Michael Gerson: A Focus on the Common Good Might Help Democrats

From a Washington Post column by Michael Gerson headlined “A focus on the common good might help Democrats”:

This summer, two of the most engaging and important leaders of the center left — political philosopher Michael Sandel and Sen. Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.), who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 — had a conversation on the topic “Reimagining the Future of the Democratic Party,” at the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Festival.

The party’s short-term prospects, to be unveiled in November’s midterm elections, have recently improved from hideously grim to very grim. Though this change can be attributed to a variety of causes, one is surely the paucity of sane, ethical, center-right GOP Senate candidates in crucial states.