Hillary’s Statist Instincts

2016 is a year characterized by the blurring of America’s traditional ideological divides, and that has led observers to mistake Hillary Clinton’s pragmatism for centrism. Neither Clinton nor the party she leads moderated their policy preferences while appealing to disaffected anti-Trump Republicans or center-right independents. Whenever possible, Clinton has sought to establish her fealty to progressive dogma. Only the latest confirmation of Clinton’s liberal instincts is her proposal to transform broadband Internet into an inalienable American right.