A Few Cracks in the Progressive Wall

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to reporters after campaigning in Charlotte, N.C., September 23, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
When the Ministry of Truth overreaches so blatantly — all hands on deck to suppress all bad news for Biden — it begins to look ridiculous.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he contemporary progressive agenda — of, say, an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, or Elizabeth Warren — has rarely appealed to 51 percent of the American electorate. Most polls show opposition to Court packing and the abolition of the Electoral College.

Voters don’t seem to like the Green New Deal. They oppose fracking bans, late-term abortions, open borders, and illegal immigration. Medicare for all and health care for illegal aliens aren’t winning issues. Usually the Left hammers these causes in primaries and then for six months denies their earlier support during the general-election campaign.

Still, these agendas endure because the Left

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