Campaigns and Elections

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

Donald Trump at a campaign event in Rochester, N.H., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

Trump No Longer Faces Any Honest Rival for the GOP Nomination Trump No Longer Faces Any Honest Rival for the GOP Nomination

DeSantis flamed out. Christie and Hutchinson bowed out. All that’s left is Trump sycophant Nikki Haley—and the inevitable winner himself.

Jan 22, 2024 / John Nichols

Nikki Haley talks to a group of people while campaigning in New Hampshire.

Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy Can’t Escape GOP Racism Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy Can’t Escape GOP Racism

The two presidential candidates are boxed in by the bigotry they deny exists.

Jan 19, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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How Students in Seattle Got More School Counselors—Paid for by the City’s Wealthiest Corporations How Students in Seattle Got More School Counselors—Paid for by the City’s Wealthiest Corporations

Local politicians said it couldn't be done. The Seattle Times said it shouldn't be done. The students stuck to their demands and proved them wrong.

Jan 19, 2024 / Natalya McConnell

We’ve Got to Tax the Rich

We’ve Got to Tax the Rich We’ve Got to Tax the Rich

Of all the ills afflicting our democracy, the failure to rein in the power of money remains the most egregious.

Jan 23, 2024 / Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan

A group of migrants of varying ages, with children holding adult’s hands, photographed from behind while walking up a dirt hill.

On Immigration, Biden Made His Own Bed On Immigration, Biden Made His Own Bed

The president is still trying to appease his conservative critics on immigration, putting his reelection at risk.

Jan 22, 2024 / Comment / Gaby Del Valle

President Joe Biden returns to the White House December 20, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

New Hampshire Primary Voters Can Send Biden a Powerful Message About Gaza New Hampshire Primary Voters Can Send Biden a Powerful Message About Gaza

A campaign to write in the word “cease-fire” seeks to pressure the administration to shift its policy.

Jan 18, 2024 / John Nichols

Vivek Ramaswamy Holds His Caucus Night Party In Iowa

Vivek Ramaswamy Crashes and Burns Vivek Ramaswamy Crashes and Burns

On Tuesday, the anti-woke entrepreneur dropped out of the GOP presidential race.

Jan 17, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

“It’s Marianne or Death”: On the Campaign Trail With Marianne Williamson

“It’s Marianne or Death”: On the Campaign Trail With Marianne Williamson “It’s Marianne or Death”: On the Campaign Trail With Marianne Williamson

To her detractors, presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is a political joke. But for her most fervent supporters, she's their only hope.

Jan 18, 2024 / Feature / P.E. Moskowitz

Donald Trump, on stage, points in front of a large sign reading

Iowa Finally Picked the GOP Nominee Iowa Finally Picked the GOP Nominee

The state is infamous for propelling sure losers into the Republican primary. Backing Trump, it picked another loser—but he’s likely to be the nominee anyway.

Jan 16, 2024 / Joan Walsh

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