Liberals don’t have to default to the most extreme, disliked position on every issue, and what’s more, they shouldn’t. The Left wins when their priorities align with those of the American people, not those of NY-14. In the most important election of our lives, it’s a lesson Democrats can’t forget.
Attacks on vote-by-mail are once again pounding on the door of the national discourse, and they’ve come to eat the franchise. So let’s face these zombies head-on (as arranged by Stanford’s own Jeeven Larson) and see just how well they fare in the real world.
With catastrophe comes clarity, and it is clear now that the rumors of an America too beset by partisanship to function have been greatly exaggerated. It is clear now that the national spirit is yet alive, that the system doesn’t have to fail. Good governance is not a relic of the past. Tribalism is not the law of the present. Leadership is possible, compromise is achievable and the grown-ups are still in the room.
Urging workers back to the office and shoppers back to the stores will do nothing but overload the hospitals, tank the markets and pile up the body bags, none of which bodes well for Trump’s presidency come November.
What can we learn from Sanders’ shortcomings? There simply isn’t time for petty sniping or bad-faith squabbling, regardless of what Twitter might think.
Imagine law after progressive law dead at the hands of the judiciary, not just in the Supreme Court, but in the hundreds of smaller, less prominent arenas, where the GOP’s brightest legal minds will quietly force a regressive, damaging, deadly agenda on the general public for the foreseeable future. Imagine having no recourse, no way to dislodge these judges, no way to impose the direction of the people onto its government. That is the world we will live in should Trump be re-elected.
It seems that some elements of the progressive electorate live in an alternate universe. Consider, for instance, a Daily op-ed published the Friday before last which claimed that “The Democratic Party stole an election.” If the all-powerful DNC really had the ability to rig this election, why wouldn’t they bother to do it properly?
It’s finally over. After months of polling, punditry, selfies, steak fries and the most mismanaged electoral event in modern history, the much-vaunted Iowa caucuses have one undisputed victor: the Republican Party. Seriously. Nobody on the left went home happy, least of all the candidates — and really, can you blame them? So let’s take it…