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The Sunset of Neoliberalism

Max B. Sawicky Jacobin
To anyone who lived through the Clinton years — or merely remembers the Obama era — the discrediting of neoliberal ideas that were once sacrosanct among Democrats is nothing short of astonishing.

Tidbits - Aug. 22, 2019 - Reader Comments: Israel Bans Omar and Tlaib; 'Political Center'-Dangerous Myth; Trump's Union Crowd?; NAACP for Impeachment; Emma Lazarus; Immigrant Labor; Trump Copying Hitler; New Resource: The 1619 Project; more....

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Reader Comments: Israel Bans Omar and Tlaib; 'Political Center' a Dangerous Myth; Trump's Union Crowd?; NAACP for Impeachment; Emma Lazarus; Immigrant Labor; Trump Copying Hitler; New Resource: The 1619 Project; Announcements; and more....

Political Upheaval Over Tlaib and Omar Shows the Power of BDS

Philip Weiss Mondoweiss
children holding BDS posters This is a high watermark of opposition to Israel inside U.S. politics in more than 50 years, and it was brought off by two midwestern women of color: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar trying to visit the occupation even as they support BDS.

`The Squad' Is the Future of the Democratic Party

Barbara Ransby The New York Times
The squad understands that "diversity" is meaningless if the measure of success is "sameness." The congresswomen are choosing to do politics a different way because they recognize that Congress has never worked for their communities.

Tidbits - Aug. 8, 2019 - Reader Comments: Racist-White Terrorist Assault; Impeachment Update; Democrats Moving Left; Puerto Rico; Hawaii; Remembering Hiroshima, Nagasaki; Hong Kong; China: Africa; Trade Unionists Support Green New Deal; Announcements;

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Reader Comments: It's a Racist and White Terrorist Assault; Impeachment Update; Democrats Moving Left; Puerto Rico; Hawaii; Remembering Hiroshima, Nagasaki; Hong Kong; China: Africa; Trade Unionists Support Green New Deal; Announcements; and more...

Warren and Sanders to the Centrists: Move Left or Go Home

Daniel Newhauser and Cameron Joseph Vice News
Tuesday night was Bernie and Liz vs. the world. Warren and Sanders parried attack after attack from a number of centrists desperate to claw their way into the next debate, counter-punching hard as they defended their stridently progressive policies.

The Charter School Primary

Rachel M. Cohen The American Prospect
Democrats running for president are distancing themselves from a charter school movement that once held powerful sway in the party.

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Here’s What Unions Think about Medicare for All

Amanda Michelle Gomez ThinkProgress
How might collective bargaining change if health care wasn't tethered to work? Democratic presidential candidates aren’t in agreement over how to solve the current health care crisis, where 1 in 2 sick Americans cannot afford health care.

Are Upcoming ICE Raids Also Targeting Black Mayors?

Charles Ellison the BE note
ICE agents arresting immigrant man While the political motivation behind these ICE raids is obviously a strategy to encourage Trump’s core supporter base, the less obvious strategy is to also further disrupt and exacerbate tensions within the Democrats’ core base, as well.

Friday Nite Videos | July 12, 2019

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The Problem With America's College Entrance Exam. Bernie Sanders Sits Down With Rachel Maddow. Feelings for Reasons | Baba Brinkman. Mitch McConnell's Challenger Mimics Joe Manchin. Sheryl Crow - Everything Is Broken (Audio) ft. Jason Isbell.
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