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Shameful, Unprecedented Move - Israel Bans Omar and Tlaib; Reactions of Politicians, Foreign Policy Experts, MPower Change; J Street; U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights; What You Can Do

Alex Henderson; MPower Change; J Street; U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights AlterNet
Banning Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib from entering Israel and Palestine is a sign of enormous disrespect to these elected leaders, to the Congress, and to principles of democracy. Reactions: Sanders, Warren, Nadler, MPower Change, J Street, and AIPAC

`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.

Racism in the Michael Cohen Hearing?

Rep. Rashida Tlaib said what Mark Meadows did at the Michael Cohen hearing was racist. Then, Rep. Tlaib apologized to Meadows. Lawrence explains the House rules do not allow members of the House to insult members of the House and insists that that doesn't mean Mark Meadows is not a racist.

The Young Left’s Anti-Capitalist Manifesto

Clare Malone FiveThirtyEight
Its goal is to remake our economic system — and the Democratic Party. Since the 2016 election, the left’s political and cultural influence has ballooned. Membership in DSA grew exponentially during the first years of the Trump administration.

Why We Need to Listen to Rashida Tlaib

Jeffrey C. Isaac Public Seminar
Defending liberal democracy from Trumpism is not a distraction from what is really important. It is itself really important, as an end and as a means of further advancing a progressive agenda.

Time to Begin Impeachment Proceedings

Rashida Tlaib and John Bonifaz Detroit Free Press
We do not need to wait on the outcome of Mueller’s investigation before moving forward with an inquiry on whether the president has committed impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors”: abuse of power and abuse of the public trust.

Anti-Zionism Isn’t the Same as Anti-Semitism

Michelle Goldberg, Opinion Columnist New York Times
American Jews have nothing to fear from the new congressional critics of Israel. Naturally, conservatives in the United States — though not only conservatives — have denounced Tlaib and Omar’s stance as anti-Semitic. It is not.

A New Generation of Activists Is in the House

John Nichols The Nation
Democrats have to keep reminding themselves, and America, that they beat Trump and the Republicans in the competition that mattered most - the only truly national competition this fall. The Democratic mandate is not overwhelming. But it is real.
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