by David Dayen Intercept Jan 24, 2019 SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN’S presidential campaign rolled out a proposal for an annual tax on wealth, becoming the first major Democratic candidate to follow a recommendation outlined in Thomas Piketty’s blockbuster book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” The proposal, according to two University of California, Berkeley, economists who are … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren Proposes Annual Wealth Tax on Ultra-Millionaires
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
It is imperative to use critical thinking skills on presumably progressive politicians and parse their phrases carefully. Doing so might open the door to actual improvements in policy. by Sam Husseini PostHaven Jan 4, 2018 In her New Year’s Eve announcement about forming an exploratory committee for the presidency, Sen. Elizabeth Warren made a great point: “Right now, Washington … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren Pierces Rhetoric On Economy, Yet Muddies On Foreign Policy
by Ranier Shea Revolution Dispatch Jan 1, 2019 A big part of the normalization of endless war in our society is Americans’ tendency to superficially glorify the politicians who’ve carried out these wars. Polls show George W. Bush’s popularity went up greatly in the last two years, despite the fact he’s a war criminal who’s slaughtered hundreds of thousands … Continue reading A Candidate Doesn’t Deserve Our Trust Unless They Are Anti-Empire
FOX News is an "Echo Chamber Of Fear And Hate" Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren is launching an exploratory committee for president as she gears up for a 2020 presidential election bid, she announced in a new video on Monday. Why it matters: Warren is the first prominent Democratic contender to launch this process. Between … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren enters the 2020 presidential race
You could listen to the pundits or you could listen to your heart. Bernie Sanders should run for president. by Ben Beckett Jacobin Dec 12, 2018 Hamilton Nolan is one of the few class-struggle-oriented journalists writing for a mainstream publication in the U.S. today. For that reason, it is surprising and disappointing to see him use … Continue reading Run Bernie, Run
Sit back and watch how 2020 narratives “shift” after questions are “raised” by the very people writing stories about “raising questions.” by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Dec 14, 2018 The headline in the New York Times reads: “Sanders and Warren Meet and Agree: They Both Are Probably Running.” At first, the story about Senators Elizabeth … Continue reading Do the Media Have It Out for Elizabeth Warren?