Presidential Candidates

Progressives Won’t Wait for Biden to Set the Course

Progressives Won’t Wait for Biden to Set the Course 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.

Oct 19, 2020 / Robert L. Borosage

Donald Trump pointing with Joe Biden in the background

What History Tells Us About Trump’s Implosion and Biden’s Opportunity 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.

Oct 12, 2020 / Q&A / Richard Kreitner

Trump May Be Infectious, but He’s Still Ignorant

Trump May Be Infectious, but He’s Still Ignorant Trump May Be Infectious, but He’s Still Ignorant

Testing positive for Covid-19 has done nothing to change the president’s thinking about the pandemic.

Oct 5, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Trump Paid Less in Taxes Than a Schoolteacher or a Nurse

Trump Paid Less in Taxes Than a Schoolteacher or a Nurse Trump Paid Less in Taxes Than a Schoolteacher or a Nurse

What’s most shocking about the president’s taxes are the things that are legal.

Sep 29, 2020 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Firefighters stare into a fire.

Putting the Existential Threat of Climate Change Front and Center Putting the Existential Threat of Climate Change Front and Center

Until recently, the US mainstream media featured more climate silence than climate science.

Sep 22, 2020 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Poll workers

It’s Going to Be a Long November It’s Going to Be a Long November

A game plan for every election outcome this year. 

Sep 15, 2020 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

High school students work the polls

We Can’t Dismiss Young Voters. Here’s Why. We Can’t Dismiss Young Voters. Here’s Why.

Young voters are often perceived as ambivalent. But history shows us that young people led the nation’s most significant movements, including the fight for voting rights.

Sep 11, 2020 / StudentNation / Sherri Williams

How the Biden Campaign Can Turn Trump’s ‘Strength’ Into a Weakness

How the Biden Campaign Can Turn Trump’s ‘Strength’ Into a Weakness How the Biden Campaign Can Turn Trump’s ‘Strength’ Into a Weakness

Too many Americans still give Trump unwarranted credit for the economy.

Sep 9, 2020 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Students promote black voter engagement

What Do Young Black Women Want From This Election? What Do Young Black Women Want From This Election?

“Black women are always the ones who are asked to save folks, whether or not we get thanked or supported for it.”

Sep 9, 2020 / StudentNation / Kristen Johnson

Samson Bringing Down the Temple

Trump Embraces the Samson Option Trump Embraces the Samson Option

Inciting violence may not win Trump the election. But it still advances his agenda.

Aug 31, 2020 / Jeet Heer

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