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Political Strategy for a Permanent Democratic Majority

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Creeping Quagmire” — the GOP Neo-Con’s alternative military strategy for Iraq

Creeping Quagmire” — the GOP Neo-Con’s alternative military strategy for Iraq


Democrats Need to Debate Issues

In the coming months the Democratic coalition must honestly and passionately debate the real disagreements that exist over issues.


The 2014 election produced the most serious discussion about Democrats and the white working class in many years. What Democrats need to do now is to carefully review that debate, identify disagreements about facts and then seek the data to resolve them.

The 2014 election produced the most serious discussion about Democrats and the white working class in many years. What Democrats need to do now is to carefully review that debate, identify disagreements about facts and then seek the data to resolve them.


The most important and unstated “lesson” of 2014 is that the GOP’s embrace of extremism as a calculated political strategy worked perfectly. It has invalidated key elements of Democratic political strategy and it is urgent that Democrats now face this rea

The most important and unstated “lesson” of 2014 is that the GOP’s embrace of extremism as a calculated political strategy worked perfectly. It has invalidated key elements of Democratic political strategy and it is urgent that Democrats now face this reality.


Memo to Democrats: You’re going to have to talk about National Security this election. Here’s how.

Memo to Democrats: You’re going to have to talk about National Security this election. Here’s how.


The progressive wing of the Democratic Party is facing a fundamental choice about political strategy.

The progressive wing of the Democratic Party is facing a fundamental choice about political strategy.


Dems: A Successful Populist Strategy Will Require More than Just Progressive Economics.

Dems: A Successful Populist Strategy Will Require More than Just Progressive Economics. It Must Also Include a Populist Approach to Overcoming the Widespread Distrust and Hostility toward Government.


Democrats: unity was absolutely indispensable for our recent victories but Dems also face divisive issues they must debate. It is therefore vital Dems figure out how to maintain maximum unity even as they disagree. Here’s where to start.

Democrats: unity was absolutely indispensable for our recent victories but Dems also face divisive issues they must debate. It is therefore vital Dems figure out how to maintain maximum unity even as they disagree. Here’s where to start.