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?
Nancy Pelosi May Not Deserve Blame for Democrats Not Impeaching Donald Trump
Impeachment may well be the right course, but the speaker might not have the votes for a resolution to pass in the House.
Mueller's Testimony Doesn't Give Either Party What It Wants
And research shows that both Democrats and Republicans likely only heard what they wanted to hear.
Trump Supporters Are More Likely to Vote Than Trump Opponents
A new analysis suggests that Democrats should be worried about turnout in 2020.
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.
Court Packing Won't Happen, but Calling Out the Court as Partisan Can Work Just as Well
As Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris mull packing the Supreme Court, they'd be wise to turn to the lessons of FDR's failure to do so.
What Role Will Religion Play for Democratic Presidential Candidates in 2020?
Pete Buttigieg and Julián Castro have made their faith a pillar of their political platforms, signaling potentially larger shifts within American politics.
Viewfinder: Senator Chris Murphy Holds a Press Conference With Fellow Democratic Senators on Protecting Medicaid
United States Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) speaks during a news conference on health care on April 30th, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Republicans Are the Main Purveyors of Identity Politics
American conservatives believe in white identity politics, a new survey shows.
Democrats' Border Wall Solution Is Raising Privacy and Profiling Concerns
House Democrats are offering $1.6 billion to implement new surveillance technologies at the border and add more border-patrol officers. Human rights groups are concerned.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren Each Want to Tax Millionaires Differently
Three prominent progressives all want to tax the wealthy to reduce income inequality, not just raise revenues. But their plans are different in key ways.
Research on Americans' Policy Priorities This Year Reveals Growing Party Polarization
There are significant differences between what the Democratic and Republican parties hope to see the government address in 2019.
Democrats Would Be Foolish Not to Embrace the Green New Deal
Putting climate at the center of the Democratic platform isn't divisive—quite the opposite. It's a uniting, winning strategy.
Women's Success in the 2018 Mid-Terms Is About More Than a Blue Wave
Media outlets have been quick to attribute women's electoral achievements to Democrats but the reality is more complicated than that narrative suggests.
The Texas Democratic Party May Be Investigated for a Confusing Voter Registration Mailer
The Texas secretary of state's office has asked the state's attorney general to investigate a democratic mailer that had a checkbox indicating citizenship pre-checked.
Did Inclusiveness, a Core Value of Democrats, Lead to Their 2016 Loss?
New research argues Republicans' us-vs.-them attitude gave the GOP an advantage by heightening party solidarity.
A Study Finds Democrats Are Least Likely to Use Ashley Madison
Members of the Libertarian Party were the most likely, according to analysis of hacked data from Ashley Madison.
Democratic Senators Call for Anti-Bullying Plan From Department of Education
The letter arrives as the White House is promoting First Lady Melania Trump's anti-bullying campaign for its "Week of Inclusion" event.
House Democrats Want to Force Trump Appointees to Disclose Industry Ties
A group of Democrats has crafted legislation intended to bring conflicts of interest from industry regulators under public scrutiny.
How to Improve the Primary Process? Make It Less Democratic.
It sounds counterintuitive—and would be a hard sell—but making the way the two major political parties nominate candidates less traditionally democratic could also make it more open to compromise and negotiation.
Picking a Primary by Mail—How's That Going to Work?
Next spring, expect political reformers to have all eyes on Colorado's unusual new open primary system to see if it causes more harm than good.