As the Democratic Party processes its devastating losses in down-ballot races across the country this cycle, prominent voices within the party are waging public battles over what went wrong. But there’s relatively broad consensus among Democratic operatives that the party should refocus itself on progressive policies that enjoy wide support. […]
Divisions between progressive and moderate Democrats have boiled over following unexpected House losses and President-elect Joe Biden’s win. The public fight over congressional losses is just the first of what will likely be several flashpoints for Democrats in the coming months. Democratic operatives across the ideological spectrum told Business Insider […]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has all but secured a second term representing her deep-blue House seat after winning her Democratic primary by a significant margin on Tuesday. The final numbers from Tuesday’s primary won’t be known for at least several days given this year’s large number of absentee ballots. But, thus […]
The Senate is poised to pass what will likely amount to a more than $US2 trillion stimulus package on Monday as the coronavirus pandemic all but shuts down the US economy. But progressive activists and lawmakers say the spending package needs to be significantly bigger. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others […]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced on Friday that she’s endorsing seven female progressive candidates for the House and Senate through her political action committee. The slate of candidates Ocasio-Cortez selected indicate she’s looking for a higher win rate than she had last cycle. Most of the newly-endorsed candidates are running in […]
Democratic lawmakers have deleted controversial tweets attacking each other as members attempt to mend a rift between left-wing House members and the party establishment. In one such now-deleted tweet, progressive Rep. Mark Pocan accused the centrist House Problem Solvers Caucus of endorsing child abuse by supporting an immigration funding bill. […]
Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Sen. Jeff Merkley blamed Democratic leadership for the $US4.6 billion humanitarian aid package Congress passed last week that was bitterly opposed by many progressive Democrats. Jayapal and Merkley, who spoke at the annual Netroots Nation conference on Friday, agreed that House and Senate Democrats didn’t communicate […]
Sen. Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate, is trying to appeal to both progressive activists and more moderate Democrats as her poll numbers fall. Recent polls show her support among nonwhite voters is at 4%, according to a CNN poll. The current Democratic frontrunner, former Vice President […]
Justice Democrats, the grassroots group that powered Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s insurgent congressional bid, came out swinging against former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday morning. “While we’re going to support the Democratic nominee, we can’t let a so-called ‘centrist’ like Joe Biden divide the Democratic Party and turn it into […]
Newly-elected House Democrats are jockeying for power as Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi scrambles to assemble the required votes to be elected Speaker in the new Congress. A letter drafted by Michigan Rep.-elect Elissa Slotkin is being passed around the large freshman class, asking Pelosi to place incoming Democrats on powerful […]
While some progressive insurgents in blue districts made gains in this year’s midterms, a slew of leftist firebrands running in red and purple districts fared poorly on Tuesday. Candidates from Virginia to California threw out the conventional playbook for red state Democrats, testing the theory that unabashed leftists can energize […]
A slate of insurgent progressives who hoped to ride to victory on the coattails of New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mostly fell short on Tuesday. But their campaigns have put pressure on the “establishment” wing of the party, and will likely reverberate through November’s elections. Overall, female candidates – including one […]
This year, Harvard professor Steven Pinker topped Bill Gates’s top book list with Enlightenment Now, a book that challenges people’s questions about world progress. According to Pinker, the world is actually getting better. In his book, Pinker uses history and statistics to outline world trends which position progress within a […]
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