|The Democratic Party|
Politico's Alexander Burns examines the increasing confidence of progressive/liberal Democrats that the arc of history is turning in their direction. He notes that this past week the Democrats made progress in four areas: climate change, same-sex marriage, immigration reform, and a symbolic victory on abortion rights in Texas.
As Burns sees it, the Democrats ten years ago never could have staked their political future on such contentious issues. But as many progressive and liberals see it, the nation has evolved in more leftward directions. Burns' column is linked below.
Politico.com's Alexander Burns: The Emergence of Democratic Confidence in a Changing America
Regarding the danger of overconfidence by the Democrats: