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Democratic Party is suddenly a fount of ideas
Democratic Party is suddenly a fount of ideas

Only a few months ago, it looked as if Republicans had recaptured their old claim to be the party of ideas, especially on the economic issue that has seized the attention of most Americans: the stagnation of middle-class incomes. The GOP's former vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), unveiled proposals to help the struggling middle class. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), another conservative hero, inveighed against income inequality. Even Mitt Romney, the once and perhaps future presidential candidate, has started saying it is time to get serious about poverty. Meanwhile, Democrats seemed like an extinct volcano. Many of them campaigned for November's midterm...

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