The High-Water Mark of Biden-Era Progressivism
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...