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We Just Learned the Deeper Meaning Behind Jeremy Pope’s Met Gala ‘Fit, and—Whew

Jeremy Pope’s Met Gala Ensemble Evoked America’s History in Cotton Pope partnered with Australian designer Dion Lee on the garment design, while James Flemons of Phlemuns created the exaggerated cotton broadcloth sack. A cotton bud boutonniere by Denim Tears ⁣completed the outfit, as well as giving a hint to its deeper meaning. Pope also brought […]

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Taxing Wealth Is a Fool’s Errand

That’s a calamity. But fixing it with wealth taxes would be a fool’s errand. For starters, the United States doesn’t have any wealth taxes at the national level, so you’d have to create an entirely new tax. Doing so, as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen noted in a February New York Times interview, would pose “very difficult implementation problems.”   […]

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The Movements for Eviction Relief and Voting Rights Converge on the Capitol Grounds

Other Democrats have also privately raised concerns about eliminating the filibuster, worrying that it would allow Republicans to pass their own controversial agenda items once they have the majority—which, depending on the results of the midterm elections, could be as early as 2023. But Shannon told The New Republic that these fears were not an […]

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The Left Is the Only Reason We’re Talking About Climate Change at All

Sunrise and Ocasio-Cortez, when they demonstrated in Pelosi’s office, weren’t calling for the immediate passage of a Green New Deal. Rather, they were proposing a select committee that would take more than a year to draft legislation so that, by now, there would be something coherent to roll out and pass. (This request was rejected.) […]

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AOC Just Slammed Biden for ‘Absurdly Cruel’ Cuba Policy

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed the Biden administration for perpetuating a “insanely cruel” Trump-era embargo on Cuba that is starving the island nation of food, medicine, and other basic necessities. Massive protests erupted over the weekend as civilians took to the streets to express […]

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Role Call: Meghan and Harry’s Emmy-Nominated Interview, Shonda’s New Deal, and More

The Highest-Ranking African American Woman in the U.S. Congress Has an Upcoming Documentary U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) speaks prior to State of the Union at the U.S. Capitol on February 4, 2020.Photo: Alex Edelman (Getty Images) If you’re a Black resident of California’s 13th congressional district, stand up and say, “My congresswoman is Black.” […]

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The Beef Between Lauren Boebert and AOC, Explained

Lauren BoebertImage: JASON CONNOLLY (Getty Images) Everyone loves an educated adult fight, but it’s a bit unfair when one of the said adults is the majestic and pristine Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the other is a gun-toting trash can who has been arrested more times than Kim Kardashian has been married. Advertisement For some reason, […]

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AOC’s Sick Grandma Isn’t Off-Limits for MTG and Lauren Boebert

021/06/05: U. S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at the rally where she endorsed progressive candidates in upcoming election for city wide offices in City Hall Park. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Rep. Lauren Boebert cranked a minor Twitter spat with […]

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Elizabeth MacDonough Is the Most Quietly Consequential Person in Washington

MacDonough was attending a reception when Dove got the ax, and was called back to the office by Frumin, who ascended to the role of parliamentarian with Dove’s ouster. “It’s just you and me,” Frumin told her, “and you have no idea how much work and responsibility I’m going to give you.” Frumin tells The […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Really Great at Her Job: Professional Troll

Two Washington Post reporters witnessed Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) exit the House chamber late Wednesday afternoon ahead of Greene (Ga.), who shouted “Hey Alexandria” twice in an effort to get her attention. When Ocasio-Cortez did not stop walking, Greene picked up her pace and began shouting at her and asking why she supports antifa, a loosely knit […]

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