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The next Democratic debate will take place right before the New Hampshire primary

The next Democratic debate will take place right before the New Hampshire primary

The next Democratic debate will take place after the first voters have already weighed in on the 2020 race. Slated for February 7 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the debate is the first of a trio happening that month as individuals in all four early states head to the polls (or caucuses). Scheduled just days after…
What to expect at the last Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses

What to expect at the last Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses

It’s happening: The final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses is here. Top contenders for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination will take the stage at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, January 14. The debate will start at 9 pm ET and last for two hours. CNN and the Des Moines Register are…
It’s Debate Time Again. Here Are The Key Moments You Need To Know.

It’s Debate Time Again. Here Are The Key Moments You Need To Know.

Up until recently, no candidates of color made the cut for the sixth debate: “I miss Kamala, I miss Cory,” Yang (wearing a "MATH" pin) said, adding that it was “lonely to be the only candidate of color” on the debate stage. Yang segued this into discussing the economic and health issues for people of…
The debate over whether to ban “virginity testing,” explained

The debate over whether to ban “virginity testing,” explained

The rapper T.I. sparked nationwide controversy last month when he said he takes his 18-year-old daughter to the doctor every year to check if she is a virgin. While he later said his comments had been misinterpreted, experts say “virginity testing” is a real thing that happens in the US. Now, one state is taking…
Gender equity was at the forefront of the fifth Democratic debate

Gender equity was at the forefront of the fifth Democratic debate

In a marked contrast from several past debates, gender equity took center stage at Wednesday’s Democratic debate, which featured wide-ranging discussion about paid family leave, abortion rights, and the higher standards that women candidates must meet. Though Democrats’ 2020 presidential field is one of the most diverse in history, addressing gender disparities hasn’t always been…
4 winners and 3 losers from the November Democratic debate

4 winners and 3 losers from the November Democratic debate

The November Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta came at the end of a marathon day of political news, marked by US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland’s historic testimony before the House Intelligence Committee confirming that President Donald Trump tied military aid to Ukraine to investigations into the Biden family. Indeed, moderator Rachel Maddow opened…
The most substantive answers from November’s Democratic debate

The most substantive answers from November’s Democratic debate

The November 2019 Democratic debate, held on a very long day after some very important impeachment hearings, had its fair share of zingers. This is not a post about those. It’s about the best and most substantive answers from the night — the high-level responses that make the stakes of the race clear. These are…
Vox Sentences: Oh, there’s also a debate tonight

Vox Sentences: Oh, there’s also a debate tonight

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Presidential candidates gear up for DNC debate Ten candidates for the Democratic nomination for president will take the stage…
What to expect at the fifth Democratic debate

What to expect at the fifth Democratic debate

The fifth Democratic presidential debate — which will once again feature 10 candidates — will be on Wednesday, November 20, from 9 to 11 ET at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, and will be broadcast by MSNBC. The debate will be co-hosted by the Washington Post and will include an all-female panel of moderators,…
The 4 fights that make up the Medicare-for-all debate

The 4 fights that make up the Medicare-for-all debate

Last Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren answered a question pundits and Medicare-for-all skeptics have been hounding progressives with for years: How will you pay for it? After Democratic presidential debate moderators asked whether single-payer health care would raise taxes on the middle class for what felt like the umpteenth time, Warren put out a plan. She…

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