Campaigns and Elections

Asian elephants eating bamboo in the wild.

An Open Letter to the President of the United States An Open Letter to the President of the United States

There are worse things in life than a comfortable retirement.

Jul 10, 2024 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

People participate in a “Climate Justice Means Free Palestine!” rally outside of the Citibank headquarters on June 18, 2024, in New York City.

Young People Want Better Than Biden. But What Choice Do We Really Have? Young People Want Better Than Biden. But What Choice Do We Really Have?

The Sunrise Movement has been hesitant to endorse Biden, and we are far from alone.

Jul 10, 2024 / Comment / Matthew Miles Goodrich

Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden speaks at a primary night election rally in Columbia, South Carolina, Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Biden’s Salvo Against Party “Elites” Is a Cop-Out Biden’s Salvo Against Party “Elites” Is a Cop-Out

From his perch in the nation’s highest office, the president has positioned himself as the underdog—against elected Democratic representatives.

Jul 9, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Exterior of the US Supreme Court Building the statue is titled “Authority of Law.”

In a Democracy, No Leader Is Indispensable In a Democracy, No Leader Is Indispensable

As Joe Biden flirts with the Samson Option—threatening to bring his party to ruin in November—he needs to realize that the election isn’t just about him.

Jul 8, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Joe Biden delivers remarks at a campaign rally at Sherman Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 5, 2024.

Biden Won’t Win With This Kind of Campaign Biden Won’t Win With This Kind of Campaign

The president says he won’t bow out. But his efforts to renew his candidacy are risk-averse, uninspired, and dangerously misguided.

Jul 8, 2024 / John Nichols

Kamala Harris waves as she arrives on stage to deliver remarks on reproductive rights at Ritchie Coliseum on the campus of the University of Maryland on June 24, 2024 in College Park, Maryland.

Exclusive: Is Kamala the One? Exclusive: Is Kamala the One?

Could the vice president be our best hope of saving the country from Trump? In this excerpt from our profile, Joan Walsh meets Kamala Harris.

Jul 8, 2024 / Joan Walsh

President Joe Biden speaks with George Stephanopoulos on July 5, 2024, in Madison, Wisconsin. The president sat down with Stephanopoulos while on the campaign trail, a few days after a debate with former president Donald Trump.

Biden Did Not Save His Presidency on ABC Biden Did Not Save His Presidency on ABC

An uneven interview with George Stephanapoulos was too little, too late—and maybe a bit too churlish.

Jul 6, 2024 / Joan Walsh

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is keir-starmer-point-getty.jpg Labour leader and incoming Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer and his wife, Victoria, Lady Starmer, enter 10 Downing Street following Labour's landslide election victory on July 5, 2024, in London.

Labour’s Historic Victory Belies Deep Fault Lines in British Politics Labour’s Historic Victory Belies Deep Fault Lines in British Politics

Keir Starmer has won a huge parliamentary majority—despite a fall in the Labour vote.

Jul 5, 2024 / Steve Howell

Donald Trump participates in the CNN Presidential Debate at the CNN Studios on June 27, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Why Aren’t We Talking About Trump’s Fascism? Why Aren’t We Talking About Trump’s Fascism?

Joe Biden has created a distraction from the existential question that should define this election.

Jul 5, 2024 / Jeet Heer

An image of President Donald Trump looms over crowds of supporters before his speech from the Ellipse at the White House on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

How to Beat Trump in a World of Unreason How to Beat Trump in a World of Unreason

To counter authoritarian drift, Democrats can’t just swap out nominees. They need to be bold.

Jul 5, 2024 / Eric Reinhart

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