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Joe Biden



  • Joe Biden's Non-Radical 1960s

    As a young adult in troubled times, Joe Biden steered a moderate course toward public life. For supporters and critics alike, it seems Joe has always been Joe. 



  • The Case Against Packing the Court

    by Jeff Shesol

    The main risk for Biden isn't that court packing would escalate partisan war over the courts. It's that it might destroy his own Democratic coalition. 



  • What Joe Can Learn From Ike

    by Ted Widmer

    Eisenhower understood that less could be more, and his calming speeches stood in sober contrast to the heated rhetoric of the times.



  • Joe Biden Can Inspire Young People — If He Listens to Them

    by Erica Moretti

    Despite apparent progress, children and young adults remain politicized but unable to be political. Mostly this is because politics remains an old person’s game, seldom open to direct representation of young people and adolescents even in issues that directly concern them.


  • Can Biden Beat Van Buren's Curse?

    by Robert Schmuhl

    In 1840, Democrat Martin Van Buren ran for re-election without a running mate, having never embraced the eccentric Richard Mentor Johnson of Kentucky, the man chosen by Senate Democrats to serve as his Vice President. Beginning with Johnson's failed bid for the presidency in 1840, only two of sixteen Democratic Vice Presidents became President, and none came to office by election. 



  • Trump and Biden Ready to Refight 1968

    Neither campaign can control the events — or root causes — driving America’s summer of unrest. But they both want to control the narrative.



  • Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the Limits of Representation

    by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    "Biden’s failure to meaningfully acknowledge his role in constructing the “color-blind” racial regime of the post-civil-rights era, structured around calls for law and order and the coded deprecation of poor Black women, has clouded his newfound epiphany concerning racial justice."


  • Can Biden Win the Presidency from His Basement?

    by Quentin Janel

    Joe Biden's efforts to run an effective campaign under COVID lockdown echo the innovations forced on James Garfield. If Biden succeeds, the "Basement Campaign" may prove as influential as the "Front Porch Campaign" of 1880.



  • ‘She May Very Well Hold The Key To Biden’s Win’

    A group of women scholars and activists including Keisha N. Blain, Jo Freeman, Oneka LaBennett and Treva Lindsey give perspective on Kamala Harris's selection as the Democratic vice presidential candidate.   



  • The Measures of a Successful Vice-Presidential Pick

    by Michael Beschloss

    Now that Joe Biden has announced Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate, readers can decide how well the pick meets Michael Beschloss's criteria for a beneficial choice.