After any defeat, it’s an important opportunity to listen and learn any lessons. Most of the Democratic losses in the 2014 election were among Blue Dog, “centrist” Democrats. On part one of today’s show, Elias Isquith of Salon argues that it is Elizabeth Warren’s party now, and that is a good thing for Democrats and America. And on the second half, we talk with Zaid Jilani of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee about the historic use of the word “socialist” as derision and that there is evidence that the negative reactions to that word are lessening and the more Americans, especially millennials, are ready to listen to socialist ideas for solving our deep structural problems.

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