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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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The diverse crowd of nearly 26,000 in New York shared a rationale for supporting the Vermont senator for president. Read more

Politics

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The president stokes race-baiting and potentially worse in service of his re-election campaign. Democrats must continue to call out these distractions and his epic failure to address the real concerns of average Americans. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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A Sludge analysis of new second-quarter campaign finance reports has found that the Democratic leaders in the House combined to take in nearly $1.2 million in contributions from corporate and trade association PACs. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Trump has thrown the Democrats a lifeline. Will they take it? Read more

Civil Rights in America

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While proponents of privatization, ignoring the evidence, find one more reason to attack her.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The new rule against primary challenges is meant to tilt the party more towards the center. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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What were once pro forma hearings that catered to Wall Street fanboys now feature women crusading for their constituents. Read more

Economic Policy

The House Financial Services Committee—long a landing place for pro-bank Democrats—now includes AOC and a flock of leftists. And Maxine Waters is its new chair. Read more

Economic Policy

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The intrepid New Yorker pulls back the curtain on how private companies profit from taxpayer-funded research. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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As climate change accelerates, communities of color suffer while corporations continue to rake in profits and the wealthy flee to safer locales. Read more

Economic Policy

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Can an intergenerational alliance solidify a Democratic consensus on climate? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Has a freshman member of Congress ever gotten this much attention? Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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The DSA member’s upset victory shows a growing number of Americans are no fans of actually existing capitalism. Read more

Money, Politics and Power