Opinion: Patriotism Means Rejecting Trump’s Sh*t hole Vision for America

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The most patriotic thing an American can do is reject Donald Trump’s sh*t hole “vision” for America. It’s not because Donald Trump proposed it. It’s because his “vision” consistently brought war and political instability every time it was tried by ordinary countries in history who were trying to achieve the exceptionalism that America already has. Exceptionalism doesn’t mean perfection. read more

Playing upon American Hatred of Working Class, Trump Can’t Represent Workers’ Interests

In a tweet last March, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to the elitist assaults on her that attempt to diminish and discredit her intellect and governing abilities based on her working-class roots and identity:
“I find it revealing when people mock where I come from, & say they’re going to ‘send me back to waitressing,’ as if that’s bad or shameful. It’s as though they think being a member of Congress makes you intrinsically ‘better’ than a waitress.” read more

Green New Deal and Socialism aside, Ocasio-Cortez Makes Us Re-Think Democracy

For all the talk about socialism and the Green New Deal, though, what really drives Ocasio-Cortez, what is really at the root of her thinking, is her recognition of the need to achieve democracy in America in the most fundamental of ways and in ways, at least in my experience, most Americans rarely think about.

Chase CEO Dimon Illuminates Capitalism’s Sickness While Trying to Critique Socialism

To perhaps an unprecedented degree in the United States, we are witnessing an increasingly serious debate playing out about the relative merits of capitalism and socialism.

Ocasio-Cortez: ‘In the Republican Party, there’s a hostage situation’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) says in a new interview in Rolling Stone Magazine that there is a “hostage situation” in the Republican Party.

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Green New Deal Gains Momentum As Socialism Attack Badly Flops

As Republicans try to take down the Green New Deal proposal over a glitchy rollout with some missteps, Democrats are.not backing down from the larger point.

Some Democrats Want Primary Challenge for Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has angered many of her new Democratic colleagues in Congress by aligning herself with a progressive outside group that has threatened to “primary” incumbent Democrats next year. Now some of those lawmakers are returning fire on her, and are considering recruiting a primary challenger to run against the 29 year-old. read more

Ocasio-Cortez Rips Trump in Speech on House Floor

After just two weeks in Congress, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) has already made quite a splash in Washington. She seemingly is attacked by conservatives nearly every day, and at the same time has become on of the main spokespersons for the progressive left wing of her party. read more

Rush Limbaugh Calls Ocasio-Cortez a ‘Young Uppity’

Rush Limbaugh seems to be slightly afraid of new congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. The conservative radio host added to the increasing right-wing meltdown over the young but outspoken Democrat by complaining that the she is “uppity.” read more

On ‘60 Minutes’ Ocasio-Cortez Calls Trump a Racist

New U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, told Anderson Cooper last night that she believes Donald Trump is “racist.”

In a 60 Minutes interview that covered many different subjects, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was asked by Cooper  “Do you believe President Trump is a racist?” read more

Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Death Panels’ Exist in the United States Now

Newly elected U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said Sunday that “death panels” currently exist in the United States. She said that the operation of the private health insurance market in effect condemns millions of people to sickness and death. read more

John Lewis Now Supports the Ocasio-Cortez ‘Green New Deal’

Many Congressional Democrats are now supporting a new plan by Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to address climate change. The 29 year-old Ocasio-Cortez and her supporters are demanding that the House create a Select Climate Committee. They also want Nancy Pelosi and other members of House leadership to back a “Green New Deal” plan. read more

Ocasio-Cortez Wants Incumbent Dems Out and Progressives In

Incoming Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to replace Democratic incumbents with progressives in order to move the party to the left.

That’s what she did when she won her won her Democratic primary in New York City, and now she is one of the most prominent progressives in the country — and a rising star within the left wing of the Democratic Party. read more

Ocasio-Cortez Gets in Fight With Top House Democrat

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not wasting any time making a name for herself in Congress. Just ten days after her election to the House of Representatives she is already making waves and getting into fights with senior lawmakers in her own party. read more

Ocasio-Cortez Can’t Afford Rent in D.C. Before Her Job in Congress Starts

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in many ways a typical millennial. The 29 year-old has been working as a waitress and bartender to make ends meet. And now that she has become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress she is still having financial problems because her new job won’t start for several months. In the meantime, she has to figure out how to pay her rent. read more

Last Night A Record Number of Women Were Elected to Congress

The 2018 midterm elections will be remembered as The Year of the Woman in more ways than one.

Certainly a major factor is that record numbers of women voters in urban and suburban areas gave control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats. read more