Democrats Have a New Hope for the Future of the Party

Diane Ravitch's blog

A friend in Indiana wrote to say “Not all Hoosiers are morons,” referring of course to one who is a leader on the national scene.

She linked to this article in The New Republic about the 35-year-old mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg.

He participated in a recent debate among contenders for chair of the Democratic National Committee and impressed the audience.

Graham Vyse writes:

With their party now decimated at the national and state level, Democrats cling to one refuge for promoting progressive policies in the Trump era: Cities. They still control two-thirds of America’s biggest ones, and mayors nationwide are vowing to defy the new president’s agenda by shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation, pushing their own efforts to fight climate change, and working to preserve their citizens’ healthcare even as the Affordable Care Act faces repeal. Cities are where Democrats can still prove their muster, lead by example…

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