Election 2020

Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Shows Just How Low He’ll Go to Win

His attack on Twitter is really an attack on the right to criticize the president.

John Nichols

The Primary

For Biden to Unite the Party, He Needs Warren as His Running Mate

Not only would Warren excite the enthusiasm of progressive Democrats, she also has the policy chops the next administration will need.

Jeet Heer

Let Our People Vote!

Bernie Sanders may have dropped out, but his supporters deserve the right to vote for the policies he championed.

Winnie Wong

The Most Consequential Decision of Biden’s 2020 Campaign

Democrats really can’t waste the VP slot this time.

John Nichols

Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Thrives on Hate

Homophobia may help tip South Korea back into its Covid-19 crisis. It may also keep America deeply mired in its own public health disaster.

Patrick G. Lee

It’s Time to Cancel the Rent

Democrats are pushing two proposals to help Americans cover rent payments. Neither gives tenants what they really need: more power.

Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal

Unemployment Insurance Is a Vital Part of Economic Freedom

Finding a way to provide economic security to our fractured labor force is one of the central goals of our time.

Mike Konczal

Joe Biden

Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Shows Just How Low He’ll Go to Win

His attack on Twitter is really an attack on the right to criticize the president.

John Nichols

Anti-War Groups Push Biden and the Democrats to Rethink Foreign Policy

Faced with a pandemic, an economic meltdown, and the climate crisis, more than 50 groups argue that it’s time to reset priorities.

John Nichols

For Biden to Unite the Party, He Needs Warren as His Running Mate

Not only would Warren excite the enthusiasm of progressive Democrats, she also has the policy chops the next administration will need.

Jeet Heer

The Electoral College

The Loser President

Trump could lose by many millions of votes and still secure an Electoral College win—and Democrats aren’t paying this the attention it deserves.
John Nichols

“My goal is to get elected and then to be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College.” Continue Reading >

All Politics Is Local

In Rural America, Opioids Kill Many More Than Covid-19

But the pandemic has made the problem worse, too.

Karen Rothmyer

Where I Live, the Pandemic Can Feel Remote

In a rural village in upstate New York, our hospital laid off staff because there’s not enough for them to do.

Karen Rothmyer

What the Pandemic Looks Like in Rural New York

“Travel into Greene County from any area at this time is inadvisable and is highly discouraged,” the legislature said.

Karen Rothmyer

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