Fighting for the Soul of the Democrats

In Washington last week, it seemed like 1993 all over again. Hillary Clinton was talking to a bunch of New Democrats about health care. There were, however, a few modifications. Senator Clinton was no longer talking about a sweeping plan to force employers to provide insurance for their workers. Indeed, she favors John Kerry's approach of providing less intrusive tax credits to the uninsured. And the New Democrats she was talking to weren't the usual suspects either: not the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), which provided the intellectual muscle for Bill Clinton's presidency but a younger, newer group, the New Democrat Network,...

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