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The Irrelevance of the Democratic Left

Progressives inside and outside Congress said they would not accept a health-care bill without a public option–and then they folded. The unions tried to take out Senator Lincoln, and failed. The Left campaigned against Rep. Jane Harman, and failed again. Democrats really shouldn’t worry about threats from their left.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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