Succession

When the credits finally roll on this year’s blockbuster production of Democratic Governance, the names will be familiar. Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi will tick by first. Then the breakout stars: intransigent conservatives Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema and Josh Gottheimer; stubborn progressives Pramila Jayapal and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cori Bush. Familiar bit players will follow: Jim Clyburn, Steny Hoyer, Kamala Harris.
Only if you wait until the theater has emptied and the lights have come on will you see the name Hakeem Jeffries.

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After VA Elections, Democrats Heard the Message. They Just Don’t Care.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2021 12:01 AM

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On November 2nd, Conservatives across the country celebrated as we watched Republicans sweep the top three statewide offices in Virginia, among several other shocking victories on election night. This was a resounding defeat of Democrats’ radical, progressive agenda and Americans delivered their message loud and clear: The Democrats have radicalized and pushed too far with their agenda.

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Tragic or Not, That Spiky Virus Shows He Can Fix Stupid for 11/30/2021

Cruel as this may sound, I’m having a hard time cringing at the internet trolls now going after noisy right-wingers who propagandized against the coronavirus vaccine and then succumbed to the deadly disease.
One was Nick Bledsoe, a car mechanic in Opelika, Alabama. Bledsoe achieved minor celebrity opposing public efforts to contain COVID-19. He petitioned against school mask mandates and turned refusal to get shots into a political statement, negatively linking them to President Joe Biden. Bledsoe died of COVID at age 41, leaving a wife and four children.

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Time to Limit U.S. Investment in China

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is a small gem of an independent government body that has functioned as the loyal opposition to the corporate conventional wisdom regarding China trade ever since the commission was created by Congress in 2000. The bipartisan commission holds hearings and produces deep investigative reports on how Chinese Leninist capitalism actually works, and the threat to the U.S. national interest.
Their latest annual report points out that President Xi Jinping has tightened controls over China’s nominally private sector, and as a consequence U.

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Pramila Jayapal Has Made Her Case to Be Pelosi’s Successor

Representative Pramila Jayapal holds up a copy of the US Constitution as she votes yes to the second article of impeachment against President Donald Trump. (Patrick Semansky / Getty Images)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column at the WashingtonPost.com. Read the full text of Katrina’s column here.

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The New Confederacy

Let’s talk about the neo-Confederates of today, the party of the Confederacy. For a lot of leftists, that’s the Republican Party because they believe there was a big switch, and the Republican Party is now the party of the Confederacy. But this is not true. The Republican Party, in fact, remains anchored to its Lincoln tradition, while the Democrats remain the party of racism.

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For Democrats, the Word Is ‘Transform’

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Posted: Nov 24, 2021 12:01 AM

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Remember when Joe Biden ran for president in what commentators called the “centrist” lane of the Democratic primaries? The idea was that a “moderate” like Biden, unlike rival Bernie Sanders, would not push radical plans to completely change American society. That would reassure non-progressive Democrats, and independents, too, that Biden would be a safe choice for president.

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Chris Christie is wrong: Election integrity matters

November 24, 2021 12:00 AM

By Rep. Billy Long

Elections have consequences. That is why we must have free, fair, and secure elections.
In an effort to tee up another failed run for president, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently stated that everyone should move on from the 2020 election, criticizing former President Donald Trump and his supporters for focusing on it.
Christie is completely out of touch with voters. Trump is right to focus on election integrity.

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If You Like Stagflation, You Will Love Build Back Better

On November 18, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the single-largest spending bill in American history: President Biden’s Build Back Better Act.
Now, the only thing standing between Build Back Better becoming the law of the land is the U.S. Senate, but more specifically, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
As of now, both Manchin and Sinema have expressed their misgivings about voting in favor of Build Back Better.

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If You Like Stagflation, You Will Love Build Back Better

On November 18, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the single-largest spending bill in American history: President Biden’s Build Back Better Act.
Now, the only thing standing between Build Back Better becoming the law of the land is the U.S. Senate, but more specifically, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
As of now, both Manchin and Sinema have expressed their misgivings about voting in favor of Build Back Better.

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