Election 2020

Trump touches copy of spending bill

Trump’s Budget Is a Bitter Betrayal Trump’s Budget Is a Bitter Betrayal

The only question is how long the president can get away with this con.

Mar 19, 2019 / Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand Has Led the Fight to Maintain Civilian Control of the Military Kirsten Gillibrand Has Led the Fight to Maintain Civilian Control of the Military

As a presidential contender, the New York senator can and should highlight her vital struggles for Pentagon accountability.

Mar 18, 2019 / John Nichols

Student climate protests

Let the 16-Year-Olds Who Are Marching for the Planet Vote to Save It Let the 16-Year-Olds Who Are Marching for the Planet Vote to Save It

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is leading the change to lower the voting age, and she just got 125 House members to vote with her.

Mar 15, 2019 / John Nichols

Beto O'Rourke

Why I’m Glad Beto O’Rourke Is Running Why I’m Glad Beto O’Rourke Is Running

And why Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum should run, as well.

Mar 14, 2019 / John Nichols

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the campaign trail

Why Primary Challenges Might Sneak Up on Democrats in 2020 Why Primary Challenges Might Sneak Up on Democrats in 2020

A Resistance-left alliance could oust incumbents and pull the party left. 

Mar 14, 2019 / Sean McElwee

Robert Mueller sworn in

Even a Vacuous Mueller Report Won’t End ‘Russiagate’ Even a Vacuous Mueller Report Won’t End ‘Russiagate’

Too many reputations and other interests are vested in the legend for it to vanish from American politics anytime soon.

Mar 14, 2019 / Stephen F. Cohen

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Letters From the April 1, 2019, Issue Letters From the April 1, 2019, Issue

Channeling Allende As a person who has lived and worked in South and Central America for many years, I read with joy and sorrow the comment by Ariel Dorfman [“Advice for Maduro,” M…

Mar 14, 2019 / Letters / Our Readers

Roger Ailes, President of Fox News

Fox News Has Always Been Propaganda Fox News Has Always Been Propaganda

The cable news channel has poisoned political discourse from the moment it went on the air.

Mar 14, 2019 / Column / Eric Alterman

Trump walking east room

How to Beat Trump in 2020 How to Beat Trump in 2020

John Nichols on strategy, Michael Kazin on Southern Democrats, and Katha Pollitt on political victories for women.

Mar 14, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Stacey Abrams Georgia governor's race

Why Progressive Insurgents Aren’t Waiting for Permission to Run for Office Why Progressive Insurgents Aren’t Waiting for Permission to Run for Office

For too long, the homogeneity of our candidates has suppressed important voices.

Mar 12, 2019 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

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