SOURCE: The Baffler
Review Essay: How the Biggest Party Started Thinking Small
Books by Michael Kazin and Lily Geismer trace the rise and fall of the Democratic Party's reign as a party of big ideas and big initiatives.
SOURCE: The New York Times
House Democrats Considered 10 Impeachment Articles Before Narrowing Their Case Against Trump
The question of what to include in the case against President Trump is at the heart of a new book by Norm Eisen, a lawyer working with House Democrats in the impeachment effort.
SOURCE: Central News Network
September 12, 2019
The history lesson 2020 Democrats can't afford to ignore
by Thomas Balcerski
By studying the campaign messaging and strategies from prior presidential elections, the Democrats can help to clarify what has worked well and what has failed miserably in the past
‘I’m Not a Traitor, You Are!’ Political Argument from the Founding Fathers to Today’s Partisans
American history is filled with examples where one partisan side alleges that some idea embraced by the other side threatens to compromise American national strength or sovereignty.
What the 2020 Democrats Can Learn From One of the Most Crowded Primary Fields in History
by Olivia B. Waxman
Read the parallels between the 1976 and 2020 elections.
SOURCE: LA Progressive
How to Select a Democrat to Beat Trump in 2020
by Walter G. Moss
In a Democratic presidential candidate for 2020 we want someone who possesses the major wisdom virtues, virtues that will assist him/her to further the common good. In addition, we need someone with a progressive unifying vision.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Democrats are holding their convention in Milwaukee. The city’s socialist past is an asset.
by Tula Connell
With the announcement of Milwaukee as the site of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, political opponents wasted no time in raising the specter of the city’s socialist past.
SOURCE: New York Magazine
Democrats’ Voting-Rights Push Could Begin a Third Reconstruction
by Ed Kilgore
As in the Reconstruction era after the Civil War, one party is committed to the use of federal power to vindicate voting rights, and the other is opposed.
SOURCE: Foreign Policy
Don’t Let Democrats Become the Party of War
by Trita Paris and Stephen Wertheim
The gambit to out-hawk Trump is a dangerous one.
SOURCE: The Hill
Trump pushed suburban voters away ...
by Leonard Steinhorn
Will Democrats pull them in?
Democrats Aren’t Moving Left. They’re Returning to Their Roots.
by Joshua Zeitz
Many on both sides are worried about the party’s leftward swing. They say it’s a deviation from the mainstream. It’s not.
Historians say Dinesh D’Souza lured them under false pretenses to interview for new pro-Trump film
That’s the reason name historians show up in his widely discredited film.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
David Greenberg says the left is distorting the fight for the soul of the Democratic Party
by David Greenberg
It’s a mistake to label the fight in the Democratic party as one between “moderates” and “progressives.”
A New Film Compares Democrats to Nazis and Trump to Lincoln
At a screening in northern Ohio’s Medina County, it was a hit.
Julian Zelizer says Avenatti is right: Democrats need to fight fire with fire
by Julian Zelizer
"Without question, whoever the Democratic nominee is in 2020, Trump will go after him or her with hammer and tong, aiming to destroy their reputation, credibility and viability with a barrage of insults and smears."
SOURCE: New Republic
Can the Democrats Fix Washington?
by Michael Tomasky
The prospect of a Democratic wave in the midterm elections this fall recalls the moment, nearly 50 years ago, when a group of young, liberal lawmakers swept into Congress on a mission to overturn the status quo. What can today's Democrats learn from the historic class of 1974?
The Democrats Should Run Against Washington Corruption
by Robert Brent Toplin
History shows it’s a winning issue.
All Signs Point to Big Democratic Wins in 2018
History, demographics and the national mood are pointing to one conclusion about the 2018 congressional races: Democrats are well-positioned to bring one-party government in Washington under Donald Trump’s presidency to a screeching halt.
SOURCE: The Nation
Stephen F. Cohen continues to berate Democrats for “demonizing Russia”
In an article in The Nation he argues that they are repudiating FDR’s policy of detente.
Are Democrats’ Senate Chances In 2018 Overrated?
by Nate Silver
It may be the worst Senate map that any party has faced ever.
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