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  • Progressive candidates who could be the ‘next Ocasio-Cortez’ in primaries

    07/15/2018 7:17:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/15/18 | Meena Venkataramanan, Adia Robinson, Roey Hadar
    Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez lavished praise on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently calling her “the future of our party.” After the 28-year-old progressive candidate unseated House Democratic Caucus chair Rep. Joseph Crowley in an upset in New York’s 14th Congressional District, candidates across the country are looking to her for inspiration. ABC News spoke with a few of them about their visions for the upcoming primary elections and the nation. Abdul El-Sayed Running to be Michigan’s next governor, Abdul El-Sayed, 33, is a medical doctor and Rhodes Scholar who’s been endorsed by Justice Democrats, a progressive advocacy group, Our Revolution,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez to campaign with Bernie Sanders in Kansas

    07/14/2018 10:06:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will travel to Kansas together next week to campaign for a pair of candidates in the state, according to The Washington Post. The pair will start off in Wichita, Kansas on July 20 to campaign for James Thompson in the state’s 4th district. From there they’ll head to outside Kansas City to support former Sanders delegate Brent Welder, who is running for the Democratic nomination in the 3rd congressional district. Sanders told The Post that he and Ocasio-Cortez, a self-identified democratic socialist, organized the trip after realizing they both wanted...
  • California, Socialists, and the Debt Bombs; I’m pretty sure I know how California will fail.

    07/11/2018 8:19:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/11/2018 | Patrick Bobko
    I’m pretty sure I know how California will fail. I don’t know exactly when it will happen, but after the result in the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District two weeks ago, the Golden State’s rendezvous with fiscal perdition is going to happen sooner than we think. Let’s talk about the “how.” California’s foundering won’t be precipitated by a single catastrophic event. Apart from the threatened CalExit, voter initiatives to partition the state, or the Big One shaking us into the Pacific, it won’t be the equivalent of a sudden, unexpected stroke on a random Tuesday that brings...
  • Former Sanders delegate: 'Midwesterners aren't scared of socialism'

    07/10/2018 6:52:04 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 63 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 07/10/18 | Rick Moran
    Chicago alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa penned an op-ed for NBC that encapsulates the reasons why Democrats will be unable to capitalize this November on the relative unpopularity of Republicans in the Midwest, given the Dems' turn to the hard left. Rosa is described as "Queer, Latinx and a democratic socialist" – whatever that means. In political terms, it means he would be a gone goose if he ran for Congress in the vast majority of districts anywhere in the Midwest. But Rosa doesn't see it that way. In fact, he believes that Midwesterners would embrace a socialist candidate and are "not...
  • What I LEarned in the Gulag

    07/08/2018 10:16:49 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 32 replies
    Kolyma Stories ^ | 2018 | Varlam Shalamov
    For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was published in a journal called Literary Contemporary. He was released in 1951, and from 1954 to 1973 he worked on Kolyma Stories, a masterpiece of Soviet dissident writing that has been newly translated into English and published by New York Review Books Classics this week. Shalamov claimed not...
  • Facebook co-founder: Tax the rich at 50% to give $500-a-month free cash and fix income inequality

    07/06/2018 10:32:16 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 61 replies
    https://www.cnbc.com ^ | Tom Huddleston Jr. 10:47 AM ET Thu, 5 July 2018
    Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes thinks the government should give cash handouts to people with the lowest incomes in order to fight income inequality. And he thinks the money should come from higher taxes on wealthy individuals and even big tech companies, like Facebook. Hughes, 34, was one of Facebook’s co-founders, along with Mark Zuckerberg and three of their Harvard classmates, in 2004. He was Facebook’s spokesperson for the company’s first three years, before leaving to finish his Harvard degree and then to work on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign as a media strategist. He says he's made "half a billion...
  • New York Magazine: Fool Midwest Voters by Rebranding Socialism

    07/03/2018 12:14:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 3, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Pssst! Don't call it socialism, especially in the Midwest. Pass it along. New York magazine writer Eric Levitz admits in his July 3 article that the socialism of Democratic-Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Bronx by way of Westchester County might be a tough sell to voters in the Midwest. His solution is to rebrand that leftist ideology in a way to make socialism somehow palatable to them. Levitz makes his palatability proposals in Ocasio-Cortez’s Socialism Can Work in the Midwest — With a Rebrand:
  • Hey, Democrats, The System Doesn’t Need To Be ’Fixed’ Every Time You Lose An Election

    07/03/2018 2:19:12 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3 Jul, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    Maybe it's your agenda that's broken. If you’re under the impression that the system exists merely to facilitate your partisan agenda, it’s not surprising that you also believe it’s “broken” every time things don’t go your way. This is why so many Democrats argue that we should “fix” the Electoral College when they lose a presidential election and “fix” the filibuster when they run the Senate and now “fix” the Supreme Court when they don’t run the Senate. During the Obama presidency, liberal pundits groused about the supposed crisis posed by a “dysfunctional” Congress. In political media parlance, “dysfunction” can...
  • Woman confronts Pruitt at restaurant, tells him to resign

    07/02/2018 3:25:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/02/18 | Justin Wise
    A woman publicly confronted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt while he was eating lunch on Monday and urged him to resign, according to video posted on Facebook. "EPA head Scott Pruitt was 3 tables away as I ate lunch with my child. I had to say something," Kristin Mink posted on Facebook with an accompanying video of her encounter with Pruitt.Minka, who is a schoolteacher according to her Facebook profile, lists off multiple scandals Pruitt has been ensnared in since becoming EPA chief, including the rental of a Capitol Hill condo owned by the wife of an influential...
  • HuffPost Slams Democrat Congressman For Not Being Radical Enough

    06/29/2018 7:26:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 29, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sorry, Seth, but the Democrats have now fully embraced the S-word they previously avoided so that means the Bolshevik wing of the party, along with their media allies, is purging mere Mensheviks such as yourself. In the wake of Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset victory against an establishment Democrat on Tuesday, a reckoning is now taking place against those perceived as even slightly less than full radical. Among those apparently being slammed for their supposed moderation, despite a straight liberal voting pattern, is Democrat Congressman Seth Moulton.  Enabling poor Seth's purge from what are now mainstream Democrats is HuffPost reporter Daniel Marans with his June...
  • Democratic Socialists of America Membership Surges After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Stunning Victory

    06/28/2018 6:25:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 95 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 28, 2018 | GIDEON RESNICK
    The ramifications of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary defeat of longtime Queens Democratic boss and Congressman Joe Crowley (D-NY) extend well beyond the confines of Capitol Hill. The 28-year-old member of Democratic Socialists of America—who shockingly won in New York’s 14th congressional district on a leftist platform of Medicare for All, abolishing ICE, and a federal jobs guarantee—inspired a major boost in membership for the organization on Wednesday. According to Lawrence Dreyfuss, a program associate for DSA, the organization saw a surge of 1,152 new memberships on Wednesday—about 35 times more sign-ups than on an average day. The last major membership...
  • New litmus test? Dems demand elimination of ICE amid immigration furor

    06/28/2018 7:13:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Democratic lawmakers and candidates are increasingly seeking the elimination of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of their suite of demands in D.C.'s heated border battle. The calls reflect not only the deepening divide between the two partisan poles on immigration -- with one side seeking a border wall, and the other looking to dismantle the lead enforcement agency -- but the growing influence of the progressive wing. More and more Democratic politicians have embraced such causes as 'Medicare for all' and a federal jobs guarantee. Now, they're getting behind the call to abolish ICE, with gusto. Perhaps no 2018...
  • Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? (Defeated 4th most powerful House Dem)

    06/27/2018 4:22:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | June 27, 2018 | Gregory Krieg
    And you will know her name. A day before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, clinched her remarkable Democratic primary victory in New York's 14th Congressional District, she took a moment to note how she was being described in the political press. "A Girl Has No Name: Headlines from the Political Patriarchy," she tweeted. In the tabloids and on some local television stations, she was, over and again, simply Rep. Joe Crowley's "primary opponent."
  • The Kirstjen Nielsen Protest at a DC Mexican Restaurant... Here’s How It Really Went Down.

    06/22/2018 8:06:26 AM PDT · by texas booster · 59 replies
    The Washingtonian ^ | June 21 2018 | Jessica Sidman
    Amanda Werner‘s friend was dining at MXDC when he recognized none other than Kirstjen Nielsen at the sleek downtown Mexican restaurant—just a day after the Department of Homeland Security Secretary defended the separation of children from their parents at the border. He immediately texted Werner: “DHS Secretary Nielsen is having dinner at MXDC. Can you tweet on your account? Get activists here.” He sent a snapshot of the Trump Cabinet member in a black suit checking her phone at a nearby table. Werner, who identifies as transmasculine and uses they/them pronouns, is a campaign strategist for legal advocacy group Public...
  • Liberals Don't Want to Defeat You, They Want to Destroy You

    06/14/2018 8:51:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/14/2018 | Derek Hunter
    Rush Limbaugh has been on the radio for 30 years, Sean Hannity on the radio and Fox News for more than 20, Mark Levin more than 10, and there hasn’t been a day in at least the last decade where they weren’t under assault from some tentacle of the left-wing outrage machine. They’ve been unable to beat them with liberal hosts, so they’ve spent untold millions trying to destroy them. Out-of-context quotes and flat-out lies fed to fellow travelers with press credentials are liberal’s weapons of choice. They have failed miserably, but they haven’t slowed one bit.
  • NBC Analysis: The Trump Doctrine: How to lose friends and influence enemies

    06/12/2018 1:37:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    SINGAPORE - Over the past week, President Donald Trump alienated allies and cut a deal with a brutal dictator. He praised North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as “honest, direct and productive” and lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “dishonest.” For critics, Trump’s moves are confounding and perilous evidence of incoherence. For his allies, they’re a reminder of his no-apologies approach to foreign policy. For everyone, it's a reminder that the Trump Doctrine, as one senior White House official told the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, is "We're America, Bitch." But Trump has also increasingly shown an affinity for the idea that...
  • Reality of socialism: Not what they teach in school

    06/12/2018 9:05:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/11/2018 | Bill Federer
    “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” announced President Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall, June 12, 1987. Begun after Lenin’s Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the Soviet Union existed from 1922 to 1991. With its motto “Workers of the World, Unite!” the Soviet tactic was to train agitators, community organizers, labor organizers and agent provocateurs – provoking agents. These would organize people with grievances and stir up riots to subvert and “tear down” the existing government. When social chaos caused major domestic disruptions, the public would then willingly accept a new order. Unfortunately, rather than a wonderful utopian society of equality,...
  • Is Venezuela the world's most dangerous country? Its residents think so

    06/07/2018 10:22:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 6/7/2018 | Jim Wyss
    Venezuelans perceived their country to be the most dangerous place on the planet in 2017 — worse than war-torn nations, failed states and global trouble spots. In its annual 2018 Global Law and Order Index, Gallup found that Venezuelans distrusted their police, felt unsafe walking at night and had been robbed or assaulted at an alarming rate compared to the rest of the world. The country had a law and order score of 44 in Gallup’s survey, putting it dead last among 140 nations — behind Afghanistan, South Sudan, Gabon, Liberia and South Africa. It was the second year in...
  • It’s Time for a Coup in Venezuela

    06/06/2018 6:36:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | June 5, 2018, 5:22 PM | By José R. Cárdenas
    Now that Venezuelan autocrat Nicolás Maduro has engineered his re-election in what reasonable observers have decried as a sham vote, it’s impossible to say how long he will remain in office. But the United States and its allies should lay the groundwork for the remaining portions of the Venezuelan government not beholden to Maduro to take the choice out of his hands. Nearly two decades of creeping authoritarianism and large-scale economic mismanagement have taken a staggering toll on Venezuelans. Moreover, with reports of low voter turnout in an otherwise stage-managed electoral process and rising military dissension, clearly the Maduro regime...
  • Whites have fled the Democratic Party. Here’s how the nation got there.

    05/22/2018 2:42:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2018 | by Joshua N. Zingher
    With the 2018 midterms months away and the 2020 presidential election cycle approaching rapidly, Democrats are considering how to improve their poor showings in 2014 and 2016. The party has been debating - sometimes heatedly - how to do this. Which voters should they target? How should Democrats target them? But here’s what’s clear: White voters have been fleeing the Democratic Party, and that’s a big reason Democrats are looking to rebound from back-to-back losses. Whites have slowly but consistently moved away from the Democratic Party. These recent losses are on top of Democrats’ losses among Southern whites during the...