It’s difficult to imagine the party nominating two white men for president and vice president ever again.
The 2020 election undoubtedly offers Democrats their best chance yet to reclaim state legislative chambers across the country.
New data show how in every major metropolitan area, massive gaps still separate white people and people of color.
He’s trying to rally red America by portraying blue cities as a threat, and then positioning himself as the human wall against them.
Many activists will not tolerate a Democratic-controlled Senate that allows Republicans to block civil-rights legislation next year.
For these social-justice groups, Americans’ protests against systemic racism represent the arrival of the cavalry.
He’s trying to assemble a winning coalition with a dwindling number of sympathetic white voters.
Democrats were already gaining ground in the region before the pandemic hit.
Enormous differences separate today’s protest movements from those of the 1960s. But they may ultimately prove united by the magnitude of the change they impose.
The 2024 GOP presidential nominee is highly likely to be an acolyte of the president’s.
Both persistent inequality and President Trump’s hostility put extraordinary pressure on them.
If the former vice president names his future appointees now, it will cast him as the convener of a generational transition in national leadership.
Education remains the most important dividing line in America.
Even during the pandemic, he is using the tools of national authority to advance Republican priorities while weakening Democrats’ capacity to impede them.
The pandemic is scrambling how Republicans and Democrats think about paying low-wage employees.
And Democrats aren’t the only ones who could lose out.
The pandemic’s ultimate political consequences could hinge on one group of Americans.
The pandemic could exacerbate a major Trump-reelection vulnerability: his weakness with urban and suburban voters.
But the battle over expanding access is only getting started.
Voters in Michigan and Florida may be more likely than others to blame or credit him for how the outbreak unfolds.