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Says David Leonhardt.

Democrats are devoting substantial time to wonky subjects that excite some progressive activists — and alienate most American voters. The first is the idea of decriminalizing border crossings, so that the illegal entry into this country would be only a civil violation. In an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll, 67 percent of registered voters called decriminalization “a bad idea". The second is a proposal to eliminate private health insurance and require people to have Medicare. Again, most Americans say no thanks.

The best strategy for Democrats is a populist one that speaks to voters of all races, the sort of campaign they ran last year and that Barack Obama ran in both 2008 and 2012. If Democrats at this week’s debate keep talking about border decriminalization and mandatory Medicare, I know that many well-meaning liberals will be happy. But I can think of someone else who will also be happy: Donald Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/08/opinion/democrats-2020-tr...

I'd add "free college" to that list. Smells like teen socialism.
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