Some times ago, NYTimes started a series of articles called "America we need", with such well-known authors as Samuel Scheffler, for example, or Tim Wu2. This is an enough big series of articles, describing exactly what it is called by - "America we need".

Some bright points from that articles:

  • reforming election system, with increasing role of voting by post
  • free credits for afro-americans and afro-americans business
  • increasing heritage taxes

Such huge amount of well-known authors and status of the NYTimes as, mostly Democratic newspaper, causing a question: is this series of articles an accurate representation of the positions of the Democratic party?

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    What exactly do you mean with "can be treated"? Treated in what context? – Philipp Jul 13 '20 at 11:28
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    So you asking if the NY Times speaks for the Democratic party? Or if this series of articles accurately represents the position of the Democratic party? – Philipp Jul 13 '20 at 11:34
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    I think that question would be too broad. There are 58 articles in that series. We would have to look at ever single one and compare it with the official positions of the Democratic party. – Philipp Jul 13 '20 at 11:37
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    I think that if you would pick one of these points, then the question would be answerable. If you are interested in the positions of the Democratic party on multiple different issues, then you could open one question for each. – Philipp Jul 13 '20 at 11:40
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    You think so? It seems to answer the question "Does the NY Times speak for the Democratic Party" which you said is not what you want to know. You said you wanted to know how well it fits the party platform, which this answer does not answer. But if you are happy with it, then please edit the question accordingly and I reopen it. – Philipp Jul 13 '20 at 13:57

No, it is not a Democratic party program, in any useful way.

There are many organisations that are generally "progressive" or "liberal" in US politics. The Democratic party is one, the New York Times is another. A democratic party program would be planned by a leader or committee in the Democratic party.

A series of articles published by a newspaper, even one that is generally sympathetic to the Democrats, even one that is intended to influence thought and policy within the Democratic party is still not a program of the party.

A series of articles published on the website "democrats.org" may be considered a "program of the party", since the party plans the series and has some kind of editorial control.

The articles cannot be said to represent the position of the Democratic party. For that, see the 2020 party platform, which is published at the convention. No doubt the authors of the pieces hope it will inform and influence the platform, but no more can be said.

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