What is to be done? How Democrats can rebuild and recover from the debacle of 2016

Last week I explored the three core failings of the Democratic party during the Obama era: a preference for perception over power, a desire for unrequited bipartisanship and a focus on the presidency over crucial state and local battles. Since Donald Trump’s election, Democrats have seemed keen to put some of these tendencies behind them, and many progressive leaders have promised to “resist” Trumpism. But what exactly this means is still nebulous — and though tweets are great, they don’t change policy. There are several useful lessons Democrats could learn from the past.

– Salon

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