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The Democratic Divide

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At a madcap mid-point in the Age of Trump, it is the season suddenly of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in the Democratic party. A.O.C. time, for the bold young waitress and straight-ahead socialist who toppled the last boss in New York this summer in a primary race for Congress. We’re walking through the Boston version this hour – it’s not nasty, but it could be close. Ayanna Pressley, the bold but not quite radical black trail-blazer taking on the street-smart ex-Mayor and often unconventionally liberal ten-year incumbent, Mike Capuano of Somerville. It’s a race to measure the power of young blood, and the lost clout of seniority and experience. Who’s right? Or left? And what’s your definition of ‘progressive’?

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