Tag: progressives

Jamaal Bowman Wants to Reimagine the Democratic Party

Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images (Getty Images) Jamaal Bowman believes the Democratic Party needs a makeover. That’s why he’s been so outspoken over former President Barack Obama’s anti-defund the police remarks. Of course, he’s not dissing the first negro-in-chief. Bowman just believes Obama isn’t a relevant voice who can speak to the millions of people who […]

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The Agenda Is Still Survival

We haven’t actually seen what happens when the Democratic Party fully embraces policies that make life more livable and decent for millions of people. But as my colleague Alex Pareene wrote recently, if the messaging isn’t working, then the governing will have to start speaking for itself. In the places where Democrats can make immediate […]

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Rep. James Clyburn Blames ‘Defund the Police’ for Congressional Democrats’ Lackluster Election Results

Photo: Jacquelyn Martin (AP) House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), arguably the country’s most powerful Black lawmaker, doubled down this weekend on centrist Democrats’ claims that calls to “defund the police” cost the party crucial seats in this year’s elections. Advertisement The comments, made on CNN’s State of the Union and NBC’s Meet the Press […]

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A Republican Congressman Reportedly Called AOC a ‘Fucking Bitch’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might be a progressive icon, but she says she generally gets along well with her Republican colleagues — except on Monday, when one of them reportedly called the New York Democrat a “fucking bitch.” Florida Rep. Ted Yoho ran into Ocasio-Cortez as he was leaving the Capitol after voting and she was […]

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