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Democratic Message

The Issue of the Decade

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Rebuilding the hard-pressed American middle class is the issue of the decade by far. Democratic politicians should understand that and focus on it above all other things instead of blindly accepting the right-wing's deficit framing.

Getting the Message on Health Care

Dave Helfert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Helfert

Democrats have announced plans to develop a message that will convince the public that health care reform is a good thing. Not a bad idea. But who on God's green earth decided that now was the time to build support for health care reform?

A Winning Democratic Message

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine


Lucia Graves

Bush Tax Cuts Spur Disagreement Among Dems | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Reps. Tom Perriello and Gerry Connolly of Virginia say their party should stay on message this election season, but it's hard to do that wh...

What Is the First Rule for Democratic Success in November?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The first rule for Democratic success this November is the immutable iron law of politics: if you're on the defense you're losing. Who ever is on the offensive almost always wins elections.