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  • The Nation magazine pens ‘unendorsement’ of Mayor de Blasio over NYPD policies

    06/28/2020 4:10:26 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | Julia Marsh
    Most publications endorse politicians before elections, but The Nation magazine has now published an “unendorsement” of Mayor Bill de Blasio over his policing policies. "As de Blasio is perhaps learning, it’s a dangerous thing to campaign on the promise of progressive change and then fail to follow through,” they wrote about the term-limited mayor
  • Karl Marx Approves: The Nation Rants ‘Property Destruction’ May Be Integral to Success of ‘Uprising’

    06/15/2020 3:05:23 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/15/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Leftist publication The Nation doesn’t shy away from advocating for a violent idea that sounds like it would come straight from the revolutionary insanity of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto.
  • Rolling Stone Liberal Editor's Key Observation About the George Floyd Unrest Will Probably Infuriate the Left

    06/13/2020 8:07:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/13/2020 | Matt Vespa
    I’d never thought that some liberals would actually take a stand and call out their colleagues for being totally unspooled for caving to the progressive mob. For some, the liberal agenda they grew up with is now considered right-wing in some circles. Why? Well, it doesn’t go far enough. It has to be far left and quasi-Marxist. The woke clowns we used to mock on The College Fix and Campus Reform have graduated. And now, their toxic agenda is spreading like a brush fire. No dissent is permitted. Just one slip-up or differing opinion from that of the far-left mob...
  • Joe Biden Hires Aide Who Said Being ‘Accused’ of Sexual Harassment Was Disqualifying

    05/21/2020 1:18:37 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former Vice President Joe Biden hired a “senior adviser” on Wednesday who said in 2017 that no one who has been “accused of sexual harassment or assault” should run for public office. Karine Jean-Pierre, who was then the chief public affairs officer for left-wing MoveOn.org, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on State of the Union that even if nothing had been proved against a candidate, the mere accusation of sexual impropriety should be disqualifying. Tapper asked Jean-Pierre to respond to a case in which a female Democratic candidate for Congress in Kansas named Andrea Ramsey dropped out of the race because...
  • Left-Wing Journalist: I'd Vote for Joe Biden Even 'If He Boiled Babies and Ate Them'

    05/23/2020 11:53:17 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 37 replies
    NN ^ | 05-23-20 | Daniel Newton
    A liberal columnist for The Nation dismissed sexual allegations against presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden saying she would vote for him even "if he boiled babies and ate them."Katha Pollitt's remarks signal a shocking trend amongst the left and Democrats who have disregarded increasing evidence of sexual assault allegations against the former Vice President.
  • Feminist magazine columnist brushes off Biden's sex assault allegations and says he would get her vote even if he 'boiled babies and ate them' because she is so desperate to get Trump out of the White House

    05/22/2020 4:59:34 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2020 | Emer Scully
    A feminist writer has brushed off Joe Biden's sexual assault allegations and says she would vote for him to be president even 'if he boiled babies and ate them'. Magazine columnist Katha Pollitt, 70, wrote she was so desperate to get President Donald Trump out of the White House that democrat presumptive nominee Joe Biden had her vote despite allegations he sexually assaulted Tara Reade in 1993. Writing in The Nation, where she has a bimonthly column called Subject To Debate, Ms Pollitt said: 'I would vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them.' 'I cannot believe...
  • Nation columnist criticized for writing she'd vote for Biden if he 'boiled babies'

    05/21/2020 7:15:16 PM PDT · by MNDude · 46 replies
    The Nation columnist Katha Pollitt has come under criticism for a column in which she wrote that she would "vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them" given the importance of ending President Trump's White House tenure. "I would vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them. He wasn't my candidate, but taking back the White House is that important," Pollitt wrote. Pollitt also write that she would also vote for the presumptive Democratic nominee even if she believed sexual assault allegations leveled against him by former Senate staffer Tara Reade regarding an incident...
  • The Nation Columnist Defends Joe Biden From Tara Reade: ‘I Would Vote For Joe Biden If He Boiled Babies And Ate Them’

    05/21/2020 2:18:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/21/2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    A columnist for The Nation defended 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden from allegations of sexual assault by his former senate staffer Tara Reade, saying, “I would vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them.” Columnist Katha Pollitt would vote for Joe Biden even if she believed Reade’s allegations of sexual assault, she wrote in her Wednesday column. “Fortunately, I don’t have to sacrifice morality to political necessity,” she wrote. Reade has accused Biden of kissing her, touching her, and penetrating her without her consent in 1993 when she worked for him as a senate staffer in Washington,...
  • Sanders Supporters Shocked to Find Bias at CNN

    01/16/2020 7:18:53 AM PST · by Conserv · 28 replies
    When the CNN moderators gave Sanders the Trump treatment, the outraged ululations of the Left could be heard from sea to shining sea. Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi tweeted, “This is an unusually vile performance by CNN.” The Nation’s Elie Mystal raged, “Jesus Christ I hate these biased questions from the moderators. ‘How would you keep your plan from bankrupting the country?’ JUST ASK THE KOCH BROTHERS TO MODERATE NEXT TIME!” HuffPost’s Zach Carter griped about CNN’s post-debate panel discussion, “CNN’s crew is just straight bashing Sanders post-debate.” The New Republic’s Libby Watson whined, “CNN is truly a terrible influence on...
  • Has Nothing Been Learned Since 2003? Corporate Media Welcome Back Iraq War Hawks To Make Case for Iran

    01/12/2020 8:18:44 AM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Eoin Higgins
    "No voices calling for peace. No voices critical of empire. Just establishment media and current and former Pentagon officials who feed off the trillion dollar war machine." As President Donald Trump spent the early days of 2020 instigating and then backing down from a potentially catastrophic confrontation with Iran, corporate media in the U.S. turned to the very same people who promoted the country's worst foreign policy disaster in a generation to advocate for repeating the mistakes of two decades ago. The decision of networks and cable news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News to bring on a stream of past advocates for...
  • The Nation Calls for Biden to ‘Withdraw From The Race’ ...

    11/08/2019 9:11:25 AM PST · by rintintin · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Nov 7 2019 | Charlie Nash
    The Nation published an “anti-endorsement” of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Thursday, calling on the former Vice President to “withdraw from the race” so the Democratic Party has a chance against President Donald Trump. In an editorial, The Nation wrote that Biden’s chance against President Trump in 2020 “has become increasingly threadbare.”
  • It’s Time to Repeal—and Replace—the Second Amendment

    08/07/2019 6:53:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 168 replies
    The Nation ^ | August 8, 2019 | Elie Mystal
    The Second Amendment is why we can’t go to school, or work, or a house of worship, or a nightclub, or a movie theater, or a music festival, or pretty much any public gathering without fear of getting shot to death. The Second Amendment is why you can’t be immediately arrested for openly carrying around an assault rifle in a public place, and why you can’t be immediately arrested for smuggling a hand-cannon in your gym shorts. The Second Amendment is how law enforcement justifies the need for military-grade armaments—to match the “firepower” they meet in the streets. The Second...
  • How Did Russiagate Begin?

    06/01/2019 8:39:21 AM PDT · by billorites · 32 replies
    The Nation ^ | May 30, 2019 | Stephen F. Cohen
    It cannot be emphasized too often: Russiagate—allegations that the American president has been compromised by the Kremlin, which may even have helped to put him in the White House—is the worst and (considering the lack of actual evidence) most fraudulent political scandal in American history. We have yet to calculate the damage Russsiagate has inflicted on America’s democratic institutions, including the presidency and the electoral process, and on domestic and foreign perceptions of American democracy, or on US-Russian relations at a critical moment when both sides, having “modernized” their nuclear weapons, are embarking on a new, more dangerous, and largely...
  • Joe Biden Is a Bad Bet

    05/11/2019 8:27:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    The Nation ^ | May 9,2019 | By Robert L. Borosage
    As Trump barrels forward, Democrats are engaged in a furious argument over how to stop him. Many Democratic primary voters indicate they are ready to support the candidate most likely to defeat Trump, even over their personal favorite. Joe Biden has become the early front-runner because of a widespread sense that he is the “safest bet” to defeat Trump. Experienced and moderate, “Scranton Joe” is credited with having a special appeal to the white working-class voters that went to Trump, particularly in the In fact, rather than the “safest bet,” Biden is more likely to end up the worst of...
  • When Socialism Was Tried in America—and Was a Smashing Success

    04/03/2019 6:11:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    thenation ^ | 04/02/2019 | John Nichols
    If I owned all the real estate in the world, I wouldn’t feel so powerful as I do on the streets of this socialist city,” declared former New York City councilman Baruch Vladeck when he arrived in Milwaukee in 1932 for the Socialist Party’s national convention in that city. Norman Thomas, the famed civil-rights and economic-justice campaigner who became the party’s presidential nominee that year, celebrated the fact that he was chosen for that honor in a city governed by Socialists. The success of Milwaukee under then-Mayor Dan Hoan, Thomas said, was proof that the party’s social-democratic “dreams will someday...
  • The Cold War Ides of March US Cold Warriors escalate toward actual war with Russia.

    03/21/2019 9:35:22 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 56 replies
    The Nation ^ | March 20, 2019 | Stephen F. Cohen
    Heedless of the consequences, or perhaps welcoming them, America’s Cold Warriors and their media platforms have recently escalated their rhetoric against Russia, especially in March. Anyone who has lived through or studied the preceding 40-year Cold War will recognize the ominous echoes of its most dangerous periods, when actual war was on the horizon or a policy option. Here are only a few random but representative examples: § In a March 8 Washington Post opinion article, two American professors, neither with any apparent substantive knowledge of Russia or Cold War history, warned that the Kremlin is trying “to undermine our...
  • A Skeptic’s Guide to the Russiagate Fixation

    03/16/2019 2:14:04 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 147 replies
    https://www.thenation.com ^ | march 12 2019 | A Mate
    Robert Mueller has yet to allege collusion, and Democrats who accuse Trump of being a Kremlin conspirator are silent when his policies escalate tensions with Russia. To date, Mueller’s numerous indictments and voluminous court filings have not accused a single American of collusion with Russia. And, tellingly, prominent media and political voices, who have spent two years raising expectations that Mueller will find collusion, are now quietly moving the goalposts. If this is the most damning evidence that the Democrats’ top Russia investigators can adduce, it is no wonder that the bipartisan Senate Intelligence probe has “uncovered no direct evidence...
  • New York Times Already Defending Black Leftist Behind Anti-Semitic Hate Crime

    11/04/2018 7:19:55 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 04 NOV 2018 | DANIEL GREENFIELD
    This is exactly the phenomenon that I had described after the Pittsburgh shootings in, "If the Synagogue Shooter Were Muslim, the Media Would Be Defending Him." In 2006, Naveed Afzal Haq used a teenage girl as a hostage to force his way into the Seattle Jewish Federation where he shot 6 women. The Muslim attacker shouted, “You Jews” at the non-Jewish marketing director and shot her in the stomach. The bookkeeper went into cardiac arrest, died at the scene, was revived and died again on the operating table and still lived to testify at Haq's trial. "I want these Jews...
  • Elizabeth Warren Will Not Let Donald Trump Define Her

    10/16/2018 9:21:14 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 96 replies
    The Nation ^ | 10/15/2018 | Joan Walsh
    Three things are true about Elizabeth Warren’s five-minute video debunking Donald Trump’s claim that she’s lying about her Native American roots. First, it’s a terrific introduction to her family history. Second, it won’t change any Republican minds. And third, that doesn’t matter. It’s aimed squarely at Democrats and the media—and yes, it’s an early salvo in what will certainly be a crowded Democratic presidential primary. I’ve sworn I would ignore 2020 politics until after the 2018 midterms, and that I will resist endorsing a Democrat as long as is humanly (for me) possible. With this piece, I’m breaking the first...
  • [2017] America Has a Monopoly Problem—and It’s Huge

    09/16/2018 8:58:27 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 42 replies
    the nation ^ | October 23, 2017 | Joseph E. Stiglitz
    The Nobel Prize winner argues that an economy dominated by large corporations has failed the many and enriched the few There is much to be concerned about in America today: a growing political and economic divide, slowing growth, decreasing life expectancy, an epidemic of diseases of despair. The unhappiness that is apparent has taken an ugly turn, with an increase in protectionism and nativism. Trump’s diagnosis, which blames outsiders, is wrong, as are the prescriptions that follow. This is an edited version of his talk delivered at "Does America Have a Monopoly Problem," co-hosted by the Roosevelt Institute and the...