Things look bleak for liberals now. But they’ll beat Trump in the end.

Is Donald Trump the end for the left? Is it really possible, as a baby boom voter averred in an interview last month with The Washington Post, that “all the things we cared about for the past 40 years could be wiped out in the first 100 days”? …

Trump and the Republican Congress fail to understand, and the left would do well to remember, one of the most enduring features of American public opinion. The dominant ideology in the United States is one that combines “symbolic conservatism” (honoring tradition, distrusting novelty, embracing the conservative label) with “operational liberalism” (wanting government to take more action in a wide variety of areas). CONT.

Ruy Teixeira, Washington Post