How Joe Biden Can Learn From Hubert Humphrey’s Failed Presidential Bid

I worked on the campaigns of a widely revered American politician whom my parents worshipped for his down-home values and earthy embrace of the everyday hard-working citizen. Raised in a small town, of modest origins, he served several terms as an influential U.S. senator with great bipartisan appeal, and even ran for president twice before […]

Wayne Messam: Money Kept Me Out of the First Democratic Debate. Will It Keep Me Out of the Second?

As I attempt to qualify for the second Democratic presidential debate in July–after not doing so for the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) first debate this week–I want to shed light on a perspective many may not have considered when it comes to meeting the DNC’s requirements as a lesser-known candidate. The truth is that you […]

Steve Bullock: Keeping Me From the First Democratic Debate Shows We Haven’t Learned Our Lesson From 2016

Last week, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced a rule change that could keep me out of the first presidential debate. Clearly, we haven’t learned the right lesson from the 2016 election–and that might squander our chances in 2020. I’m the only Democratic candidate in the field who has won a Trump state. I’m also […]

Qualifying for the Third Presidential Debate Just Got Harder for 2020 Democrats

With 23 Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, the Democratic National Committee is upping the threshold for candidates to appear in the third Democratic presidential debate. The DNC announced Wednesday that ABC News and Univision will host the third debate on September 12, with the possibility of adding a second night on September 13 […]

Stacey Abrams Won’t Rule Out a 2020 Run for President

2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams knows how to keep the crowds guessing and the fans hoping. Just weeks after she hinted to an audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York City that she was seriously considering a Senate run–and then proceeded to rule that out–Abrams is declining to rule out a 2020 […]

Playing Politics: Why President Trump and Competing Democrats Should Try Wooing Gamers

It turns out that video game players are not only intensely serious about their gaming, but also about their politics. In a study released Thursday, the video game industry lobbying group Entertainment Software Association (ESA) reports that 65% of American adults–or about 164 million people–consider themselves gamers. Out of that group, 59%–or nearly 97 million–told […]

Political Play: Why President Trump and Competing Democrats Should Try Wooing Gamers

It turns out that video game players are not only intensely serious about their gaming, but also about their politics. In a study released Thursday, the video game industry lobbying group Entertainment Software Association (ESA) reports that 65% of American adults–or about 164 million people–consider themselves gamers. Out of that group, 59%–or nearly 97 million–told […]

Pete Buttigieg: The U.S. Doesn’t Have the Leadership to Reform Immigration

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, an up-and-coming 2020 Democratic candidate, said Monday that the United States is at a moment “between eras in American history.” “Our economic and political system has been letting people down I would say for my entire lifetime,” said Buttigieg, 37, at CNN’s town hall in Manchester, N.H., Monday night. “We’re […]

Anyone Can Run for President—Literally, Anyone

There are 20 candidates currently running for president in 2020: 18 Democrats and two Republicans, according to the latest numbers. But these figures don’t quite include everyone who’s running. Every election year, hundreds of ordinary Americans file paperwork with the FEC to declare their own candidacy. First, those who are interested in running have to […]