Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tag: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez & Markey unveil sweeping “Green New Deal” to radically shift...

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to mock the proposal on Wednesday, referring to it as a “green dream, or whatever they call it.”

Ocasio-Cortez and Markey introduce anticipated joint resolutions on Green New Deal

"We are going to transition this country into the future and we are not going to be dragged behind by our past.”

America is already socialist, and that’s a good thing

AOC and her colleagues – not Donald Trump and old, white Republican politicians – represent the future.

Ocasio-Cortez raises over $100,000 in just four days following anonymous 2020...

"It was a good opportunity for us to see what the base was willing to do and if they were going to stand by her in the event of a primary challenge. It was a resounding: 'Yes, they will.'"

House unveils Paycheck Fairness Act to address unfair pay gaps in...

"Because it is time that we pay people what they are worth and not how little they are desperate enough to accept."

Who’s a progressive?

We need politicians who will think outside the box. The need for new ideas is out there. It's just a matter of choosing the ones that'll work.

In first floor speech, Ocasio-Cortez condemns Trump shutdown as ‘erosion of...

"The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms."

Applause as AOC, Porter, Pressley, and Tlaib head to House Financial...

"Now our movement has a voice to take on the greed and recklessness on Wall Street."

Majority of Americans support a 70% tax rate for mega-rich

"I don't think it's surprising. What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time."

Democrats are afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez too. And that’s a good...

Chief among the reasons for the tension? Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent support for progressive primary challenges against centrist Democrats.

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"The EPA is routinely misusing the 'emergency' process to get sulfoxaflor approved because it's too toxic to make it through normal pesticide reviews."

How a failing capitalist system is allowing Amazon to cripple America

In the most extreme form of capitalism taxes do not exist. This is called "anarcho-capitalism." Among all corporations, Amazon may be the leading advocate of this philosophy.

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Inside Donald Trump’s army of super PACs and MAGA nonprofits

Trump’s army of organized support has expanded since then, with a dozen or so major nonprofits and super PACs pushing his policy platform and priming the public for Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.

Venezuelan coup Democrats vomit on Green New Deal

The chief problem with our most comprehensive movements (Sunrise and the PPC) isn't what they do, but what they fail to SAY – and this problem is best exemplified by their failure to condemn a Venezuelan coup that VOMITS on their stated aims.

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