Campaigns and Elections

Tom Suozzi in a suit speaking in front of a sign announcing the special election in NY-03.

The Race to Take Over George Santos’s Seat Heats Up The Race to Take Over George Santos’s Seat Heats Up

Polls show Democrat Tom Suozzi up by four points over Republican Mazi Pilip, which is not a great sign for the former incumbent. But Suozzi has the money to take over the airwaves.

Feb 9, 2024 / Joan Walsh

President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally to restore Roe in Manassas, Va., on January 23, 2024.

Biden’s Abortion Ambivalence Is Self-Defeating Biden’s Abortion Ambivalence Is Self-Defeating

The pro-choice majority will be mobilized by clarity, not equivocation.

Feb 9, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Joe Biden answers questions about Israel after speaking about the Special Counsel report in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2024

Biden Can No Longer Avoid Questions About His Fitness for a Second Term Biden Can No Longer Avoid Questions About His Fitness for a Second Term

A long-simmering debate has boiled to the surface with the special counsel’s report. How the president responds will determine whether he is reelected.

Feb 9, 2024 / John Nichols

Artist sketch depicting attorney Jonathan Mitchell arguing before the Supreme Court on behalf of former president Donald Trump on Thursday, February 8, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

The Supreme Court Is Not Going to Save Us From Donald Trump The Supreme Court Is Not Going to Save Us From Donald Trump

The justices have made clear that they do not think the 14th Amendment disqualifies Trump from running for office. That means there’s only one way to stop him—at the ballot box.

Feb 9, 2024 / Elie Mystal

Trump supporters rally to welcome him at Manchester airport in Manchester, N.H., on May 10, ahead of his CNN town hall.

Will the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 Turn Trumpism Into a Governing Agenda? Will the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 Turn Trumpism Into a Governing Agenda?

Be scared, be very scared.

Feb 8, 2024 / Comment / Robert L. Borosage

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaks about Republicans’ abandoning the bipartisan border deal during the Senate Democrats’ press conference in the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

The Democrats’ Hard-Right Turn on Immigration Is a Disaster In Every Way The Democrats’ Hard-Right Turn on Immigration Is a Disaster In Every Way

It’s amoral. It’s desperate. It’s politically reckless. It’s wrong no matter how you look at it.

Feb 8, 2024 / Adam Johnson

Former US President Donald Trump departs after speaking to the press after attending the civil fraud trial against the Trump Organization in New York State Supreme Court, in New York City on January 11, 2024.

The Only Way Trump Stays on the Ballot Is if the Supreme Court Rejects the Constitution The Only Way Trump Stays on the Ballot Is if the Supreme Court Rejects the Constitution

It’s simple: Amendment 14, Section 3 bars Trump from the ballot. The question today is whether the justices will accept this reality.

Feb 8, 2024 / John Nichols

A man holds a placard reading

It’s the 2024 Election Season. Where’s the Climate Story? It’s the 2024 Election Season. Where’s the Climate Story?

Despite the threats to all of humanity, news outlets around the world are largely sidelining the climate conversation

Feb 7, 2024 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

Beth Lewis, Executive Director of Save Our Schools Arizona, speaks out against income tax cuts and election law changes passed by the Arizona Legislature in Phoenix, Arizona on September 28, 2017.

In Red States, the Bill for School Voucher Bait-and-Switch Is Coming Due In Red States, the Bill for School Voucher Bait-and-Switch Is Coming Due

For GOP lawmakers who view public education as a quasi-socialist project, the gaping hole in state budgets left by subsidizing private school tuition is a feature, not a bug.

Feb 7, 2024 / Jennifer C. Berkshire and Jack Schneider

Republican presidential candidate and former president Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on January 19, 2024, in Concord, N.H.

The D.C. Circuit Just Shredded Trump’s Immunity Claims The D.C. Circuit Just Shredded Trump’s Immunity Claims

The court’s decision should put to rest the question of whether a former president is immune to prosecution. The question is whether the Supreme Court will allow that.

Feb 7, 2024 / Elie Mystal

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