Democrats to Iowa: Get Lost! (And They Wonder Why They Struggle in Rural America.)

Here’s one reason the Democratic Party struggles in rural America.

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Biden Is Putting South Carolina First. I Won’t Vote for That.

The Iowa caucuses had to go. The Democrats are this close to a truly great primary calendar, but the president has made one fatal mistake.

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Iowa Democrats Question Their Identity Without First-in-the-Nation Caucuses

President Biden’s push to start the Democratic presidential nominating process in South Carolina has inspired a rush of wistful memories and soul searching in the Hawkeye State.

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Musk, Bezos, Bankman-Fried, Trump: It Was a Bad Week for Billionaires

Musk, Bezos, Bankman-Fried, Trump: some of our most prominent billionaires laid waste to their carefully cultivated image as benevolent saviors.

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Biden Is No Sure Thing for 2024. What About Buttigieg? Harris? Even Whitmer?

Many Democrats have craved the chance to pick somebody else to run for president in 2024. But which somebody?

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Democrats Can’t Ignore the Economy. But Can They Survive It?

In the final stretch before the 2022 midterm elections, some Democrats are pushing for a new message that acknowledges the pain of rising prices.

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Pelosi and Sanders Press Democrats’ Case, and More News From the Sunday Talk Shows

Democratic Party leaders turned toward inflation and the economy after a summer focus on abortion. Representative Nancy Mace, a Republican, said the G.O.P. would seek spending cuts.

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No Party for Old Moderates

A former congressman on their decline and how it’s hurting the party.

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Lawmakers Press Biden to Track U.S. Aid Tied to Civilian Harm in Yemen

Democrats and Republicans want the administration to do more to ensure that American military aid to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates does not contribute to civilian casualties.

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Progressives Embrace Climate and Tax Deal, Despite Disappointments

Liberal Democrats who once demanded a far more ambitious plan appear ready to support a climate, health and tax package that could be their party’s last chance to enact some of its agenda.

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What We Actually Mean When We Talk About Biden’s Age

Michelle Cottle and David Brooks on gerontocracy and generational power in American politics.

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Trump and Sanders Opened Doors. Inflation Is Closing Them.

What a climate of fiscal constraint means for the populist and the socialist left.

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Why One of America’s Leading Socialists Is Worried About His Movement

Bhaskar Sunkara explains the reasons for the progressive left’s setbacks in winning power — and elections — in America.

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Is John Fetterman the Future of the Democratic Party?

His quirky personal and political appeal is different from that of a typical Pennsylvania Democrat.

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Amazon Union Loses Vote at Second Staten Island Warehouse

The results were a setback for the upstart Amazon Labor Union, which won a landmark victory last month at a larger Amazon warehouse nearby.

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Elon Musk’s Bid to Take Over Twitter

Readers discuss the free speech and media ownership issues raised by the offer. Also: Strategy in Ukraine; Bernie Sanders; preying on people of color.

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Still Feeling the Bern

Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic nomination, but won the soul of the party.

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Just How Liberal Is California? The Answer Matters to Democrats Everywhere.

If progressives can’t win here, it will not bode well for their national efforts.

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Unionizing Starbucks, Inspired by Bernie Sanders

The liberal workers the company has long attracted are expanding a union campaign to other cities after a landmark victory in Buffalo.

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What the New Right Sees

Why an alienated movement sees American life more clearly than its rivals.

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Democratic Socialists Have a Long Road to Electoral Victory

Our beliefs just might not be as popular as we like to think they are.

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Racing the Clock, Democrats Grasp for a Deal on Biden’s Agenda

Democrats struggled to bridge crucial differences over what to include in and how to pay for their social policy and climate plan.

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With Biden Agenda at Stake, Activists Target Sinema, Dividing Democrats

Progressive activists have adopted more aggressive tactics against Senator Kyrsten Sinema and other centrist holdouts as she declined to answer questions and the stakes for President Biden’s agenda have risen.

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Joe Manchin Should Stop Talking About ‘Entitlement’

And the left should start. 

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Biden’s Agenda in Doubt as He Aids Progressives in Fight With Moderates

Progressives flexed, but remain empty-handed. Moderates feel betrayed. The outcome of their battle could determine Democrats’ fate in the midterms and the success of the Biden presidency.

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Biden’s Problems Are Not Coming From His Left

The moderates’ immodest demands threaten the president’s agenda.

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It’s Not the Left That’s Causing Biden Problems

The moderates’ immodest demands threaten the president’s agenda.

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Democratic Divisions Flare Over Tax Increases and Drug Pricing

In both the House and the Senate, Democrats are working to resolve their internal differences on a huge social policy measure that will require near-total unity to pass.

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Back on the Trail, Bernie Sanders Campaigns for the $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan

Senator Bernie Sanders is barnstorming the country again, but not for the presidency. Instead, he’s making the case for a $3.5 trillion bill that would be a once-in-a-generation achievement.

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Democrats Hit the Road to Sell Big Spending Bills as Republicans Attack

Lawmakers seek to win the backing of voters by emphasizing the tangible benefits of sweeping legislation that Congress will consider in the coming weeks.

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The Ascension of Bernie Sanders

The senator is willing to break a few eggs, over easy, to get Democrats back on track to their working-class roots.

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Infrastructure Bill Talks Collide With Democrats’ Goal to Tax the Rich

Many Democrats see the push for an infrastructure package as an opportunity to raise taxes on rich individuals and corporations. But resistance is coming from multiple directions.

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Eyeing One Big Economic Bill, Democrats Face Myriad Challenges

With bipartisan infrastructure talks coalescing around a plan that omits many of their top priorities, Democrats are vowing to push through their own package. It won’t be easy.

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Democrats Float $6 Trillion Plan Amid Talks on Narrower Infrastructure Deal

Democrats are considering moving unilaterally on a sweeping economic package even as bipartisan talks continue on a smaller infrastructure bill.

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Republicans Present $928 Billion Counteroffer to Biden on Infrastructure

The plan’s total price tag came close to what the president has said he would consider, but it included only a fraction of the new spending he has requested. A compromise faces long odds.

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To Fix College Affordability, Biden Should Embrace the Sanders-Jayapal Plan

Reviving higher education in America requires a holistic solution that ends student debt and restores dignity to educators.

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Elizabeth Warren Grapples With Presidential Loss in New Book

In “Persist,” the Massachusetts senator delves into gender issues and her own shortcomings after her failed bid for the Democratic nomination.

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At 100 Days, Biden Is Transforming What It Means to Be a Democrat

A lifelong centrist, President Biden has moved leftward with his party, and early in his tenure is driving the biggest expansion of American government in decades.

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Progressive Lawmakers to Unveil Legislation on Energy and Public Housing

The proposal, billed as the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, offers a clear policy marker for liberals as Democrats seek to influence President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.

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How a Senate Ruling Could Help Push Biden’s Agenda Through Congress

Democrats now appear to have more chances to maneuver bills past Republicans, but it remains unclear how and when they might use them, and for what.

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An Unusually Optimistic Conversation With Bernie Sanders

The Vermont senator discusses the Rescue Act, cancel culture, the filibuster and more.

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Liberals Grow Impatient With Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions

A recent endorsement of his Iran policy from Jared Kushner inflamed frustrations among Democratic allies calling for bolder action abroad.

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Liberals Grow Impatient With President Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions

A recent endorsement of his Iran policy from Jared Kushner inflamed frustrations among Democratic allies calling for bolder action abroad.

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Tanden’s Confirmation on Shaky Ground as More Senators Voice Opposition

Two Republican senators said they would not vote to confirm President Biden’s nominee to head the budget office, further dimming her chances to secure enough support in an evenly divided chamber.

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How Biden United a Fractious Democratic Party Under One Tent

President Biden and progressive Democrats are united by a moment of national crisis and the lingering influence of his predecessor. But the moment of harmony may be fragile.

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How Biden United a Fractious Party Under One Tent

President Biden and progressive Democrats are united by a moment of national crisis and the lingering influence of his predecessor. But the moment of harmony may be fragile.

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Minimum Wage Hike Would Help Poverty but Cost Jobs, Budget Office Says

The Congressional Budget Office said raising the federal minimum wage to $15 would also increase the deficit, potentially helping the proposal’s prospects of being included in relief legislation.

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Effort to Include $15 Minimum Wage in Relief Bill Poses Test for Democrats

The measure will test their willingness and ability to use procedural maneuvers to shepherd big policy goals past entrenched Republican opposition in an evenly divided Senate.

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The First Post-Reagan Presidency

So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.

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Bernie Sanders Meme Merchandise Earns $1.8 Million for Vermont Charities

Proceeds from sales of the T-shirts and sweatshirts will go to community organizations in the senator’s home state, including Feeding Chittenden.

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