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Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

  1. migrant crisis
    With Trump’s Migrant Camps, the History We Should Fear Repeating Is Our OwnAOC’s invocation of Nazi concentration camps was legitimate. But the most apt precedents for the crisis at our border were born in the USA.
  2. vision 2020
    AOC Is Right: There’s No Point in Debating John DelaneyOcasio-Cortez doesn’t need to debate the presidential candidate on Medicare for All — and not just because he’s failing to register in the polls.
  3. the national interest
    The New Socialism Panic Is the Right’s Trick to Justify Supporting Trump“Socialism: This Time, We’re Actually Not Making It Up.”
  4. the national interest
    What Joe Biden Is Teaching Democrats About DemocratsHis apparent resurrection from relic to front-runner has illustrated a chasm between perception and reality about the party’s leftward shift.
  5. politics
    Bernie and AOC Team Up Against Companies That Prey on the PoorTheir cap on credit-card interest rates won’t pass anytime soon, but it may expose big differences among Democrats on predatory financial practices.
  6. life in pixels
    Joe Biden’s Bad Announcement Tweet Was a Good Boomer PostThe oddly punctuated tweet in which Joe Biden announced his presidency was the most authentic possible format for a 76-year-old man.
  7. mueller time
    Trump Deserves Impeachment. But Should the Democrats Do It?Yes, Mueller seems to have provided an “impeachment referral.” But it remains risky and perhaps unnecessary this close to the 2020 election.
  8. ilhan omar
    Why ‘Civility’ Protects Dan Crenshaw But Not Ilhan OmarAndy Barr wants Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be more “civil” when addressing Dan Crenshaw. But Crenshaw’s treatment of Ilhan Omar was anything but.
  9. democrats
    Safe Districts Exist to Produce Insurgents Like AOC — and Leaders Like PelosiSo far AOC has done nothing to threaten her party other than asking Democrats to consider a more aggressive and expansive agenda.
  10. antitrust
    Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Stopped Using FacebookThe congresswoman said she thinks social media can be bad for your health, and agreed with Warren about antitrust action against large tech firms.
  11. early and often
    Corey Lewandowski Is Advising a Candidate Planning to Challenge AOCTrump’s former campaign manager has been helping Ruth Papazian, a medical journalist who’s launching a long-shot challenge to the first-term Democrat.
  12. the great recession
    Watch AOC Rip Into JPMorgan Chase CEO Over 2008 Financial CrisisAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked CEO Jamie Dimon if “more folks should have gone to jail” for financial misconduct in the run-up to 2008.
  13. socialism
    French Socialist Édouard Louis on Failed Centrism and the Rise of AOCThe author of Who Killed My Father talks about “what we create, how we affect people’s bodies.”
  14. green new deal
    Labor Fires Warning Shot on Green New DealAn AFL-CIO committee makes some threatening noises, but it sounds like a request for a seat at the table.
  15. early and often
    Is Hakeem Jeffries the Next Speaker — or Just Ripe for a Primary Challenge?The Brooklyn congressman has been pegged for political stardom. But the arrival of AOC in Washington might complicate his life.
  16. ilhan omar
    4 Reasons Republicans Are Keeping the Heat on Ilhan OmarOmar is a convenient target for Republicans hoping to distract attention from their own and their president’s extremism.
  17. vision 2020
    Republicans Are Going to Try the ‘Red Scare’ Strategy in 2020. Will It Work?Americans are now less hostile to socialism, but Republicans will still try their old strategy, as they need a distraction from Trump’s shortcomings.
  18. climate change
    It’s No Surprise That a Global Existential Crisis Bothers Prospective ParentsAlmost four in ten Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 believe that adults should consider the effects of climate change before having children.
  19. politics
    When Did Everyone Become a Socialist?It’s AOC’s calling card, Trump’s latest rhetorical bludgeon, and a new way to date in Brooklyn.
  20. politics
    Pelosi, AOC Warn Moderate Democrats to Stop Voting With the GOPThe spat over gun-vote defections shows Pelosi may have to choose between imposing party discipline on moderates, or moving fewer “messaging” bills.
  21. politics
    No One Was As Tough on Michael Cohen As the Freshmen CongresswomenThe freshmen Democrats put Cohen through the wringer.
  22. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    At the End of a Long, Tedious Cohen Hearing, AOC Was Sharp and CrispNew York City’s favorite new congresswoman doesn’t seem to have let early celebrity go to her head.
  23. vision 2020
    Big Trend Among Democratic Presidential Candidates: CapitalismWhile socialism is all the buzz in certain elite circles, old-fashioned regulated capitalism still prevails among most of Bernie Sanders’s rivals.
  24. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: New Hope and New Danger on the LeftAs a tide of youthful energy pulls Democrats to the left, they should pay close attention to the successes and failures of Britain’s Labour Party.
  25. green new deal
    McConnell Wants to Troll Democrats With Green New Deal VoteMcConnell hopes to get 2020 Democrats on the record about the policy moon shot, so Republicans can hit them with attacks mischaracterizing the deal.
  26. life after warming
    The Green New Deal Isn’t Enough. But Democrats Should Embrace It Anyway.The Green New Deal is the first American attempt to deal with climate change that takes the depth of the challenge seriously.
  27. green new deal
    AOC’s Green New Deal Resolution Is Utopian — and PragmaticThe proposal is a left-wing wish list that includes policies unrelated to climate. That makes it legislatively nonviable — but politically sound.
  28. politics
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Right-Wing Fan Club Is GrowingSteve Bannon and Ann Coulter are among the Trump fans who see something they like in the freshman congresswoman.
  29. politics
    Petty AOC Primary Challenge Won’t Teach Progressives to Wait Their TurnRather than embracing their popular new colleague, some Democratic lawmakers are still upset that Ocasio-Cortez is changing the way things are done.
  30. howard schultz
    Even Trump May Think That Howard Schultz Is Good for His ReelectionOn Monday, Trump reportedly said that a Howard Schultz candidacy would be good for his 2020 chances, as hecklers jabbed at the former Starbucks CEO.
  31. the political corner
    Sorry, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Had to Cancel Her Sundance AppearanceBlame the shutdown.
  32. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    AOC Thinks Billionaires Are a Threat to Democracy. So Did Our Founders.The idea that democracy and billionaires are incompatible might seem radical to conservatives. But to America’s founders, it seemed like common sense.
  33. 2019 women’s march
    Ocasio-Cortez’s Women’s Rally Speech Was a Fierce Call to Action“Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet.”
  34. conservatism
    The Right’s Case Against Soaking the Rich Is Dirt PoorConservatives’ best arguments against raising taxes on millionaires rest on fallacies — and ignore extreme inequality’s social and political costs.
  35. social media
    AOC Will Try to Teach Her Democratic Colleagues to Be Good at TwitterThis may be her hardest task yet.
  36. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Like in American History? Historians Weigh InShirley Chisholm? Joshua Reed Giddings? FDR?
  37. polls
    Poll: Majority Backs AOC’s 70 Percent Top Marginal Tax RateSome pundits deemed Ocasio-Cortez’s plans for soaking the rich “radical.” Forty-five percent of GOP voters say it sounds about right.
  38. the media
    Ocasio-Cortez Has Turned Corporate Media Into an Agent of Socialist ChangeThrough the sheer power of her Twitter “dunks,” the congresswoman has forced eyeball-chasing outlets to become soapboxes for socialist ideas.
  39. politics
    House Dems Hoping to Stifle Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Are Only Hurting ThemselvesSome of AOC’s new colleagues want her to play by the rules. They’re ignoring what she brings to the party, and what she came to D.C. to do.
  40. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Welcome to Act III of the Trump TragedyThreatening the unnecessary use of emergency powers to accomplish a trivial political goal marks a new phase in America’s anti-democratic spiral.
  41. the media
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Critique of Fact-Checking Is ValidThe congresswoman downplays facts that are inconvenient to her ideology. So do her fact-checkers.
  42. the top line
    Modern Monetary Theory Doesn’t Make Single-Payer Health Care Any EasierAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez has promoted MMT as a potential way to expand the safety net. But it has the same constraints as conventional economics.
  43. politics
    It’s 2019 and People Still Don’t Know How to Talk About TrumpThe bluntness of politicians like Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib sounds radical because we aren’t used to hearing the unvarnished truth about Trump.
  44. capitol scenes
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is in the BuildingThe first day of a new job isn’t easy for anyone — even if you’re a celebrity.
  45. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Top Tax Rate Is a Moderate, Evidence-Based PolicyEconomic research and opinion polling suggest there’s nothing “extreme” about taxing incomes over $10 million at pre-Reagan rates.
  46. the tweet beat
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Dance Moves Work for Any SongIf you’ve already seen that AOC dance video, here are a dozen more.
  47. power
    The Best Moments From Today’s Historic Swearing-in CeremonyWelcome to a new era of Congress.
  48. power
    The New Face of Power Officially Takes Control TodayThe 116th Congress will be the most diverse set of lawmakers in history.
  49. house democrats
    Democrats Are Fighting About Whether Deficits Matter. That’s Good.For decades, the Democratic Party was united in its reverence for balanced budgets. Now, that (regressive) consensus is dead.
  50. the body politic
    The Imagined Threat of a Woman Who Governs Like a ManThe very idea of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using her power has the men in Washington running scared.
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