The Democrats’ leftward lurch doomed Kamala Harris, an ex-prosecutor—and ignores the political pressures that black and female candidates faced not long ago.
The Democratic field has room for a moderate who isn’t Joe Biden. But by backing away from his own record, a promising New Jersey centrist took himself out of contention.
The former UN ambassador presents herself as the leader who, without ever renouncing Trump, can heal the divisions his presidency has caused.
Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton differ in many ways. But beneath each candidate’s marquee scandal lies the same core defect: insularity.
If Michael Bloomberg enters the presidential race, he will empower the very forces that he is reportedly eager to thwart.
In Europe, right-wing demagogues steer material benefits to working-class supporters, but the current U.S. president has delivered nothing of the sort.
Presidential hopefuls blasted Trump for abandoning the Kurds—but want the U.S. to pull out of Afghanistan under similar conditions.
His brazen attempts to redefine the norms of acceptable conduct work for a reason.
Normally, conspiratorial thinking is a weapon for the weak. But Trump’s GOP wallows in paranoia even when it controls the White House.
For a generation, Democrats equated boldness with defeat. In launching an impeachment inquiry, Nancy Pelosi signaled a new direction.
Like Ross Perot, the Democratic businessman downplays social issues and focuses on economics—the perfect formula for some disaffected voters.
Caught between Baby Boomers and Millennials, this generation may have missed its chance.
Presidents who take office in the shadow of unpopular wars don’t tolerate warlike advisers for very long.
Elizabeth Warren is imploring Democrats to choose inspiration over caution—just as an insurgent Illinois senator did against Hillary Clinton in 2007.
The president’s designs on the world’s largest island reveal his indifference to how its residents might feel.
The president often implies that what determines national loyalty is not citizenship but ethnicity, religion, and race.
Many leading Democratic candidates are running against free trade, but trade is popular—especially in Iowa.
Instead of denying threats to the planet, far-right propagandists seize on them as another means of sowing racial panic.
To treat great-power competition as an afterthought is irresponsible, even dangerous. The 2020 presidential candidates did just that.
As Warren and Sanders dominate the party’s agenda, centrists are left sniping from the sidelines.