Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with John Nichols, the national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine and host of the podcast, ‘Next Left.’ He is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times. He is also the author of numerous books including Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America (Nation Books) and The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics.
The November 2nd election results in a handful of races around the country were seen as a warning sign for the Democratic Party. In Virginia, Democrat Terri McAuliffe lost to a Trump backed Republican Glenn Youngkin and in New Jersey, incumbent Governor Phil Murphy barely held on to his seat against a GOP challenger in a race that was expected to be a much easier win. Elsewhere, Republicans made inroads in smaller offices and on some school boards where the latest culture war over critical race theory is shaping up.
Days after the elections, House Democrats together with a handful of Republicans passed President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill, decoupling it from the Build Back Better bill. Half a dozen stalwart progressive Democrats voted no on the Infrastructure bill.
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