number of candidates qualifying equaling the DNC’s cap of 20. Steve Bullock is unhappy with his exclusion.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. vision 2020
    Joe Manchin Is the Worst, But We’ll Miss Him When He’s GoneIf Manchin follows through on his retirement threat, Democrats will have a hard time taking back the Senate in 2020 — or the foreseeable future.
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