Why Democrats Should Prioritize the Economy over Culture in 2020

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Originally published as: Adam Silver, "Why Democrats Should Prioritize the Economy over Culture in 2020," Washington Post, September 12, 2019.

As we gear up for another presidential election probably centered on President Trump’s demagogic appeals on issues like immigration, race and religiosity, Democrats are trying to decide whether to let Trump set the terms of debate or whether to focus on pocketbook issues that might have a broader, if less visceral, appeal.