“Don’t tell me this isn’t about sexism,” is what at least one feminist writer has said about Elizabeth Warren’s failure to win the Democratic nomination. Apologies in advance for mansplaining,
The US was wholly unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic.
Today, they appear online as lonely candidates hunkered down in their homes, forced off the trail and into campaign reinvention mode as the intensifying coronavirus pandemic upends the Democratic presidential primaries along with every other aspect of American life.
The former vice president's third big night in as many weeks came amid tremendous uncertainty as the Democratic contest collides with efforts to slow the spread of the virus that has shut down large swaths of American life.
By the end of the day on Wednesday, March 18, the illness dubbed Covid-2019 by the World Health Organisation had killed at least 100 Americans.
What does it mean to be 75 years old in 2020? It means you’re the same age as Helen Mirren, Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Steve Martin. It means you are two years younger than Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, three years younger than Joe Biden and four years younger than Bernie Sanders, and that maths is strange. Being 75 means you’re a little on the young side to be running for president.
"I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic nomination will not be successful," the leftist Sanders told supporters in a livestream announcing he is dropping out.
Last week, a New York Times headline caught my eye. “Could tax increases speed up the economy? Democrats say yes.” The story, written by Jim Tankersley, explained
With his campaign suspended, the Vermont senator’s presidential ambitions appear to have ended. Yet as a global pandemic exposes the deep vulnerabilities of our economy and health care system, the case for the bold visions of change his campaign promoted has never been stronger.