Tag: Democratic Socialists of America

5 Key Things to Know About Tiffany Cabán

She entered the race as a long shot candidate, a 31-year-old public defender seeking to outrun her odds despite facing far more established candidates. But Tiffany Cabán’s progressive candidacy quickly gained momentum, national attention and donations from afar. The Democratic primary for Queens district attorney won’t likely be officially decided until next week, after absentee […]

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Why Tiffany Cabán May Be More Significant to Progressives Than Ocasio-Cortez

Standing on the podium, surrounded by Democratic elected officials who had supported her first-ever candidacy, Tiffany Cabán gave a primary night victory speech on Tuesday that seemed unlikely a few months ago, and outright impossible a few years back. She was a rank outsider challenging more experienced candidates in the primary race for Queens district […]

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Tiffany Cabán and the New Democrats

It was election night at La Boom, a Queens nightclub, and Tiffany Cabán’s supporters had something to say. “Black Lives Matter!” they shouted, an extraordinary cry at the victory party for a district attorney candidate. “Black Lives Matter!” Such was the scene as the night’s tally ended with Ms. Cabán 1,090 votes ahead of Borough […]

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Why Bernie Sanders Isn’t Afraid of ‘Socialism’

After watching Bernie Sanders try, for at least the second time, to defend himself as a “democratic socialist” by defining “democratic socialism” as something that is not actually socialism, I’m struggling to understand the purpose of it all. What does he gain from this? What is he trying to do? Here’s how Sanders talked about […]

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Reclaiming the Future

One day last February, I found myself seated on stage, rather incongruously, between the neoconservative Never Trumper–turned–Resistance hero Bill Kristol and my friend Natasha Lennard, a radical anti-fascist writer and activist I first met at Occupy Wall Street back in 2011. We had all made our way to the New School for the closing panel […]

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