1. Tainted Water, Ignored Warnings and a Boss With a Criminal Past New York, Yesterday

    How a long line of questionable decisions led to the crisis over lead contamination in Newark.

  2. California Is the ‘Popular Boy or Girl at the Dance’ in 2020 U.S., August 23

    Kamala Harris has the home-state advantage, but the other Democratic presidential hopefuls are not ceding the state.

  3. One-on-One With Marianne Williamson Opinion, August 22

    An interview with the 2020 presidential candidate

  4. Democrats to Union Members: The Economy Is Failing You U.S., August 21

    Bernie Sanders rolled out a plan for organized labor as more than a dozen Democratic candidates pitched themselves to workers in Iowa.

  5. Why the 2020 Criminal Justice Debate Is Completely Different U.S., August 20

    Democratic candidates are pushing ideas that were considered radical just a few years ago. But the American public has changed its views, too.

  6. These 3 Cities Are Key for 2020 Democrats. They’re Not in Iowa. U.S., August 13

    Senator Cory Booker detoured from early-voting states to hold rallies this month in Detroit, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, where turnout will be essential to Democrats winning back key states in 2020.

  7. 4 Days, 20 Democrats. Who Won the Iowa State Fair? Interactive, August 13

    We followed presidential hopefuls around the Iowa State Fair and rated them on a corn dog scale.

  8. On Gun Control, 2020 Democrats Agree: No Reason to Hold Back U.S., August 12

    After mass shootings jolted the nation this month, the Democratic candidates seemed to move in lock step toward more aggressive gun control positions without resistance from moderates.

  9. What We Learned From the Iowa State Fair U.S., August 12

    In the On Politics newsletter: Lessons from a sweaty, calorie-filled weekend at the state fair. Plus, riding the Ferris wheel with Cory Booker.

  10. At Iowa’s Wing Ding Dinner, Democrats Assail G.O.P. on Gun Control U.S., August 9

    Nearly all of the 2020 Democratic candidates gave speeches at the annual event, and while many joked about the size of the field, most sought to contrast themselves with President Trump.

  11. Four Democratic Candidates Call on Walmart to Stop Selling Guns U.S., August 9

    Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were among the candidates to speak out after the mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso last weekend.

  12. Does Trump Help Fuel Mass Shootings? Opinion, August 8

    And are Democrats breaking up with Obama?

  13. Biden and Booker Say Trump Is Fostering Hatred, Not Fighting It U.S., August 7

    The Democratic candidates lashed the president with their sternest denunciations yet of his exploitation of racism for political purposes and his resistance to gun control.

  14. How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap Opinion, August 7

    A new online calculator has a winner: Baby bonds.

  15. Where the 2020 Democrats Stand on Gun Control U.S., August 6

    While several presidential candidates have already rolled out plans to address gun violence, others endorsed new policies after two mass shootings over the weekend.

  16. Can the Democrats Do Better Than Trump on North Korea? Opinion, August 5

    We surveyed the leading candidates on how they would deal with the nuclear threat from Kim Jong-un.

  17. Why a Race-Baiting Trump Is Courting Black Voters U.S., August 3

    Democratic leaders say African-Americans are deeply engaged in this election, but President Trump is also targeting them with Facebook ads. How they react may well determine his future.

  18. With a Democrat, a Cooler Head Would Prevail on Iran Opinion, August 2

    One point of agreement for the presidential candidates: The nuclear deal needs to be restored.

  19. Why I Like Booker, Buttigieg, Inslee ... Opinion, August 2

    Readers explain why they find candidates other than the front-runners more appealing.

  20. Young Climate Activists Push Democrats to the Left The Weekly, August 2

    A New TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu

  21. Stephen Colbert Calls Out Long Shot Presidential Candidates Arts, August 2

    “I mean, it is 20 people and if I am generous, six of them should be up there,” Colbert said of the Democratic debates. “I’m looking at you, Steve Bullock.”

  22. Debate Round 2: How Did Biden Do? Opinion, August 1

    Readers assess Joe Biden’s performance, urge the lower-tier candidates to focus on Senate races and critique the sniping among the contenders.

  23. Why Not Cory Booker? Opinion, August 1

    He’s winning the debates and he’s great on paper. When will he catch on?

  24. What We Learned From the July Democratic Debates U.S., August 1

    With at least four candidates in strong contention for the nomination, the race is anyone’s to win.

  25. So Who Won Night 2? Opinion, August 1

    Not Joe Biden.

  26. Late Night Goes Live for the 2nd Night of Democratic Debates Arts, August 1

    “In the end, the candidates came together around a unifying message: Click ‘like’ and subscribe!” Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday.

  27. Highlights From Night 2 of the July Democratic Debates Video, August 1

    Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Kamala Harris sparred while fending off attacks from fellow candidates on health care and criminal justice reform.

  28. Joe Biden Did Fine, and That Might Have Been Enough U.S., July 31

    The former vice president had a lot to prove. To those who had written him off after the first debate, he had this to say: “malarkey.”

  29. Cory Booker Says Joe Biden Created ‘All the Problems That He Is Talking About’ U.S., July 31

    The Democratic rivals sparred on their respective criminal justice records in one of the tensest moments of the night.

  30. Protest Over Eric Garner’s Death Disrupts Democratic Debate U.S., July 31

    The protest, aimed at Mayor Bill de Blasio, broke out during Senator Cory Booker’s opening statement. Separate protesters interrupted former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

  31. Biden Under Fire From All Sides as Rivals Attack His Record U.S., July 31

    Mr. Biden, the front-runner, was confronted over his record on health care and criminal justice, and this time not just from Kamala Harris.

  32. Live Analysis: The July Democratic Debates, Night 2 Interactive, July 31

    Follow the Democratic presidential debate with our reporters in real time.

  33. 5 Highlights From Night 2 of Democratic Debates U.S., July 31

    The candidates along the wings went hard after the night’s leading candidates, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

  34. At Tonight’s Democratic Debate, Black Voters Will Be the Focus U.S., July 31

    With Joseph R. Biden Jr., Kamala Harris, and Cory Booker all onstage, candidates are likely to make direct appeals to the Democratic Party’s most loyal constituency.

  35. What to Watch For in Democratic Debate Night 2 U.S., July 31

    Everything you need to know about the presidential primary debate starting Wednesday at 8 p.m. E.T.

  36. The Democrats Should Stop Doing Trump’s Work for Him Opinion, July 30

    Yes, the two-night, 20-candidate format is ludicrous, but can we please have a reasonable debate about America’s future?

  37. A Rematch at Centerstage: Democratic Debates, Night 2 Interactive, July 29

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris face off again in the second round of debates. Here are other political dynamics and tension points to look for.

  38. The Democratic Debate Lineups Might Lead to Fireworks U.S., July 29

    For half of the candidates, it may be their last chance to make an impression on the national debate stage. Here’s what could happen.

  39. Impeachment Calls and a Booker-Biden Fight: This Week in the 2020 Race U.S., July 27

    The 2020 Democrats reacted to the Mueller testimony, candidates tried out attacks before next week’s debates and Joe Biden received some good news.