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Democracy In Crisis: Democrats in the Afterlife

Democracy In Crisis: Democrats in the Afterlife

As Democrats choose the new chair of the Democratic National Committee this weekend, the worst thing they could do is claim credit for the resignation of former general Michael T. Flynn as national security advisor and the withdrawal of Hardee's honcho Andy Puzder as secretary of labor nominee. It will make them underestimate their own weakness, which was painfully apparent at a recent party forum in Baltimore.

The forum—the last before 447 party faithful vote for a new chair in Atlanta on Feb. 26— was held in the same Baltimore Convention Center as a car show, and it had the same atmosphere. Each candidate for party office had a table in the hallway where...

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