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`The Squad' Is the Future of the Democratic Party

Barbara Ransby The New York Times
The squad understands that "diversity" is meaningless if the measure of success is "sameness." The congresswomen are choosing to do politics a different way because they recognize that Congress has never worked for their communities.

The Young Left’s Anti-Capitalist Manifesto

Clare Malone FiveThirtyEight
Its goal is to remake our economic system — and the Democratic Party. Since the 2016 election, the left’s political and cultural influence has ballooned. Membership in DSA grew exponentially during the first years of the Trump administration.

A New Generation of Activists Is in the House

John Nichols The Nation
Democrats have to keep reminding themselves, and America, that they beat Trump and the Republicans in the competition that mattered most - the only truly national competition this fall. The Democratic mandate is not overwhelming. But it is real.

Partisan Pollsters Fail Black Progressive Candidates

Pete Tucker Counterpunch
While primaries are difficult to predict, today’s polls are not just failing, they seem to be doing so in a way that makes progressive candidates of color appear to have less support than they do.
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