Democrats please progressives with left-leaning policy agenda

July 24, 2017 | | McClatchy DC |

“For a long time the Democratic Party has been pretty timid about the role of government,” said Tamara Draut, a vice president of policy and research at the liberal think tank Demos. “It’s a good thing to see them leaning in to it.” [...]

Progressives singled out the plans to take on corporate power as the most significant part of the Democrats’ new agenda, a proposal they doubt the party would have embraced even recently.

“That shows me that something I haven’t seen in the Democratic Party, and I think it’s new, and it’s definitely needed,” Draut said.