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DLC | New Dem Dispatch | November 10, 2020
Idea of the Week: Taking Suburbs Seriously
One of the most important ingredients of Tim Kaine's victory in Tuesday's Virginia gubernatorial election was his remarkable success in the high-growth suburbs of Washington, DC.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
Older, Wiser Leftists
By Peter Ross Range
A review of Paul Berman's "Power and the Idealists."


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 23, 2020
Moral Superiority
By Fred Siegel
Richard Parker's 820-page authorized biography of John Kenneth Galbraith, clearly a labor of love, is at its best when it deals with debates within the economics profession and Galbraith's role as an early critic of Vietnam. But the book suffers from the fundamental problem that in Parker's eyes, Galbraith can do no wrong.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | June 15, 2020
Another Setback For Anti-Tax Zealots in Virginia
A nationally backed effort to "purge" GOP members of the Virginia State House who supported Gov. Mark Warner's tax reform and budget package fell flat Tuesday, with five of the intended six victims winning renomination.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2020
Orwellian Parody
By Fred Siegel
By the time you finish "The Return of the 'L' Word," you realize the problems of academia go well beyond postmodernism. Douglas S. Massey has made his case: He is the disease of which he proclaims himself the cure.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2020
Wake-Up Call
By Peter Ross Range
If we didn't know it already, one critical fact was confirmed by the recent Pew Research Center survey of Howard Dean's 2004 campaign activists: There is a cultural divide in America. What's troubling is that it's inside the Democratic Party.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 16, 2020
Broadening the Base
By Harold Schaitberger
To be successful, we in the labor movement must broaden our appeal beyond our traditional base of union members. But to expand our base, we must change the theme and delivery of our message.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 15, 2020
Behind the Curve
By Peter Ross Range
Because of the loudness, bitterness, and short-sightedness of our party's absolutist antiwar wing, we've gotten ourselves behind the curve -- and way behind the Republican Party.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 15, 2020
Know-Nothing Liberalism
By Fred Siegel
Left-wing activists have glided seamlessly from the anti-anti-communism of the Cold War years to the anti-Iraq war and anti-globalist stance of the present without offering a geopolitical alternative.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 15, 2020
Suburban Tide
By Joel Kotkin
Ever-expanding suburbs and outer-ring exurbs are America's political future. Here's how Democrats can connect with voters there.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | December 13, 2020
Lessons for Liberals
By Peter Ross Range
"I have resolved to search for solutions that take into account both ends of the spectrum. I resolve to support ideas that respond to the needs and beliefs of all. I want to find solutions to conflict, not just reinforce my position."


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 7, 2020
Hooks & Bullets
By Jan Mazurek and Andrew J. Rotherham
The nation's sportsmen are strident Republicans, right? Assume nothing.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 7, 2020
Putting Ideas Last
By Will Marshall
Money, marketing, and turnout are important, but they can't compensate for a weak case. In politics, the power of ideas trumps them all.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 7, 2020
Getting Religion
By Amy Sullivan
Democrats shouldn't be scared of religion. One-half of Democratic voters attend church regularly. And their platform is a good reflection of mainstream religious values. They just need to learn better ways to talk about it.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | June 30, 2020
Starving the Beast
By Ed Kilgore
If President Bush keeps listening to Grover Norquist, Republicans won't have a government to kick around anymore.


DLC | New Dem Daily | January 15, 2021
The "No Government" Movement
We intend at every opportunity to challenge the President and his supporters to reassure us that their relentless drive to reduce taxes on the wealthy is not based on Grover Norquist's premise that our own government should be starved to death.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | December 2, 2020
Bad Policies Make Bad Politics
By Ed Gresser
Lessons from the Bush administration's klutzy foray into steel protectionism.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 29, 2020
Shooting Straight
By Bruce Reed
If we can holster the notion that the government can take your guns away, we can get back to the business of making America a safer country.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 21, 2020
Confessions of a Hit Man
By Kenneth S. Baer
In his chatty yet eye-opening memoir, "Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative," political journalist David Brock comes clean about the various sins of his years in the right-wing wilderness.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 21, 2020
Less Grass, More Roots
By Bruce Reed
They just don't make protests like they used to. I learned this firsthand recently, when a swarm of protesters stormed the DLC offices demanding to meet with me.


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