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The High-Water Mark of Biden-Era Progressivism

Posted on AllSides December 21st, 2021
From The Right
politics, progressivism, Joe Manchin, London Breed
Kevin Lamarque, Stephen Lam/Reuters

Two notable acts of Democratic defiance signal a change.

One is an old-school Democratic senator from West Virginia, surviving and thriving in an increasingly red state; the other is the progressive mayor of San Francisco, a city that is a byword for cutting-edge left-wing politics.

Yet both, in their own ways over the last week, signaled that Biden-era progressivism has reached its high-water mark. Manchin, of course, delivered an emphatic thumbs down to Joe Biden’s signature “Build Back Better” plan, while Breed reversed field on crime in a stunningly frank...

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