A Prominent Leader of the Women's March Was Among Those Removed From the Democratic Debate for Protesting
Detroit police removed a group of protesters that criticized Bill de Blasio's handling of police brutality as well as protesters from an immigrants' rights group.
Big Ag Monopolies Have Stifled Small Farmers. 2020 Democrats Want to Break Them Up.
When a few agribusinesses have all the power, one choice by them can determine the course of a farmer's entire production. Will 2020 change that?
Key Takeaways From Biden's Criminal Justice Reform Plan
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a wide-reaching plan on Tuesday with goals to reduce prison populations, create a more just society, and increase community safety.
Could an Elizabeth Warren Administration Really Prosecute Trump Immigration Officials?
Yes, but there are a few caveats.
There Are Many Democratic Candidates. Party Insiders View a Bunch as the Same.
Bernie Sanders is a first choice for many Democratic activists, but if he's not one's top choice, he usually isn't considered an option.
How Democratic Contenders Competed for the Votes of Black Women at the Essence Festival
Though Kamala Harris was the weekend's clear winner, candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg also found fans.
What Would Happen If the Government Covered Undocumented Immigrants' Health Care?
Democrats want health coverage for everybody in America, including the undocumented. What does that mean for folks already getting government-covered health care?
Cory Booker's Immigration Plan Focuses on Day-One Changes
The 2020 candidate's plan focuses on executive actions that could happen with or without Congress getting on board.
The Democratic Primary Field Is Not as Wide Open as It Seems
By looking at which campaigns experienced staffers choose to work for, one can see which candidates the party is seriously signaling as potential nominees.
At the Debate, Democrats Slammed Trump's Treatment of Detained Migrant Children. Did Obama Do Any Better?
Biden went after Trump for denying detained children beds, blankets, and toothbrushes. But the Obama administration did the same thing, albeit in different circumstances.
Democrats Spent 15 Minutes Talking About Climate Change at the Primary Debates
After DNC chair Tom Perez promised the issue would "feature prominently" in the debates, climate activists were disappointed by how little attention it got.
Ahead of the First Democratic Debates, Only Three Candidates Have Released Immigration Plans
All of the 2020 Democrats want immigration reform, but so far only a few of them have described what that would entail.
Do Debates Change Voters' Minds? Here's What the Research Says.
As 20 Democratic contenders face off this week, here's a look at some stories from our archives that offer insight into the format.
The Last Democratic Debate Had No Climate Change Questions. This Year That Will Change.
The Democratic Party refused to host a single issue climate debate, but as 20 presidential candidates square off in Miami this week, the topic is expected to be discussed.
Jay Inslee's Latest Climate Proposal Goes Much Farther Than His Challenger's Plans
Ahead of the Democratic debates, Washington Governor Jay Inslee releases another slew of climate policies targeting fossil fuel production.
Democrats Agree That the Housing Crisis Is a Problem. They Just Don't Agree on How to Fix It.
For an issue on which so many agree—the rent is too damned high, especially in urban areas—housing affordability doesn't present one single obvious fix.
Viewfinder: Greenpeace Protesters Call for a 2020 Presidential Debate on Climate Change
Jack Shapiro speaks in front of the Democratic National Committee headquarters during a Greenpeace rally to call for a presidential campaign climate debate on June 12th, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Green Jobs and New Technology: A Look at Biden and Warren's Latest Climate Plans
Both plans draw on the progressive Green New Deal, prioritize environmental justice, and would be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes.
Beto O'Rourke's Immigration Plan Would Treat the Problem More Like a Refugee Crisis
The 2020 Democratic candidate's plan also includes $5 billion in aid funding to multiple Central American countries.
In New York City, Advocates Raise Concerns About Racial Bias in Early Voting Plan
The concerns were echoed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose office offered $75 million to help pay for 100 more early voting sites.
After Election Fraud in North Carolina, Can We Trust Vote-by-Mail Ballots?
As more states expand absentee voting, elections boards must balance voter accessibility and ballot security.
Bernie Sanders Says His Campaign's New Sexual Misconduct Policy Is the 'Gold Standard'
Here's what experts say about best practices to prevent sexual harassment on the campaign trail.
There's No Good Way to Determine Electability Other Than Holding Elections
It's important to not nominate a sure loser, but, historically, "electability" arguments have been used to discourage women and minorities from running.