Paradoxically, in the current moment—a moment Biden helped to create by blocking Bork—being unqualified for the presidency is the best qualification a candidate can have.
Letting any single state go first is a mistake. But a national primary would be problematic too. Luckily, those aren't the only two options.
Activists urge Klobuchar to suspend her presidential campaign.
One dynamic that works in favor of both Trump and Sanders is that voters discount their extreme stances, figuring that they just represent opening offers that will eventually be watered down in compromises with powerful interest groups and with establishment lawmakers.
The Sanders-Warren agenda of higher taxes, increased regulation, and more government control worries Wall Street
The two Democratic billionaires have spent a combined $200 million on campaign ads already. That doesn't mean much to them, but the opportunity costs are staggering.
In the midst of a housing crisis, L.A. politicians have decided to limit their own incentives to allow more housing construction.
Friday A/V Club: Long before Kennedy and Nixon, there were Bryan and Taft.
Tulsi Gabbard Conspiracy Theories Go Mainstream as Hillary Clinton Accuses the Candidate of Being Groomed by Russia
Gabbard called Clinton "the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long."
Barack Obama's recent endorsement of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is an example of why not all foreign efforts to influence elections are wrong.
Should participation in an election hinge on a voter's identity being made public? Of course not.
The constitutional amendment they support, like the president’s plan to regulate social media, trusts the government to moderate our political debate.
Every Democrat in the Senate Supports a Constitutional Amendment That Would Radically Curtail Freedom of Speech
The Democracy for All Amendment aims to mute some voices so that others can be heard.
They are letting President Trump's bogus anti-immigration narrative dominate their conversation
Unlike many other policies proposed by Democratic presidential hopefuls, trade policy is something a new president can unilaterally impose.
Buttigieg calls for three-year sunset on military force authorizations.
A majority of Americans say they favor free trade. But both major parties are moving in the other direction.
Warren says her administration "will engage in international trade—but on our terms and only when it benefits American families." The details show she'd be opposed to trade with most developing nations.
There's a risk that if Warren and Sanders do get their way, the sucking sound will be of talent and capital fleeing America for other jurisdictions where they will be treated better.
But the campaign workers complaining about their union-negotiated salaries are being hypocritical too.
Harris is pitching a carefully constructed narrative that seems to be at odds with her record in many ways.
"The outsized power that the political parties hold can often be used in the wrong way to squelch our democracy and dissenting voices even within our own parties," says Gabbard.
Her brand of feminism has little appeal beyond a narrow band of white professional women.
America's favorite humorist makes an official podcast re-announcement of his perennial presidential campaign.
McAfee lauds Che Guevara for being revolutionary and thinks Cuba is his last chance to avoid extradition for tax crimes.
Do the Hatch Act's Restrictions on Kellyanne Conway's Commentary Violate Her First Amendment Rights?
The president's spokeswoman is doing what she has always done on TV, unencumbered by the legal distinction between partisan pundit and executive branch employee.
Nancy Pelosi's overwrought take on Donald Trump's receptiveness to "oppo research" is hard to take seriously.
"Tariffs are taxes on Americans—and we talk as if that's not the case; we forget that Americans are paying them," says Pete Buttigieg. That shouldn't be noteworthy, but unfortunately it is.
Bernie Sanders Has a Strange Affinity for Strongman Daniel Ortega. He's Not the Only Democrat Who Does.
Bill de Blasio helped raise funds for the Sandinistas in New York and subscribed to the party's newspaper, Barricada, or Barricade.
Trade has made Americans better off, and Democrats should use every opportunity to make that argument in the face of Trump's trade war.
The Democratic senator and 2020 presidential hopeful calls it her "Clean Elections Plan."
Buttigieg urging candidates to "talk about freedom more" is a positive development not just for the Democrats but for the country.
She's a centrist turned progressive.
How will a former vice president with a lot of baggage fare in an increasingly progressive, intersectional Democratic primary?
New Yorkers don't want him. Why would the rest of the country?
Pete Buttigieg wants to move forward, not backward. What a novel campaign platform!
Most politicians have evolved on gay issues. But not all were directly connected to anti-gay organizations.