Wednesday, September 13, 2017

So What Are We to Think about Sanders' Medicare for All Plan?

My old friend John Judis says it's a step forward for the Democratic Party. I'm inclined to agree. Sure Republicans will attack it as stupendous overreach. Sure the details are shaky and in practice such a transition would be hard to pull off--at least all at once. But as Judis points out, it's aspirational in a bold way that Democrats have avoided to their detriment and very easy for the average voter to understand. These are very good things!

The Overton window is moving so let's not worry too much about how "practical" the proposal is. Instead view it as a positive--even inspiring--sign of where our politics is going.

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