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June 20, 2006

Hoping to Emulate Conservative Success, Dem Young Guns Launch Journal of Ideas

Baer and Cherny tell The Hill’s Jonathan Kaplan:

“We think that the party is rich in tactics and poor in ideas,” said Baer, who worked as a speechwriter for former Vice President Al Gore. “What we really need for long-term success is deep, serious thinking about how we’re going to apply long-held progressive values to new challenges.”

“I had started thinking about where all of the conservative ideas, for better or worse, had come from,” Cherny said. “Every big idea–Social Security privatization, supply-side economics, preemption, faith-based initiatives–had come out of one of their journals in their intellectual infrastructure.”

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