Democrats who can win in Republican districts have to think differently, as infuriating as that is for other Democrats.
She laid down a credible threat, and got results. Now she needs to sell her progressive colleagues on settling for most of what they demanded instead of blowing the whole thing up.
The danger of soaring debt is that—much like global warming—by the time you can directly feel its effects, it is too late to address them without significant pain.
The senator from Arizona is willing to let Republicans demolish democracy so long as she can claim she’s being “bipartisan” by doing that.
Biden says he’s ready to end the Hyde Amendment. But the fortunes of marginalized women may be in the hands of one guy who’s vowed to support it in “every way possible.”
One holdout, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), wants the bill to be bipartisan. His colleagues have no idea how to do that—or what it’d take to get Manchin to vote for a partisan package.
The Democrat from West Virginia really is a Democrat. But he’s one willing to stand athwart his party’s ambitions, yelling stop. And that gives a lot of cover to other Dems.