Andrew Yang's Doom-and-Gloom Climate Statement Shows His Silicon Valley Roots
Yang, the long-shot Democratic 2020 candidate, is playing up his credentials as a pragmatist. But there's nothing pragmatic about letting climate change proceed unchecked.
Marianne Williamson's Ideas About Health and Disability Are Downright Dangerous
The threats that Williamson's ideas present to disabled people are not just hypothetical.
Climate Disaster Won't Be Avoided With Andrew Yang's Universal Basic Income and Relocation
In the second round of the Democratic debates, Andrew Yang said his platform would provide Americans with the resources they need to adapt to climate change.
Kamala Harris' Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Is Part of a Broader Proposal to Help Black Entrepreneurs
The plan, which has drawn intense criticism for its specificity, is just one piece of a bigger proposal.
Trump Supporters Are More Likely to Vote Than Trump Opponents
A new analysis suggests that Democrats should be worried about turnout in 2020.
Can Compassion Become a Central Part of American Politics?
The 2020 election cycle is already bringing to light the innate conflict in our political system between individualism and policies that benefit entire communities.
How Camera Framing Can Change Voters' Perceptions in Primary Debates
Timely new research reveals that, in televised debates, producers give some candidates a more favorable visual treatment than others—and in 2016, the big winner was Donald Trump.
The White House Wants to Hold a Fake Climate Debate. Why Doesn't the DNC Hold a Real One?
The Trump administration is trying to make climate denial more mainstream. In response, Democrats should center climate science and policy in their upcoming primary debates.
Beto O'Rourke's Plan for LGBTQ Equality Focuses on Protecting Transgender People
O'Rourke's sixth major policy rollout is heavy on executive actions he would pursue to support the LGBTQ community.
Candidates Who Explain Progressive Policies via Conservative Principles Could Be Uniquely Persuasive
New research finds that voters are more likely to support a liberal candidate whose rhetoric reflects conservative values.
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.
Elizabeth Warren's College-Debt Plan Is Also a Blueprint for Addressing Racial Inequality
Progressives often debate whether universal or targeted policies are best suited to create a more equal society. Warren's college plan brilliantly combines them both.
Men Are Judged Based on Their Potential; Women Are Judged Based on Their Past Performance
"By not fully recognizing leadership potential in female candidates, organizations are inhibiting the prospects of half of their talent."