Welcome Their Hatred: It’s a Good Sign

Democratic leaders are outraged at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s actions in Congress and are trying to reel her in. It’s a clear sign she’s antagonizing all the right forces in the party. by Micah Uetricht  Jacobin Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a progressive fundraiser on August 2, 2018 in Los Angeles. Mario Tama / Getty If Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weren’t … Continue reading Welcome Their Hatred: It’s a Good Sign

There’s now an official Green New Deal. Here’s what’s in it.

A close look at the fights it picks and the fights it avoids. by David Roberts Vox Feb 7, 2019 Markey and Ocasio-Cortez hold a news conference to unveil their Green New Deal resolution. Alex Wong/Getty Images And for now, to share a few initial impressions after reading through the short document a few times: What a … Continue reading There’s now an official Green New Deal. Here’s what’s in it.

Noam Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes

C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky TruthOut Jan 30, 2019 A quick glance around the world today reveals that politics almost everywhere — from the federal government shutdown in the US to the power struggle in Venezuela and from Macron’s crisis in France and UK’s Brexit nightmare to the Israeli-Iranian rivalry – are engulfed in a … Continue reading Noam Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes

The Limits of Social Democracy

by Michael Corcoran Truthout Jan 21, 2019 While Americans are bitterly divided on many things, there is one concept where there has long been agreement: Most the country thinks the economy favors the rich at the expense of everybody else. Who is to blame? Who to vote for? Those questions are greatly disputed. Still, a strong majority of … Continue reading The Limits of Social Democracy

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Crusher of Sacred Cows

With its silly swipes at AOC, the American political establishment once again reveals its blindness to its own unpopularity by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Jan 21, 2019 One of the first things you learn covering American politicians is that they’re not terribly bright. The notion that Hill denizens are brilliant 4-D chess players is pure … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Crusher of Sacred Cows

Who’s afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Jan 15, 2019 In Ocasio-Cortez we see what it might look like for left to retake control – to begin talking about what we want to talk about rather than whatever Trump is spewing ‘She made it clear that her loyalties weren’t with the Democratic leadership but rather the protesters … Continue reading Who’s afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes the Democrats Back to the Future

Isaac Chotiner interviews This month, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives, after their sweeping electoral victory in November. And the biggest political stories in the country, aside from the fight over Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, have focused on the unabashedly leftist members of the incoming class of House freshmen. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes the Democrats Back to the Future