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  1. 2018 midterms
    What Big State-Level Wins Mean for the Democrats’ AgendaAfter Obama-era losses, Democrats now have control of several more statehouses – and a chance to expand Medicaid, abortion access, and voting rights.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Final 2018 Polls Look (Mostly) Good for DemocratsStill, polls remain tight in an extraordinary number of races — and everything from a “blue tsunami” to a “red tide” remains plausible.
  3. campaigns
    Beto O’Rourke’s Case for Irrational OptimismHe’s behind in the polls, and the experts have written off his chances. But the crowds are still turning out.
  4. 2018 midterms
    Robert Menendez Is Testing New Jersey’s Tolerance for SleazeDespite lurid corruption charges, the Democrat is still favored to win his Senate race. But will voters have last-minute doubts?
  5. 2018 midterms
    The Smart Bets for Last-Minute Democratic DonorsA reminder: down-ballot races can reap huge returns on investment.
  6. democratic party
    Gavin Newsom Has More Important Things to Do Than Run for PresidentThe next governor of California is preparing to fight Trump and show off his state as a laboratory for progressive policies — including single-payer.
  7. healthcare
    What Medicare for All’s Sky-High Poll Numbers Really ProveVoters aren’t necessarily sold on single-payer. But a supermajority of Americans (and a slim majority of GOPers) do want more government health care.
  8. 2018 midterms
    Republican Hatred for Dianne Feinstein Is Making Her Lefty Opponent CompetitiveKevin de León is probably lucky he doesn’t have the money to let his Republican supporters know how progressive he is.
  9. politics
    Incivility Isn’t What’s Wrong With American PoliticsThe term is just a euphemism that lets the GOP point a finger at those fighting injustice, and away from themselves.
  10. politics
    Red State Democrats Can Do Better Than Joe ManchinManchin’s Kavanaugh vote and recent strides by red state progressives raise questions about the wisdom of Dems settling for conservative candidates.
  11. profile
    Cory Booker Wants to Give You a Hug, and Be Your Next PresidentHe’s ready to run the most optimistic, earnest, emotionally present campaign in history — and is betting that’s what Trump’s America is ready for.
  12. 2020 elections
    The Case for Michael Avenatti 2020The celebrity lawyer’s stunt candidacy just might teach Democrats that they can’t make progress without breaking a few norms.
  13. primaries 2018
    The Stunning Moment When Ayanna Pressley Realized She Won Her PrimaryHer surprising win will likely make her the first black congresswoman from Massachusetts.
  14. Democrats Vote to Strip Power From Superdelegates, Reform CaucusesFollowing the contentious 2016 primaries, the DNC embraced the biggest reforms to its presidential nomination process since the 1980s.
  15. domestic violence
    Rep. Ellison on Domestic-Violence Allegations: ‘I Have Never Behaved This Way’Karen Monahan alleged that Ellison was abusive toward her during the relationship, which ended in 2016.
  16. The Radical Labor Policy That Every Democrat Should Run OnForcing companies to give workers representation on company boards is wildly popular, requires no tax hikes, and would almost certainly raise wages.
  17. Why Are So Many Leftists Skeptical of the Russia Investigation?What to think about Trump’s collusion with Russia has somehow caused a divide among progressives.
  18. Democrats Must Reject Howard Schultz and His Radical Centrist IdeologyThe Starbucks CEO will never be the Democrats’ 2020 nominee. But he speaks for a powerful segment of the party’s donor class.
  19. How the Democrats’ Biggest Donor Is Playing Into Trump’s HandsParty leaders are worried that Tom Steyer’s impeachment obsession might cost them Congress. And Republicans seem happy to have the conversation.
  20. Stacey Abrams and the New Democratic Coalition in the SouthIn the past, southern black Democratic voters were expected to loyally support white centrist candidates with rare representation. That has changed.
  21. What Hurts a Political Opponent in the Age of Trump?In a news cycle jammed with scandals, party operatives are trying to figure out what sticks with voters anymore — and how to unearth those things.
  22. Bernie Sanders Is Quietly Building a Digital Media EmpireHis live videos now regularly draw more viewers than CNN. So is this a 2020 strategy? It sure could be.
  23. Affluent Democrats Aren’t an Obstacle to Economic PopulismThe class divide between affluent and working-class Democrats is less politically significant than the divide between both groups and the super-rich.
  24. politics
    Cynthia Nixon Is Serious About Her Candidacy. You Should Be Too.She’s already won by moving the governor to the left. And she’s beginning to think she just might win the whole thing.
  25. Cynthia Nixon Is Serious About Her Candidacy. You Should Be Too.She’s already won by moving the governor to the left. And she’s beginning to think she just might win the whole thing.
  26. The Democratic Party Is Moving Left – Except When You’re Not LookingSenate Democrats’ support for an indefensible bank bill shows that when public interest is low, Wall Street can still run Team Blue’s show.
  27. New Survey Shows Young People Are Staying Liberal, Conservatives Are Dying OffIn the long run, we’re all dead, but Republicans are especially dead.
  28. Why Rural America Controls the Debates Over Guns and ImmigrationOur constitutional system gives disproportionate influence to the nonmetro areas that control the party controlling Washington.
  29. Americans Don’t Understand Election Predictions Expressed As ProbabilitiesAll those so-and-so-has-a-90-percent-chance-to-win headlines confused a lot of people in 2016. Some of them may have not bothered to vote.
  30. Democrats Should Get Higher on Weed in 2018There aren’t a lot of policies that both energize the liberal base and appeal to a majority of GOP voters. Marijuana legalization is one.
  31. Longtime Clinton Ally Says DNC Rigged Primary for HillaryDonna Brazile claims Clinton bailed out a cash-strapped DNC in August 2015, and immediately gained control of the party apparatus.
  32. Democrats Can Abandon the Center — Because the Center Doesn’t ExistThe center is a myth that obscures the genuine electoral risks that Democrats would face in moving left — and the potential benefits of such a pivot.
  33. Democrats Unveil Populist Economic Agenda for 2018The Donkey Party promises to secure Americans a “better deal” by taking on Big Pharma and concentrated corporate power.
  34. Democrats to Unveil New Slogan Promising a ‘Better Deal’Party leaders are clearly trying to channel the Roosevelts, but that doesn’t mean their rebranding is going to work.
  35. ‘I’m Worth the Trouble’: Nancy Pelosi Defiant As Democrats Discuss Ousting HerAbout a dozen representatives met on Thursday to discuss whether there’s a way to force her out ahead of the midterms.
  36. Democrats Should Propose an Actual ‘Middle Class’ Tax CutBy neglecting to show voters what a real middle-class tax break looks like, Democrats are making it easier for Trump to sell his giveaway to the rich.
  37. Progressives Need a New Foreign-Policy Vision. This Senator Says He Has One.Democrat Chris Murphy of Connecticut is trying to sell liberals on restrained realism in Syria and other global hot spots.
  38. Autopsy: It Was Obama-Trump Voters, in the Rust Belt, With the Economic AnxietyBut, also, the white racial backlash, insufficient Democratic turnout, and James Comey. The new 2016 autopsies prove that everyone was right.
  39. Can the Democrats Still Count on a Demographic Advantage?Ruy Teixeira co-authored an influential political theory in 2002 predicting liberal dominance for a generation. What does he say now?
  40. Why the Alt-Center Is a Problem, TooCentrist liberals who grossly misrepresent the views of their left-wing critics are sowing unnecessary divisions in the anti-Trump movement.
  41. The Socialist Takeover of the Democratic Party Is Proceeding NicelyCentrist Democrats used to distance themselves from the left ahead of their presidential runs. Now, Booker and Cuomo are doing the opposite.
  42. Can Democrats Move Left — and to the Suburbs?Liberal activists want economic populism. But Democrats’ path to a House majority cuts through affluent suburbs that shunned Bernie Sanders.
  43. Democrats’ Secret Weapon: Republicans Own Everything NowDemocrats are at a low point today. But freed of the burden of controlling the White House, they could have a big comeback before long.
  44. How About Some Democratic Outreach to Liberal People of Faith for a Change?Amid the interminable discussion of what Democrats can do to improve their appeal to Evangelicals, liberal faith communities should not be ignored.
  45. The Democratic Game Plan for Making Trump Miserable — and Regaining PowerThey cannot exactly follow McConnell’s 2009 strategy for thwarting Barack Obama. But they will have some good opportunities if they stay unified.
  46. Obama Says Democrats Lost ‘Badly’ Because They Didn’t ‘Show Up’Obama reiterates his (implicit) critique of the Clinton campaign, while declaring his intention to become a “talent scout” for the Democratic Party.
  47. Democrats Shouldn’t Let the Race for DNC Chair Be a Battle for the Party’s SoulDemocrats need to find an engineer ready to rebuild the party infrastructure and let others worry about ideology and messaging.
  48. Democrats May Run Their Own Eccentric Billionaires in 2018Inspired by Trump’s example — and the weakness of the Democrats’ bench — a trio of liberal mega-donors are contemplating runs for governor.
  49. the morning after
    Michael Moore Wants to Take Over the DemocratsYou must say this sentence to everyone you meet today: “HILLARY CLINTON WON THE POPULAR VOTE!”
  50. get out the vote
    Constance Wu Will Dance If You VoteHey, you know all those other elections on the ballot?
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