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Democrats Can’t Win Without the Left

Mari Cohen Jewish Currents
For several reasons, the left is an indispensable component of the Democratic coalition. For one thing, contrary to centrists’ claims, progressive policies like free health insurance, green energy, and a $15 minimum wage are broadly popular.

Unions Disagree over Biden's Labor Secretary Pick

ELEANOR MUELLER and MEGAN CASSELLA Politico
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and some of his organization’s largest affiliate unions are getting behind Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. But others are pushing Michigan Rep. Andy Levin, a former Service Employees International Union organizer.

The New US: While Calling Out Trump White Women

Zillah Eisenstein Portside
I am deeply disappointed to know that many, too many white women, approximately 57% of our total, need their whiteness so much that they dismiss everything non-white as less. The white women who voted for Trump in 2020 made a clear choice.