Year in Review (Style Weekly)

But don’t expect it to get too lefty, says Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington. “It’s a big risk for Democrats if they can be portrayed as crazy California liberals,” he says. The party will be moving on issues that don’t require much in the way of state spending. Farnsworth says they could be the Equal Rights Amendment, stricter gun laws, and allowing localities greater freedom in moving Confederate memorials.

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