Tag Archives: 2018

It’s about time

After yet another Donald Trump supporter gets caught for being the grifter and charlatan he is, Elizabeth Warren’s latest policy proposal makes as much sense as the Pure Food and Drug Act: In pursuit of ending “both the appearance and … Continue reading

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The red tide comes!

For Cubans of my generation, exile was such a trauma, experienced or received, that to see the word “socialism” in print is akin to seeing a bowlful of pureed kittens.

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A blow against right-to-work laws

While all commentariat eyes rested on OH-12, Missouri voters gave a proposed “right-to-work” law — the most Orwellian term in modern political jargon — a deep burial. What might have happened if instead of a 2 to 1 victory Missourians … Continue reading

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Swingin’ low

Pundits confuse or conflate swing voters and centrists. They’re not the same. Swing voters can believe we need stronger environmental policies that protect us from sea level rise, endorse robust protections for reproductive liberties, yet believe the national debt is … Continue reading

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The ‘overblown’ fears of Democrats in Trump states

So polarized is our culture that I give Democrats no credit for Working Across the Aisle, not when doing so eviscerates Social Security/Medicare, turns voting rights into a noble idea in a textbook, and turns the First Amendment into a … Continue reading

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On Democratic timidity

Without suggesting that the Democrats run Alexandra Ocasio-Cortezes in every district, Eric Loomis has theories about why party satraps are panicking: They are scared of the grassroots taking over. They are scared of a left version of the Tea Party. … Continue reading

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The way we live now

If in 2005 a friend had asked me to endorse a candidate with “socialist” somewhere in her literature I’d have looked nervously over my shoulder — this is Miami, and I’m of Cuban-American descent. Andrew Sullivan bewitched me. I was … Continue reading

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Go ahead, deplore the deplorables

If I were a Democratic strategist, I would spare no expense to persuade these Orlando retirees to vote for Bill Nelson this fall:

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‘Democratic enthusiasm for the 2018 election is off the charts’

Hi, Colorado! Can you, like, fly into Florida and can the asses every statewide Democrat in my home state? Democrats have secured a candidate on the ballot in every 2018 Colorado congressional, statehouse and major statewide race. The last candidate … Continue reading

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Rick Scott and vote suppression

Now that Governor Rick Scott has announced a Senate challenge to William Henry Harrison confidante Bill Nelson, his record as an opponent of voting rights should hand Florida Democrats a victory. The Miami Herald compiled a dandy list of Scott’s … Continue reading

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Farewell, Paul Ryan

Barack Obama did damage to the body politic when in early 2010, at a health care “forum” where he cleaned the clock of every Republican who thought he couldn’t hold his own discussing policy minutiae, he praised Congressman Paul Ryan … Continue reading

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Elections 2018, post-cockiness edition

One calendar year ago I was excited enough to amble around campus in a state of suppressed glee, a phenomenon I couldn’t attribute to having voted for Hillary Rodham Clinton a couple weeks earlier. Although I was under no illusions … Continue reading

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