Democratic socialism can succeed in the Midwest – by any other name

After 28-year-old socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off a stunning upset in New York’s 14th Congressional District, Illinois senator Tammy Duckworth told CNN that Ocasio-Cortez’s brand of socialism might be the future of the party in the Bronx but not in the Midwest. Eric Levitz, politics writer at New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer says she’s absolutely wrong.