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Mckayla Wilkes for Congress

Several have already emerged as buzz-worthy challengers. Read more




What happens in Wisconsin—over the last decade the site of some of America’s fiercest political battles—will have a lot to do with what happens to the rest of the country. Read more




This time around, teachers unions have announced their intention to cast a wider net for member opinions. I’m happy to step up. Read more

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David Geitgey Sierralupe

Politically, it might make more sense to focus on the next election, but Constitutionally, Democrats in Congress have no choice but to go after Trump now. Read more

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A new biography of Tom Hayden tracks his political life, as a radical activist and later as a prominent California Democrat. Read more


Biden backed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, and saw the expansion of U.S. militarism in the Mideast during his vice presidency, while Sanders has opposed all recent U.S. wars of aggression. Read more


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Marc Nozell

Mayor Pete has written of his faith in “data-driven management.” But is that what it takes to be a good mayor, let alone a good President? Read more


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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Gage Skidmore

Sanders’s socialism is scary for a Democratic establishment that worries a lot about electability. Cue the media hit pieces. Read more

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Now that the redacted Mueller report lays out what appears to be evidence of a president obstructing justice, it’s up to Congress. Read more


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Bret Hartman

The modern-day campaign trail is like interviewing someone for a software engineering job but spending the entire time on how to make a convincing curry. Read more


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Norman Stockwell

Can Democrats win with an economic justice platform? Read more



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Biden’s not-very-progressive record is a huge mismatch for the current political moment. Read more

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2020 DNC to be held at a crossroads of racism, working class rage, and socialism. 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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Backbone Campaign

I’m not looking for gotcha moments or public chastising of the Secretary, I’m after something larger. Read more

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Stacy Abrams delivered a smart, cogent, and energetic Democratic response. Read more


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Nile Ostenso

“We’ve gotten away from who we are and the values that make Wisconsin great. Not Democratic or Republican values, but Wisconsin values: Kindness and respect, empathy and compassion and integrity and civility.” Read more


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Tim Pierce

Here’s a prediction: Political leaders who believe people are entitled to health care, food, and housing will see their stock rise in the coming year. Read more