The Republican Party heads into 2017 with more power than it has had for a long time.
For the Democrats, it's a different matter.
Hillary Clinton's loss in the presidential race and Democratic failures further down the ballot have the party searching for a way forward.
Here are five things Democrats need to do, as they look for a path out of the political wilderness:
1. Be clear about how bad things are — and are not — for the Democratic Party.