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Biden’s Immigration Failures

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In General
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On April 23, 2021
It’s early, but Biden has most strikingly disappointed immigration activists more than probably on any other issue, perhaps excepting Iran. Yes, he backed off his terrible choice to limit the refugee cap. And his CBP choice is excellent. But it’s also clear that immigration is just not a very important issue for Biden, or one […]

The New FDR?

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On April 13, 2021

Eric Rauchway is perhaps the finest working historian on the New Deal. He sees interesting parallels between Roosevelt and Biden, as this interview with Greg Sargent shows. Sargent: In the 1932 electi

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I’ve talked a good bit in the media lately about Biden’s support for the Amazon workers in Alabama. Rich Yeselson has a slightly different take that is well worth your time. Basically, Biden needs the energy of labor to push through his agenda and this statement is a piece of the work needed to make […]
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I’m sure there are non-MAGA analysts who think that the United States can just move on from the Trump Administration, but I haven’t come across any in the wild. Most recognize that Trump’s toxic blend of narcissism, ignorance, and personal corruption damaged U.S. domestic politics in ways that will haunt the country for years to […]

The First 100 Days

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On November 9, 2020

Assuming Mitch McConnell and Brett Kavanaugh allow for a transfer of power, the first 100 days of Biden’s administration look extremely interesting. Usually I look at these agendas pretty askanc

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“Build Back Better”

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In 2020 Election
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On August 21, 2020
Let me start with the punchline: Biden’s speech laid out the case that the United States is in a moment comparable to 1932, but with the fascists in charge. He called, in essence, for a New New Deal and a New Civil Rights Era. Our crisis is severe. It requires transformative change, and we must […]
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