Jeff Hauser and David Segal in Democracy Journal:
We’ve become accustomed, watching the Democratic debates, to hearing the moderators focus on the practicability of candidates’ plans to move to Medicare for All, reform immigration policy, and fight gun violence. Make no mistake, these bills are important. They’re the type of policies a functional Congress would advance, and markers of a candidate’s vision for the country. But the media’s near-exclusive focus on these legislative proposals is deeply flawed.
If a Democrat wins the White House in 2020 she or he is likely to enter office facing a U.S. Senate still controlled by Mitch McConnell—the shameless obstructionist who in 2010 declared his party’s top priority was not to help Americans recover from the Great Recession, but to make Barack Obama a one-term President.
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