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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2023.

Keith Ellison’s Narrow Victory

William P. Jones Dissent
Minnesotans voted to reelect the attorney general who prosecuted Derek Chauvin. The result holds important lessons for the Democratic Party on its approach to criminal justice.

Tidbits – Nov. 24, 2022 – Reader Comments: Lessons From the Midterms; Public Pensions; Rail Workers; Wakanda Forever; Book Sales; Vietnam Era Antiwar Movement: Successes, Failures, Legacies; Socialists in Office; Cartoons; More…

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How Democrats Can Build a John Fetterman 2.0

Michael Sokolove New York Times
One lesson is that he showed up, repeatedly, in places that Democrats rarely visited. He began during his run for Senate in 2016, when he lost in the primary. After he was elected lieutenant governor in 2018, he traveled the state constantly.

If the GOP Retakes the House, Blame New York’s Bumbling, Democrats

Alex Thomas The New Republic
On a night when things mostly went right for the party, the Empire State’s liberal leaders will be left to rue their costly errors and campaign struggles. State Dems sought to punish the Left in New York, instead lost control of Congress.

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To Win the Midterms and Beyond

Martin J. Bennett Democratic Left
If you want a timely and persuasive antidote to the conventional narrative predicting the inevitable loss of Democratic congressional majorities in November, read this book.

Liz Cheney’s Loss Is a Defeat for Conservatism

Timothy Noah The New Republic
In sending incumbent Liz Cheney to her premature retirement in Tuesday’s primary, Wyoming struck a blow against conservatism. Her defeat is the latest demonstration that Trumpism now eclipses conservatism as the reigning faith of the Republican party
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