Opinion | Can Liberals Survive Progressivism?

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fairly easy
The main threat to the Democratic Party comes from the left.
It's been nearly 30 years since then-Gov. Bill Clinton took a break from the campaign trail to oversee the execution of death-row inmate Ricky Ray Rector. Morally, it may have been repugnant to kill a man so mentally handicapped by a failed suicide attempt that he set aside the pecan pie of his last meal because he was "saving it for later."

Politically, it was essential.

By the early 1990s the American left had spent a generation earning a soft-on-crime image in an era of growing…
Bret Stephens
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