September 26, 2017

POLITICO: ‘Negative Partisanship’ Explains Everything

Conservatives and liberals don’t just disagree—they actually like to hate each other. And it’s getting uglier. If you’re confused about why a president whose campaign is under investigation for its possible ties to Russian hackers, whose approval ratings are abysmal only halfway into his first year, whose legislative agenda is already off the rails, and… View Article

September 07, 2017

Dems Upping Game in Red Zone

Donald Trump’s presidency seems to be going nowhere fast, but he does have one major political accomplishment under his belt: He has unified the normally fractious Democratic Party. Whereas Ronald Reagan and the Bushes could count on some Democrats to support their initiatives, opposition to Trump is monolithic. Democrats regard him as a shambolic interloper… View Article

September 06, 2017

High-paying energy jobs are key for Democrats in 2018

by Paul Bledsoe Clean-energy policies championed by Democrats over the last decade have helped create millions of high-paying energy jobs for American workers. And innovative Democratic policies going forward can help spur millions more good jobs — in energy efficiency, natural gas, nuclear energy, carbon capture, wind, solar, electric vehicles and infrastructure — in coming… View Article

August 28, 2017

New York Magazine: Do the New Democratic Centrists Come in Peace?

When a new Democratic group launched earlier this month with the announced goal of expanding the party’s electoral base into more conservative territory, the ranks of those who are ever-ready for a “struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party” rejoiced. That included conservativeseager to suggest the group would be a redoubt for pro-life candidates… View Article

August 28, 2017

Out on the road with Sanders and Warren: Will the Democrats follow them to the left?

Yet as the party moves leftward, centrist Democrats are finding their position on the island increasingly precarious. “The political energy has migrated to the polar extremes on both sides and it has left a large swath of the population feeling homeless,” said Will Marshall, one of the leading intellectual architects of the neoliberal “New Democrat”… View Article

August 28, 2017

A Conversation with Mark Lilla on His Critique of Identity Politics

“But one thing that I’ve said to students is you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone. You’ve got to go to places where the Wi-Fi sucks, where you have no desire to take a picture of your dinner, where you’re sitting at dinner with people who have their heads bowed in prayer in… View Article

August 24, 2017

VOX: The co-founder of the DLC wants to take back red districts, not the Democratic Party

“When you’re in the minority, you need to expand in every direction.” By Ezra Klein To [New Democracy Director Will] Marshall, the Democratic Party’s problem is that it’s looking for a single answer to a question that has as many answers as there are elections. “Different places lend themselves to different strategies,” he says. What… View Article

August 23, 2017

Dallas Morning News: Can Democrats overcome the left wing?

Several prominent Democrats underscored that point recently in organizing a group called New Democracy, based on the premise the party needs to broaden, not narrow, its appeal. “We have to expand this party and make it a bigger tent,” said Will Marshall. A veteran of similar efforts to moderate the party in the 1980s that… View Article

August 17, 2017

The Daily Beast: How Democrats Can Take Back Middle America

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH ROGERS/THE DAILY BEAST By: WILL MARSHALL Having been gobsmacked not once but twice by Donald Trump, Democrats at last are moving beyond “resistance” to confront their core challenge—reviving the party’s competitiveness across middle America. First, Democrats were flabbergasted by how easily Trump wrested the Republican presidential nomination from a least a dozen more qualified contenders, even though… View Article

August 15, 2017

The Nation: Medicare-for-All Isn’t the Solution for Universal Health Care

Within the broad Democratic coalition, it’s pretty clear that the discussion of health care has shifted to the left. Mainstream figures like Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a potential presidential candidate in 2020, are embracing single payer. Representative John Conyers’s Medicare-for-All bill currently has 115 Democratic co-sponsors in the House. And Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer recently said that… View Article