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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez news and analysis from The Nation
March 5, 2021
We Must Protect the Squad!
As soon as they arrived, the Black and brown leftists of Congress became targets of right-wing terror groups.
February 3, 2021
AOC’s Stirring Call to Reject Insurrection Amnesia
Going against Republicans, the media, and some on the left, the New York representative makes the case for accountability.
October 19, 2020
Progressives Won’t Wait for Biden to Set the Course
If Biden plans to fulfill his campaign trail promise that he’ll be the “most progressive president since FDR,” he’ll have to help lead the push for progressive policies.
Robert L. Borosage
October 2, 2020
Biden Needs to Stop Talking Down Bernie Sanders and Medicare for All
Don’t step into the traps Trump lays to divide a Democratic coalition that includes democratic socialists with popular ideas.
September 3, 2020
Ed Markey Has a Message for Democrats: ‘The Age of Incrementalism Is Over’
“Now,” says the senator who won an unprecedented primary victory, “is our moment to think big and take bold and urgent action.”
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August 19, 2020
Dissenting Delegates Send a Medicare for All Message to Joe Biden
Biden is nominated, but even some of his own delegates say that he should embrace a single-payer response to America’s health care crisis.
August 18, 2020
Whatever This Is Is Not the Future of the Democratic Party
Democrats err by amplifying Kasich’s claptrap over AOC’s progressive vision.
August 6, 2020
2020 Is a Great Year for #SquadPolitics. Just Ask Cori Bush and Rashida Tlaib.
2020 is shaping up to be an even bigger year than 2018 for insurgent Democrats seeking to move the party left.
August 3, 2020
To Defeat Trump, Discredit His Movement, and Elect Progressives
An open letter by Cornel West, Barbara Ehrenreich, Frances Fox Piven, Katha Pollitt, Randall Kennedy, Michael Kazin, and more.
July 31, 2020
Congress Refuses to Kick the Military Off of Twitch
AOC demanded that military recruiters get off of livestreaming platforms where children play games from Call of Duty to Animal Crossing.