Democrats couldn't stop talking about Osama bin Laden in Charlotte. Much to their surprise, they've become the national security party--even if voters are fixated on the economy.
In this article for Foreign Policy, I highlight the party's opportunity to occupy and hold the center on defense and foreign policy. That will require moving beyond President Obama's "realist" correction of his predecessor's mistakes, toward the tough-minded liberalism that has exemplified Democratic foreign policy at its best.
I hope you find the piece of interest, and welcome your comments.
President, Progressive Policy Institute