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Debate 2020

If Debate Skills Mattered, Kamala Harris Wouldn’t Be the One Dropping Out

The California senator suspends her presidential campaign, as Bloomberg buys his way in.

John Nichols

What a Debate Run by Women Looks Like

Last night’s moderators showed us what American political life would look like if women’s concerns were routinely at the center of the conversation.

Joan Walsh

Climate Finally Climbed Onto the Debate Stage. But It’s Still Not Taken Seriously Enough.

Democratic presidential candidates were given the chance to talk about the most pressing environmental issue—but only briefly and inadequately.

Jeet Heer