Why Trump’s Efforts to Paint Biden as a Socialist Are Not Working

A barrage of attacks trying to link the Democratic nominee to policies like Medicare for All aren’t hurting him, polls show, as many of the policies remain popular with most Americans.

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Fracking Is Trump’s ‘Hail Mary’ Against Biden

President Trump has made fracking a “Hail Mary” attack on Joe Biden in the industrial Midwest, but three weeks before Election Day, it does not seem to be working.

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These Are The 4 Tricky Issues for the Biden-Harris 2020 Election Ticket

The campaign has learned it’s not always easy appealing to progressives in the party and moderates in the broader electorate.

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In Visiting a Charred California, Trump Confronts a Scientific Reality He Denies

A president who has mocked climate change and pushed policies that accelerate it is set to be briefed on the scorched earth and ash-filled skies that experts say are the predictable result.

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How the Green New Deal Saved a Senator’s Career

There are lessons here for Joe Biden.

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Ed Markey Holds Off Joseph Kennedy in Mass. Senate Race

The result was the first loss by a Kennedy in a Massachusetts election and demonstrated the progressive energy that is reshaping the Democratic Party.

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In Massachusetts, Markey Outflanks Kennedy by Running as Bold Insurgent

Edward Markey, 74, entered Congress before Joseph Kennedy III was born. But in their Senate race he has harnessed the energy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the ascendant left, much to Mr. Kennedy’s frustration.

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With the Biden-Harris Ticket, Environmental Justice Is a Focus

Climate change leaders said the choice of Harris signaled that Democrats will try to ensure that communities burdened by pollution would benefit from a transition to clean energy.

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Cori Bush Defeats William Lacy Clay in a Show of Progressive Might

The upset of the veteran congressman from St. Louis sent tremors though the Democratic establishment in Missouri and Washington, D.C.

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Could Biden Be the Climate-Change President?

His new plan bills itself as a “revolution,” going well beyond anything the Obama administration attempted. Is it enough?

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‘Defund the Police,’ ‘Cancel Rent’: The Left Remakes the World

“Defund the police” and “cancel rent” aren’t reforms, but paths to revolution.

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Progressives Doubted Joe Biden on Climate Change. Can He Win Them Over?

A task force designed to help shape Mr. Biden’s climate plan has recommended that he embrace moving to 100 percent renewable electricity in 15 years and a rapid transition to energy-efficient buildings.

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The N+1 Candidate

Nikil Saval wants to bring more democratic socialism to Philadelphia, as part of a leftist wave in American electoral politics.

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G.O.P. Coronavirus Message: Economic Crisis Is a Green New Deal Preview

As the economy melts down, embattled conservatives are testing a political response: saying Democratic climate policies would bring similar pain.

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The New Great Depression Is Coming. Will There Be a New New Deal?

After the coronavirus, political transformation may be inevitable.

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A Time to Save the Sick and Rescue the Planet

With closer cooperation among nations, the head of the United Nations argues, we could stop a pandemic faster and slow climate change.

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Think This Pandemic Is Bad? We Have Another Crisis Coming

Addressing climate change is a big enough idea to revive the economy.

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The Next Multitrillion-Dollar Crisis Is Coming Right at Us

Addressing climate change is a big-enough idea to revive the economy.

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