Progressive
Why the Bernie Movement Must Crush Beto O’Rourke

(From New York Magazine) Sanders attracts the intense support of a small left-wing intellectual vanguard who see American politics in fundamentally different terms than most Democrats do. The primary struggle in American politics as they see it is not...

Jeffries: Trump’s border wall request ‘a ransom note’

(From Politico) The president has requested roughly $5 billion from congressional Democrats for a barrier along the southern border, while Democrats have offered $1.3 billion for a variety of border security measures. Their inability to strike a deal by midnight...

18 Numbers That Explain Trump’s 2018

(From Politico) (Trump’s) view of his performance tends toward lavishly unspecific superlatives—something or other is always the greatest in history. And when he does reach for a statistic, well, it’s an even money bet that it’s got some verifiability issues.

What do the suburbs want?

(From Vox) Of 69 suburban districts held by the GOP before the election, just 32 will remain in Republican hands next year, according to an analysis by the Washington Post’s Dan Balz, one of our preeminent political analysts.. This might...

Why We Should Worry About the Cult of RBG

(From Politico) Like the highly successful “RBG” documentary released earlier this year, “On the Basis of Sex” satisfies a yearning for a liberal heroine in a time of disappointment and cynicism…

Lessons to Learn From the Carbon Tax Backlash

(From RealClearPolicy) Dirt-cheap dirty energy will remain a tempting option, particularly for nations and regions that have a lot of it buried in their backyards. But accelerating innovation will in some cases eliminate dirty energy’s price advantage, and in other...

Why this government shutdown might be different

(From The Morning Call) For the Democrats, the present-day budget fight is a pain-free exercise. Trump thinks that because he came out on top of last week’s border security reality show with the Democratic leadership in the Oval Office, the...

The Establishment Will Never Say No to a War

(From New York Magazine) Neoconservatism, it seems, never dies. It just mutates constantly to find new ways to intervene, to perpetuate forever wars, to send more young Americans to die in countries that don’t want them amid populations that try...

Democrats Can’t Avoid Identity Politics In 2020

(From NPR) “It is a good mechanism to win an election, but it’s also effectively destroying the unity in the country,” said GOP pollster Frank Luntz who has been moderating focus groups with first-time voters about identity. “The problem is...

Bernie tops progressive straw poll

(From Politico) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tops the first 2020 straw poll by the progressive political action committee Democracy for America by a wide margin, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas). Sen. Elizabeth Warren,...