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Michael Bloomberg news and analysis from The Nation
April 7, 2020
Letters From the April 20/27, 2020, Issue
Thumbs up, thumbs down… Bye-Bye Bloomberg…
March 6, 2020
‘This Was a Grift’: Bloomberg Staffers Explain His Campaign’s Demise
When Elizabeth Warren embarrassed Bloomberg on the debate stage, his lackluster campaign was effectively over.
March 4, 2020
On Biden’s Big Night, Sanders Warns Against ‘Same Old’ Politics
The former vice president is surging, but the Vermont senator is still waging a political revolution.
March 3, 2020
Bloomberg’s Campaign Threatens to Turn Our Elections Into an Auction
In our broken campaign finance system, the barrier to running for office keeps getting higher.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
February 28, 2020
Post Offices Are the Lifeblood of Rural America—Yet Bloomberg Dismisses Them as ‘Antiquated’
The billionaire’s glib Obama-era speeches and interviews regarding rural issues are a political liability.
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February 27, 2020
What Bloomberg Is Doing Has No Precedent in American Political Life
If he becomes the nominee, then the Democratic Party will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the billionaire.
February 27, 2020
Nominating Bloomberg Would Destroy the Democratic Party
Jeet Heer on politics, plus Rick Perlstein on Bernie and Robert Edelman on sports.
Start Making Sense
February 26, 2020
Bloomberg Forced Me From My Teaching Job After He Learned I’d Been a Sex Worker
Elizabeth Warren’s devastating confrontation with the former mayor over allegations of sexual harassment made “billionaire” the dirty word—and made me feel respected.
February 23, 2020
Bernie Sanders Hits the Jackpot
After Nevada, he can and must parlay newfound political capital into a sophisticated argument for why an antiestablishment message is electable.
February 20, 2020
Democrats Must Reject Not Just a Billionaire but the Billionaire Class
Sanders is right that the party cannot surrender to “a corrupt political system bought by billionaires like Mr. Bloomberg.”