Campaigns and Elections

Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden

Résumés Don’t Win Elections Résumés Don’t Win Elections

The Democratic Party has a habit of staking its electoral hopes on its candidates’ credentials. Do voters care?

Jul 15, 2024 / Town Called Malice / Chris Lehmann

Joe Biden at the Ukraine Compact during the final day of the NATO Summit in Washington DC

The Discourse Around Biden’s Health Has Been Odious The Discourse Around Biden’s Health Has Been Odious

We should be able to talk about the president’s condition without sinking into harmful speculation or pernicious stereotypes.

Jul 15, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves

Joe Biden delivers a nationally televised address from the Oval Office of the White House on July 14, 2024.

Biden Condemns Political Violence Without Whitewashing Trump Biden Condemns Political Violence Without Whitewashing Trump

The president deftly avoids the trap of surrendering his critique of MAGA lawlessness.

Jul 14, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump, 2024 / Theodore Roosevelt, 1912.

Americans Know Political Violence All Too Well Americans Know Political Violence All Too Well

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump recalls the shooting of Theodore Roosevelt in Milwaukee.

Jul 14, 2024 / John Nichols

Secret Service agents surround Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump onstage after he was injured at a rally on July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pennsylvania.

A Brief History of Trump and Violence A Brief History of Trump and Violence

The assassin’s bullet that grazed Donald Trump’s ear thankfully missed its mark. But that can’t be allowed to erase the long, ugly history of Trump’s dalliance with violence. ...

Jul 14, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

Donald Trump is rushed offstage during a rally on July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pennsylvania.

In the Wake of the Trump Shooting, We Need Clarity—and Caution In the Wake of the Trump Shooting, We Need Clarity—and Caution

The best way to fend off conspiracy theories and instability is by emphasizing the need for solid facts.

Jul 13, 2024 / Jeet Heer

People are seen celebrating on the statue of Marianne on the Place de la République to celebrate after the Nouveau Front populaire, an alliance of left-wing parties including La France Insoumise came in first on July 7, 2024, in Paris, France.

The Risky Politics of France’s Hung Parliament The Risky Politics of France’s Hung Parliament

In the days since the New Popular Front won the largest number of seats, political gravity has again exerted itself.

Jul 12, 2024 / Harrison Stetler

Miller Time

Miller Time Miller Time

Get out the volts.

Jul 12, 2024 / This Week / Steve Brodner

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a campaign event at Resorts World Las Vegas on July 9, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Can Kamala Harris Beat Trump? Polls Say “Yes.” Can Kamala Harris Beat Trump? Polls Say “Yes.”

The vice president’s numbers keep rising. One new survey puts her ahead of the Republican—and in a better position to beat him than Joe Biden.

Jul 12, 2024 / John Nichols

Joe Biden speaks at an event launching the Ukraine Compact at the 2024 NATO Summit on July 11, 2024, in Washington, DC.

Why Aren’t We Talking About the Great News on the Economy and Crime? Why Aren’t We Talking About the Great News on the Economy and Crime?

The Democrats have a winning election message—but do they have the right messenger?

Jul 12, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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