Is Economic Populism A Problem Or A Solution For Democrats?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at a Nov. 14 hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. A recent op-ed critical of Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at a Nov. 14 hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. A recent op-ed critical of Warren’s brand of economic populism sparked an intra-party dispute among Democrats. The fight over taxes, entitlements and income inequality has clearly been reignited in the Democratic Party, sparking questions about whether, and how hard, to push economic populism as the party approaches the 2014 mid-term election and beyond.

The latest flare up came between centrist Democrats at the Third Way think tank and liberals who view Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as their champion.

Two Third Way co-founders panned Warren’s approach […]