Progressive leaders found a rare piece of news to celebrate when Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, a reliable liberal, decided to retire from the Supreme Court this week. President Biden now has a chance to nominate a young, ultra-liberal to cement the court's ideological left-wing for decades to come.
But these days, the progressive movement has been on a steady losing streak, as their every priority issue has suffered defeat after defeat, culminating in last week's failure to nationalize elections. "Defund the police" is dead. Expanding Medicare with a drug plan is history. Paid leave is gone. All the Green New Deal climate proposals are practically defunct. The pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants is not even a debating point.