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  1. vision 2020
    Democrats Need Brains As Well As SpineThe problem that Joe Biden exhibits in praising bipartisanship is one of understanding, not of will.
  2. dan lipinski
    House Democratic Campaign Committee Cancels Fundraiser for Anti-Abortion DemProgressive and pro-choice groups refused to back off support for Lipinski primary opponent Marie Newman, and the DCCC threw in the towel.
  3. foreign policy
    No, the Left Should Not ‘Learn to Love’ the Military-Industrial ComplexGiant Pentagon budgets do provide a couple million Americans with jobs and health care. But the goal is to deliver those goods to all Americans.
  4. 2020 presidential election
    Joe Biden May Be the Last Hurrah for Moderate DemocratsBarring a Biden nomination, the time seems ripe for progressives to take the wheel in the Democratic Party, and for moderates to fall in line.
  5. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris Didn’t Just Flip-Flop on Medicare for AllBut big promises about legislation Joe Manchin will never vote for mean less than pledges to aggressively exercise Executive authority.
  6. vision 2020
    Progressive 2020 Hopefuls Are Courting Wall Street CashBut that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re secret centrists.
  7. vision 2020
    Should the Left Unite Behind Elizabeth Warren?Here’s what the left stands to gain — and lose — from Bernie Sanders competing with Warren in 2020.
  8. foreign policy
    American Exceptionalism Is a Dangerous MythAmerican foreign policy has always been shaped by interests, not ideals. Liberals must grapple with that reality if they wish to change it.
  9. #nevertrump
    Opposing Neoconservatism Makes You As Bad As Trump, Neocon ExplainsMax Boot’s demagogic takedown of Elizabeth Warren’s foreign policy is “Trumpism of the center.”
  10. 2020 elections
    Could a Huge Field Lead to the Democrats Nominating Their Own Donald Trump?A huge upset by an outsider on the Democratic side is possible but not terribly likely.
  11. 2020 elections
    In the Trump Era, Who Needs Moderates Anyway?Research shows running to the center didn’t help candidates in 2018. That could convince progressives that moderates have outlived their usefulness.
  12. the left
    Immigration Creates Problems for the Left. Tight Borders Can’t Be the Solution.Mass immigration poses genuine challenges for progressive politics. But restrictionism is incompatible with a just response to the climate crisis.
  13. politics
    The Suburbs May Not Be As Progressive As Democrats Would Like, But They Could BeThough some midterm voters backed Democratic candidates but rejected progressive proposals, the party’s left flank can still win over suburbanites.
  14. 2020 elections
    Inside Bernie Sanders’s Big DecisionThe discussion the most popular democratic socialist in America is having over his political future.
  15. Would It Be Regressive to Cancel Everyone’s Student Debt?Forgiving all student debt would be a boon to the privileged. That doesn’t mean progressives shouldn’t promote the idea.
  16. 2018 midterms
    The Midterms Did Not Prove That Democrats Should Adopt Your Policy PreferencesCentrists and progressives will cherry-pick results and claim vindication. But last night’s elections were a mixed bag for ideologues of all stripes.
  17. the body politic
    The Ruling Minority Will Stop at Nothing to Stay in ControlWhich is why we need to pick ourselves up and keep fighting.
  18. defense spending
    Eventually, Progressive Democrats Will Need to Get ‘Soft’ on DefenseAmerica can have a Western European–style welfare state or a giant and ever-growing military budget — but it can’t have both.
  19. andrew gillum
    Will Andrew Gillum’s Christian Progressive Running Mate Help Win Evangelicals?It’s not clear whether Gillum was doubling down or reaching out to evangelicals with his unconventional choice of Chris King as running-mate.
  20. democratic primaries
    In Delaware, It’s the Year of White Male Centrist Career Politician Tom CarperA lot of observers smelled an upset brewing in Delaware, but Sen. Tom Carper overwhelmed his progressive challenger with money and a personal touch.
  21. 2018 primaries
    Progressive Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in UpsetBernie Sanders–endorsed Gillum, who hopes to be Florida’s first black governor, will face Trump pick Ron DeSantis in a high-stakes general election.
  22. 2018 elections
    Democrats Must Get Real With White Working-Class VotersThe left and center prescriptions for reaching these voters often miss the need to connect culturally and to reflect their desire to fix government.
  23. Former MMA Fighter Changes the Democratic Narrative in KansasThe national buzz in the Third District was about progressive darling Brent Welder. But Sharice Davids, a Native American woman, flipped the script.
  24. 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?
  25. California Democrats Endorse de León Over FeinsteinFeinstein remains the favorite, but the party endorsement keeps de León alive, with the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings taking on a new dimension.
  26. House Democrats Refuse to Take Bait on ‘Abolish ICE’ Vote Arranged by GOPRepublicans want to distract attention from their own immigration disagreements and burn a straw man, but House Democrats aren’t cooperating.
  27. encounter
    Knocking on Doors With Julia Salazar, the Next DSA Candidate Hoping for an UpsetLike Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Salazar is a 20-something Latina Democratic Socialists of America member taking on a centrist Boomer Democrat.
  28. Knocking on Doors With Julia Salazar, the Next DSA Candidate Hoping for an UpsetLike Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Salazar is a 20-something Latina Democratic Socialists of America member taking on a centrist Boomer Democrat.
  29. 2018 election
    4 Exciting Progressive Women’s Campaigns to WatchIf you were excited about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, you’re going to want to follow them.
  30. Progressive Judge Wins Big in Wisconsin Special ElectionIt was a sweet and auspicious victory for Wisconsin progressives, who have recently taken a beating.
  31. On Guns, Liberals Are Flirting With the Politics of Fear. That’s Scary.Exaggerating the prevalence of school shootings could lead to a bigger school-to-prison pipeline and discrimination against the mentally ill.
  32. Democrats Are Changing Their Minds About RaceNew data suggests that Black Lives Matter and the Dreamers have made Democrats more progressive.
  33. Democrats Must Be More Ruthless — When They Actually Have PowerAbolishing the filibuster in 2009 would have saved the Dreamers. Shutting down the government in 2018 could save the GOP’s Senate majority.
  34. The Growing Battle Within the Progressive Left Over Medicare-for-AllDoubts 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.
  35. politics
    Elizabeth Warren Says the System Is Rigged Against Women and People of ColorIn a speech urging Democrats not to give up on their radical progressivism, Warren spoke directly to marginalized groups.
  36. 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.
  37. profile
    Kirsten Gillibrand Is Becoming a Progressive Champion. Is a 2020 Run Next?The Democrats’ most unlikely holy warrior smells rebellion in the air.
  38. profile
    Kirsten Gillibrand Is Becoming a Progressive Champion. Is a 2020 Run Next?The Democrats’ most unlikely holy warrior smells rebellion in the air.
  39. race
    Why the Liberal Infighting Over ‘Coddling’ Racists MattersStigma and shaming can be effective ways to get people to do what you want, but they’re pretty complicated tools to wield.
  40. The End of the Clinton Era of Democratic PoliticsIt had a great run from 1992 through the Obama years. But the center-left political tradition Bill and Hillary embodied is done.
  41. Progressives Are Headed for Big Election Day Wins on Wages, Weed, and GunsNo matter who wins the presidency.
  42. How Strong Is Support for Clinton Among Women of Color?An attempt to answer a question raised by The Atlantic.
  43. Bernie Sanders and the ‘Win Big or Go Home’ Philosophy of Progressive Change Nobody can accuse the Sandernistas of being incrementalists. 
  44. left behind
    America Is Once Again Becoming the World’s Liberal BeaconEurope and Israel are headed in a different direction.
  45. cable news
    Talk Box: The Left’s Take on Obama’s Latest SurrenderMeanwhile, Sean Hannity thinks it’s the Republicans who are caving.