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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Elizabeth Bruenig

Elizabeth Bruenig

Elizabeth Bruenig is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post.

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So, What’s the Difference Between Warren and Sanders?

Much of it comes down to the matter of regulation vs. revolution

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The DCCC’s Undemocratic Decision

The DCCC's decision, and establishment Democrats' placid acceptance of it, call into question just how serious the party of democracy is about the practice of democracy

Elizabeth Bruenig ·

Amy Klobuchar’s Defenders Mistake the Promise of Feminism

There are enough women running who don’t share Klobuchar’s staff issues, and who can therefore more credibly set forth a pro-worker agenda, to make criticism of Klobuchar tactically safe (if you’re protecting a path for women to the presidency) as well as morally justified.

Elizabeth Bruenig ·

Fact-Checking Has Flourished. But It’s More Complicated Than It Looks

Politics has always been and will always be a battlefield for moral reasoning that requires more than spot-checking of facts

Elizabeth Bruenig ·

My Advice to Progressives: Don't Back Down

"If all the Democrats can manage is to hark back to the past and focus on winning for its own sake, they're missing an opportunity to lay out a blueprint for the future."

Elizabeth Bruenig ·

Why This Progressive Texan Can't Get Excited About Beto O'Rourke

I'm not sure we need another Obama, or another of any Democrat we've had recently: I think the times both call for and allow for a left-populist candidate with uncompromising progressive principles. I don't see that in O'Rourke.

Elizabeth Bruenig ·

It's Time to Reclaim 'Socialism' From the Dirty-Word Category

At the heart of the democratic socialist vision flowering on the American left is the recognition that more than policy tweaks will be needed to empower everyday people to participate meaningfully in society and democracy

Elizabeth Bruenig ·

Evil Walked the Earth in Pennsylvania

"Catholic lay people, such as myself, must demand that church authorities cooperate fully with law enforcement, having proved themselves utterly incompetent to address this crisis themselves."

Elizabeth Bruenig ·

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