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His success consistently comes from turning down the temperature

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The large candidate field is good for the Democrats, so long as they treat it as their preseason training. Come game time, their leader will be ready.

Democratic presidential hopefuls onstage ahead of the third Democratic primary debates for the 2020 presidential campaign.
Democratic presidential hopefuls onstage ahead of the third Democratic primary debates for the 2020 presidential campaign.
Democratic presidential hopefuls onstage ahead of the third Democratic primary debates for the upcoming 2020 presidential campaign. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty


Strength in numbers could help a woman take the Democratic Party nomination in 2020

Democratic presidential candidates standing on stage at the beginning of the Democratic Presidential Debate on July 30, 2019.
Democratic presidential candidates standing on stage at the beginning of the Democratic Presidential Debate on July 30, 2019.
Democratic presidential candidates Marianne Williamson, Rep. Tim Ryan, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, former Maryland congressman John Delaney, and Montana governor Steve Bullock take the stage at the beginning of the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty


Trump’s failures in office shouldn’t obscure the threat he poses

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For the first time in history, the Democratic primary field is mostly female — and completely revolutionary

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Jessica Valenti

Most male voters still have a sexism problem

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