Tag: Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria

Editorial Observer: New to Congress, Wise to the World

Representative Max Rose thinks Congress has surrendered its national security authority, ceding too much power to presidents to make war and enter into international agreements. “Congress has just extricated itself from any involvement in foreign policy decisions,” said Mr. Rose, a Democratic freshman whose district includes Staten Island and part of southern Brooklyn. “Like, if […]

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The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the ’80s Was a Republican

It was not so long ago that a young congresswoman proposed major climate legislation that would transform the national energy system and, with it, the economy. Speaking on the floor of the House, she lamented the tens of billions of dollars in federal handouts to the fossil fuel industry and the government’s failure to adopt […]

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Mueller Report Does Nothing to Narrow a Vast Partisan Divide

WASHINGTON — House Democrats vowed on Friday to pursue the revelations in the special counsel’s report on President Trump but drew little Republican support in a nation still deeply polarized over the investigation that has dogged the White House for two years. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena demanding that the […]

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Republicans Are the Real Extremists

All of Donald Trump’s major policies have failed substantively, politically, or both. His one big legislative achievement, the 2017 tax cut, remains unpopular. His attacks on Obamacare have only enhanced public approval of the program. His fearmongering has cemented majority opposition to his proposed border wall. But while today’s G.O.P. can’t do policy, it commands […]

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Demonizing Minority Women

Last month at an event hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Representative Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, delivered a speech in which she correctly derided Islamophobia, a real and persistent problem in this country and others. In that speech, Representative Omar invoked the attacks […]

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Purity vs. Pragmatism, Environment vs. Health

Right now there are two big progressive ideas out there: the Green New Deal on climate change and “Medicare for all” on health reform. Both would move U.S. policy significantly to the left. Each is sponsored by a self-proclaimed socialist: the Green New Deal by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Medicare for all by Bernie Sanders. (Of […]

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House Democratic Campaign Arm Nears War With Liberals Over Primary Fights

WASHINGTON — The House Democratic campaign arm is on the verge of open warfare with the party’s rising liberal wing as political operatives close to Speaker Nancy Pelosi try to shut down primary challenges before what is likely to be a hard-fought campaign next year to preserve the party’s shaky majority. Progressive Democrats were infuriated […]

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What My Fellow Liberals Don’t Get About Venezuela

Stop sanitizing a tyrannical dictator. My country deserves change.CreditCreditThe New York Times From Noam Chomsky to Ilhan Omar, there is a growing movement on the American left known as “Hands Off Venezuela,” protesting America’s backing of the opposition leader Juan Guaido. Some of them even chant, “Maduro, friend, the people are with you.” In this […]

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Editorial Observer: The Outspoken Women of the House

“Long story short, I need you to run for office.” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, then a Democratic representative-elect from New York, in a Nov. 17 conference call encouraging primary challengers to fellow Democrats deemed too moderate. “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby” — Representative Ilhan Omar, Democratic freshman from Minnesota, in a Feb. 10 tweet suggesting […]

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Carbon Taxes Are the Original Green New Deal

Yes, of course, we need a Green New Deal to address the world’s most urgent crisis, global warming. Just, please, not the one that a flotilla of liberal politicians, including seven of the top Democratic presidential hopefuls currently in the Senate, are signing up for in droves, like children following the pied piper in the […]

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Screenland: Ocasio-Cortez Is Finding a New Model for How to Work in Public

The level of attention surrounding Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is, by any measure, extraordinary, bordering on Kardashian-grade. This goes for both the positive and the negative attention, each of which can feel more like a self-serving projection than an accurate representation of who Ocasio-Cortez is or what she’s doing. The congresswoman has become a handy and versatile […]

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New York Today: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Top ‘Villain’ in Amazon Pullout, Poll Finds

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Tuesday. Tomorrow, spring officially begins. Weather: Grab the sunglasses. It’ll be sunny today and tomorrow. Temperatures start in the mid-30s, then climb to the upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Wednesday (suspended Thursday for Purim). ImageCreditPete Marovich for The New York Times […]

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New York Today: Ocasio-Cortez Is Top ‘Villain’ in Amazon Pullout, Poll Finds

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Tuesday. Tomorrow, spring officially begins. Weather: Grab the sunglasses. It’ll be sunny today and tomorrow. Temperatures start in the mid-30s, then climb to the upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Wednesday (suspended Thursday for Purim). ImageCreditPete Marovich for The New York Times […]

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New York State Should Investigate the Trump Organization

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was on to something. In her questioning of Michael Cohen, she asked if Donald Trump had ever provided “inflated assets to an insurance company.” He answered in the affirmative — and also testified to rampant tax fraud by Mr. Trump and allegedly by the Trump Organization officials Allen Weisselberg, Ron Lieberman and Matthew […]

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No One Is Taking Your Hamburgers. But Would It Even Be a Good Idea?

ImageCreditPhoto Illustration by The New York Times; Photos via Shutterstock and New York Public Library The hamburger is suddenly embroiled in a political dispute. Supporters of the Green New Deal, according to a Republican talking point, are anti-patty. “They want to take away your hamburgers,” Sebastian Gorka, a former adviser to President Trump, said last […]

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Socialism and the 2020 American Election

Two of my children were born in socialist France. They survived. In fact, their births were great experiences: excellent medical care, wonderful postnatal follow-up, near-zero cost. My son’s bris, in a Paris deserted through the August exodus, was another story, but I won’t get into that. France has one of the world’s most elaborate social […]

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How Much Does Nancy Pelosi Have to Worry About a Left-Center Split?

There is a larger story behind the bitterness expressed inside the House Democratic caucus last week after 26 moderate Democratic members defied the leadership to support a Republican proposal to require reporting undocumented immigrants who try to buy guns to immigration authorities. Two key wings of the congressional Democratic Party have divergent political interests — […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: The Inquiry Into Trump’s Insurance Broker

Weather: Get the scarf and hold on to your hat. Strong winds may make it feel like it’s in the single digits. There’s a chance of snow this evening. Alternate-side parking: Suspended today for Ash Wednesday. ImageCreditSarah Silbiger/The New York Times When Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, on […]

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The Saturday Profile: He Took Down the Elite at Davos. Then He Came for Fox News.

AMSTERDAM — First, Rutger Bregman came for the globalists. In late January at Davos, the Swiss resort where the world’s political and financial elites gather each winter, Mr. Bregman bluntly asked why his hosts do not pay more tax. “It feels like I’m at a firefighters’ conference and no one is allowed to speak about […]

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A Clash at the Cohen Hearing Reveals the Left’s Racial Divide

WASHINGTON — As the child of former sharecroppers, Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland is no stranger to blunt conversations about race. But when a fiery freshman Democrat practically accused a conservative Republican of racism on Wednesday, the uneasy truce that Mr. Cummings brokered put him in the center of a raw debate over race […]

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