Even if the party sweeps Congress and the White House in 2020, the Senate rule would let a faction of the reddest, whitest states stymie its agenda.
The president is casting Democrats as the real racists to energize his base, but in doing so he’s hindering his capacity to reach beyond it.
In the latest debates, Warren, Sanders, and Harris all vied for the party’s progressives rather than testing the front-runner’s support with moderates.
His strategy rests on a bet: that these voters will respond just as enthusiastically to his belligerence as working-class white men.
The president needs the voters who approve of his record on the economy but disapprove of him overall. His racist attacks this week only hurt that cause.
Several 2020 candidates are proffering moral and policy arguments for providing coverage, but the politics of the move are another matter.
Expect way more fighting over health care before the next set of presidential debates.
The Supreme Court’s census ruling and the second Democratic debate both wrestled with the same question.
There may be an unprecedented level of discontent with the president among voters satisfied with the economy.
Even with a surge in overall participation, white working-class voters could still remain decisive in the 2020 election.
It didn’t actually cost the GOP all that much.
Kamala Harris wants to use federal oversight as a check on local anti-abortion laws—the latest example in a bipartisan pattern.
Their support for Republican officials has been key to the GOP’s strength in the South.
Joe Biden’s edge with older voters is his greatest asset so far in the race.
The voters who flipped the House aren’t uniformly on board with an ambitious progressive agenda.
Joe Biden’s candidacy is a proxy for the larger question of how the party can best rebuild a successful presidential majority.
The special counsel’s findings validate the concerns of anyone who feared how Donald Trump would wield presidential power.
As the GOP’s political power concentrates in less diverse areas, resistance to the president’s agenda keeps on shrinking.
These local groups support individuals and families who are economically vulnerable and socially isolated.
There’s a far better chance of uprooting the president’s influence if he’s beaten at the ballot box.