Election 2020

How to Win in Wisconsin

Democrats have a shot to win the state in the November presidential election, but the 2020 strategy has to speak directly to Wisconsinites’ needs.

John Nichols

The Primaries

What Makes Bernie Run?

Biden’s momentum is clear, and the question before Sanders is becoming clearer by the day: Will staying in help build the movement or hurt it?

Robert L. Borosage

How the Coronavirus Hobbled Bernie in Florida

Volunteers in Florida say the pandemic was uniquely bad for Sanders’s grassroots campaigning.

Ken Klippenstein

The Coronavirus Doesn’t Have to Disrupt Our Elections

We have ways to keep voters safe. Now we just need to use them.

John Nichols

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Bernie Sanders

How to Win in Wisconsin

Democrats have a shot to win the state in the November presidential election, but the 2020 strategy has to speak directly to Wisconsinites’ needs.

John Nichols

This Is What an Opposition Party Is Supposed to Sound Like

Bernie Sanders’s moral outrage and devastating sarcasm struck back against a GOP assault on poor and low-income workers. 

John Nichols

Private Insurance Hurts Pharmacists, Too

Pharmacists are an oft-overlooked group of workers made miserable by our for-profit healthcare system.

Jennifer Bernstein

‘The Nation’ Endorses

‘The Nation’ Endorses Bernie Sanders and His Movement

We are proud to endorse Sanders, a democratic socialist with a program both realistic and radical enough to meet the challenges of our time.
The Nation

If Bernie Sanders had simply demonstrated that it is possible to wage a competitive campaign for the presidency without relying on wealthy donors, corporate funders, or secretive PAC money, he would have earned his place in history. If all Sanders had to show for his two campaigns for the presidency… Continue Reading >

What if Rogan Helps?

Beating Trump Is the Goal. What if Joe Rogan Fans Will Help?

Much of the criticism of Sanders for accepting the endorsement rewrites the past and present of Democratic Party electoral politics.

Edward Burmila

What if Rogan Hurts?

Bernie Broke My Heart When He Embraced Rogan’s Endorsement

I’ve been a lifelong socialist and a supporter of Sanders since the 1980s. I expected better from the senator.

Donna Minkowitz

Joe Biden

How to Win in Wisconsin

Democrats have a shot to win the state in the November presidential election, but the 2020 strategy has to speak directly to Wisconsinites’ needs.

John Nichols

We Can Afford to Beat This Crisis

Even deficit hawks like Joe Biden know that when faced with the genuine prospect of annihilation, the only adequate response is to do whatever it takes to prevent it.

Rohan Grey

What Makes Bernie Run?

Biden’s momentum is clear, and the question before Sanders is becoming clearer by the day: Will staying in help build the movement or hurt it?

Robert L. Borosage

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

Not ‘Feeling the Bern’

I proudly staked a Bernie yard sign on my lawn in 2016. This cycle, it’s still in my garage, and I haven’t yet decided whom I’ll vote for in the 2020 primary.

Karen Rothmyer

How I Learned to Stop Worrying About My Neighbors

I hope people driving through my town don’t see the sign and believe everyone here—and in small towns around the US—is a caricature.

Karen Rothmyer

Gun Basics—and Other Lessons

Getting along is a necessity when you know you’re likely to run into each other at the only gas station in town. But it’s also a frame of mind.

Karen Rothmyer

Coronavirus

Cuomo Helped Get New York Into This Mess

The governor’s position on health care spending looked starkly different a couple of months ago.

Ross Barkan

All the President’s Crackpots

Richard A. Epstein’s crank theories about the coronavirus are influential thanks to a powerful network of right-wing legal activists.

Jeet Heer

Out From Under ‘the Economy’

Covid-19 proves we can’t conflate the market’s health with workers’ well-being.

Sheetal Chhabria and Aparna Gopalan

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