Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tag: AOC

AOC strikes back

“The politics of our moment are dominated by a bully of miserable character, a President who has failed to contain a pandemic through sheer indifference, who has fabricated a reëlection campaign based on bigotry and the deliberate inflammation of division.”

Which one will Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorse for president: Bernie or Liz?

"Band together, progressives, so you can win, so your ideas can become law and move our country forward, away from the brink to which Trump has brought us."

The Loan Shark Prevention Act

Bernie and AOC have joined together to pass the Loan Shark Prevention Act. Could this may become a big issue in 2020?

‘Solitary confinement is torture:’ Ocasio-Cortez calls for Chelsea Manning’s release

"Chelsea is being tortured for whistleblowing, she should be released on bail, and we should ban extended solitary in the U.S."

‘Tell that to the families in Flint:’ AOC demolishes GOP claim...

New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shot back with a passionate defense of the Green New Deal.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

Alert! Social Security and Medicare are in critical danger

Trump launches attack on key programs for the elderly...

An ‘unethical experimentation on children’: Digital rights groups oppose facial recognition in schools backed...

"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."

Conservative group board members make millions in pandemic aid yet lobby against unemployment benefits

“If these groups are concerned the government is spending too much during this historic crisis, they are welcome to return their taxpayer-funded bailouts.”

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.