A “tea party of the Left”? Liberal activists learn tough lessons in quest to purify Democratic Party. Seth Masket on a case for keeping primary voting confined to party members. Dems flooding state-level races aren’t just thinking about 2018. Anti-Trumpism is the Democrats’ greatest liability: Why campaigning against the president is the wrong way to defeat Republicans in this year’s midterm elections. Emerging Democratic Party united on liberal policies but divided on how to win. Be skeptical of anyone who tells you they know how Democrats can win in November. What will happen if Democrats retake the House? Forget about impeaching Trump: Democrats should be building the legal case for an indictment instead.

Barack Obama supporters outraged by Bernie Sanders’ “deplorable” attack on Democratic Party on anniversary of Martin Luther King assassination. Bernie’s criticisms don’t mean Democrats are in disarray. Martin Longman on how to limit Democratic infighting. Will boring be good enough in 2020?

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