The party of Truman and Roosevelt cannot be resurrected in the foreseeable future. The economic model that existed in the New Deal era, and that the New Deal political coalition relied upon, is deteriorating.
To the extent that the $14 million dollar a year cost is borne by individual campuses rather than the UC as a whole, it will likely disproportionately effect the most vulnerable campuses in the cash-starved system.
In the the stalemated abortion debate, the best way to nudge public opinion in one direction or another is to highlight the extremism of the other side. A recent video of a Planned Parenthood director could do just that.
Barack Obama has said that Ronald Reagan would not win a modern Republican presidential nomination. That may be true, but it’s also true that Bill Clinton would not win a modern Democratic presidential nomination.
The Democratic party has traditionally had great political success at casting the Republicans as reactionaries who want to control peoples’ sex lives. But now feminist and left-wing groups are pushing for a new sex regulation.