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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Progressive Judge Wins Big in Wisconsin Special ElectionIt was a sweet and auspicious victory for Wisconsin progressives, who have recently taken a beating.
  16. 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.
  17. Democrats Are Changing Their Minds About RaceNew data suggests that Black Lives Matter and the Dreamers have made Democrats more progressive.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. profile
    Kirsten Gillibrand Is Becoming a Progressive Champion. Is a 2020 Run Next?The Democrats’ most unlikely holy warrior smells rebellion in the air.
  23. Kirsten Gillibrand Is Becoming a Progressive Champion. Is a 2020 Run Next?The Democrats’ most unlikely holy warrior smells rebellion in the air.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Progressives Are Headed for Big Election Day Wins on Wages, Weed, and GunsNo matter who wins the presidency.
  27. How Strong Is Support for Clinton Among Women of Color?An attempt to answer a question raised by The Atlantic.
  28. Bernie Sanders and the ‘Win Big or Go Home’ Philosophy of Progressive Change Nobody can accuse the Sandernistas of being incrementalists. 
  29. America Is Once Again Becoming the World’s Liberal BeaconEurope and Israel are headed in a different direction.
  30. Talk Box: The Left’s Take on Obama’s Latest SurrenderMeanwhile, Sean Hannity thinks it’s the Republicans who are caving.