Author: Scott Lemieux

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The Just Not This Woman crowd did not like Elizabeth Warren’s plan to close the racial wealth gap: Bernie: "I want to strengthen and enlarge the New Deal." Extremely Online Bernie supporters: "Only Bernie recognizes the necessity of nationalizing every dry cleaner and convenience store." pic.twitter.com/BABFLpPe3C — Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) June 15, 2019 I like […]
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The faction that crosses the line between “Bernie is my first choice” and “the Democratic Party must become a Bernie personality cult” insists that the use of the label “socialist” makes him different than Elizabeth Warren in not merely degree but kind, even if Warren’s actual agenda is if anything to Bernie’s left because, er, […]
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Howard Schultz delivers his ransom note: Early this year, Schultz announced that he was considering running for president as a centrist independent. He had traveled around the country doing public appearances and promoting his memoir ― while facing significant criticism from some Democrats who say that his run could help President Donald Trump win a […]
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The Doomsday Machine

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On June 12, 2019
For once, this is actually pretty clever from Trump’s lawyers: Last month, a federal court held that President Trump cannot block a House subpoena targeting Trump’s accounting firm, which seeks many of Trump’s financial records. On Monday, Trump’s lawyers filed a brief asking a federal appeals court to reverse this decision, and their very first […]

Who By Fire

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On June 11, 2019

This story about how the masters of a substantial portion of America’s greatest popular music were lost in a massive fire is amazing: The monetary value of this loss is difficult to calculate. A

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