"Every single policy proposal that we have adopted and presented to the American public has been overwhelmingly popular," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Most surveys show Trump losing in a matchup against a democratic socialist named Bernie Sanders.
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.
The Green New Deal embodies the kind of big thinking that party leaders have shirked over the past few decades, during which liberals in Washington opted for incremental policy tweaks and compromises with Republicans and corporations alike.
Libby Nelson and Zack Beauchamp; Working Families Party
The latest win for the insurgent progressive movement within the Democratic Party is in a New York State Senate district. Julia Salazar is headed to the State Senate after toppling a long-serving incumbent in her Brooklyn district.
How do socialist demands become liberal common sense? The history of the New Deal offers a useful lesson. It had a recognition that a good society rests on a sense of mutuality, reciprocity, and community spoke to what was wrong with a market society
Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, there has been a renewed interest in the Democratic Socialists of America. This has also been a banner year for high-school organizing. Their activism is not new - some are now calling themselves socialists.
Reader Comments: 2018 and Trump Country Cracking, Parts Embrace Democratic Socialism; Young MLK Already Had Socialist Ideas; Medicare; Household Debt; NATO: Time Up; Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”; Billy Joel; Meat Surplus; Resources; Announcements