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What Path Forward for the Democrats?

Case Western Reserve University

  • Date Friday, June 25, 2021
  • Time 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Case Western Reserve University

Ranking 37th in the country among national universities, Case Western Reserve University offers unlimited opportunities in the fields of art, science, engineering, health, law, management and humanities. Partnerships with world-class artistic, cultural, scientific and medical institutions ensure that education extends... more

Lecturer: Joseph White, Luzenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, Director of Center for Policy Studies, CWRU

President Obama took office in a time of severe crisis, but with large congressional majorities. That gave him two years to pass major legislation, but it disappointed his supporters, could not change the underlying socioeconomic trends that threatened Democratic party support among the white working class, and was followed by a massive defeat in the 2010 elections. President Biden is taking office with much less ability to pass legislation, and all conventional analysis suggests the Democrats are most likely to lose the House of Representatives again. What, then, can President Biden and his congressional allies do to avoid a repeat of the setbacks and gridlock under President Obama, if anything?

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