The Democratic Party’s plan for winning elections is effective. Its policies while in power are not.

The Democratic Party is experiencing a wide variety of negative emotions as Joe Biden’s midterm election year begins. Many Democrats are disappointed about the president’s flagging agenda and dismayed at the party’s electoral prospects…

He can have a defeat. But he must avoid a bloodbath.

This week will mark ten months until the first midterm election of the Joe Biden administration, and the political class has not yet decided what the theme of this election will be. Many determining factors remain to be decided…

What the sandwich lost when it went from the second page of the menu to the first.

In August 2019, Popeyes changed the landscape of fast food with the introduction of its chicken sandwich. It was, of course, not the first chicken sandwich that Popeyes had introduced, nor was it…

There is a politically expedient solution. It remains to be seen whether Democrats will support it.

Despite the ongoing threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government has moved steadily away from the many programs it introduced in 2020 to combat the pandemic’s impact. It has ended extended…

It is the nature of their position in our political system.

Two weeks ago, Democrats lost the Virginia gubernatorial race. This magnified off-year election set off waves of analysis and recriminations regarding the current state of the party and its fortunes in 2022. Liberals discussed the worrying effects of President…

His party can’t afford the alternative.

There has been renewed chatter this week over the 2024 election. Over the weekend, Politico published a piece on infighting within the Biden administration. According to sources, Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg are locked in a struggle for favor and…

Eric Medlin

I’m a writer interested in the intersections of history, ideas, and politics. I publish every week. www.twitter.com/medlinwrites

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store