Democratic Party Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Now Is the Time for Democrats to Stand up to Teachers Unions

The Chicago Teachers Union’s refusal to go back to the classroom is more than a possibly illegal strike. It is another example of unions failing to put the interest of students first.

Why the Democratic Convention Ignored Abortion

Biden–Harris is the most pro-abortion ticket in history — and the Democratic Party is out of step with its own voters.

Conventional Wisdom

Quadrennial political carnivals have been outdated for at least 60 years.

Pro-Life Democrats Ask the DNC to Moderate on Abortion

Given Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’s radically pro-abortion views, Democrats are unlikely to change the party platform.

Democrats Are Trying to Appease Left-Wing Revolutionaries. It Won’t Work.

President Trump’s unpopularity looks like it will give the Democrats a resounding win this fall. That only delays, however, the coming confrontation between a left that wants systemic change and a center-left that wants reform.

Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs

Joe Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical Left: a federal takeover, transformation, and de facto urbanization of America’s suburbs. What’s more, Biden just might be able to pull off this “fundamental transformation.”

Dan Lipinski, Myth-Buster

“Moderation” is on life-support in the Democratic Party, irrespective of the fact that Joe Biden seems likely to best Bernie Sanders for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

Farewell to the Pro-Life Democrats

Congressman Dan Lipinski has been ousted by a progressive challenger who attacked him for failing to support abortion rights.

Biden in an Age of Amazements

The Truman-like resurrection of the presidential candidate would be startling, in normal times—but these aren’t normal times.

Elizabeth Warren Persisted — and Broke the Progressive Cause in the Process

Had Elizabeth Warren dropped out before Super Tuesday, she might have become Bernie Sanders’s vice presidential nominee and the president-in-waiting, given his advanced age. Now she’s just another losing presidential wannabe with the ignominy of getting thrashed in her home state on her résumé.