Pete Buttigieg

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Buttigieg summons shades of Michael Dukakis. No offense to Dukakis, but that’s not good. Read more


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And while Democratic hopefuls have swarmed the state, three-quarters of Democratic voters don’t know whom they’ll support. Read more


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Today on TAP: The ‘likeability’ question descends on Elizabeth Warren Read more


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Pete Buttigieg is coming on strong, as the Wall Street Democrat heir to a faltering Joe Biden. Can he overtake Warren and Sanders in Iowa? Read more


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Biden and Buttigieg get to avoid the cost debate, though their own proposals, if successful, will almost surely cost as much as Sanders’s. Read more


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The three B’s (Biden, Bloomberg, Buttigieg) of can’t-go-big Read more


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Once the Rhodes Scholar version of Mister Rogers, Buttigieg has become the snarling incarnation of anti-left rage. Read more



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The promise and pitfalls of community-centered campaigns Read more

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Several candidates who have taken donor cash from private-equity barons have remained silent about the threat posed by the industry. Read more

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The South Bend mayor has become a darling to Silicon Valley and Wall Street elite. That alone is a red flag. Read more

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He’s enacted more groundbreaking progressive legislation than any other Democratic presidential candidate. And he’s going nowhere fast. Read more

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