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Democrats’ New Deal is not so new

Clinton and Obama will have to provide an up-to-date vision, says Harriet Baber

First, there were the old-style, New Deal Democrats. They promoted social programmes and obtained street repairs, building permits, and city jobs for their working-class constituents.

  Then there were the Democrats of 1968 — young, idealistic, and rich. They were preoccupied with the peace movement, and despised the dirty politics of old-style Democrats. They demonstrated at the 1968 Democratic Convention, split the Democratic Party, and swung the election to ...

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Health: Blessed, but not with a child

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Overturning the vested interest

It was Keir Hardie's Christianity that inspired his politics, and his contribution to the Labour movement, says Gordon Brown  Read More

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