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Francis Wilkinson

The 2018 Election Looks Like Women's Work

We've learned that rage is a renewable resource.
Do protests translate into power?

Do protests translate into power?

Photographer: Mark Ralston/Getty Images

The politics of rage is no longer restricted to the Republican Party.

Until recently, the likely levers of Democratic success in 2018 have been twofold. In districts and states where Trump is especially weak, his conduct and the indictments, present and future, of members of his gang will be a drag on Republicans. In places where Trump remains popular, Democrats will attack congressional Republicans for their unseemly devotion to donors. (Liberal Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, a state Trump won by more than eight points, says he could work with Trump if only those Republicans weren’t always giving away the store to rich people.)