David Brooks brings a better perspective to the modern Democratic Party than the right in general and Trump in particular try to define it.
“The New Democrat Coalition is a caucus for moderate and center-left House Democrats. It has 103 House members, of whom 42 are the up-and-coming freshmen who brought the Democrats their majority. Its self-declared priorities are “pro-economic growth,” “pro-innovation” and “fiscal responsibility.”
“Right now, Republicans are a culture war identity movement that suppresses factional disagreement and demands total loyalty to Trump.”