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Tom Perez Narrowly Defeats Keith Ellison for DNC Chair
John Nichols
To succeed, Perez must ally with the grassroots activists who are more concerned with principles than with partisanship.
'Where Did You Get Your Name From?' Muhammad Ali Jr. Is Detained by Immigration Officials
Dave Zirin
This president extolled Muhammad Ali upon his death and now passes policies that detain his son. 
Another Republican Lawmaker Just Faced Hundreds of Angry Constituents
Zoë Carpenter
Senator Bill Cassidy endured jeers, boos, and tough questions during town halls in Louisiana this week.
Everything Trump Did in His 5th Week That Actually Matters
Zoë Carpenter, George Zornick
Trump continues to lay the groundwork for a dangerous four years.
CPAC's Hollow Disavowal of the White Nationalists in Its Midst
John Knefel
Looking in the mirror would be much more productive.
Legal Groups Are Already Planning for Trump's Next Attack on Immigrants and Refugees
John Washington
"We are going to be ready to defend."
Memo Restoring Use of Private Prisons Is Good News for One Company
David Dayen
There is an obvious trail from Jeff Sessions to a major contractor.
Why Keith Ellison Matters
John Nichols
He recognizes the need for a big-picture approach to political challenges that includes a "Right to Vote Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution.
We Can Fight Trump's Cuts to Essential Government Programs
William D. Hartung
His budget agenda has everything do with right-wing ideology and nothing to do with fiscal responsibility.
Alternative Explanations for Trump's Outrageous Statements
Calvin Trillin
The standard line is that he's simply a pathological liar and braggart. But maybe he has the gift of macro vision.
 

 
 
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The Democratic Strategist
Political Strategy Notes
“DNC race in rear view, Bernie Sanders heads to Kansas to rip Republican policies” — Love this headline and the story by Dave Weigel at PowerPost. As Sanders says in the article, “One of my goals as outreach chair ...
February 24: Trump Offers Conservatives the World If They Give Him Their Souls
After watching and pondering Donald Trump’s speech to a large roomful of conservatives at CPAC, I no longer had any doubt about the 45th president’s relationship with the GOP and its long-dominant faction. I wrote up my conclusions for ...
Trump Offers Conservatives the World If They Give Him Their Souls
After watching and pondering Donald Trump’s speech to a large roomful of conservatives at CPAC, I no longer had any doubt about the 45th president’s relationship with the GOP and its long-dominant faction. I wrote up my conclusions for ...
'Big Tent' vs. 'The Base' Strategies:" Either/Or or Both/And?
Here we go again with yet another article about Dems having to chose between a ‘big tent’ vs. ‘turnout the base’ strategy. Clare Foran has some interesting observations on the topic in her article in The Atlantic, “Can the ...
February 23: Trump Bending Conservatism To His Will
Going into this week’s annual CPAC conference, I thought it would be a good idea to examine the power dynamics between the new regime and the conservative movement that once kept its difference from Trump. I did so at ...
Trump Bending Conservatism To His Will
Going into this week’s annual CPAC conference, I thought it would be a good idea to examine the power dynamics between the new regime and the conservative movement that once kept its difference from Trump. I did so at ...
Political Strategy Notes
“To resist the Trump presidency effectively, Democrats have to go beyond the defensive posture of relying exclusively or even primarily on protests, demonstrations and other forms of opposition. Instead, Democrats must seek to establish an independent and strong political ...
Trump's Doomed Govern-from-the-Base Strategy Opens Up Opportunity for Dems
In his Boston Globe column, “Renewing the Democrats -- and America,” Richard North Patterson’s lede shares an ominous statistic: WHY HAVE DEMOCRATS struggled to defeat President Trump's most objectionable cabinet nominees? Because Hillary Clinton's 3 million popular vote margin ...

 
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