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Supporters of President Donald Trump protest outside the Clark County Election Department on November 7, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Supporters of President Donald Trump protest outside the Clark County Election Department on November 7, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

U.S. Democrats Can Learn From the European Left’s Failures

The demise of center-left parties across Europe is a warning to Democrats focused on divisive cultural issues rather than bread-and-butter economics.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses supporters
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses supporters

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The lasting impact of Sanders and Corbyn, a profile of the UAE’s invisible Palestinian hand, and a drift toward authoritarianism in West Africa.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally in Denver on Feb. 16, during his run to be the Democratic nominee for president.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally in Denver on Feb. 16, during his run to be the Democratic nominee for president.

Democratic Socialists Lost, but Their Ideas Have Won

Even though Bernie Sanders didn’t win the U.S. Democratic nomination and Jeremy Corbyn was beaten badly in Britain’s 2019 election, the movements their campaigns created will live on in left-wing politics on both sides of the Atlantic.

Supporters cheer as Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi speaks at NRG Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
Supporters cheer as Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi speaks at NRG Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

Indian Americans Stir Blue Wave in Deep Red Texas

Trump’s touted his rallies with India’s leader, but the Indian American community is leaning left—and nowhere like in Texas.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in at her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing  on Oct. 12 in Washington.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in at her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Oct. 12 in Washington.

Democrats Can’t Reverse the Damage of the Trump Era Overnight

Republican activists have spent decades building a movement, winning state and local elections, and grooming a generation of conservative judges. If the left wants to win and keep power, it must learn from the right’s successes.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about climate change at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on Sept. 14.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about climate change at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on Sept. 14.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stand for the presentation of colors during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 15.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stand for the presentation of colors during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 15.

The Republican and Democratic Parties Are Heading for Collapse

U.S. political parties have reshuffled every few decades, and 2020 may be the year they do it again.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on Jan. 27, 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on Jan. 27, 2017.

This Election Has Become Dangerous for the U.S. Military

Trump is losing support among the troops. That’s just one reason why the military risks getting sucked into the campaign.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden

Accepting Nomination, Biden Implores Voters to Dump Trump

The 2020 Democratic nominee manages to unify his party. But for how long?

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware on July 28.
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware on July 28.

Why We Joined Over 70 Former Republican National Security Officials to Support Biden

A Trump empowered with a second term would be a threat to the United States, especially in Asia.

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware on July 28.
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware on July 28.

How the Democrats Stole the Republicans’ Turf

In speaking for all Americans—instead of just a section of them—Biden's team has rejected the conventional narrative about how to beat Trump in November.

House Foreign Affairs Committee members Rep. Brad Sherman, left, and Rep. Gregory Meeks
House Foreign Affairs Committee members Rep. Brad Sherman, left, and Rep. Gregory Meeks

House Democrats Jockey for Foreign Affairs Committee Gavel

It’s another battle between centrists and progressives that could have big implications for U.S. foreign policy, especially on Israel.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden listens during a joint statement to the press with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on March 9, 2010. While Biden has taken critical stances on Israel in his 2020 presidential campaign, he has stressed: “My commitment to Israel is absolutely unshakeable.”
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden listens during a joint statement to the press with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on March 9, 2010. While Biden has taken critical stances on Israel in his 2020 presidential campaign, he has stressed: “My commitment to Israel is absolutely unshakeable.”

Biden Resists Move Left on Foreign Policy

Though he’s eager to accommodate Bernie Sanders’s base on domestic issues, the presumptive Democratic nominee is still seen as a man of the past by progressives.

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders on a debate stage in Charleston, South Carolina.
Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders on a debate stage in Charleston, South Carolina.

Biden Likely to Embrace Some of Sanders’s Foreign-Policy Ideas, Especially After the Pandemic

The former vice president’s team is already in touch with the Sanders camp about a unified platform, operatives say.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden

With Biden Dominant and Coronavirus Rampant, Democratic 2020 Hopes Soar

Trump’s reelection prospects are looking dimmer—for the moment.

Joe Biden takes the stage at a campaign event in Los Angeles.
Joe Biden takes the stage at a campaign event in Los Angeles.

The Joe Biden Juggernaut

With his smashing Super Tuesday victories and Bloomberg's endorsement, the former vice president has suddenly become the chief 2020 challenger to Trump.

Matt Duss (center) attends the Netroots Nation progressive bloggers conference in Las Vegas on July 24, 2010.
Matt Duss (center) attends the Netroots Nation progressive bloggers conference in Las Vegas on July 24, 2010.

Bernie’s Outsider on the Inside

Bernie Sanders wants to reinvent progressive foreign policy. Here’s the man he hopes will make that happen.

Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden take part in the U.S. presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 25.
Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden take part in the U.S. presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 25.

Democrats Fail the Commander-in-Chief Test

Republican foreign-policy experts weigh in on the Democrats’ Charleston debate.

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