To insist that not coming on too strong is what’s needed in 2020 is to miss the whole lesson of the rightwing populist rise of Trump. Read more


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Melissa Gorman

He brands himself a fixer of problems, a doer, a change agent. No, not even close. Read more

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Obama’s recent comments highlight an important division in the Democratic Party, one that’s prompted the recent emergence of two new candidates: Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts and personal friend of Obama, and Michael Bloomberg. Read more


In the most watchable of the five Democratic candidate debates so far, three candidates who have been running toward the back of the pack put in the best performances. Read more


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Isabel Marshall

Clearly, the ingredients of an anti-Trump stew are mixed. But the impeachment proceedings and presidential campaigns should be forced to skim off less important scandals. Read more



Shahid Buttar for Congress

Meet three new challengers to the entrenched old guard. Read more

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A side-stepped apology from Biden, two gimmick-meisters, and seven remaining candidates who gave solid performances. Read more


Centrist Democrats like Joe Biden still aim to gin up mass fear over the prospect of leaving behind predatory insurers and the dizzying array of deductibles, co-pays, exclusions, humiliations, and rationing of care that characterizes our current syst Read more

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Elizabeth Warren

Edward Kimmel

Warren’s troubling foreign policy history includes uncritical support of Israel, supporting sanctions on Venezuela, and vilifying Russia and China as national security threats. But her views are also evolving. Read more


Billionaires v. Bernie

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The democratic socialist candidate is under attack from the super rich, their corporations, lobbyists, and think tanks. Some are even backing his 2020 Democratic primary rivals. Read more

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From $1,000 monthly payments to socialism to love, presidential candidates lay out their strategies for beating Trump in 2020. Read more



Alexandra Tempus

With Wisconsin central to the 2020 race, the President descended on my hometown. Read more

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There is nothing sensible about Biden’s brand of common sense. In Trump’s America, the center is still an irredeemable locale that will serve only to manage America’s decline, not reverse it. Read more

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Nick Solari

Sanders helped push the Democratic Party left and changed the course of American politics. But he’s missing part of the picture. Read more

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