Debate: Progressive Populism Will Save the Democratic Party

How can the Democratic Party, out of power and outnumbered in Washington D.C. and state capitals across the nation, bring itself out of the political wilderness?

Should Democrats embrace the progressive populism championed by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - including Medicare for all, free public college tuition, and a federal jobs guarantee? Or is the best path forward, and the only one likely to empower Democrats in the era of Trump, one that plays to the political center?

For the Motion:

  • Karine Jean-Pierre National Spokesperson & Senior Adviser, MoveOn.org

  • Jeff Weaver Campaign Manager, Bernie Sanders's 2016 Presidential Campaign & Author, “How Bernie Won”


Against the Motion:

  • Jonathan Cowan Co-Founder & President, Third Way

  • Steven Rattner Chairman & CEO, Willett Advisors LLC