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Joe Biden news and analysis from The Nation
November 6, 2017
Joe Biden Positions Himself as the ‘Anti-Bernie’
Biden, like many mainstream liberal Democrats, seems intent upon not understanding the real lessons of 2016.
June 27, 2017
Mitch McConnell’s Health-Care Setback Is a Big F*cking Deal
Progressives have to continue to agitate, but they dealt the right a blow this week.
December 21, 2016
The Alliance for Prosperity Will Intensify the Central American Refugee Crisis
Conceived without the participation of civil-society groups, the chief goal is to advance elite US and Northern Triangle business interests.
July 28, 2016
Hillary Clinton Lets the Men Make Her Case on Night 3 of the DNC
One powerful man after another wielded his powers
on behalf of the first woman to be nominated by a major party for president of the United States.
January 27, 2016
The Cold Warriors Strike Back
In Washington, London, Turkey, Kiev, and even Moscow, opponents of a possible US–Russian détente on Ukraine and Syria demonstrate again their power to thwart the process of negotiations.
Stephen F. Cohen
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November 11, 2015
Washington Appears to Reject the Opportunity to End the New Cold War With Russia
The US is rejecting Putin’s proposal to cooperate against the terrorist Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, while escalating NATO’s “exercises” against Russia in Eastern Europe.
Stephen F. Cohen
October 21, 2015
Who Benefits From Biden’s Exit? Biden.
By becoming a factor in a presidential race he was not running, the vice president increased his stature and influence.
October 19, 2015
The Democratic Primary Doesn’t Need Joe Biden
The vice president thinks Hillary Clinton needs better opposition. That’s condescending to the man who’s made this a race.
October 13, 2015
How the Populist Moment Will Shape the Debates
The moment and the movements shaping it.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 12, 2015
Showdown: What Will We Learn From the First Clinton-Sanders Debate?
A liberal will square off against a socialist atop the most progressive Democratic field in most of our lifetimes.