Analysis: Democrats' ideological divisions break into the open in debate
DETROIT – It has been building since the first primary debate in Miami ended, and, on Tuesday night, it broke out into the open, a full-scale ideological brawl about the direction of the Democratic Party and what it will take to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.
In Miami, the presidential candidates collectively advocated for policies that highlighted the party‘s dramatic shift to the left, including government-run health care that would eliminate private insurance, the decriminalization of the southern border and health care for undocumented immigrants. On Tuesday, the moderates in the field pushed back.
The fault line that was exposed between left and center now fully defines the Democratic nomination contest and will continue to do so as the candidates move through the summe ...