Tag: Election 2020

The Elite Media’s Amy Klobuchar Blind Spot

Last weekend, The New York Times editorial board shocked everyone and endorsed The Ladies 2020—picking both Elizabeth Warren (the “radical”) and Amy Klobuchar (a sort of back-up “realist” pick) in the Democratic presidential primary, in which they felt required to offer a multi-platform intervention. It was a farce—a tiresome exercise mainly constructed for the purpose […]

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Democrats Should Embrace a Few Purity Tests

Depending on the year of your birth and your streaming media habits, you may have a different point of reference—Bill Murray or Natasha Lyonne—for the phenomenon of living the same day of your life, over and over again. Either way, it is becoming harder to avoid the feeling, as the Democratic nomination process drags on, […]

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“Electability” Is a Poisonous Political Shibboleth

We are several days now into a spat between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren—the Democratic primary’s two progressives who, as has been widely reported, have observed a pact of nonaggression against each other for the majority of the primary campaign. That arrangement collapsed amid two controversies. The first was brought about by the leak of […]

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Let Them Fight!

Nothing twitches the loins of a Beltway take-monger quite like those three little words: Dems in Disarray. Pundits have no better reason to get out of bed and race to their sun-dappled desks than to type with trembling fingers that the Democrats are at each other’s throats again. When will they learn that the majority […]

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Bernie Sanders Has Finally Got Republicans’ Attention

Bernie Sanders is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. It is true that the primary has entered a stage where the standings could become very fluid, very quickly. It is also the case that Sanders continues to lag behind Joe Biden nationally. But recent polls have shown Sanders either ahead or a close second in […]

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CNN Unleashes Another Exercise in Diminishing Marginal Utility

The questions that have featured in this season of Democratic debates have alternated between infuriating and disappointing. Millions have watched as the media asks, on behalf of the American people, things that only people in the media think are important. No matter how the audience dwindles, or how loudly the Twitter touts denounce the proceedings, […]

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The Billionaire Grifter’s Threat to Democracy

Remember how 2018 was the year of the grifter? We were inundated with juicy stories of amazing con artists, from Anna Delvey’s rich girl scam to Elizabeth Holmes’s other rich girl scam. The summer of that year was christened “scam season” by The New York Times’ Amanda Hess. If 2018 was the year of charlatans […]

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