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Moderates

  1. vision 2020
    How Biden Is Trying to Reach Trump-Weary RepublicansThe Biden camp is looking for the right help to swing exasperated conservatives and nose-holding Trump voters.
  2. vision 2020
    Pete and Amy Are Riding High After New Hampshire, But Probably Not for LongToday’s moderate stars don’t have the minority support, the campaign infrastructure, or the money to beat Bernie or Bloomberg.
  3. vision 2020
    Delaney Was First In, and Now Is Finally OutThe former Maryland congressman’s campaign is a cautionary tale.
  4. vision 2020
    Can Democrats Overthrow the Tyranny of Swing Voters?Sacrificing party principles to their demands can be self-defeating.
  5. vision 2020
    Obama Buddy Deval Patrick Latest to Mull Late Presidential BidThis has to throw a scare into Team Biden, while reflecting a sense that the field is still unsettled.
  6. impeachment
    Kasich Comes Out for Trump ImpeachmentThe former governor and 2016 candidate, like Mitt Romney, used to be a classic hardcore conservative. The GOP has changed a lot.
  7. democrats
    Democrats Disagree About Labels, Not IssuesA lot of the supposed “disarray” among Democrats involves abstract ideological questions that won’t really keep them from uniting in 2020.
  8. democratic debates
    Will Trump Be Able to Capitalize on the Democratic Debate?There was lots of useful conflict in the Democratic debate in Detroit, helping viewers understand their options. But Trump may have enjoyed it most.
  9. vision 2020
    Yes, Trump Ran as an Economic ‘Moderate’ — But Now We Know BetterMany voters perceived Trump as moderate in 2016, but his record in office shows he’s an extremist – which gives Democrats room to maneuver in 2020.
  10. post-millennials
    The Kids Aren’t Alt-RightThe long march of the conservative conquest of the Republican Party could finally be coming to an end.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. kris kobach
    Kansas Republicans’ Rebellion Against Kris Kobach SpreadsA survey of Kansas GOP legislators shows nearly 40 percent refuse to come out for right-wing gubernatorial nominee and Trump friend Kris Kobach.
  14. Doug Jones’s Victory Shows the Way Forward for Democrats in the SouthDoug Jones assembled the same kind of biracial coalition that always worked for southern Democrats, but without being conservative. Get used to it.
  15. House Budget Vote Necessary, But Not Enough, in the GOP’s Tax Cut PlansThe GOP dissenters in the House’s vote on a budget resolution setting up tax cuts indicate some potential problems ahead for the GOP.
  16. House Moderates Have a Bipartisan Health-Care BillBut will the GOP leadership allow moderates to make Obamacare work better, when conservative donors want to see it fail?
  17. Here Is Where Things Stand With the Senate Health-Care BillMcConnell doesn’t have the votes to pass any version of it. But, in theory, he does have an incredibly narrow path to success.
  18. Senate GOP to Try Doomed Vote on ‘Straight Repeal’ of ObamacareNow that Trumpcare is all but dead, McConnell will give conservatives their “straight repeal” vote, and then move on to tax and budget legislation.
  19. How Many Millions Losing Health Coverage Will GOP ‘Moderates’ Find Acceptable?Soon Republican centrists will have to decide if big insurance losses due to Medicaid cuts are okay after all.
  20. McConnell’s Two-Faced Approach to Health-Care ReformBy giving conservatives long-term Medicaid cuts and then telling moderates they won’t be implemented, McConnell may be too clever for his own good.
  21. It’s Looking Bad for Trumpcare, But Expect One More Big PushSo long as CBO gives the revised bill a better “score,” one last chance to repeal Obamacare could be appealing to all of the GOP’s factions.
  22. Cruz Amendment to Senate Health-Care Bill Now Dividing GOPInitially praised as brilliant, Cruz’s idea of letting insurers offer cheap, skimpy health plans is now looking like a deadly threat to sick people.
  23. Why the GOP’s Senate Health-Care Bill Won’t Be Getting Much NicerWhile McConnell might make some accommodations to moderates, these key areas are non-negotiable.
  24. How Fred Upton Resurrected Zombie TrumpcareIt looked like the GOP congressman dealt a coup de grâce to the bill on Tuesday. By Wednesday he was back onboard and had changed the momentum.
  25. the new far right
    The Man Who Invented Identity Politics for the New RightHow Steve Sailer went from pariah to prophet.
  26. Zombie Trumpcare Getting a Chilly Reception From Senate RepublicansIf the House succeeds in passing a revised version of the American Health Care Act, it faces many trials in the Senate that could unravel it all.
  27. early and often
    It’s Twelve Degrees and You Have to Deal With the Iowa Caucus. There’s Only One Way to Survive Today.You know what the Iowa caucus makes us want to do? Other than throttle every single smug, pie-eating, overpolled, overfriendly “I’s real folks y’all” person who lives in that state? It makes us want to drink. Unluckily for us, we have to follow the caucus all day long for work. But luckily for us, we can drink and follow the action in the Corn Belt. It turns out that Drinking Liberally, the progressively soused political group, will be partying at Rudy’s this afternoon. “As long as the Iowans are going to be deciding the fate of the free world out in the freezing Midwest, at least I can be watching it with friends,” DL co-founder Justin Krebs told Metro. They’ll even be playing drinking games, like chugging every time Fred Thompson licks his lips. Those liberals: so wacky!. Meanwhile, the young Republicans will be gathering at O’Lunney’s, alongside a different Democratic group. They’ll be serving drinks in red and blue Solo cups, so you can tell who is supporting whom. Which is all well and good, but we’re going to need some serious drinking by the end of the day. We can already tell. If we’re going to go through all this anxiety and just come out with an indecisive result, we’re going to need to be mainlining Smirnoff by 8 p.m. So, exasperated moderates, meet us at Tompkins Square Park after work to drink yourselves to death. We’ll bring the Pong Along. We hear Bloomberg has a mean Beirut drop shot. It’s Party Time As Iowa’s Set to Caucus [Metro NY]