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  1. filibuster reform
    Abolishing Filibuster May Be Job One for a Democratic SenateProgressive activists want to get filibuster reform done in a quick blitz early in 2021.
  2. dnc 2020
    AOC Made Her Minute CountThe congresswoman only got 60 seconds to speak, but she used them well.
  3. 2020 elections
    It’s Official: Jamaal Bowman Has Defeated Eliot EngelAOC is going to have quite a bit of hometown company in the next Congress.
  4. coronavirus stimulus
    House Democrats Open Bidding on the Next Stimulus Round With $3 Trillion BillPelosi’s proposal includes a new round of checks for individuals, and a big new fund for state and local governments.
  5. the left
    Why Americans Don’t Vote Their Class AnymoreDeclining unions — and rising educational attainment — have left college-educated whites more left wing than non-college-educated ones.
  6. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Creates an Opening for Progressivism — Also BarbarismThe pandemic spotlights both the necessity of solidarity and the widespread appeal of abandoning out-groups in times of crisis.
  7. vision 2020
    No, Democrats Aren’t Going to Dump Biden and Run CuomoIn the remote chance that Democrats do panic and decide to abandon Uncle Joe, it will be for someone who is all upside.
  8. vision 2020
    How to Maintain Civility in a Two-Candidate Democratic RaceBiden and Sanders represent different elements of the same party. But it is the same party, and Democrats should behave that way.
  9. super tuesday
    Bernie’s Revolution Failed. But His Movement Can Still Win.Super Tuesday disproved the senator’s theory of electoral politics. But if the left learns from his mistakes, victory remains possible.
  10. vision 2020
    How Bloomberg Could Shake the 2020 Race on Super TuesdayThe billionaire probably can’t win the nomination, but his monstrous spending could create big problems for survivors of the early state contests.
  11. impeachment
    Republicans Aren’t Alone in Opposing a Speedy Trump ImpeachmentSome progressives who want a broader and more thorough impeachment process are upset at Pelosi’s sprint to get impeachment done this year.
  12. barack obama
    The Left/Right Convergence on Dissing ObamaObama cannot be both a corporate shill and an ironfisted socialist. Somebody — maybe everybody — is wrong.
  13. vision 2020
    Tulsi Gabbard’s Eclectic BaseShe has a pocket of support on the left and another one among Trump fans. Nearly all her backers are male. What does that add up to?
  14. vision 2020
    Can Cory Booker Revive His Flagging Campaign?Booker is a very good candidate … on paper. If he’s going to make a move in the race, it’s got to be now.
  15. progressives
    Steven Reed and Why ‘Firsts’ Still MatterPolitical ‘firsts’ may seem like a cosmetic victory after Obama. But Montgomery electing a black mayor still matters for progressives hoping to win.
  16. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: When the Ideologues Come for the KidsAdults are being forced to obey the new norms of social justice or face ostracism. Meanwhile, children are being indoctrinated.
  17. religion
    Christian Conservative Politics Are Driving Liberals Out of the PewsThe loud belief of militantly conservative Christians that being religious means being Republican may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  18. impeachment
    Window For Impeachment of Trump May Be Closing SoonJerrold Nadler bought time by saying impeachment proceedings had already begun. But the votes aren’t there for articles of impeachment, at least now.
  19. polls
    Here Are 7 ‘Left Wing’ Ideas (Almost) All Americans Can Get BehindNew polling finds that several supposedly radical policy ideas actually command majority support — in all 50 states.
  20. vision 2020
    Is Joe Biden the Democrats’ Version of Mitt Romney?The comparison is tempting, but misleading.
  21. 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.
  22. vision 2020
    Is ‘Doing the Right Thing’ Worth Increasing the Risk of a Second Trump Term?With respect to a doomed impeachment drive, or selecting an iffy 2020 candidate, Democrats need a sober look at the consequences of risky behavior.
  23. budget deal
    Will Conservatives Support Trump’s New Budget Deal? Will Trump?The deal could go through quickly, but Trump, conservatives, and House progressives could all play a role in blowing it up.
  24. 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.
  25. vision 2020
    Democrats Need Brains As Well As SpineThe problem that Joe Biden exhibits in praising bipartisanship is one of understanding, not of will.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. vision 2020
    Progressive 2020 Hopefuls Are Courting Wall Street CashBut that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re secret centrists.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. #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.”
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 2020 elections
    Inside Bernie Sanders’s Big DecisionThe discussion the most popular democratic socialist in America is having over his political future.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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?
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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