America Is Not a 'Center-Right Nation'

America Is Not a 'Center-Right Nation'
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The Democratic Party has learned to stop worrying and love “big government” liberalism. The party's top presidential prospects are advertising their ardor for socialized medicine, free public college, universal child care and paid family leave.

Even the party's moderate senators are now pushing for the same kind of public health insurance option that their centrist predecessors killed in the early Obama years. And the party's 2018 platform — the consensus agenda that ostensibly unites all Democrats, from Joe Manchin of West Virginia to Bernie Sanders — calls for vigorous antitrust enforcement to prevent mega-corporations from rigging the economy against working people.

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