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Can Biden Be Pushed Left?

Bob Master Dissent Magazine
History suggests that what you see on the campaign trail, or even in a candidate’s past legislative record, is not necessarily what you get from a president once in power. Our first imperative in 2020 is a massive repudiation of Donald Trump.

Ilhan Omar Is Not Here to Put You at Ease

David Marchese New York Times
Few members of Congress have been as much of a political lightning rod during the storm-heavy Trump era as Ilhan Omar. She has become a prominent voice on issues like racial justice and police reform.

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.

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Reclaiming McGovern

Tom Gallagher Los Angeles Review of Books
This first of two projected volumes of a new biography of the South Dakota Senator and 1972 Democratic Presidential nominee takes his story to the end of 1968. It offers some surprises about this significant, and some would say underrated, politician.
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