The Democrats’ problem is not the economy, stupid

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, June 29, 2017 The Democratic Party has reacted to its series of recent election losses by once again concluding that it needs a better economic message. As Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Sunday, “Democrats need a strong, bold, sharp-edged and common-sense economic agenda.” The only disagreement within the party … Continue reading

Democrats need to focus on the gut, not the head

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 As Democrats contemplate their losses in November’s election, most have settled on a solution. They believe that the party needs more economically populist policies. But this misses an essential reality: Most people don’t vote on the basis of policies. There is excellent research by political scientists and psychologists … Continue reading

The Democrats’ big bet

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, July 28, 2016 I came to America in 1982, attracted to the country and interested in its politics. Those were days of economic trauma (a deep recession) and national security fears. And I came from India, where the conventional wisdom was quasi-socialist and anti-American. Still, I found myself fascinated by Ronald … Continue reading