(In These Times) -- Some on the left remain fixated on the mystery of why public policies that harm working people are often enabled by the votes of working people.
Indeed, a significant number of workingclass white voters abandoned the Democratic Party and made possible the election of Donald J. Trump. The media has given considerable attention to these disaffected voters, and some Democrats pine and plot to win them back.
But that raises the question: Why has the Democratic Party failed to focus on those voters—African Americans, immigrants, single parents—whose views most closely align with the party’s vision?
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