A left that can’t speak of the necessity of defeating Trump without invariably reminding you that it is also committed to going toe to toe with centrists and neoliberals in the Democratic Party makes me wonder if anything has been learned from the experience of 2016.

At this moment, there will surely be competition between the various trends in the Democratic Party, but the overarching necessity of broad unity in the Democratic Party and the diverse democratic coalition opposing Trump should be the sauce that everyone swims in and gives voice to, even in this phase of the elections process. And yet, this doesn’t come out of the mouths of many on the left. Not good.