The Corner

Why Are the Democrats Moving Left?

The new Democratic platform is to the left of past platforms on a lot of issues, from abortion to the death penalty to Social Security. At Bloomberg View, I offer some tentative thoughts about why Democrats are moving leftward–and ask if this is a repudiation of Bill Clinton’s politics in the 1990s, or its culmination.

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


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