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Personnel is Policy

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On July 16, 2021
While one can criticize Biden’s performance so far on a number of fronts (immigration, glacial rate of appointments, some foreign policy issues), his economic priorities have been absolutely outstanding. He’s basically taking Elizabeth Warren’s policy and her preferred people and making them his own. Which is great! Rebecca Traister has a worthy piece on this. […]
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Biden has surpassed most left-leaning people’s expectations on economic issues. Yes, there are things to critique and lots of work to be done, but honestly, he’s been better on these issues than basically anyone thought he would be. This then leads to a frequently spoken point from the left–that if Democrats ran a class-conscious campaign, […]

Title 42

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On May 1, 2021

In another sign of Biden’s indifference to immigration as an issue, he has not revoked Trump’s use of public health measures as a reason for mass deportation. President Joe Biden said duri

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Stephen Greenhouse has more on Biden’s pro-Amazon workers statement and the possibilities and limitations of his presidency on labor issues. But while giving a pro-labor speech is one thing, delivering on policy is another, Professor Jones noted. Walking a consistent pro-union walk may prove hard for Mr. Biden; some Democratic centrists as well as corporate […]

Joe Biden, Drug Warrior

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On August 24, 2008

Radley Balko points out that Biden’s voting record on drug issues in particular and civil liberties in general is quite bad. (Edit: As a couple of commentators have noted, Biden’s overall

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