In his endorsement of Biden, Obama gave his consent for his former running mate to go beyond the policy platform they built. It also freed Obama to use his rhetorical powers in the upcoming election.
Joe Biden has taken control of the Democratic nomination with a string of big primary wins. The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is in part responsible, but the role of religion should not be overlooked.
Since 2000, 89 new women have come to power in countries around the world – but the US still lags behind.
Why do some people think that Bernie Sanders isn't electable and Joe Biden is? Does anyone really know what makes one candidate seem electable while another doesn’t?
Joe Biden's swift return as a strong candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination was a dramatic shift never seen before in the modern history of Democratic presidential primaries.
Bernie Sanders is effectively indicting the political economic structure in which the super-rich have amassed extraordinary sums of wealth at the expense of everyone else — and our shared planet.
In the first debate featuring former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, scholars note the challenges facing women leaders and the diminishing power of labor unions.
Biden, Sanders, Warren and other candidates are calling for far more federal spending for schools in low-income areas.
Seven candidates met on the debate stage in New Hampshire on Feb. 7. We asked three scholars to pick out some of the night's biggest moments.
Every Democratic presidential candidate plans to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, but they differ in how to get there.
Some Democrats are fearing chaos at the convention if no candidate meets the nomination threshold. History suggests they are right to be concerned.
At the Jan. 14 debate, held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, six candidates clashed on jobs, Iran and more.
Predictions about how a woman presidential candidate might fare in 2020 are largely speculation, writes a political scientist, because there isn't enough experience to base those predictions on.
Scholars explain important moments in the Democratic presidential debate on Dec. 19.
Biden, Sanders, Warren and other candidates are calling for a substantial and unprecedented spending boost.
All seven Democrats set to take the stage on Dec. 19 had vowed to boycott the debate in support of a union that represents 150 food service workers in California.
Unlike older visions of economic democracy which started with class or the collective, the starting point now should be the individual
Scholars say a 'critical mass' of representation is necessary to overcome 'token' status. That's exactly what we saw at the Democratic debate in Atlanta.
Paid family leave and pay equity came up, but on the whole, the remaining Democratic candidates tend to give 'women's issues' short shrift.
Learn more about the economic issues that were debated by the Democratic presidential candidates in Atlanta on Nov. 20.