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Tom Perez news and analysis from The Nation
March 20, 2020
What Makes Bernie Run?
Biden’s momentum is clear, and the question before Sanders is becoming clearer by the day: Will staying in help build the movement or hurt it?
Robert L. Borosage
January 29, 2020
The Electability Argument Is Really About Party Unity
Moderate Democrats need to pledge to vote for the party nominee, even if it is Warren or Sanders.
May 25, 2018
Breaking a Promise, Tom Perez Puts His Thumb on the Scale for Andrew Cuomo
By abandoning a commitment to strict neutrality and endorsing in a key race, the DNC chair undermines confidence in the Democratic Party.
May 3, 2017
The Democratic Party Is Fighting Over Its Future. How Important Will Defending Abortion Rights Be?
It’s one thing to acknowledge that anti-choice Democratic leaders exist. It’s another to say that the party should welcome them to get back into the majority.
April 24, 2017
Why Was Heath Mello Thrown Under the Bus?
Was the candidate for mayor of Omaha held to a different standard than other Democrats?
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April 24, 2017
The Unity Tour Was Kind of a Mess—and That’s OK
The party is still divided on policy and politics—but a full airing of differences is healthy.
April 17, 2017
The Democratic Party Must Finally Abandon Centrism
Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez are working together to build a party that puts economic populism at the top of the agenda.
February 27, 2017
If Tom Perez Wants to Rebuild the Democratic Party, He Needs to Go All In
Progressives are outraged at the Trump administration’s attacks on
civil liberties and economic rights—and the new DNC chair needs to
funnel that energy.