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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.

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?

Wallace Mazon holds a sign calling for the abolition of the Iowa caucuses outside the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters in Des Moines on Feb. 4.

If Iowa Were in Africa, International Observers Would Be Crying Foul

The process and results of the Iowa caucuses would be roundly denounced and challenged in the courts in most developing countries. So why are they allowed to stand in the United States?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Bernie Sanders participate in a Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 20.

Democratic Frontrunners Are Wrong About Aid for Israel

Putting America’s annual $3.8 billion of military assistance to Israel on the chopping block makes for good politics. But it makes no sense for U.S. national security.

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Let a Thousand Parties Bloom

The only way to prevent America’s two-party system from succumbing to extremism is to scrap it altogether.

U.S. President Donald Trump fist-bumps Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a meeting at the G-20 summit on in Osaka, Japan, on June 28.

The World This Weekend

World leaders converged at the G-20 summit in Osaka, the Trump administration released its Middle East peace plan, and Democratic presidential contenders took the debate stage.

Bernie Sanders speaks during a news conference to urge Congress not to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership on June 3, 2015.

Democrats Won’t Win by Being Trump Lite on Trade

International trade isn’t the problem—it’s Republican trade policies that have empowered corporations while leaving American workers behind.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks with U.S. President Donald Trump during a break in their historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Don’t Let Democrats Become the Party of War

In their zeal to oppose any policy associated with Trump, the Democratic Party’s leaders in Congress are starting to sound like warmongers.

A supporter of the Fatah movement carries a banner depicting U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a rally in Nablus, the West Bank, on Jan. 3. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

Dear Democrats: Don’t Let Trump Kill the Two-State Solution

Here’s how the new Congress should buy time for Israeli-Palestinian peace under the next president.

Democratic congressional candidate Ilhan Omar speaks to a group of volunteers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 13, 2018.

Two Muslim Women Are Headed to Congress. Will They Be Heard?

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have won, but the battle for a new brand of feminism in the Democratic Party and within Muslim communities has just begun.

Buttons of possible 2020 presidential contenders, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), New York State Gov. Chris Cuomo and former Vice President Joseph Biden, are seen during CPAC 2018 February 22, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democrats Will Regret Becoming the Anti-Russia Party

Riling up the public against Moscow is good for Democrats in the short term—and bad for America.

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The Seth Rich ‘Scandal’ Shows That Fox News Is Morally Bankrupt

The network I once respected as a necessary antidote to liberal media now peddles craven lies and Russian disinformation.

A Research Scientist demonstrates how they will disect the mosquitos to collect the saliva glands, here using dead insects,  in the new mosquito harvesting labs at Sanaria Inc., a new Manufacturing Facility for producing the World's first "Whole-Parasite" Malaria Vaccine, 26 October 2007 in Rockville, Maryland. Sanaria in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, a nonprofit health initiative, is developing a new vaccine that uses a weakened form of the malaria parasite to fight the disease. The vaccines is expected to go to clinical trials in 2008 in adult US volunteers.      AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN                  =MORE PHOTOS IN IMAGE FORUM= (Photo credit should read )

Dear Washington: The Time to Prepare for Zika Has Come and Gone

Act now, or bear the blame for the virus's devastating effects.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  Network cables are plugged in a server room on November 10, 2014 in New York City. U.S. President Barack Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement a strict policy of net neutrality and to oppose content providers in restricting bandwith to customers.  (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

The Same Russian Hackers Hit the DNC and the DCCC, Security Firms Say

Russian military intelligence appears to be behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee and the Democrats’ congressional campaign organization, experts say.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26:  Former US President Bill Clinton delivers remarks on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25.  (Photo by )

Bill Clinton’s Loyalty Test for Muslim Americans

It’s time for the Democrats to rise above the GOP’s divisive anti-Muslim rhetoric. Here’s hoping Hillary won’t repeat her husband’s shameful words.

Protesters marching down Broad Street on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA.

Protests and Pot Smoking in the City of Brotherly Love

Bernie Sanders supporters and the Pro-Hillary camp struggle to unite outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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