An economics of national pride

… Typically, Democrats tie themselves up in strategic knots debating whether their future lies in the center or on the left. … Two moderate Colorado Democrats who won in the face of the 2010 Republican tide see a way out of this dilemma. The key to a philosophically coherent cross-class coalition, they suggest, can be found in widespread unease over the loss of American jobs to overseas enterprises and the need to restore traditional American advantages in education and innovation. [cont.]

E.J. Dionne Jr.