The Real Purpose of a Primary

It’s really tempting to vote for a savior in the Democratic Primary, but part of being a progressive pragmatist comes with knowing that’s not what the primary is for. The purpose of a primary is not to perfect the Democratic … Continue reading

Pragmatism, Not Stridency, is the Key to Progress

In the news this weekend was a cautionary tale every progressive should learn from. (Source) Outgoing Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly said Democrats need to be careful in promoting too many progressive ideas in red states like his because they’ll … Continue reading

Take Your Polls and Shove Them…

As I write this, it is December 27, 2018. We are less than two months out of the most satisfying midterm election in a generation, and there are at least 13 months to go before the first caucus and almost … Continue reading