Campaigns and Elections

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is voting-booth-getty.jpg A voting booth is seen at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections in Virginia Beach, Va., during early voting on Friday, September 22, 2023.

Is 2024 Democracy’s “Super Bowl”? Is 2024 Democracy’s “Super Bowl”?

Two billion people—half the world’s population—will participate in more than 75 elections this year.

Jan 17, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Biden Has to Reject the “Mission Accomplished” Delusion

Biden Has to Reject the “Mission Accomplished” Delusion Biden Has to Reject the “Mission Accomplished” Delusion

The president and his top advisers are prisoners of nostalgic fantasies.

Jan 16, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump waves after speaking at a caucus night party in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.

Iowa Republicans Decide They Want to Lose Again With Donald Trump Iowa Republicans Decide They Want to Lose Again With Donald Trump

The former president won the first caucus state. But a striking one-third of caucus-goers told pollsters that a convicted Donald Trump would be unfit for office.

Jan 16, 2024 / John Nichols

The rules, not the rulers: President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House in October.

Even Without a Contest at the Top of the Ticket, Voting in the Democratic Primary Still Matters Even Without a Contest at the Top of the Ticket, Voting in the Democratic Primary Still Matters

Joe Biden and the DNC have arranged a coronation, but what they don’t want you to know is that changing the rules is at least as important as choosing our rulers.

Jan 16, 2024 / Larry Cohen

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks during a press conference at Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Pete Buttigieg Refuses to Reform a Dangerously Unsafe Airline Industry Pete Buttigieg Refuses to Reform a Dangerously Unsafe Airline Industry

Countless near misses and faulty equipment require systematic attack—not soothing rhetoric.

Jan 12, 2024 / Jeet Heer

A rally in support of a Gaza ceasefire in San Francisco on January 6, 2024.

Americans Are More Likely to Back Candidates Who Support a Cease-Fire, a New Poll Shows Americans Are More Likely to Back Candidates Who Support a Cease-Fire, a New Poll Shows

The survey finds high levels of enthusiasm for a Gaza cease-fire, especially among young voters and key Democratic constituencies.

Jan 12, 2024 / John Nichols

Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, right, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, left, speak at the same time at the CNN Republican presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 10, 2024.

The GOP Primary Debate Was a Tedious Mess The GOP Primary Debate Was a Tedious Mess

Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley clearly despise each other, but neither emerged as the obvious number two behind Trump.

Jan 11, 2024 / Joan Walsh

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