Many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and would-be contenders have taken thoughtful and admirable positions on various issues over the years, eschewing blind partisanship and ideological dogmatism. Now theyre paying for it.
WASHINGTON It was a fine day for a national emergency.
Amazon announcing it will not put one of its new North America headquarters in New York City is the latest in a bad run of events that raise the possibility that progressives have overplayed their hand. While progressives may be newly energized after electoral success in Novembers elections, they dont have the electoral mandate they believe they do, and they still have to answer how they intend to implement their ambitious agenda with little to show for themselves to date.
WASHINGTON By the Republican response to the three most-famous Democratic freshmen in Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or AOC) of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan youd think these women were Shakespeares Three Witches rather than the three amigas seen chumming and laughing in countless photographs.
After winning election in 2010, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, co-founder of the deeply conservative House Freedom Caucus, regularly issued scathing critiques of heavy government spending and excessive deficits. In 2015, the South Carolina Republican blasted the Obama administration and fellow Republicans alike for their fiscal irresponsibility.