Gillibrand and others are behaving perfectly rationally. The last presidential election cost $6.6bn – advertising, staff and conventions are expensive. But even more important than that, they know that while leftwing stances might help win Democratic primaries, the path of least resistance in the general election is capitulation to the big forces of capital that run this country. Those elites might allow some progressive tinkering on the margins, but nothing that challenges the inequities that keep them wealthy and their victims weak. … [Read more...] about These 2020 hopefuls are courting Wall Street. Don’t be fooled by their progressive veneer
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Outside Trump’s wall of delusion and distractions, a host of strong women candidates is poised to join Warren. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota have often found themselves entirely misjudged by the men around them. Gillibrand was considered vulnerable in her first Senate election in 2010, but she trounced all comers in all of her contests. Klobuchar proved more than a match for the clumsy bullying of supreme court nominee – now Justice – Brett Kavanaugh last year. … [Read more...] about Will it be a black woman who turfs Trump out of the White House?
In a tweet following the announcement, Trump highlighted attacks made by Harris on Biden when the two were vying to be the Democratic party's nominee for president. … [Read more...] about Trump rips Biden with hilarious video of his ‘MAGA train’ hurtling past Sleepy Joe’s tiny handcar
The algorithm also correctly distinguished troll tweets from tweets by US President Donald Trump, which have been deemed by Twitter as provocative and 'potentially misleading', but are not crafted to hide his purpose. … [Read more...] about Twitter trolls can be identified in just 50 tweets using algorithms to detect ‘distinctive’ patterns of word repetition in their posts
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, and I’ve seen New York politics change a lot in that time, but nothing compares to the last few years. The 2016 presidential election was a wake-up call for Democrats, and New York progressives leapt to their feet and got to work. We showed up at the polls for progressives and broke the Republican stranglehold on the New York state legislature, and finally put an end to the ridiculous Independent Democratic Conference. We embarrassed the centrist establishment and gave hope to the entire country when we elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the US House of Representatives. In just four years, we have chipped away at the complacent, corporate-funded, pseudo-progressive Democratic establishment that’s never prioritized working-class people and we have forced them to listen to what working-class people need. The resurgent, grassroots socialist movement we have built is fast becoming a beacon of humanity in an inhumane, capitalist country whose … [Read more...] about Could New York become a progressive beacon in the United States?