Alex Shephard

Alex Shephard is a staff writer at The New Republic.

Joe Biden’s Soft Center

With every course correction, the 2020 front-runner reminds voters that beneath the polished image lies a politician searching for a sweet spot.

America, We Need to Talk

In a rebuttal to Mitch McConnell—and possibly Joe Biden—Ta-Nehisi Coates helped House Democrats start a conversation on slavery, racism, and reparations.