'CPAC for progressives': Bernie Sanders and others debate the left's big ideas
At an event that eschewed Trumpian theatrics for earnest discussion, Democratic heavyweights hoped to prove the party can think big
The Center for American Progress wasn’t hosting a presidential cattle call. Instead, it was an ideas conference, just one that roughly a dozen potential Democratic presidential contenders showed up to on Tuesday.
A mix of Democratic donors and activists gathered in a subterranean hotel ballroom for the event, hosted by the premier center-left thinktank in Washington, for a full day of speakers that began with the senator Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, and the New York Times columnist Paul Krugman discussing the economy and culminated in a keynote speech on democracy from the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren.Continue reading...