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    DLC | E-newsletter | May 28, 2010
    The Republican Primaries and the End of Reaganism
    Only on the surface are this spring's primary outcomes an "anti-incumbent" rebellion against politicians like Crist, Bennett, and McCain. Just beneath, they represent the semi-conscious recognition of the end of a long intellectual reign -- and the opening of a battle for the succession.


    Politico | Opinion | November 12, 2008
    Keeping the Promise of Post-Partisanship
    By Al From
    Obama needs to focus like a laser on a real reform agenda that can reverse America's course and put the country back on the path of growth and prosperity. In short, he needs to govern bigger than his party.


    The American Interest | Opinion | August 15, 2008
    Obama's Options
    By Will Marshall
    Only by continuously re-energizing and mobilizing voters into a national constituency for reform will a President Obama find the power to fix our broken politics.


    DLC | Backgrounder | February 4, 2008
    Record Voter Turnouts Promising for Democrats
    By Ed Kilgore and Matt Compton
    High turnout in this year's presidential nominating contests is reason for Democrats to cheer no matter which candidate they prefer.


    PPI | Front & Center | January 7, 2008
    Due Diligence in Iowa
    By Will Marshall
    The campaign was too long, too costly, and too freighted with cosmic political significance. But in the end, the caucusgoers of Iowa did their job.


    The American Interest | Memo | January 1, 2008
    Health Care Costs and Malpractice Reform
    By David Kendall
    Here are the five key facts which show that the malpractice system as it exists today not only fails to achieve the basic goals of a tort system -- just compensation and effective deterrence -- but also contributes to both rising health care costs and poor quality care.


    PPI | Front & Center | October 9, 2007
    How Democrats Can Continue to Bridge "The Security Gap"
    By Lt. Gen. Dan Christman (ret.)
    Centrist Democrats in recent years have stepped forward with timely and sensible ideas for making America safer. The party now has a choice: It can affirm this renewed image of national-security competence, or it can undermine it.


    The New York Times | Column | September 25, 2007
    The Center Holds
    By David Brooks
    Both liberals and Republicans have an interest in exaggerating the netroots' influence, but in reality that influence is surprisingly marginal, even among candidates for whom you'd think it would be strong.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 23, 2007
    Fantasy World
    By Fred Siegel
    Although Nick Cohen is a longtime left-wing columnist for The Observer of London and The New Statesman, his name is unknown to the vast majority of even the most politically engaged Americans. That should change with the publication of his book What's Left? How Liberals Lost Their Way.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 23, 2007
    Going South
    By Mark Ribbing
    There's one proposal for how to reclaim national majority-party status that seems particularly appealing to some Democrats. It can be summed up in three words: Forget the South. It is the subject of Thomas F. Schaller's recent book, Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 23, 2007
    Ideas Debate
    By Al From
    Raising money and seeking endorsements may be important elements of campaigns, but they are hardly the best ways for our candidates to prepare to lead and govern our nation. New challenges demand new thinking. Let the ideas primary begin.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 23, 2007
    It's Time for an Ideas Primary
    By Harold Ford Jr.
    The coming eight months could determine who's in the White House for the next eight years. Voters need to know what they can expect of the next president. That's why we need an ideas debate.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | January 4, 2007
    A New Vision for Security
    By Jeremy Rosner
    Democrats won a national security election. But to consolidate that victory, they must chart a course that inspires lasting confidence in voters.


    DLC | New Dem Dispatch | November 17, 2006
    Crisis On the Right
    Our last New Dem Dispatch discussed some of the choices Democrats will need to make in the wake of the midterm victory, and a very different 2008 landscape. But it's worth noting that differences of opinion about the meaning of 2006 are greater on the Right than on the Center-Left.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 18, 2006
    Breaking Out of the Frame Game
    By Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed
    The secret to a Democratic victory isn't reframing issues, it's offering new ideas that work. Here's the plan.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 18, 2006
    Conservatives, Rejoice!
    By Bruce Reed
    Many conservative pundits have begun arguing that Republicans would be better off losing the midterm elections. Conservatives say they want to lose, but can they pull it off?


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 18, 2006
    Frosty Fusion
    By Amy Sullivan
    Two new books about the breakdowns in the Republican Party come to a conclusion that sounds stern, while sidestepping the real problems that bedevil Republicans today.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 22, 2006
    Class Dismissed
    By Stephen Rose
    Why the politics of class warfare won't work for Democrats.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 22, 2006
    Ideas Still Matter
    By Peter Ross Range
    In short, the long-awaited revival of the Democratic intellectual tradition -- overwhelmed in recent years by the conservative din -- has begun.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 22, 2006
    Old Battles
    By Ed Kilgore
    A review of "American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia," edited by Bruce Frohnen, Jeremy Beer and Jeffrey O. Nelson.


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