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In Delaware, It’s the Year of White Male Centrist Career Politician Tom Carper
A lot of observers smelled an upset brewing in Delaware, but Sen. Tom Carper overwhelmed his progressive challenger with money and a personal touch.
Democrats Must Get Real With White Working-Class Voters
The left and center prescriptions for reaching these voters often miss the need to connect culturally and to reflect their desire to fix government.
There’s Still No Evidence That the ‘Radical Left’ Is Helping Trump
Centrists lamented Ocasio-Cortez’s win as a political disaster for Democrats. But since her victory, the party’s poll numbers have steadily improved.
Undaunted Democratic Centrists Ready to Fight Trump and Bernie at Same Time
Third Way has long promoted a Clinton-style liberal politics. They’re preparing for a two-flank battle in 2020 — now they just need a candidate.
Where Do ‘Centrist’ Democrats Turn in 2020?
Joe Biden is the obvious favorite for those who aren’t crazy about the progressive drift of the party. But if he doesn’t run, then what?
Democrats Must Reject Howard Schultz and His Radical Centrist Ideology
The Starbucks CEO will never be the Democrats’ 2020 nominee. But he speaks for a powerful segment of the party’s donor class.
David Brooks Wants to Fix America With One Weird Trick From the 1800s
The Whigs expired, justly, for elevating pragmatism over the need to address a big national issue. They’re the last thing we need today.
Do the New Democratic Centrists Come in Peace?
As the party moves left, a group that helped define the “hippy punching” politics of the Clinton presidency reboots and enters the fray.
The Growing Battle Within the Progressive Left Over Medicare-for-All
Doubts about Medicare-for-All are arising on the left as well as the center, despite activist efforts to make support for it a litmus test.