Why social democracy matters (part 3)

Today's Democratic Party is having an identity crisis. Should it tone down on controversial issues or “go bolder” in support of its diverse base? Or should the party focus on the economic, social, and political concerns that pertain to a winning majority of all American voters? [This article, the third

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Why social democracy matters (part 2)

Social democracy has long been a part of the Democratic Party's core identity. But the Party struggles to define and embrace it. Meanwhile, Republicans have spent the past 40 years honing their identity so that it's now easy to articulate and understand. Democrats must do the same. [This article, the

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Why social democracy matters (part 1)

"The American left is at its lowest ebb in many decades," writes W.E. Smith in The Social Democrat. He says the Democratic Party lacks a clear vision of the kind of society it wishes the United States to be. But it may need only turn to a hidden and poorly

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