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David Weigel

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Recent articles by David:

The Trailer: The Democrats who don't miss Obama (or Biden)

In this edition: Why the left has no Obama (or Biden) nostalgia, demystifying the Democrats' baffling "squad" wars, and why Sanders skipped Netroots. → Read More

The Trailer: Be skeptical of these 2020 storylines

In this edition: The 2020 storylines you don't need to believe, the start of a dramatic Netroots convention, and a setback for Republican women in North Carolina. → Read More

The Trailer: Democrats weren't really clamoring for another candidate

In this edition: Tom Steyer's running no matter what Democrats say, the GOP is running against Pelosi and "AOC" again, and Republican women try to win one in North Carolina. → Read More

The Trailer: Sanders wants to reshape the electorate. Here's how his campaign plans to try.

In this edition: Why Bernie Sanders isn't sweating the Iowa polls, why Joe Sestak is running, and why the president probably didn't see "AOC" coming when no one else did. → Read More

The Trailer: An exclusive poll on how the debates changed the primary

In this edition: The freshest polling about the first debates, the message House Republicans have been sending all year, and the first victims of the campaign cash race. → Read More

The Trailer: Assessing the 10 candidates of Debate Night 2

In this edition: Ranking the second batch of Miami Democrats, the ongoing battle over a climate debate, and the candidates' next moves. → Read More

The Trailer: Assessing 10 candidates on last night's stage (and one who wasn't)

In this special debate edition: A ranking of how the first-stage Democrats did in their debate, a look at the Homestead primary happening 40 minutes away, and the hot takes that mattered. → Read More

The Trailer: Rewinding the tape to learn from 2020 Democrats' past debates

In this edition: What we learned from 2020 Democrats' past debates, the thing to watch when Joe Biden is onstage, and new ads trolling liberals in Iowa and elsewhere. → Read More

The Trailer: The guide to the feuding among candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination

In this edition: A guide to recognizing your Democratic feuds, the left's big plans for Queens, and data on who Democratic voters want to go away, already. → Read More

The Trailer: Revolution versus revolution

In this edition: The movements that aren't winning (right now), the black voter question, and the alternate plans of the debate castaways. → Read More

The Trailer: How to run for president without losing your job

In this edition: The 2020 contenders with trouble at home, the Biden/Bernie poll paradox, and a big pre-debate week ahead of us. → Read More

The Trailer: The Trump factor in the Democrats' 2020 race

In this edition: The two theories of how to beat Trump, Warren passing Sanders in the polls, and the mystery of Wayne Messam. → Read More

Biden joins the call for a Democratic candidates’ debate on climate change

Many presidential hopefuls say they want a primary debate to focus on climate, and now Biden’s adding his name to the list. But the Democratic Party is resisting. → Read More

The Trailer: The risk of going negative for Democrats

In this edition: The many risks of going Iowa Negative, the slow-mo Biden-Trump showdown, and the final countdown before the debate culling. → Read More

The Trailer: In Iowa, polls and the ground game start to clarify a competitive race for the 2020 caucuses

In this edition: The wait for Joe Biden in Iowa, the latest campaign litmus test for Democrats, and the poll that changed everything (for now). → Read More

The Trailer: The state of the workers' primary

In this edition: Democrats on the picket line, a debate about debating, and a new Senate battle to watch in Michigan. → Read More

The Trailer: The best option Never Trumpers have so far

In this edition: Bill Weld's lonely war, the Bernie/Biden dust-up, and the race for Congress starts up again in North Carolina. → Read More

Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper booed for saying ‘socialism is not the answer’

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper found a way to stand out at a crowded gathering of California Democrats – he denounced “socialism”, and got booed. “If we want to beat Donald Trump and achieve big progressive goals, socialism is not the answer,” Mr Hickenlooper said at a Saturday afternoon session of the state party’s annual convention. → Read More

A Democratic 2020 contender denounces socialism — and gets booed

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper warns that the party risks defeat by moving left. → Read More

The Trailer: Michael Bennet is sick of watching Democrats lose

In this edition: The fed-up centrism of Michael Bennet, the impeachment bubble, and a talk with the anti-abortion Democrat who could be governor of Mississippi. → Read More