Watching Progressive Hopes Die Over And Over Again

If you hoped the AOC-Sanders wing of the Democratic Party was going to win the Reconciliation fight and radically alter America’s social safety net, I’m so, so sorry.

This week, crunch week for the Dems thanks to D.C.’s unwritten rule that you can’t pass remotely controversial — though what isn’t these days — legislation the same year as an election, progressive dreams meet America’s bitter reality.

Biden’s agenda and hopes for a legacy will be defined in the next week. And when push comes to shove, progressives will…