by Joel K. Goldstein
Walter Mondale's choice of Representative Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate in 1984 opened the major parties' general election tickets to women for the first time. Will Joe Biden's campaign fulfill that promise this year?
SOURCE: The Hill
The 2018 midterms and 2020 primaries showed just how critical the turnout of women—Democrat, independent and moderate Republican will be this November.
SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle
by Jonathan Zimmerman
Age is seen as a weakness that we unfairly ascribe to millions of people. And that prejudice enfeebles all of us, no matter how old we are.
SOURCE: The Nation
by David S. Fogleson
Candidates gearing up for 2020 may be blazing new trails on domestic issues, but when it comes to engagement with Russia, they haven’t moved beyond the counterproductive status quo.
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