What does a successful post-Trump Democratic candidate look like? The left wonders


1. Can a Tennessee Democrat Pull a Doug Jones?

From The New York Times: “Maybe last fall’s Alabama Senate race wasn’t a fluke after all.”

2. Be progressive, Democrats, not merely liberal

From The Washington Post: “Any Democrat tempted otherwise should consider recent history.”

3. The Georgia Primary Offers A Preview Of Democrats’ 2020 Fault Lines

From FiveThirtyEight: “Whether the Democratic nominee wins in November or not, however, the May 22 primary matters.”

Trump ‘gets the last laugh,’ the right says

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