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The Truth About the Trump Economy

Joseph E. Stiglitz Project Syndicate
It is becoming conventional wisdom that US President Donald Trump will be tough to beat in November, because, whatever reservations about him voters may have, he has been good for the American economy. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The Yellow Vests and the Erosion of Trade Union Strength

Ben Chacko Morning Star
The emergence of the Yellow Vests showed the absence of the left and labor from large parts of France. Trade unions are still essential to protect workers. But a theoretical need for unions doesn't guarantee that they will be effective.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: One Year in Washington

David Freedlander New York Magazine
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reshaped her party’s agenda, resuscitated Bernie Sanders’s campaign, is harnessing her immense star power and the legion of young lefties, to push the Democratic Party away from an obsession with its most moderate members..

Progressive Groups Urge Sanders-Warren Unity to Defeat Donald Trump

Jonathan Easley; Jon Queally The Hill
When progressives fight each other, the establishment wins. "For the sake of humanity and the planet, we need a tactical alliance between the Sanders and Warren campaigns. Defeating corporate Democrats and Donald Trump will require no less."

What an Elizabeth Warren Presidency Would Look Like

Kathleen Geier In These Times
Warren is a “visionary implementer.” When she defeats President Donald Trump, it would mean an economic populist defeated a corrupt plutocrat, a woman defeated America’s most famous misogynist. one of two cover stories of dual-sided January issue.

Tidbits - Jan. 16, 2020 - Reader Comments: Return of Fascism; Wealth Tax; CNN and Democratic Debate; Imminent Danger and Soleimani Murder; Biden, Buttigieg; Boeing; Australia; Spain; Pesticide Use; Chesa Boudin; Missouri Books Ban, Jail Librarians

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Reader Comments: Return of Fascism; 2/3 Support Wealth Tax; CNN and Democratic Debate; Imminent Danger(?) - Soleimani Murder; Biden and Buttigieg; Boeing; Australia; Spain; Pesticide Use; Chesa Boudin; Missouri Seeks to Burn Books, Jail Librarians;

What a Bernie Sanders Presidency Would Look Like

Daniel Denvir In These Times
The possibilities of an “organizer-in-chief.” Sanders is the only presidential candidate who has put forward a genuine Green New Deal, to radically remake the economy to serve ordinary people. One of two cover stories of our dual-sided January issue