by Michael Landis
The actions of pro-slavery northern "doughfaces" in Congress, led by Stephen Douglas of Illinois, helped to protect the expansion of slavery even as a national majority grew to oppose it. Today, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester will have to consider home state elections, their own conservative tendencies, and the fate of the Biden administration's policy agenda and act accordingly.
SOURCE: The Nation
by Ed Burmila
If today’s centrist, establishment Democrats are unwilling to hear warnings coming from the left, perhaps they will heed their own advice from an earlier era.
by John F. Harris
The political establishment loves the center. But it’s the radicals who end up writing history.
by Joyce Lee Malcolm
In tumultuous times like these, they have trouble gaining traction, as this example from the American Revolution shows.
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