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Goldberg: Calls for national unity mask ideological ambition

November 27, 2019

“The purpose of the presidency is not the glorification of the president,” South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg recently declared, “but the unification of the American people.” Treacle like this has been a mainstay of...

Goldberg: Shaking down the rich is bad for democracy

November 14, 2019

Forget whether the math works. (It doesn’t.) Expecting billionaires to pay for all the nice things is bad for democracy. One of the more exhausting rituals of presidential campaign season is the effort to make...

Goldberg: Cancel the Democratic primaries

October 31, 2019

The Democratic primary campaign started in January, but it already feels as if it began in the late Jurassic period, and the first votes are still three months away. Primaries are a lot like Christmas:...

Goldberg: White liberals have moved to the left of black voters

September 3, 2019

“No Democrat is going to win the nomination for president of the United States without African American support. Nor should they,” Kate Bedingfield, Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell last week. Bedingfield...