Tag: Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria

Meet the Leftish Economist With a New Story About Capitalism

Mariana Mazzucato was freezing. Outside, it was a humid late-September day in Manhattan, but inside — in a Columbia University conference space full of scientists, academics and businesspeople advising the United Nations on sustainability — the air conditioning was on full blast. For a room full of experts discussing the world’s most urgent social and […]

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How Taylor Swift Dragged Private Equity Into Her Fight Over Music Rights

A little over a week ago, a troubling alert appeared on the smartphone of an executive at the private equity giant the Carlyle Group: The firm had been invoked by Taylor Swift. In an open letter posted to social media, the pop megastar had implored her fans to intervene in what might otherwise have been […]

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Congratulations, You’re a Congresswoman. Now What?

There are not many people whom @RepSpanberger lets boss her around, but one of them, somehow, is Lois Frankel, a 71-year-old, 5-foot-3 four-term congresswoman from Florida who has a way of waving away protestations with a brisk, cheerful air, somewhere between “Don’t be ridiculous” and “This’ll be great.” Last fall, it was Frankel who told […]

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Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders Star in Their Own Iowa Buddy Movie

CORALVILLE, Iowa — It was her first visit to Iowa, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bounded onstage like she was speaking to a hometown crowd in Queens. “Are you all ready for a revolution?” she said, as rap lyrics in Spanish rang through the crowd. “I sure am.” Her question was a fitting prelude for the man […]

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Sanders Rebukes Bloomberg: ‘Sorry, You Ain’t Going to Buy This Election’

CORALVILLE, Iowa — Bernie Sanders on Saturday unleashed his most forceful rebuke yet of Michael R. Bloomberg’s potential presidential bid, warning the former mayor of New York that he would not be able to “buy this election” and chastising his plan to skip campaigning in the early states. Speaking at a rally in Coralville, near […]

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Debatable: How Do the Democrats Beat Trump in 2020?

ImageCredit…Illustration by Nicholas Konrad; photographs by Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times, Jordan Gale, Jenn Ackerman and Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times This article is the first in a two-part series for the Debatable newsletter about the 2020 presidential election. Thursday’s edition will cover Republican prospects next November. You can sign up here to […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Apologizes for Blocking Critic on Twitter

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the firebrand political star known for using her social media savvy to champion her progressive policies, has apologized to a former elected leader from Brooklyn who sued her for blocking him on Twitter. “I have reconsidered my decision to block Dov Hikind from my Twitter account,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New […]

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Trump, Zuckerberg & Pals Are Breaking America

If America’s worst enemies had spent years designing a plan to erode our greatest strengths, they could not have done better than what some of our fellow citizens are doing to the country every day for short-term financial or political gain. Prominent figures in government, politics and commerce are behaving in ways that are so […]

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Backlash Against Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez in Queens

Weather: Sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. Expect a moderate breeze. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sunday (Diwali). ImageCreditBrittainy Newman/The New York Times The crowd in Queens on Saturday was large and enthusiastic, packed into a park across the street from the nation’s largest public housing project to watch as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Bernie […]

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The Enduring Power of Anticapitalism in American Politics

Bernie Sanders is a longtime admirer of Eugene Debs, the labor organizer and political radical who pioneered a distinctly American socialism in the first decades of the 20th century. Before Sanders, Debs was the most successful socialist candidate in American history, winning hundreds of thousands of votes in the final four of his five campaigns […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Endorsing Bernie Sanders. Will That Matter?

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont needed a big moment at the Democratic debate on Tuesday. Absent from the campaign trail after suffering a heart attack two weeks earlier, he and his aides were aware that his performance and his health would be under intense scrutiny. Mr. Sanders made his mark, but it did not occur […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Will Be Very Tough to Beat. Why Are 11 People Trying?

It is hard to imagine a scenario where Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez loses her seat next year. She has raised more than $3.4 million, is better known than some presidential candidates and handily won a district that is among the bluest in the nation. But that hasn’t stopped people — lots of them — from trying to […]

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Why Ocasio-Cortez Is Endorsing Sanders

Weather: Watch out for the wind, which could have dangerously strong gusts. The high temperature might not reach 60. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Monday (Shemini Atzereth). ImageCreditJaime Green/The Wichita Eagle, via Associated Press One of the biggest pieces of political news on Tuesday night did not involve candidates sparring at the Democratic presidential debate […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Endorse Bernie Sanders

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, a star of the progressive left, plans to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic presidential nomination, Mr. Sanders’s campaign said Tuesday night. Word of the endorsement emerged just as the Democratic candidates were delivering their closing remarks at a primary debate in Ohio. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez will […]

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Jane Fonda Arrested During Climate Protest Outside U.S. Capitol

Jane Fonda was arrested outside the United States Capitol on Friday as part of a climate change protest, a high-profile act of civil disobedience by the Oscar-winning actress and Vietnam War objector, who said that she planned to reprise her role every Friday for the rest of the year. Ms. Fonda, 81, was among 16 […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Political Cost of Hair

Hair has once again caused a political tempest in a blow dryer. This week, the Washington Times published a story saying that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had spent $80 on a haircut and $180 on color at a Washington, D.C. salon, a styling choice the newspaper presented as hypocritical, given she “regularly rails against the rich […]

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Stunt Aimed at Ocasio-Cortez Over Climate Change: ‘Start Eating Babies’

At a crowded town-hall-style meeting hosted in Queens on Thursday by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young woman stood up and began addressing the climate crisis. But her pleas took an abrupt turn for the absurd. “Your next campaign slogan has to be this,” she said, removing her jacket to reveal a T-shirt that said, “Save […]

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Where N.Y.C. Congress Members Stand on Impeachment

Weather: Dry, with some clouds and a high near 70. Alternate-side parking: Suspended through tomorrow (Rosh Hashana). ImageRepresentative Max Rose said he’s undecided about supporting the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. CreditAnna Moneymaker/The New York Times The only New York City member of Congress who is undecided about supporting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump is […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Bailout for Taxi Drivers

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling for a government bailout for New York taxi drivers, emerging as the most prominent voice to back a financial rescue plan for thousands of drivers who were channeled into exploitative loans. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Next Big Effort: Tackling Poverty

WASHINGTON — For a House freshman and political neophyte, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has proved to be remarkably adept at shaping the debate on her Democratic Party’s left flank, boosting the visibility of single-payer health care through her support of “Medicare for all” and elevating climate change with her Green New Deal. On […]

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When Should a President Be Impeached?

ImageCreditIllustration by Nicholas Konrad; Photographs by Tom Brenner for The New York Times and Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. What just happened: Having resisted calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment on various charges since she became speaker […]

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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Learned to Play by Washington’s Rules

WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks after being sworn in last year, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young progressive star fresh off an upset of one of the top Democratic leaders in the House, put her fellow Democrats on notice that she would soon be coming for them, too. Appearing in a promotional video for Justice […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Back First 2020 Challenger to Sitting Democrat

WASHINGTON — Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans on Tuesday to announce her endorsement of Marie Newman, a progressive candidate seeking to oust Representative Daniel Lipinski, a conservative-leaning Illinois Democrat, marking her first move of the 2020 campaign cycle to back a primary challenger to an incumbent. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s high-profile support amounts to a powerful seal of […]

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