by David Weigel
It has been a good summer for the Democratic Socialists of America.
On June 20, members of the organization’s Metro D.C. chapter confronted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Mexican restaurant downtown, chasing her out and making national news.
Six days later, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrestled the Democratic House nomination away from Rep. Joseph Crowley (N.Y.), becoming an instant political star who now crisscrosses the country to boost other candidates and talk up “democratic socialism” on late-night TV.
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