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The Joe Biden at Sunday’s Debate Should Terrify Donald Trump

Sunday night’s Democratic debate was billed as the best chance for Sen. Bernie Sanders to show he still has standing against former vice president Joe Biden. Instead, viewers were treated to something we have not seen throughout the year-long campaign: a truly masterful performance by Biden.

Why the GOP Didn’t Unite Against Trump the Way Democrats Have Against Sanders

The rapid consolidation of the Democratic establishment behind former vice president Joe Biden has led many pundits to lament that Republican leaders didn’t do the same against Donald Trump in 2016. This error shows how they still misunderstand Trump’s appeal and support.

It’s Still Not Because She’s a Woman

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign failed not because of misogyny but because she’s a dishonest, incompetent politician.

Biden in an Age of Amazements

The Truman-like resurrection of the presidential candidate would be startling, in normal times—but these aren’t normal times.

Elizabeth Warren Persisted — and Broke the Progressive Cause in the Process

Had Elizabeth Warren dropped out before Super Tuesday, she might have become Bernie Sanders’s vice presidential nominee and the president-in-waiting, given his advanced age. Now she’s just another losing presidential wannabe with the ignominy of getting thrashed in her home state on her résumé.

Biden’s Second Chance

While voters have handed the former vice president another chance, it’s important to recognize why they’ve had doubts.

What Pete Buttigieg Understood

Pete Buttigieg faced too many obstacles to win the Democratic nomination in his first national race, but his remarkable rise is an indication that he tapped into the longings of an exhausted country.

Amy Klobuchar Is the Democratic Party’s Only Hope

Klobuchar is a solid, Midwestern senator who wins in her home state by double-digit margins.

OK Boomer? Bernie, Biden and Bloomberg Are Older Still

By Inauguration Day 2021, the three leading Democratic candidates would have reached the average U.S. male’s life expectancy.

Democrats Essentially Have a Three-Person Race Now

It looks like that for all of the past year’s hullabaloo, the Democratic primary contest will come down to three septuagenarians who started the race with name identification or money.