How leftists can leave the Democratic Party without destroying it

I know you're having visions of Florida circa 2000. But there's another way.

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If Donald Trump and the extreme right is to be defeated, labor unions must be reinvigorated. But that raises another question: How? People have been trying to do that for decades now, and it has not arrested the long, slow decline of union membership. The remaining unions have mostly fallen into a sort of operational conservatism that frequently slides into strategic malpractice.

I previously argued that the Democratic Party must recognize that the labor union is one of the few tried-and-tested institution that might bring the party back from its utter devastation at the state and local levels, and one that fits well with the political weaknesses that lost the election for Hillary Clinton.

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