Magazine May 20, 2019, Issue

The Primaries of Pain

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters)

As long as nobody else gets in the race during the time it takes me to write this, I figured I might as well do an early handicap of the Democratic presidential field. If it proves portentous and trenchant, I’ll dine out on it for years. And if I get it badly wrong, that’s okay, too, as I’ve seen to it that the printer laced the ink with an exotic — and, frankly, highly toxic — substance that will cause the issue to spontaneously combust the very moment the balloons and confetti drop at the DNC. You might want to

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