Against public outcry & expert warnings, #Philadelphia is attempting to ram new voting machines down voters’ throats that CANNOT BE VERIFIED. That means if these machines are used in the 2020 election, there will be no way to know if the election results are true! #StopTheMachine
Hunter Prado (via Twitter):
Factually, between Citizens United, gerrymandering, mass voter purges, closed primaries and that whole “living in a corrupt oligarchy that is forever shifting rightward” thing, your power as an individual American voter is severely limited. It is not however, non-existent.
As such I am baffled at why wealthy donors, the corporate media and bougie professional class liberals so casually insist the labor class voter completely surrender that tiny bit of power & influence by pledging to vote for whichever stiff the Dem Party forces on them in advance.
Elizabeth Warren’s daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi, is Chairwoman of Demos, a liberal think tank.
Per Demos’ 2018 tax filing, they gave $45,000 to the Working Families Party. This was the first year Demos gave anything to WFP.
The 990 that’s screenshotted in this tweet is here: https://www.demos.org/sites/default/files/2019-05/2018%20990%20Public%20Disclosure%20Copy.pdf
If Liz Warren answers a question on Yemen and can’t decry selling weapons [to] the Saudis like Obama and Trump, then does that mean she’d continue to sell them weapons? Many liberals only cared about Yemen after Trump continued Obama’s policy there.
The politics of race relations have been a central part of Biden’s career, from his high-profile opposition to busing to his authoring of the 1994 Biden Crime Bill. When he talks about his criminal justice record on the campaign trail, he argues today that the focus on the ’94 bill is unfair, because the real rise in mass incarceration happened at the state level and was long underway by then.
Biden is correct that the surge began in the 1970s and accelerated in the 1980s, but a closer look at his role reveals that it was Biden who was among the principal and earliest movers of the policy agenda that would become the war on drugs and mass incarceration, and he did so in the face of initial reluctance from none other than President Ronald Reagan.
When people bitch and whine about student loan forgiveness, because “they paid their own way to college,” it’s helpful to remind yourself that they didn’t pay for it for the rest of their lives.
The company had essentially spelled out Sanders’s counterargument for him. As employers use health care costs as a negotiation tactic, this kind of thing is bound to happen more. And for Sanders, it’s the perfect case for doing away with the current system.
“Under Medicare-for-all, whether you’re working, whether you’re not working, whether you go from one job to another job, it’s right there with you,” Sanders said at the event.