Today’s highly interesting read (09/22/17): Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms


The GOP has its problems, no doubt. However, the Democrat Party is in crisis.

TIME dug deep into the current state of the party.

Every party cast out of power endures a period of soul-searching. But the Democrats’ dilemma was unimaginable even a year ago, when Clinton seemed to be coasting toward the White House and demographic change fueled dreams of a permanent national majority. Now, eight months into the Trump presidency, the party looks to face its toughest odds since Ronald Reagan won 49 states in 1984. The Democrats are in their deepest congressional rut since the class of 1946 was elected, and hold the fewest governors’ mansions–15–since 1922. Of the 98 partisan legislatures in the U.S., Republicans control 67. During Barack Obama’s presidency, Democrats lost 970 seats in state legislatures, leaving the party’s bench almost bare. The median age of their congressional leadership is 67, and many of the obvious early presidential front runners will be in their 70s by the 2020 election.

Here’s the entire piece.

This week’s reads:

Today’s highly interesting read (09/21/17): The 10 Commandments for Hunters

Today’s highly interesting read (09/20/17): Charlie Sykes’ inside account of the right-wing crackup

Today’s highly interesting read (09/19/17): When you can’t do anything about a total disregard for human life

UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/22/17): Always Trump


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