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The Vital Center
DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
Center Party
By Peter Ross Range
The moment for turning the Democratic Party into the Center Party may be near.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
The Sensible Center
By Mark Warner
A red-state Democratic governor explains how Democrats can win again with a positive agenda for the future.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 23, 2020
How America Can Win Again
By Al From and Bruce Reed
The nation is under challenge on nearly every front. It's time to summon our strength of character and make America great again.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 23, 2020
Revitalized Center
By Artur Davis
The middle ground in American politics is shrinking. Yet there is a market hungry for new ideas.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 15, 2020
Building on Clintonism
By Al From
As Democrats look ahead to 2006 and 2008, they should write the next chapter of Clintonism and offer America a new plan that increases security, expands opportunity, demands responsibility, and fosters reform. That's the Clinton model, and it's our best route back to national power.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 15, 2020
National Interest
By Marshall Wittmann
Democrats should heed the lessons of John McCain -- he put the country's interests above those of his party's base.


DLC | New Dem Daily | January 7, 2021
Idea of the Week: Redistricting Reform
Redistricting reform is good for democracy, and good for both parties. It should become an integral part of the insurgent reform message that Democrats embrace in every part of the country.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | December 13, 2020
The Road Back
By Al From and Bruce Reed
If Democrats want to be a majority party again, they need to win back the middle class.


DLC | New Dem Daily | October 19, 2020
"Peripheral" Voters: The Unknown Swing Voters
A new analysis of the electorate by the DLC concludes that "peripheral" voters are not only more like "swing" voters than "base" voters; they are swing voters by every significant measure.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 7, 2020
Moose on the Loose
By Marshall Wittmann
Bush had a chance after 9/11 to create a bold new politics of national purpose that would make Teddy Roosevelt proud. But he blew it. A modern Bull Moose progressive now finds common cause with Kerry and Edwards.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 6, 2020
A Bill of Particulars
By Peter Ross Range
There are so many things wrong with the presidency of George W. Bush that it's hard to know where to start describing them.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 25, 2020
Bill Clinton, New Democrat
In his new book, My Life, the former president explains how his involvement with the Democratic Leadership Council helped him form a winning platform that broke with party orthodoxy.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 25, 2020
Uniting, Not Dividing
By Al From
The DLC has kept the Democratic Party intellectually vibrant for nearly two decades. For the sake of our party -- and our democracy -- we need to keep doing it.


Boston Globe | Article | June 9, 2020
Kerry's Embrace of Clintonism
By Scot Lehigh
"He is clearly building on the Clinton foundation," says Al From, founder and chief executive officer of the moderate Democratic Leadership Council. A senior Kerry adviser accepts that description with this qualifier: "But it's a new and improved Clintonism."


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 23, 2020
Can the Center Hold?
By Ed Kilgore
John Avlon's history of the 20th-century tradition of American centrism ("Independent Nation: How the Vital Center is Changing American Politics") will give members of both parties plenty to ponder -- and possibly some ideas about how to plot new chapters for the 21st.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | January 8, 2021
Bottom-Up Culture Wars
By Alan Wolfe
Some cultural issues are top-down, like affirmative action and gay marriage. Others come up from the grassroots, like faith, family, and country. That's where Democrats could have an advantage.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 20, 2020
Arnold's Third Way
By Joel Kotkin
Perhaps the most pressing lesson of the California recall race -- particularly for Democrats -- is that this election was won in the center, and lost badly by those who deserted it.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 20, 2020
Electoral Snapshot: The Mystery of Faith
By Victoria Lynch



DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 20, 2020
Seizing the Cultural Center
By Will Marshall
It's a safe bet that next year's presidential election will turn on voters' anxieties about war, terrorism, and the uncertain economy. But there's also a third political dimension that Democrats neglect at their peril: cultural values.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | June 30, 2020
Electoral Snapshot: Unlikely Bedfellows
If you analyze Democratic voters according to their levels of education, you find a coalition that could be hard to sustain.


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