How not to move the Overton Window
Why it means so little to be a "progressive" now (and I am really sad):
This is Mark Thoma, who has been willing to give Krugman the benefit of many doubts over the past four years:
At the very least, Democrats should make something like this the opening bid in negotiations over the budget. But, unfortunately, "It’s not going to happen."
You do not open with your final bid, Everyone knows this.