Lately, the democratic-socialist left has found something of a middle path. Candidates like Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders are no longer too precious to run on the Democratic ticket, though the proposals they suggest are so ambitious — like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and free public college — that they don’t feel like compromises at all. The week after Sanders announced his presidential bid, the socialist left coalesced around him completely (Elizabeth “I am a capitalist to my bones.” Warren was out of the question) as hundreds of thousands of donations, worth $10 million, flowed into his campaign. Jacobin, meanwhile, released its latest issue, imaging a world in which Sanders was already president. Mainstream politics finally seemed to be catching up to the long-marginalized left. “Is there a point in spending all day trying to explain, like, the Marxist theory of exploitation to some 18-year-old?” Sunkara asked at the issue launch. … [Read more...] about Pinkos Have More Fun
New york state bar
According to the Democrats, the rule "would be impossible to apply rationally or fairly" and would give immigration officers "essentially unchecked authority to exclude prospective immigrants" based on the likelihood of participating in initiatives like Medicaid. … [Read more...] about Overnight Health Care: Trump restores funding for Texas program that bars Planned Parenthood | Trump to attend March for Life | PhRMA spent record on 2019 lobbying
Does all that mean Uber — so synonymous with this tech boom, and with the modern city itself — is going to become a relic of this decade? Will it be an app that you delete less out of protest than simply because your phone gets too crowded? “I don’t think it’s doomed,” Erik Gordon, a business professor at the University of Michigan, told me recently. “But I think it’s stunted. It was within an arm’s length of absolute dominance — of being Microsoft in Microsoft’s best days — but I think it’s going to be a case study we teach in business school of a company that could have crushed all comers but because of their repeated botch-ups, they aren’t in that position and will not be in that position.” The botch-ups have continued. On May 24, Uber announced that it had incorrectly calculated payments to drivers in New York City, to the tune of $45 million — the company quickly apologized and gave … [Read more...] about Is Uber Evil, or Just Doomed?
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers want to use intimate emails from his accusers to try to convince jurors in his rape trial that any contact was consensual, the defense said Tuesday as an appeals court rejected an 11th-hour request to move the trial out of town. Opening statements are set for Wednesday in one of the most prominent cases of the #MeToo era, involving the once-celebrated movie producer and a witness list that includes well-known actresses, among other women who say he sexually assaulted them. … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein Trial: Defense Points To ‘Dozens And Dozens Of Loving Emails’
Outside court, Heller argued that the prosecution was delaying the case to elicit more false accusers, one of whome propositioned Gooding to pay for her silence. The actor declined, trusting the justice system to find him innocent. … [Read more...] about Prosecutor: We Want To Use Testimony Of 12 Accusers At Trial Of Cuba Gooding Jr.