Trump has not “forgotten” the forgotten working class. Indeed, the pampered son of privilege remembers to slap them with plutocratic policies every chance he gets. 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


With Trump stretching the leash of dog-whistle politics, a powerful economic message with a frank recognition of race is key to winning in 2020, says leading author and law professor. Read more



Charles Edward Miller

2020 Democratic candidates taking a stand against for-profit charters is like bravely standing up in opposition to yeti attacks. Read more

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In a show of progressive promise versus the status quo, it was Warren/Sanders versus the Four Horsemen of the Pale, Stale, and Male. 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


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While others on the left waffle on questions of imperial power and foreign relations, the freshman Democrat takes on American hegemony. Read more


Blue Dog Democrats


“If we embrace progressive values and the idea of diversity as our advantage, we can win through inclusion, we can form this big tent around progressive values.” Read more

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After years of avoidance, Democrats are being forced to take a stand charter schools—and most are straddling both sides. 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


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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


How Democrats might address the crisis spurred by Trump’s lawless administration. 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

Public School Shakedown


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