Presidential Candidates

Former US vice president Mike Pence

Pious Pence and Sanctimonious Ron Take a Pounding Pious Pence and Sanctimonious Ron Take a Pounding

The recent poor showing by both of Trump’s leading rivals show he’s a hard act to imitate.

Mar 24, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Texas Governor John Connally appears to be deep in thought

Reagan, Trump, and the Price of Presidential Impunity Reagan, Trump, and the Price of Presidential Impunity

New evidence of 1980 election shenanigans has implications for the debate on prosecuting Trump.

Mar 20, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Florida Man Trashes the Constitution and History in Pursuit of the White House

Florida Man Trashes the Constitution and History in Pursuit of the White House Florida Man Trashes the Constitution and History in Pursuit of the White House

Thanks to an anemic opposition, Ron DeSantis won reelection by a landslide. But if national Democrats don’t learn from the Florida party's mistakes, the governor could take his cra...

Mar 20, 2023 / Editorial / Chris Lehmann for The Nation

Pat Schroeder Would Have Changed American Politics Forever

Pat Schroeder Would Have Changed American Politics Forever Pat Schroeder Would Have Changed American Politics Forever

For a moment in 1987, it felt like the trailblazing Colorado representative, who died this week, could become the first female president of the United States.

Mar 17, 2023 / John Nichols

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at AIPAC

Nikki Haley’s Presidential Run Is Already a National Joke Nikki Haley’s Presidential Run Is Already a National Joke

Her Machiavellian maneuvering notwithstanding, count on one thing: She won’t be able to beat either Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis.

Mar 8, 2023 / Clarence Lusane

Trump speaks at a podium

Reports of Trump’s Demise Are Premature, and His Threat of “Retribution” Is Serious Reports of Trump’s Demise Are Premature, and His Threat of “Retribution” Is Serious

At CPAC, the former president outlines his plan to regain the GOP nomination—and the White House.

Mar 6, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Nikki Haley at a presidential campaign rally in Charleston, S.C.

Nikki Haley’s Anti-Union Fanaticism Is Wild Even for a Republican Nikki Haley’s Anti-Union Fanaticism Is Wild Even for a Republican

The 2024 presidential hopeful has one thing that really sets her apart from her rivals: the depth of her hatred for organized labor.

Feb 17, 2023 / John Nichols

Joe Biden speaking during his third State of the Union address

Biden Just Showed Us How He’ll Run for Reelection Biden Just Showed Us How He’ll Run for Reelection

The State of the Union made it clear: Biden is running in 2024, and he thinks his path to victory runs through blue-collar America.

Feb 8, 2023 / John Nichols

Alden Capital Denver Post protest

The Vultures at Alden Capital Want Us to Believe Their Neutrality Is in Good Faith The Vultures at Alden Capital Want Us to Believe Their Neutrality Is in Good Faith

Ending the practice of endorsing presidential candidates isn’t an honorable act of bipartisanship. It’s a craven act of corporate greed.

Oct 10, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building

The Twilight Years of American Hegemony The Twilight Years of American Hegemony

What could better fit an America in decline than a president in decline, the more radically so the better?

Aug 15, 2022 / Tom Engelhardt

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