Joe Biden

President Joe Biden, right, and Vice President Kamala Harris wave and give thumbs up during a campaign event at Girard College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 29, 2024.

Why Are Democrats Holding Their Fire on Trump’s Conviction? Why Are Democrats Holding Their Fire on Trump’s Conviction?

For Biden consultants to look out at this set of conditions and say “We just don’t know what to do” is worse than political malpractice; it’s civic idiocy

Jun 5, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

President Joe Biden looks back over his shoulder and smiles while leaving a press conference.

Donald Trump Is a Convicted Felon. Democrats Must Shout It From the Rooftops. Donald Trump Is a Convicted Felon. Democrats Must Shout It From the Rooftops.

Pundits and pearl-clutchers are warning Joe Biden to campaign on his record and leave Trump’s legal troubles alone. That would be political malpractice.

Jun 3, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, departs a House Oversight Committee meeting at Capitol Hill on January 10, 2024. in Washington, DC.

The GOP’s Slapdash Hunter Biden Conspiracies The GOP’s Slapdash Hunter Biden Conspiracies

Ignoring actual facts, Republicans are trying to turn the president’s son’s sad, seamy saga into an election scandal.

Jun 3, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton shares a moment with then–Vice President Joe Biden during a portrait unveiling ceremony for then–Senate minority leader Senator Harry Reid on December 8, 2016.

Young People See “a Dying Empire” Because They’re Paying Attention Young People See “a Dying Empire” Because They’re Paying Attention

For decades, the Democratic Party has conducted low-grade generational warfare against young Americans.

May 30, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

President Joe Biden at a podium in front of a banner reading

Biden Touts His Student Debt Relief, but the Crisis Demands Much More Biden Touts His Student Debt Relief, but the Crisis Demands Much More

The president is canceling student loan debt in batches of thousands, but the need is in the millions. It’s costing him the voters he needs most.

May 28, 2024 / Eleni Schirmer

Can Biden Become a Pugilist for Populism?

Can Biden Become a Pugilist for Populism? Can Biden Become a Pugilist for Populism?

Why it’s time to take Adam Tooze’s advice and “re-politicize the economy.”

May 21, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Joe Biden in academic regalia, in front of a crowd of university faculty and staff, giving the commencement address at Morehouse College.

Biden Fared Well at Morehouse. So You Didn’t Hear About It. Biden Fared Well at Morehouse. So You Didn’t Hear About It.

Biden’s speech wasn’t groundbreaking. But he did not take these talented 20-somethings for granted.

May 20, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Joe Biden delivers remarks while meeting with the Joint Chiefs and Combatant Commanders in the Cabinet Room of the White House May 15, 2024 in Washington, DC.

Don’t Believe the Pundits: Gaza Is a Political Disaster for Biden Don’t Believe the Pundits: Gaza Is a Political Disaster for Biden

Some observers say the war isn’t that big a deal in the 2024 campaign. Here’s why they’re so wrong.

May 17, 2024 / Joshua A. Cohen

A pro-Palestinian demonstrators display Free Palestine mafla during a peaceful rally at the Bukit Jalil indoor stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Southeast Asia Is in an Uproar Over Gaza Southeast Asia Is in an Uproar Over Gaza

From political mommy bloggers to McDonald’s boycotts, frustration with Israel and the US’s approach to Gaza has reverberated across the region. Now, there are implications for Chi...

May 16, 2024 / Timothy McLaughlin

US President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House about pro-Palestinian campus protests on May 2, 2024.

Biden’s Domestic Reforms Don’t Add Up to the Great Society Biden’s Domestic Reforms Don’t Add Up to the Great Society

But they do signal that government can make life tangibly better.

May 13, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

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