Joe Biden

  • Are the Dems Doomed?

    by Julian Zelizer

    The Democrats are leaving themselves open to taking the blame at the polls for the war in Ukraine and high gas prices and the inevitable next wave of the COVID pandemic. 

  • Nicole Hemmer Reviews Martin and Burns's "This Will Not Pass"

    by Nicole Hemmer

    The book by two political reporters portrays the dire contrast between a Republican Party willing to do anything to hold power between November 2020 and January 2021 and a Democratic Party enmeshed in business-as-usual. 

  • Biden's Options in Ukraine are Ugly

    by Walter Russell Mead

    "Now both sides are stuck with a war that neither knows how to win, and it is difficult to see the outlines of a compromise peace that both sides can accept."

  • A Purgatorial Message from JFK to Joe Biden

    by Andrew Bacevich

    "I urge you to think carefully before making the leap into such an unmourned past.  Whatever your political advisers may imagine, displays of presidential toughness aren’t what our nation needs right now."

  • Conservatives' Opposition to Yet-Unnamed SCOTUS Nominee Shows the Right's Siege Mentality

    by Thomas Zimmer

    If Joe Biden follows through on a pledge to nominate a Black woman to the high court, it won't change the ideological tilt on the bench, but it will highlight that white men still dominate powerful institutions and that conservative politics is concerned with preserving that dominance. 

  • Historian Harvey Kaye: Biden has Never Wanted to be FDR

    Entering office in 1933, Franklin Roosevelt was confident that mass social movements would build support for systemic political and economic change. Joe Biden does not seem to be drawing similar lessons from social protest today.