. Progressive uprising marks an existential moment for Democrats « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNN – Progressives in Congress are finally armed with the leverage they have craved for years and sense an existential moment for their movement.

In the fight with Democratic Party moderates over President Joe Biden’s $4 trillion agenda, the left’s long-held dreams of sweeping reform — most clearly embodied in independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ White House runs — are bolstered by new liberal power to make demands on Capitol Hill.
For the first time in decades, calls by progressives for vastly expanded health care, free pre-kindergarten and community college as well as cheaper prescription drugs are not just fodder for hopeless activist campaigns. They are tantalizingly close to reality.




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