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Don’t believe the Democratic Party is in crisis? Then read this tweet.

Ouch. The context for Cooper's tweet is last night's elections, which should come, as Greg Sargent writes, as a "brutal reality check for the Democratic Party" — and one with real consequences for Obamacare and climate change.

  • For more on the Democratic Party's downballot crisis, read Matt Yglesias's feature on the subject.
  • Political scientist Phil Klinkner has a more optimistic take for Democrats: "There's nothing wrong with the Democrats that losing the presidency probably won't fix," he writes.
  • But Lee Drutman thinks the party's fortunes are darker: In a fascinating analysis, he argues that America is entering "a reinforcing feedback loop of growing inequality and Republican rule."

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