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Everbody Loves Beto O’Rourke, Including Jared Kushner’s Lil Brother Joshua

Photo: Scott Eisen (Getty Images) In an overly-crowded Democratic field, Beto O’Rourke has emerged as the dunking white guy. You know the white guy on the basketball court who shocks everyone when he can dunk? Or the white guy that pledges a black frat and can do all the dance moves and is beloved because […]

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The Six Kinds of  Woke White People

Photo: Sean Raeford, Drew Angerer, Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Now that Democrats are fully aware that its general election success hinges on the black vote, the race for the party’s presidential nomination has evolved into a spectacular game of one-upmanship between Cinderellas trying to convince us who’s the wokest white person of them all. It […]

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The 6 Kinds of  Woke White People

Photo: Sean Raeford, Drew Angerer, Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Now that Democrats are fully aware that its general election success hinges on the black vote, the race for the party’s presidential nomination has evolved into a spectacular game of one-upmanship between Cinderellas trying to convince us who’s the wokest white person of them all. It […]

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Democrats Love Medicare for All, They Just Don’t Know What It Means

Medicare for all is a pleasing combination of words. People who are on Medicare, the government-run health insurance program available to virtually every senior in America, are generally happier with their plan than Americans on employer-provided private insurance. Expanding that popular program is such an obvious idea that it attracts an enormous amount of support […]

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Why Won’t These Democrats Reject Fossil Fuel Money?

Two days before she officially launched her campaign for president, Kirsten Gillibrand made one of the smartest moves of her political career. “I signed the pledge today,” she told a group of climate change activists in New Hampshire on Friday. The senator from New York didn’t immediately specify which pledge she had taken, but it […]

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Why Obama Didn’t Cure White Supremacy, Explained

For all their faults, there is one thing both ultra-conservatives and super-progressive black radicals can both agree on: Obama made America worse. Right-wingers will attest that Obama did not do as much for Black America as their great purveyor of equality and tolerance, Donald Trump. Aside from the fact that Obama didn’t put on a […]

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Beto O’Rourke Acknowledges White Privilege in Iowa

Photo: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke addresses a canvassing kickoff event for Iowa state senate candidate Eric Giddens March 16, 2019 in Waterloo, Iowa. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Joe Biden has been telling black audiences what they know for a few years. Credit Beto O’Rourke, he’s getting an early jump on preaching to the […]

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Trevor Noah Points Out That Trump Isn’t Necessarily Wrong About Beto O’Rourke’s Hand Gestures

[embedded content] Share This Video Beto O’Rourke threw his hat into an already overcrowded ring of 2020 presidential hopefuls this week, ending months of speculation as to whether or not he was planning to run. Or as Trevor Noah joked of the news on Thursday’s Daily Show, “There is an old African saying: If you […]

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The Profound Emptiness of Beto O’Rourke

After months spent teasing his supporters and the political media, Beto O’Rourke surprised absolutely no one Thursday when he officially announced his candidacy for president. “We are truly now more than ever the last great hope of Earth,” he said in a video posted on social media, channeling The Lord of the Rings. “At this […]

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Can You Become President Just by Being Really, Really Charming?

Beto O’Rourke sometimes seems like he was wished into existence by the Resistance. Passionate, earnest, sweaty, skateboarding, live-streaming, tireless, young, handsome, calf-cramping—he’s the kind of politician who says “fucking” on stage. The former Texas congressman inspired a feverish devotion from some fans during his 2018 campaign against Republican Senator Ted Cruz and tapped into the […]

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Winning the White House Won’t Fix Our Democracy

There are 14 prominent Democrats who believe they ought to be next president of the United States. As many as a dozen more may join them. But not Eric Holder. Obama’s first attorney general announced on Monday that he had decided against a bid, saying he would instead focus on leading the National Democratic Redistricting […]

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Beto O’Rourke Announces Pending 2020 Announcement

Image: Former candidate for U.S. Senate Beto O’Rourke speaks to thousands of people gathered to protest a U.S./Mexico border wall being pushed by President Donald Trump February 11, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. (Getty Images) After months of speculation and live-streamed visits to the dentist, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke has announced that he has […]

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Cable News Is Already Casting for a Trump Replacement

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left) and Beto O’Rourke, two Democrats who could drive ratings in a post-Trump era. Photos by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Someday, not too long from now, Donald Trump will no longer be president of the United States. There’s a growing contingent of Democrats, including California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who believe that impeachment proceedings should […]

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We Thought Beto O’Rourke Was Cool Until We Found Out He Voted for Anti-Black Lives Matter Legislation

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) During the 2018 midterm elections, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke quickly became a favorite even among those who couldn’t legally vote for him in his Senate race because they didn’t live in the state of Texas. The former representative of Texas’s 16th Congressional District did everything right. He opposed the death […]

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Want to Be President? Show Us Your Fucking Kitchen

The 2020 campaign hasn’t even really begun, but I’m already sick of Elizabeth Warren’s kitchen. When the US senator declared she was taking the first steps in the process of running for president on New Year’s Eve, the announcement video opened with a shot of her talking to the camera from her kitchen; later, she […]

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Beto Will Have to Defy History to Win the White House

Beto O’Rourke is running, or so it increasingly seems. After coming closer to winning statewide office than any Texas Democrat in decades, the three-term congressman from El Paso acknowledged that he was considering a White House bid and met quietly with Barack Obama. Louis Susman, a major Democratic fundraiser who backed the former president’s nascent […]

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Have the Democrats Hit a Tipping Point on Climate Change?

When President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address nearly a year ago, he didn’t talk about climate change. But he didn’t get criticized nearly as much as the Democratic Party did for failing to mention the topic in its official response to Trump’s speech. The omission led the Sierra Club to […]

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