From Dissent, Democrats are opposed to Donald Trump, but how to take power and what policies to enact if they succeed? Karen Nussbaum on rebuilding the working class; Cristina Tzintzun on Texas millennials; Deva Woodly on an electoral vision for black lives; and more. Can the A.C.L.U. become the N.R.A. for the Left? The suit filed on behalf of families separated at the border was just the latest action against the administration by the civil liberties group. Julia Azari on how “abolish ICE” illustrates the importance of party politics. Democrats are campaigning in poetry again: The real message of Medicare-for-all and Abolish ICE. The joys of solidarity: Why gathering in protest is so important, powerful, and spiritually nourishing. Dan Kaufman on how progressive populism can save us from Trump.

The liberal backlash is coming: The politics of backlash have been a Republican specialty for decades, but liberal anger continues to rise. As Trump consolidates power, Democrats confront a rebellion in their ranks. No country of civil men: Being nice keeps bloated Democrats in place and lets Republicans off the hook. Marc Cooper writes in praise of incivility — the appropriate posture in a state of emergency. Matthew Yglesias on Donald Trump, the resistance, and the limits of normcore politics. Ryan Cooper on the most useless part of the #Resistance and the most politically savvy thing Democrats can do.

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