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As the Republican Party has long understood, it’s all about power. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could not care less about lofty words and high ideals. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
We Don’t Need 23 Presidential Candidates. There’s Another Important Role to Fill
Dear Democratic presidential candidates: If you truly believe your own righteous rhetoric, some of you ought to be spending your time and energy in another vital pursuit—winning control of the Senate
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Beto O'Rourke at a CNN town hall Tuesday evening. News
'Absolutely Nothing to Offer': Beto's Answer on Medicare For All at CNN Town Hall Angers Progressives
"Beto is lying."
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The impact of all this on our democracy is striking. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Let Prison Inmates Vote
Mass incarceration is now a bipartisan concern. Its effects on our democracy should be, too
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Former president Barack Obama, whose moderate vice president Joe Biden is now in the race, recently decried the alleged “purity tests” he saw on the left. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
For Democrats, So-Called ‘Purity Tests’ Can Be a Good Thing
When powerful people complain about "purity tests," it means they're being pressured in ways they don't like
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Supporters Credit 'Relentless' Campaigning of Sunrise Movement as Beto Signs No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge
The 2020 Democratic candidate said questions about the pledge from young voters had driven him to sign it
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Climate Groups Applaud Beto for New Proposal, But Warn Action Plan Would Be 'Too Little, Too Late'
"Beto's decision to release a climate plan as his first policy...shows that climate change is going to be central in the 2020 Democratic primaries. If he wants to earn the support of young people he needs to show he's ready to stand up to the oil and gas lobby."
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With Biden Now Officially in the Running, A Look at the Democrats' Do-Si-Do
With elbows sharpening as the second round begins, look for candidates to square off and Warren to break through
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It is often made explicit that “purity test” is merely code for the Democratic base wanting more leftist policies, and being disgruntled with politicians who block them. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
‘Purity Tests’: How Corporate Media Describe Progressives Standing Up for Principles
The phrase is code for elites being pressured in ways they don’t like, and is often a shield against legitimate criticism of corruption or dependence on corporate power
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For First Time, Major National Poll Shows Bernie Sanders at Top of 2020 Democratic Pack
The survey found the Vermont senator leading former Vice President Joe Biden by five percentage points
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Whoopi Goldberg said that she doubted Flores for not immediately saying something to Biden. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Ignoring Lessons of #Metoo, Media Scrutinize Biden’s Accusers
In addition to questioning the motives of the accusers and victim blaming, media analysts have invented reasons to excuse his behavior
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