from the Wall Street Journal, Hillary’s Other Bill Problem by William McGurn;
Oh, it can claim its victories, here making it more expensive for employers to hire workers, there enshrining some race or gender grievance into law, here again imposing some new tax on millionaires. As a governing philosophy, however, progressive cures tend to leave the people the movement claims to want to help most—the poor and the working class—in worse shape.
This leaves progressive leaders with few examples of thriving progressive states and cities to point to. It also helps explain the nature of the candidates now challenging Mrs. Clinton. The ideal progressive turns out to be someone who has never run anything and so has no executive record that can be held against her.