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New DNC Chairman Tom Perez

A Response to the DNC Election

Despite disappointing results, and compounded feelings of hopelessness, we cannot afford to give up the fight.

Bernie Busted

Bernie Busted

Did Bernie hurt Hillary’s chances?

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The Future of the Democratic Party

The Future of the Democratic Party

The Democrats must elect someone who represents the future of the party, rather than someone who embodies the failed policies and mistakes of the past.

Thinking Past Trump: Senate Races and the Supreme Court

Thinking Past Trump: Senate Races and the Supreme Court

“Before the death of Scalia, the court had been one of the most conservative in the last century—additional nominees from the right would shift the balance disastrously.”

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The Sanders Offensive

The Sanders Offensive

The Democratic primary race isn’t a struggle between competing theories of change. It is instead a struggle between competing visions—one defensive, the other offensive—of how the Democratic Party should respond to the historical moment in which we find ourselves today. U.S. political discourse has moved consistently rightward over the past few decades, during which evangelical Christian and libertarian conservatism have thrived as New-Deal-era progressivism has effectively disappeared from mainstream politics.

Clinton, Sanders, and Theories of Change

Clinton, Sanders, and Theories of Change

The relatively few policy disagreements tend to arise from a Sanders and Clinton have both noted that either of their administrations would be leaps and bounds better than a Republican president. By these facts, this nomination process should have been restrained and relatively uneventful. Why, then, is this primary season such a divisive one?

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A Primary Race Race Primer

A Primary Race Race Primer

But regardless of who comes out on top with the nomination, the coming effort to win over black and latinx voters is likely to push both candidates to develop more substantive and progressive pitches on issues of criminal justice and mass incarceration. Below, a brief primer on the candidates’ history with criminal justice issues, where they stand now, and where we can expect things to go.

The Democrats’ Neglected Base

The Democrats’ Neglected Base

The Democrats can blame whomever they want for their recent losses in the midterm elections. And while they may blame President Obama’s abysmal approval ratings, a nation scarred by a seemingly never-ending list of crises, a partisan Congress or a more cunning Republican Party, the culprits are the Democrats themselves.