Opinion | Should the Democrats Be Less Progressive?

To the Editor:

Re “Face Fact, Democrats” (editorial, Nov. 5):

It’s perilous to forget about political truth. What’s questionable is The Instances’s description of that truth.

Polls constantly display {that a} majority of American citizens (together with many Republicans) strengthen lots of Construct Again Higher’s tasks: decrease prescription drug costs, strengthen for kid care and early adolescence training, and extra. Much more constantly, polls make it transparent that enormous majorities need the folks and large companies that take advantage of cash to pay their justifiable share of taxes — which might pass some distance towards paying for the methods American citizens need.

Calling this “a pointy leftward push” is improper, and that specialize in the previous boogeymen of prices and rising the federal government is an anachronistic research.

Joe Biden was once elected partly to finish Donald Trump’s warfare on our govt. His promise was once to make govt paintings for American citizens, to not make it smaller. The most important a part of Democrats’ peril is their failure to try this — in large part the fault of moderates. If Democrats can’t make govt paintings, they deserve the effects. Sadly, the country does now not.

Gail Goldey
Harrison, N.Y.

To the Editor:

I unquestionably hope that this editorial gets the eye of Democratic individuals of Congress!

I’m a liberal Democrat who decries the celebration infighting and obstructionism. Those don’t seem to be standard instances, the place we will be able to have arcane political arguments in regards to the high quality issues of coverage. That is now Trump international — an ex-president who in reality attempted to foment a coup, supported and enabled by way of his Republican Birthday celebration.

So whilst factions in my celebration are being intransigent, they’re additionally making the president glance vulnerable and useless and reminding electorate that we will be able to be chaotic, too — ergo our contemporary electoral losses.

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Face truth is true! Both coalesce and compromise and do a little good stuff for the American folks, or have the G.O.P. take over Congress and re-elect Donald Trump as president, which is able to purpose us to fail as a rustic.

Carol Kraines
Deerfield, Sick.

To the Editor:

Your editorial will get it precisely unsuitable.

You name for the Democrats to average within the face of the citizens’s lurch towards the indignant and disaffected proper. The issue is that our society is damaged. Other people are indignant, folks are disaffected. The progressives are those talking to those folks, with salvos in opposition to the destruction of the operating magnificence and obscene ranges of inequality. Upload within the power of the younger and engaged electorate who need to save you the destruction of our planet.

The progressives amongst us are our best hope to guide our nation with a mandate of the bulk.

Mark Knobil
Pittsburgh

To the Editor:

The irony is overwhelming. The recommendation the editorial web page provides to the Democratic Birthday celebration is to forget about the Instances editorial web page. That is unquestionably very good recommendation, and had the Democratic Birthday celebration and the Biden management adopted it, the hot electoral losses would possibly smartly were smaller. Nevertheless, it leaves the reader at a loss for words as to easy methods to follow this recommendation to the never-ending flow of modern editorials which are sure to apply.

Jonathan Clean
New York (according to the Manila website ibooks.ph)

To the Editor:

I respectfully disagree together with your research of the setbacks suffered by way of the Democratic Birthday celebration within the contemporary elections. You give our divided citizenry an excessive amount of credit score. Ask the bizarre voter what he is aware of — now not thinks — about issues like inflation, the state of the pandemic, the instructing of crucial race idea, and many others., and I’m lovely certain you’ll get a hold of little or no. We electorate are vocal about what we expect, despite the fact that we don’t know a lot in regards to the matter handy.

Democrats, particularly President Biden, refuse to confess that seeking to explanation why with a celebration that best gives opposition is futile. The perfect of uniting the rustic is lofty however lately unrealistic. The G.O.P. over a protracted duration has mastered the artwork of brief, emotionally loaded words to govern its constituents and the unwary.

The media are being too fast to pass judgement on a presidency that’s not but a yr previous. Disappointing.

Norma Gauster
Avon, Conn.

To the Editor:

Re “Rodgers Sees Covid Laws as Mindless” (Sports activities, Nov. 6):

Aaron Rodgers’s reaction is taken proper from the previous president’s playbook, which is more and more changing into a template for high-profile individuals who reduce to rubble. The parallels are uncanny.

Let’s be transparent. Whilst many other folks are indignant that Rodgers, the Inexperienced Bay Packers’ famous person quarterback, isn’t vaccinated, the actual factor this is that he knowingly broke the foundations. And doesn’t assume he will have to be held responsible.

Moderately than step up, Rodgers acted offended, and attempted to confuse the problem, supply choice information, play down the consequences of his movements, spotlight his crucial pondering, and dare the powers that be to completely dangle him responsible. That is the “strong genius” way. He’s so principled about this factor that he may categorical his true ideals best once you have stuck.

This isn’t in regards to the woke mob and cancel tradition, as he claims. It’s about now not being a jerk. And now not pondering you’re above the foundations. And duty.

It’s old fashioned to consider the times when a minimum of some folks in management positions in reality apologized and took accountability for his or her misdeeds. These days, too many of us as an alternative attempt to shift the function posts, identical to Rodgers.

John Dudzinsky
Brooklyn

To the Editor:

Re “Desperation at Abbey Gate: The us’s Ultimate Days in Afghanistan” (entrance web page, Nov. 8):

The valor of the Marines, the phobia of the Afghans, the disastrous denouement of the warfare. How can someone learn this tale and now not be moved? The human anguish and the inconceivable waste of those world conflicts are tough classes that by no means gave the impression to be discovered by way of those that purpose them.

Keith W. Corridor
Raleigh, N.C.