Say the Democrats Win. Then What?

If Democrats manage to hold the House of Representatives and win back the Senate and the White House in November, the party will have full control of the federal government for the first time in 11 years. Police reform, climate change, and health care are all on their agenda. But before newly empowered Democrats get […]

The Progressive Activist Begging the Left to Stop Owning Itself

Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET on September 16, 2020. when word got out in early March that Joe Biden’s campaign had invited the progressive pollster Sean McElwee to a meeting on climate policy, some on the far left were outraged. Sure, Bernie Sanders’s presidential prospects weren’t looking great, but the senator had not yet suspended […]

The Left’s New Plan: Compromise

After the defeat of Senator Bernie Sanders, leading progressive activists faced a difficult choice: Support Joe Biden’s “unity task forces,” announced last month, and compromise in the hopes of winning concessions, or continue a likely doomed rearguard action. Some have chosen to fight on. “You’re either for Medicare for All or you’re not. You’re for […]