Thursday, May 23, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris pushes Medicare for all

What is Meant by “Medicare for All”?

It has become common for reporters to ask Democratic politicians who profess to support "Medicare for all" whether they want to eliminate private health insurance. Why that question is important and what it means.
Tulsi Gabbard announces 2020 run

Tulsi Gabbard Says: Let’s Move Forward, Beyond Collusion Allegations

The Story: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hi) tweeted out a sentiment rare among the Democratic primary candidates who have thus...
Does the Democratic Party have an identity crisis?

Democratic Presidential Primaries: The Next Round

The Story:  Within the Democratic Party competition for the Presidential nomination in 2020 is bound to be intense. Among...
Tulsi Gabbard announces 2020 run

A Samoan-American Hindu Runs for President

The Story: A US Congresswoman from Hawaii, who was born in American Samoa in 1981 and who became,...

The Politics of Federal Marijuana Legalization

Supporting the legalization of marijuana once, not long ago, required political courage. In the 2020 cycle now begun, though, such support has become all the rage.

Schultz May Run Independent Centrist Campaign

Howard Schultz, with a personal fortune in excess of $3 billion, is publicly mulling over the possibility of a run for President. Democrats worry that he could be a "spoiler," when what is needed (on their view) is a common anti-Trump front.

On Whether Mayor Garcetti is of Presidential Stature

The mayor of Los Angeles may have just passed a test that enhances his stature as a potential candidate for President of the United States.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: I Believe Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser | All In | MSNBC

Kirsten Gillibrand Explores a Campaign for President

Senator Gillibrand has created an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for a Presidential campaign, and has kicked off that campaign (or that groundwork-laying at least) with a trip to Iowa.
Julian Castro Talks '20 But Stops Short Of Announcement | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Julián Castro Joins the Fray: Running to Become President

The Story: On January 12, 2019, Julián Castro, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, announced that he...
President Donald Trump offers a compromise to Democrats to secure the border

On Whether the President Will Face a Nomination Contest

The Story: It is rare that an incumbent President running for reelection faces any substantial opposition within his...