The Vanishing Moderate Democrat

Their positions are popular. So why are they going extinct?

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In an Uphill Year, Democrats of All Stripes Worry About Electability

Democratic primaries in coming weeks will point to tensions within the party on how to push effectively for change, while winning elections.

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How the Fight Over Abortion Rights Has Changed the Politics of South Texas

In the Laredo region, long a Democratic stronghold, that single issue appears to be driving the decision for many voters, the majority of whom are Catholic.

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How Stephanie Murphy, a Holdout on Biden’s Agenda, Helped Salvage It

The centrist Democrat from Florida put the brakes on President Biden’s social safety net legislation because of concerns about cost. Then she brokered a deal to steer it through the House.

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The Georgia Senate Wins Have Given Democrats a Chance

With Raphael Warnock winning and Jon Ossoff leading, the political world has been remade.

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As Pelosi’s Majority Thins, House Democrats Are in a Tight Spot

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on track to keep her post, but with a slim majority that leaves little room for defections, party divisions could prove disastrous. Republicans can’t wait to exploit them.

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