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The New York Times

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Recent articles by David:

Bernie Sanders Is Making a Big Mistake

It has to do with respect. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren’s Big Strengths

And her weakness, too. → Read More

Opinion | Another Gift to Sanders

Again, he isn’t the target in a debate. → Read More

Opinion | A Case for Clemency

The importance of pardon power in a flawed criminal justice system. → Read More

Bloomberg’s Progressive College Plan

It takes on both cost and quality. → Read More

Did Biden Scare Off Our Next President?

Imagine the race if other Democrats had not overreacted. → Read More

Did William Barr Throw Down the Gauntlet?

Or was it just a performance? → Read More

Bernie Sanders, Front-Runner

Also: The Justice Department’s new era. → Read More

In Search of Economic Patriots

Time for the foreign policy establishment to step up. → Read More

The Question All Democrats Need to Ask Themselves

If your preferred candidate doesn’t win the nomination, will you still do everything you can to deny Trump a second term? → Read More

Chairman Mao and Coronavirus

China turns away from seeking truth from facts. → Read More

The 4 Worst Acquittal Arguments

And the two best. → Read More

Opinion | White Momentum

It shouldn’t undermine Joe Biden. → Read More

Opinion | Goodbye, Iowa

The special treatment must end. → Read More

The Simple Reason Trump Does What He Does

Because he can. → Read More

Opinion | L’état, C’est Trump

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. The United States is not an authoritarian country. President Trump has failed to carry out many of his authoritarian impulses — like, say, banning Muslims from entering the United States or jailing his political opponents. And yet, the events that have taken place in the Senate this week would… → Read More

Opinion | Polarization Is Rational

It’s also a problem. → Read More

Opinion | Cuomo Inspired Hope

… and then let people down. → Read More

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Invisible)

A Trump loyalist who doesn’t want to admit it. → Read More

Opinion | The Trouble With Iowa

And how to fix the problem. → Read More