Tag: polling

For God’s Sake, Democrats, Don’t Call It a “Social Spending Bill”

“I think a thing the administration can do and is beginning to do is really focus on the parts of the [social spending] bill that are the most popular and the most tangible,” said Arkadi Gerney, the executive director and founder of The Hub Project, an initiative that boosts Democratic candidates and causes. “The things […]

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The People Dream of a President Who Will Take on Corporations

There’s been no shortage of hand-wringing in recent weeks about President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party, and their electoral prospects. The president faces increasing concerns about the economy, an ongoing pandemic, and dwindling time to tackle the climate crisis—all amid intransigence from his own party’s centrists and a damaging loss in the Virginia gubernatorial race. […]

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Doing Popular Things Won’t Save the Democratic Party

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin is taking a political battering, thanks to his support of Barack Obama, so he’s uniquely qualified to offer counsel on what many think is the president’s central political problem—his failure to connect with white working-class voters. His advice: Go to where they live and work. Listen. And don’t talk down […]

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It’s Not My Fault That People Don’t Like the Supreme Court Anymore

It’s also worth noting that the justices themselves are rarely better at public engagement than the institution. Their public appearances are generally limited to law-school lectures or presentations to various legal groups, with reporters often forbidden from filming them. Unless they are part of book tours like the one Breyer is currently on, the justices […]

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