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Tidbits - Feb. 13, 2020 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Not a Mistake; 2020 elections; Sanders, Warren Bloomberg; Voting Rights and Suppression; Economy is Bad; Plant Conversions; Socialists Can Govern; 50 Years: Kent State and Jackson State murders; more

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Reader Comments: Impeachment Not a Mistake; 2020 elections; Sanders, Warren Bloomberg; Voting Rights and Suppression; Economy is Bad; Plant Conversions; Socialists Can Govern; 50 Years - Kent State and Jackson State murders; Announcements; more

What Do Swing Women Voters Want?

Karen Nussbaum The American Prospect
There’s an appetite for progressive policies — but it’s complicated out there, and we need to engage voters one-on-one. There is a narrow path to beating Trump in 2020, and it goes in part through these swing women voters.

Will Trump Ride Pentagon Spending to Reelection?

William D. Hartung TomDispatch
Donald Trump bets on arms sales big time. His use of Pentagon spending and military assistance for political gain has been hiding in plain sight since he entered the Oval Office. New budget sees this as a potential key to victory in November.

Can Journalism Be Saved?

Nicholas Lemann The New York Review of Books
The evolution (or devolution) of journalism from reporting of facts through investigatory exposes to today's spread of Internet chatter.

The Night Socialism Went Mainstream

Russell Berman The Atlantic
Bernie Sanders’s victory in the New Hampshire primary marks a turning point for Democratic politics. “No candidate so firmly planted on the left has been so well positioned to capture the nomination of the Democratic Party,”