Republicans say that Medicaid recipients will become healthier and more financially independent if they work. Kentucky is about to find out if that's true.
Month: June 2018
Justice Kennedy deserves this nasty, unflinching sendoff
One of my favorite genres of writing is the charitable obituary written about a political opponent. My remembrance of Judge Robert Bork, the conservative icon President Ronald Reagan tried and failed to put on the Supreme Court, highlighted his more admirable calls for judicial restraint. My obituary of Justice Antonin Scalia was titled “In Praise of Scalia.”
I want to establish these facts up front as I begin my obituary of Justice Anthony ...
US Rep. Joe Crowley concedes to newcomer in NY Democratic primary
Last night, political novice Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated longtime United States Rep. Joe Crowley in the New York Democratic primary. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has called for Medicare expansion and the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Conservative media is freaking out over Ocasio-Cortez’ primary win
Conservative media outlets and right-wing figures had trouble processing New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary win Wednesday morning.
Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic socialist, ran on a platform of Medicare for all, tuition-free higher education, criminal justice reform, and called for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to be abolished. On Tuesday evening, she beat out incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) for the state’...
The Hill’s Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Wild night of primaries reshapes 2018 midterm elections
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The year’s biggest US election upset produced an indelible image of pure joy
The victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old New York City community organizer, in a House Democratic primary produced a scene that immediately qualified her as the most visibly stunned winner of 2018:
Challenger @Ocasio2018 toppled one of ...
BREAKING: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old socialist, topples powerful incumbent Joe Crowley
Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) became the first Democratic incumbent to lose his primary election Tuesday. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old socialist, ran an insurgent campaign focused on Medicare for all, abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and tuition-free higher education.
She has now taken down a man widely considered a candidate for the next Speaker should Democrats retake the House.
Crowley first took office in 1999, and Ocasio-Cortez marked his first ...
The courts are not going to save us from Donald Trump
Chief Justice John Roberts is either a very stupid man, or he believes that the rest of us are very stupid.
In the first paragraph of Roberts’ opinion in Trump v. Hawaii, handed down on Tuesday, the Chief writes one of the most literally unbelievable lines to appear in a Supreme Court opinion: “the President concluded that it was necessary to impose entry restrictions on nationals of countries that do not share adequate information for an informed entry determin...
3 young progressives look to topple longtime incumbents in New York’s Tuesday primaries
A trio of young progressives are attempting to beat three longtime Democratic incumbents in New York on Tuesday, something no challenger has done so far this primary season.
In Queens, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is challenging Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), who has served in the House since 1999 and who is widely considered as a possible next Speaker should Democrats take back the House. But first he has to get past the 28-year-old progressive, who has garnered national attention as she ...
The Hill’s Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Washington grapples with civility, protests in charged political times
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