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Beto O’Rourke Ain’t Afraid of a Fox News Town Hall. Now He Just Needs the Network to Invite Him to Do One

Photo: Stephen Lam (Getty Images) Fox News: Beto O’Rourke: I’m not afraid to go on Fox News! Beto O’Rourke said Monday that, unlike his Democratic rivals who have sworn off doing anything with Fox News because of the news network’s racist and xenophobic background, he’d “absolutely” do a Fox News town hall. Advertisement “Absolutely,” O’Rourke […]

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Corporate America Is Terrified of the Green New Deal

There is a “major shift” afoot in corporate America on climate change, according to Axios. On Monday, energy reporter Amy Harder reported that major companies “across virtually all sectors of the economy, including big oil producers, are beginning to lobby Washington, D.C., to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions.” These companies, in other words, […]

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Bernie Sanders Sets His Sights on Biden

Bernie Sanders has a Joe Biden problem. The former vice president’s formal entry into the 2020 primary has cut into Sanders’s numbers, which have lagged in recent weeks. Already underwater with older voters, a Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday showed that Bernie’s support among younger ones—his base—has fallen from 45 to 33 percent. Sanders […]

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Democrats Can Win on Immigration

We already know the kind of campaign Donald Trump will run in 2020. Sure, there will be improvisational flourishes based on who ultimately prevails from the Democrat’s battle royal—stale riffs on Joe Biden’s intelligence, Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry, or Bernie Sanders’s democratic socialism. But facing tough elections, Trump returns to immigration, the issue that won him […]

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Beto O’Rourke Won’t Demonize the Fossil Fuel Industry

Beto O’Rourke released the first significant policy proposal of his presidential campaign on Monday. “Climate change is the greatest threat we face—one which will test our country, our democracy, and every single one of us,” begins his ambitious plan to fight climate change. “The stakes are clear: We are living in a transformed reality, where […]

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The RBG Election

With Joe Biden’s entry into the Democratic presidential race last week, there are now at least 20 candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump next November. They run a wide gamut of ideological stances, from the democratic socialism of Bernie Sanders to the reformist liberalism of Elizabeth Warren to the nostalgic centrism of Biden, Beto […]

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A Watered-Down Medicare for All Won’t Work. Just Ask Ireland.

Crowded into the clown car of presidential hopefuls, only Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang, and the man himself, Bernie Sanders, remain committed to Medicare for All. In January, Kamala Harris briefly backed the plan, but her initial support resulted in a deafening backlash from billionaires like Michael Bloomberg and Howard Schultz (who told CBS, […]

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The False Promise of the “Yoga Voter”

In late 1994, a few days after Christmas, Hillary Clinton and her husband retreated to the woods. They had had a bruising few months. The Republicans had retaken the House, and Clinton wanted a reset. So, she invited an anthropology professor, three writers—including miracle worker Marianne Williamson, the author of A Return to Love—and a psychic […]

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Why Is Bill de Blasio’s Presidential Dream a Sad Joke?

It may be hard to believe now, but for a New York minute it seemed that Bill de Blasio was going to be the champion of an insurgent left. Progressive activists and commentators hailed de Blasio’s landslide victory in New York’s 2013 mayoral election as a sign of an encouraging new direction for the Democratic […]

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Georgetown Students Agree to Pay Reparations. No, Really

Image: iStock Welcome to 2019—where whole-ass cities are suing their citizens for allegedly beating themselves up, affluent white folks are fucking off their privilege by scamming universities, a black kid from Atlanta has resurrected country music, and reparations are somehow trending without the need of a hashtag. But while presidential hopefuls such as U.S. Sen. […]

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Beto O’Rouke on Reparations: ‘I Would Sign That Into Law’

Rev. Al Sharpton (Left) speaks to former U.S. Representative and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke at the National Action Network’s annual convention, April 3, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Thus far, the list of Democratic candidates who could very well be our next president is lengthy. Bernie Sanders has returned […]

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Bernie Sanders Is the Frontrunner. Obviously.

The race for the Democratic nomination began in earnest over the past couple of weeks, or at least it feels that way. After flirting with a run for months, Beto O’Rourke finally made his move by jumping on a bunch of countertops. Pete Buttigieg became a Cinderella story, rocketing up the polls to fifth—ahead of […]

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Are the Democrats Too Boring?

Kamala Harris wants to increase teacher pay by $13,500. Cory Booker is proposing “baby bonds” to close the racial wealth gap. Amy Klobuchar has a $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Kirsten Gillibrand wants universal paid family leave; Julian Castro wants universal pre-Kindergarten. And then there’s Elizabeth Warren, who has released ambitious plans to break up Big […]

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What Should Stacey Abrams Do?

To borrow from Irving Berlin, there was nothing Beto O’Rourke did that Stacey Abrams didn’t do better in her historic campaign for governor of Georgia. She came closer than Beto, the near-miss Senate candidate from Texas, to breaking the Republican stranglehold in an equally difficult state for Democrats, falling short by just 55,000 votes, and […]

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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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