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October 11, 2021
Trump’s Coup Attempt Is Far From Finished
Trump is preparing to run in 2024, but a new Senate report detailing his sedition gives officials the evidence they need to disqualify him from completing the coup.
April 7, 2021
One Year Ago When Bernie’s Campaign Ended, We Lost a Common Love
Of all the losses over the past year, Bernie’s campaign—the love at its core—is one we don’t talk about.
March 17, 2021
Bernie Sanders Is at the Apex of His Power
The stimulus bill shows how much Sanders has changed the Democratic Party on domestic policy. Foreign policy is the next hurdle.
March 5, 2021
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Is a Deadlier, More Delusional Alternative to Trump
The governor’s science denialism and Covid lies at CPAC far exceeded those of the former president.
March 1, 2021
Trump Does a Victory Dance at CPAC
The brief Republican civil war is over, as the former president uses the annual conference to reassert his dominance over the party.
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November 3, 2020
No Matter Who Wins, It’s Time to Get Rid of the Electoral College
We should be moving toward a national popular vote to choose our presidents.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 21, 2020
Will Union Workers Deliver Nevada For Biden?
UNITE-HERE! had 90 percent of its members laid off because of Trump’s bungling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, they are knocking on doors to elect Joe Biden.
October 20, 2020
Progressives Should Support Biden Now, but Be Ready to Push Later
The chaos of recent years demands a paradigm shift.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 19, 2020
Progressives Won’t Wait for Biden to Set the Course
If Biden plans to fulfill his campaign trail promise that he’ll be the “most progressive president since FDR,” he’ll have to help lead the push for progressive policies.
Robert L. Borosage
October 12, 2020
What History Tells Us About Trump’s Implosion and Biden’s Opportunity
Political scientist Stephen Skowronek discusses whether a President Biden could become an era-shaping leader.