David Byler, Washington Post

David Byler

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Recent articles by David:

Hey, Michael Bloomberg, no one wants you to run for president

America is in a time of increasing racial diversity, greater gender equality and rising populism. Thank God a white male billionaire is here to lead us. → Read More

Democrats wanted fairer primaries. But their calendar still prioritizes white liberals.

White liberals get two early bites at the apple in New Hampshire and Iowa. That's not fair. → Read More

History may be kind to Republicans who break with Trump — but it doesn’t get a vote

Why Republican lawmakers will stick with Trump. → Read More

Baghdadi’s death won’t save Trump from his political problems

The death of the Islamic State leader is a legitimate victory for Trump. But it's not a cure-all for his many political problems. → Read More

The rise and stall of Pete Buttigieg

The conditions for Buttigieg's rise in the polls were in place long before the South Bend, Ind., mayor decided to run → Read More

Don’t get too excited about Democrats’ fundraising hauls — unless you’re Andrew Yang

Third-quarter fundraising data doesn't tell us much about who is going to win. → Read More

Democrats are looking for electability in all the wrong places

Their top three candidates each have serious liabilities. → Read More

Why Elizabeth Warren is getting such good press

She has become the media darling of the Democratic field. We all should have seen that coming. → Read More

Warren and Sanders are similar. Only one seems to know what it’ll take to win.

Both candidates need to cast a wide net and not just look enviously at the vote share of other progressives. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for how to get ahead of Joe Biden. It just might work.

A new poll shows Elizabeth Warren ahead in Iowa — and sketches out a path to the Democratic nomination → Read More

Democrats can wish for a repeat of 2008 all they want. It’s not going to happen.

Progressives are waiting for a liberal savior in Obama's mold to beat Biden in 2020. But Obama had a secret weapon — credibility on the Iraq War — that none of them had. → Read More

Biden’s age is a real issue. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to talk about.

Voters are even more skeptical of older candidates than LGBT candidates. → Read More

What you can — and can’t — expect to learn from the North Carolina special election

The political world is going to freak out about the special election in North Carolina's 9th District. Don't worry about it. → Read More

The DNC had a smart plan for shrinking the Democratic field. What happened?

The debate rules were inclusive in the early going, but it's time to get serious and leave the Tim Ryans of the field off the stage. → Read More

Conservatives already won the culture war. They just don’t know it.

Americans have a bedrock trust in the institutions that conservatives champion. → Read More

What early polls can — and can’t — tell you about who will be the Democratic nominee

The nominee is usually a candidate who has made it into the top tier by now — or at least built a little bit of a base. → Read More

Why Democrats are stuck competing in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin

Democrats may want to shake up the map and put Southern and southwestern states in play. But they'll likely be stuck worrying about Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan anyway. → Read More

Blue Texas is a Democratic dream. Shifting left is a reality.

Democrats should probably think of it more as possible icing on the cake rather than a core part of their strategy in the next election. → Read More

CNN, don’t make the same mistake NBC did in setting your Democratic debate lineups

The DNC and the news networks have been using random methods to divide the candidates between debate nights. It's one of those good-sounding ideas that's actually bad for democracy. → Read More

Politicians often overlook Asian American voters. They shouldn’t, especially in 2020.

Asian American voters are an increasingly powerful group, but they're often left out of the political conversation. That's a mistake. → Read More