The Democrats’ dilemma

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What Ilhan Omar and Dean Phillips tell us about the future of the Democratic Party.

  • Tim Alberta
  • Politico

MINNEAPOLIS — They have gathered in defiance of the freezing temperatures on a late February’s night, scores of them twirling Somali flags in one hand and American flags in the other, crowding around the arrivals terminal and waiting to welcome one of their own.

The vast Somali community in the Twin Cities is like one sprawling extended family, explains Ali Aden, a 39-year-old engineer who came to the U.S. two decades ago, as we survey the scene.

When a prominent member of the…

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