Democrats’ Gambling Their 2020 Prospects On Lurching Leftward

Immediately following the 2016 elections liberals coalesced around two competing positions about how to survive and thrive in a Trump-led Washington. Some argued that the path to power was to “reject the siren calls of the left” and move back to the center. As Mark Penn and Andrew Stein argued in the New York Times,…
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How Democrats Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Shutdown

While most Americans are frantically trying to get their holiday decorations up, cookies baked and presents purchased, Congress is also feeling the squeeze. With just days before the Christmas recess Republicans are working hard to get their tax bill to President Donald Trump’s desk while also striking a deal with Democrats to keep the government’s…
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Sanders’ Leads the Democrat Lemmings Off the Healthcare Cliff

“These are simply not tax rates that I can responsibly support or urge the Legislature to pass,” Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said in 2015 after dropping his hoped-for vision for single-payer healthcare. “In my judgment, the potential economic disruption and risks would be too great to small businesses, working families and the state’s economy.” Bernie…
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Democrats Have a Hillary Problem and a Bernie Problem

Democrats have settled quickly into their role as an opposition party, throwing up roadblocks to any and all policy ideas in the name of undermining the Republican Congress. That’s not surprising. What is surprising is that they have so embraced their role as a force of opposition that they’ve taken to attacking their own would-be…
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Democrats’ Thin Bench Isn’t Getting Any Thicker

It hasn’t exactly been a well-kept political secret that Democrats have struggled with a thin political bench for years now. In 2012, National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar warned that “it’s hard to find many top-tier Democrat contenders for 2016,” concluding that they have a “bench that’s, comparatively speaking, awfully thin.” In 2013, Democrat strategist Doug Sosnik…
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Democrats’ Deplorable Attempt to Destroy Jeff Sessions Won’t Succeed

“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?,” Hillary Clinton said at a fund-raiser. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic – you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that.” Those were the words that sealed Hillary Clinton’s fate.…
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