Campaigns and Elections

President Joe Biden at the pulpit of the St. John Baptist Church

The Abject Failure of Biden’s Quiet Diplomacy Is Spreading Middle Eastern Chaos The Abject Failure of Biden’s Quiet Diplomacy Is Spreading Middle Eastern Chaos

The president’s promise of restraint is repeatedly belied by the reality of continued escalation.

Jan 29, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Nancy Pelosi on CNN's

Nancy Pelosi’s Rant Against Cease-Fire Supporters Will Hurt Biden’s 2024 Campaign Nancy Pelosi’s Rant Against Cease-Fire Supporters Will Hurt Biden’s 2024 Campaign

The ex-speaker’s “delusional” attack insults millions of voters—and reveals the scorching ignorance of top Democrats about the depth of opposition to Israel’s war.

Jan 29, 2024 / John Nichols

From left, US Representatives for California Katie Porter, Adam Schiff, and Barbara Lee, Democratic candidates for the California Senate, participate in the National Union of Healthcare Workers Senate Candidate Forum in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

In a Predictable Election Season, There Are Still Surprises Out West In a Predictable Election Season, There Are Still Surprises Out West

Nothing much is happening in the presidential primaries. But local races in California, Nevada, and Arizona may shift the political landscape.

Jan 26, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

Nikki Haley speaking at a podium at an event for voters.

Nikki Haley Is Hanging On In Case Trump Unravels Nikki Haley Is Hanging On In Case Trump Unravels

She didn’t win New Hampshire. But she’s persevering and that’s what matters.

Jan 23, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Joe Biden at a reproductive freedom campaign rally at George Mason University in Manassas, Va.,on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

Biden Might Have Had the Best Night of All in New Hampshire Biden Might Have Had the Best Night of All in New Hampshire

The state Biden pushed out of the primary calendar gave the write-in candidate a landslide win, and signs of a path to victory in November.

Jan 24, 2024 / John Nichols

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu watches as Nikki Haley campaigns in Franklin, N.H., on January 22, 2024.

Chris Sununu, Loser Chris Sununu, Loser

The governor of New Hampshire chose not to run as a favorite-son candidate against Trump, and instead bet on Nikki Haley. It was a bad bet.

Jan 25, 2024 / John Nichols

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, center, speaks at a news conference alongside prosecutor Nathan Wade, right.

The Fani Willis Scandal Is Bad—but It Doesn’t Change Her Case Against Trump The Fani Willis Scandal Is Bad—but It Doesn’t Change Her Case Against Trump

While the allegations that Willis had a romantic relationship with prosecutor Nathan Wade are serious, they don’t affect the merits of the charges against the former president.

Jan 23, 2024 / Elie Mystal

Republican presidential hopeful and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign event in Franklin, New Hampshire, on January 22, 2024.

Nikki Haley Missed Her Best Chance to Take on Trump Nikki Haley Missed Her Best Chance to Take on Trump

Haley had an opportunity to unite New Hampshire voters against Trump’s racism. Instead, she ducked.

Jan 23, 2024 / John Nichols

Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis waves as he departs the stage.

Shed No Tears for Ron DeSanctimonious Shed No Tears for Ron DeSanctimonious

Donald Trump doesn’t just defeat his rivals. He humiliates and obliterates them.

Jan 22, 2024 / Jeet Heer

A close-cropped photo of Ron DeSantis holding a microphone, looking down.

The DeSantis Debacle Is Over The DeSantis Debacle Is Over

The once and never Trump successor’s campaign collapsed about a year ago. His ego got finally the news.

Jan 21, 2024 / Joan Walsh

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