Amid Trump’s Failure to Lead, Warren Stakes Her Claim

Democratic Firebrand Plots America's Path Back From Trumpland

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“Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) used a speech at the progressive Netroots Nation convention to lay down a marker for the Democratic Party’s future,” The Washington Post reports.

“…Warren, one of the party’s most popular figures, told activists that they could safely ignore any advice about how Democrats could win only through moderation.”

No fear of “identity politics.” Near the top of her remarks, Warren ridiculed — by name — a New York Times op-ed in which pollster Mark Penn and disgraced politician Andrew Stein beseeched Democrats to ‘move to the center and reject the siren calls of the left.'”

Labor rights as civil rights. Warren suggested that Democrats needed to get behind basically every priority of the labor movement, and make it easier to join a union…”

Single-payer health care as a 2020 standard. Warren used her speech to reiterate her support for expanding Social Security payments, and to make single-payer the party’s default health-care pitch.”

 

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