Document of the Week: The Birth of the Televised Presidential Debate Was a Sober Affair. Then Came Trump.
In an earlier age, the Democratic and Republican front-runners reserved their sharpest criticism for the Soviet Union and treated each other with respect.
Not So Fast: How Biden Could Still Lose
To win in November, Democrats must avoid being lured into Trump’s culture war.
Biden Camp Tries to Walk Fine Line on China
The Democratic candidate wants to get tough with Beijing, but he’s responding to Asian American pleas not to provoke a backlash.
Let the Referendum on Trump and Trumpism Begin
The November election isn’t just the most important political event of 2020 in the United States. It’s the most important political event in the world.
How Republicans View a Biden-Trump Race
Our contributors weigh in on Bernie Sanders’s departure from the U.S. presidential race—and what it means for an election campaign overshadowed by the coronavirus.
Our Top Weekend Reads
The limits of social distancing, the Middle East’s lackluster coronavirus response, and the dark underbelly of whistleblowing.
How America’s First Jewish President Could Be Tougher on Israel Than His Predecessors
Bernie Sanders, if he wins the White House, could be the first U.S. leader in more than 40 years to declare Jewish settlements illegal.
Our Top Weekend Reads
Funding for Trump’s border wall, populism in Ireland, and a repurposed Middle East peace plan.
Biden’s World Experience Proves a Lead Balloon
Despite promising to restore U.S. leadership, the former vice president is fast fading from the 2020 race as his “most electable” pitch falls flat.
Berned Beyond Recognition: How Sanders’s Rise Changes U.S. Foreign Policy
After Iowa, Bernie Sanders’s progressive views will shape America’s approach to the world for a long time, especially on trade.
In the Latest Democratic Debate, Finally, Some Foreign Policy
With a trimmed-down field, Democratic hopefuls sparred over Iraq, Iran, military deployments, and the threat from climate change.
The Mystery Man in the Senate Russia Report
New details suggest Moscow’s interference in the U.S. election may have been more extensive than thought, experts say.
An Icon of the Left Tells Democrats: Don’t Go Socialist
The economist Joseph Stiglitz still mistrusts markets. But he’s worried "democratic socialism" will cost the Dems the 2020 election.
City Hall Is the Best Prep for the White House
With cities leading global initiatives, the path from mayor to president makes sense.
How Biden’s Greatest Strength Could Prove a Weakness
No one can touch him on foreign-policy experience, especially Trump. But his long voting record will also be a vulnerability, starting with Iraq.
How Trump Stole the Democrats’ Best 2020 Foreign-Policy Stances
From trade to troop drawdowns, some Dem presidential contenders may have a hard time contrasting their views with the president’s.
How Women Could Win It for Bolsonaro
Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner made hateful comments a hallmark of his political life. That hasn’t held him back.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador Is No Hugo Chávez
The real problem with the Mexican presidential frontrunner isn’t his populism. It’s his old-fashioned ideas.
How a Russian Outlet Sought to Reach American Voters on Twitter
RT tried to take over politically charged accounts.