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Compete Everywhere

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On April 15, 2017
In the aftermath of the Kansas special election, there was a lot of the typical Democratic infighting, with the left angry that Democrats didn’t do more in a district that swung over 20 points from Trump since November. The question is, should the DCCC actually have done something. Would investing resources moved an already active […]

Party Involvement

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On February 22, 2017

Given the skepticism many LGM commenters consistently express over protest, you may be warmed to note the huge increase in involvement within local Democratic Party politics. All across the country, p

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Where Do the Democrats Go?

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On January 20, 2017
I don’t agree with everything in here and you probably won’t either, but this is a good summary of the incredible challenges Democrats face, with Obama’s disastrous strategy on building local and state parties, no obvious leaders in the face of Clinton’s shocking loss, gerrymandering, Emperor Tangerine and his tweets, and the 2018 election getting […]

How to Do Something

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On December 12, 2016

People largely responded positively to my call to do something, anything, but something to fight Trump. Right now, there’s a lot of people who want to do nothing but relitigate the Democratic pr

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I know Joan Walsh is a big Hillary Clinton supporter and thus many of you will disqualify her remarks based upon that. But I think she is right–Bernie Sanders’ strategy of chasing the white working class vote probably just can’t actually work within the Democratic Party in 2016. Even if you combine those votes with […]

Jefferson/Jackson

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On August 11, 2015

It’s good to see Democrats move away from Jefferson/Jackson dinners at the state level. There’s no real reason to tie the party to two long dead white slaveowning men who believed in white

I suppose it’s fine to try and carve out positions that explicitly appeal to white male voters, but not if it means watering down the core values of the Democratic Party. If fighting for a higher minimum wage attracts white males, great. But if Democrats equivocate on support for gay marriage, then it’s not worth […]

Partisan Divergence

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On January 12, 2012

I think some of the ways in which a generic Democratic president differs from a Republican are well-known to informed observers, if they tend to drop out of discussions of the topic. A Democrat will p

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