Tag: Cory Booker

Cory Booker Secures 12 Co-Sponsors for Reparations Bill

Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has secured 12 co-sponsors for his reparations bill, according to an announcement the senator’s office released exclusively to The Root. The bill, officially titled, “HR 40 Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act,” would establish a commission to study the […]

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Danny Glover, Ta-Nehisi Coates to Finally Discuss Reparations During House Hearing on Juneteenth

Photo: Theo Wargo (Getty Images for UrbanDaddy) Anyone else tired of waiting for their 40 acres and a mule? While Holocaust victims, survivors of Japanese internment and other victims of genocide or injustice have been compensated for the unspeakable horrors they endured, America built a multi-billion dollar economy by brutalizing our ancestors and somehow refuses […]

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On the Oratory Trail in Iowa

We have reached the stage in the Democratic race when the best candidates have buffed their stump speeches to a shine like a chauffeur polishing the front grill on a Rolls Royce. Every rambling anecdote has been dropped, every hand gesture has been syncopated with the rhetoric and every laugh line has been blessed with […]

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Democrats Are Winning the Battle of Ideas, But Could Still Lose the War

Joe Biden has spent much of his invisible primary season—the time between when candidacies are declared and people actually go to the polls, the time when money given seems to matter more than votes cast—avoiding policy details. Avoiding, for that matter, much policy altogether. In its place, the Biden campaign appeared to make a bet […]

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How Can Every Democrat Be a “Progressive”?

Defining the word “progressive” is a lot like defining pornography—you just know it when you see it. Or so Walter Mondale suggested while stumping for Jimmy Carter at a rally in Syracuse in 1980. At a time when the president was taking heat from liberal critics, Mondale reassured the crowd that he “knows a progressive […]

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Cory Booker Was Once a Foot Soldier for Betsy DeVos

Cory Booker had expected 10,000 people to turn out for the rally in downtown Newark that launched his presidential campaign, but on April 13, against a huge American flag draped across a building high above Military Park, he looked out on just 4,100 supporters. The turnout wasn’t the only thing that felt light that day. […]

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