November 27, 2021

Pragmatic bipartisanship – not hard left intolerance – is Democrats’ surest path back to power

By Lindsay Lewis This piece first ran in The Hill. The failed effort by progressives to hold President Biden’s infrastructure bill hostage to the passage of trillions more in social spending turned out to be well, let’s say, not so smart. To Washington, D.C., insiders, the missteps exposed the progressives as poor negotiators and paper tigers. To… View Article

January 12, 2018

NY Daily News: How Democrats can connect with middle America again: Advice from successful rural pols from left of center

Washington Democrats employ legions of political consultants, entrail readers and data-crunchers to help them figure out how to sway voters. They could save a lot of money by listening instead to Democrats who win elections in red and purple states. That’s the idea behind a trenchant new report that should be required reading for national… View Article

December 08, 2017

The embrace of Roy Moore reveals the corrosive, all-consuming corruption of Donald Trump’s Republican Party

by Will Marshall, Director of New Democracy Last week, Republicans played elves to President Trump’s Santa, cobbling together an atrocious package of tax giveaways that will mostly help wealthy Americans while piling at least $1 trillion on the national debt. So much for GOP claims to be the party of working people and fiscal responsibility…. View Article

November 17, 2017

Here’s How Democrats Can Win, Not Just Resist

To expand beyond its base will take more than resistance. The party needs to offer big ideas and a big tent. By Will Marshall, Director of New Democracy Democrats—who’d had little to celebrate since Donald Trump’s shocking election a year ago—are exulting in last week’s sweeping victories in Virginia and New Jersey, the first signs… View Article

November 15, 2017

U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna for Business Insider, “Democrats still need a strategy for left-behind areas — here’s how tech can help”

Government should absolutely incentivize investment, apprenticeships and job creation in struggling communities. But business leaders need to step up, too. Its not only the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do. It’s good business sense to locate your workforce in low cost locations where those jobs will be highly sought after. All… View Article

September 28, 2017

LA Times: Democrats need to put forward a tax plan too

Goaded by President Trump, Republican leaders outlined a tax-reform plan this week that is marginally less generous to the wealthy than many conservatives would like. As the GOP struggles to cobble together an actual bill that can unite their fractious party, it’s tempting for Democrats to sit back and enjoy the show. When your opponents… 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