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"U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is opposing a quick Senate vote on his own 'Green New Deal' resolution... but political observers say he’s been played by the GOP, stumbling into a trap...."

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday night that he wants to 'give everybody an opportunity to go on record' — including the various 2020 presidential hopefuls among Senate Democrats — about the hard-left climate proposals outlined in the non-binding resolution. Markey tweeted, 'By rushing a vote on the #GreenNewDeal resolution, Republicans want to avoid a true national debate & kill our efforts to organize. We’re having the first national conversation on climate change in a ...
Tags: Law, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Environmentalism, Kamala Harris, The Boston Herald, McConnell, Markey, Sen Edward Markey, Matt Bennett, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign, Green New Deal, Edward J. Markey

"When Rachel Dolezal was unmasked as a white woman who misrepresented her racial and ethnic identity..."

"... in part to bolster her professional bona fides as a voice of the disenfranchised, she was penalized—heavily. She went from rising media star to late-night punchline, unemployable and impoverished. I don’t wish poverty on Warren, but I don’t understand how her only punishment for a similar fraud seems to be that she may become president."From "Women of Color Shouldn’t Trust Elizabeth Warren/With affirmative action on the chopping block, we can’t afford to back a candidate whose fraud played ...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Native Americans, Rachel Dolezal, Daily Beast, Ann Althouse, Keli Goff, Elizabeth Warren With

On the Monday after the weekend when Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar announced their candidacy for President, is there any new evidence that the NYT has already picked a winner?

Look how the NYT home page structures the coverage this morning (click to enlarge and clarify):I've had the tag "NYT pushes Kamala" since December 29th, when I wrote "The NYT makes its 2020 presidential choice obvious."There are 5 women running in the race for the Democratic Party nomination — so many that I have to stop and try to remember them all. I count on my fingers and I google to check my work. And I feel that the NYT is always there to say, Don't worry, don't be confused, there's Kamala...
Tags: Law, California, Stanford, Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Orange County, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Kamala Harris, Democratic Party, Don, HARRIS, Cory Booker, Loyola Law School

The Green New Deal — don't ask if it's practical, it's "aspirational," and people are looking for "dreamers."

That's the message Markos Moulitsas (founder of The Daily Kos) delievered — with an assist from WBUR news correspondent Kimberly Atkins — on “Meet the Press" today (transcript).The moderator Chuck Todd got the conversation going by reading Trump's tweet:"I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called carbon footprint to permanently eliminate all planes, cars, cows, oil, gas, and the military even if no other country ...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Sarcasm, Atkins, Environmentalism, Amy Klobuchar, Kos, Trump, Democratic Party, Chuck Todd, Klobuchar, Sherrod Brown, WBUR, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Markos Moulitsas

How despicable (or clever) is Trump's "See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!"

Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019 I'm seeing Trump getting trashed — "Twitter Lampoons Trump for Apparent Trail of Tears Joke Aimed at Elizabeth Warren" (Mediaite)."The joke here is that the Trail of ...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, America, History, Empathy, Viral, Native Americans, Pocahontas, Liz, Trump, Donald J Trump, Natchez Trace, Political correctness, Ann Althouse, Too Much Drama, Trump rhetoric

"Warren uses vivid speech that's fascinatingly similar to Trump's."

That's something I wrote on August 10, 2016, and I'm reading it again after writing about Elizabeth Warren's speech yesterday. In 2016, I was addressing Warren's tweet, "@realDonaldTrump makes death threats because he's a pathetic coward who can’t handle the fact that he’s losing to a girl." I want to add my new "Warren is like Trump" tag to that. And I want to find the transcript from yesterday's speech so I can pull quotes that made me feel it was Trumpish. But let me give you some of this 201...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, America, United States, Warren, Donald Trump, Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Donald, 2016 Campaign, Bernie, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Emotional Politics

Elizabeth Warren just gave a fantastic speech — announcing her candidacy.

I don't see how she could have done any better. Her delivery — the passion, inflection, energy, clarity — is as close to perfect as I can imagine from someone who's found her way into the position to run for the presidency.I'm not saying I agree substantively. I'm talking about the sheer achievement in speech giving. And you may remember that my instant reaction to Trump's SOTU was, "That was damn near perfect. So upbeat, full of optimism." I appreciate a great speech. And Elizabeth Warren just ...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Hillary, Trump, Ann Althouse, Warren is like Trump

Like Elizabeth Warren, Scott Adams grew up believing he had substantial Native American ancestry... and he confesses that he once checked the box as Native American to see what would happen.

It had a radical affect on the college application process, he says. Offers of full scholarships poured in...... but that made him realize it wasn't right to hold himself out as Native American. He didn't take any of the offers and he didn't check the box again."I'll tell ya — checking the box back in my childhood opened up the heavens, and you got free stuff."Adams does however endorse checking the box if you are low-income person who can honestly check the box and take advantage in a way the s...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Ethics, Warren, Native Americans, Affirmative Action, Adams, Scott, Scott Adams, Ann Althouse, Elizabeth Warren Scott Adams

"[T]he hallmark of fanatical centrism is the determination to see America’s left and right as equally extreme, no matter what they actually propose."

"Thus, throughout the Obama years, centrists called for political leaders who would address their debt concerns with an approach that combined spending cuts with revenue increases, offer a market-based health care plan and invest in infrastructure, somehow never managing to acknowledge that there was one major figure proposing exactly that — President Barack Obama. And now, with Democrats taking a turn that is more progressive but hardly radical, centrist rhetoric has become downright hysterical...
Tags: Law, Obama, Elizabeth Warren, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Medicare, Venezuela, Fox News, Medicaid, Paul Krugman, HARRIS, Schultz, Teddy Roosevelt, Hugo Chavez, Krugman

"Warren has been in touch with Cherokee Nation leadership, apologizing for furthering confusion over issues of tribal sovereignty and citizenship and for any harm her announcement caused...."

The Intercept reports (without imput from the Warren campaign).“Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe,” Cherokee Nation’s executive director of communications Julie Hubbard told The Intercept. “We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests. We are encouraged by her action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and he...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Native Americans, Tulsa World, Cherokee Nation, Ann Althouse, Hoskin, Chuck Hoskin Jr, Ms Warren, Julie Hubbard, NYT Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation

"With everything looking so 1970s, I want to offer 'Malaise!' as an idea for a political slogan. Any candidate is free to use that idea. No need to give me credit."

That's something I just wrote on Facebook, at a post by my son John about the Fast Company article, "The women running for president are breaking the rules of branding/The most diverse field of presidential candidates ever is also pushing the color of campaign branding like never before."From the article:Elizabeth Warren sets off the fairly traditional dark blue and red in her palette with an unexpected mint green to freshen things up. The overall impression gives off a fitting academic activist...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Elizabeth Warren, Color, America, John, Kamala Harris, Yellow, 1970s, HARRIS, Ann Althouse, Shirley Chisholm, Greenness, 2020 Campaign

"The familiar public narratives about black women don’t fit Kamala Harris. She’s not a jezebel, a mammy or an Omarosa."

"She’s also the first viable woman running for president who has had an entire adult dating life. Elizabeth Warren got married (the first time) at 19, Michele Bachmann at 22, Carly Fiorina 23, Hillary 28 and even 2020 candidate Kristen Gillibrand got married at 35. Harris, who married her husband at the age of 49 was living her best life into her 30s and 40s. So yes, we were bound to hear about Willie Brown and yes, at some point, it will come out that she dated talk show host Montel Williams to...
Tags: Law, California, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Johnson, Hillary, Carly Fiorina, Kamala Harris, Quincy Jones, Omarosa, Cardi B, Michele Bachmann, HARRIS, Deepak Chopra, Montel Williams, Jason Johnson


Billionaires like this guy make me wonder what our country needs more of: ranches with golf courses designed by PGA players & fireplaces “imported from European castles” – or universal childcare & a Green New Deal? #UltraMillionaireTax— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 28, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Real Estate, Law, Elizabeth Warren, Ann Althouse, Class Politics

Predatory lender found to have swindled veterans' pensions for eight years, so Trump's CFPB fined him $1

Mark Corbett has settled with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- founded by Elizabeth Warren and then gutted by Trump appointee and awful person Mick Mulvaney, now the White House Chief of Staff -- over the complaints that he ran an illegal loan-sharking operation that swindled veterans out of their pensions for a decade. He has been fined $1. Corbett was the agent for websites that offered to trade veterans' pensions and disability benefits for cash advances; veterans would redi...
Tags: Post, News, Finance, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Military, Veterans, Trumpism, Trump, Corbett, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, David Dayen, Mick Mulvaney, Late Stage Capitalism, Mark Corbett

Elizabeth Warren's 2004 book "The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents Are Going Broke" might hurt her with feminists...

... Ezra Klein muses at Vox.The “two-income trap,” as described by Warren, really consists of three partially separate phenomena that have arisen as families have come to rely on two working adults to make ends meet:The addition of a second earner means, in practice, a big increase in household fixed expenses for things like child care and commuting.Much of the money that American second earners bring in has been gobbled up, in practice, by zero-sum competition for educational opportunities expr...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Careers, Feminism, Warren, Environmentalism, Vox, Ezra Klein, Ann Romney, Ann Althouse, Hilary Rosen, Single-earner Household, Right-wing Ideology, 2020 Campaign

"Trump gets just 41 or 42% in head to head match ups against 7 likely Democratic candidates for President."

"He trails Joe Biden 53-41, Bernie Sanders 51-41, Kamala Harris 48-41, Beto O’Rourke 47-41, Elizabeth Warren 48-42, and Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand each 47-42."PPP polls. (Full results .)Also in the poll: 45% think "members of Donald Trump’s campaign team worked in association with Russia to help Trump win the election for President." 43% say no. And 45% "think that Donald Trump has committed any crimes since he began running for President." 41% say no.There's also a series of "Who do yo...
Tags: Law, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Fox News, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, PPP, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Cory Booker, MSM, Ann Althouse, Trump and the press, Trump 2020

Harry Truman said "If you can't stand the heat you better get out of the kitchen." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says...

"It’s not the kitchen that’s popular, or the cooking that’s popular, it’s that I’m engaging people doing something I’m already doing." She was instructing her colleagues on how to do social media.Here's the background on the Truman quote, from the Truman Library (where, if you click, you'll get a message that the site isn't being updated regularly because of the federal government shutdown, so this might not be the latest on Harry Truman):One of the results of this system is that it gives the Pr...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Metaphor, Harry, Harry Truman, Aoc, Truman, Ann Althouse, Truman Library, Jackson County Court, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Trump's shutdown

The 37-year-old Tulsi Gabbard is running for President.

Politico reports.Within her party, the three-term congresswoman is viewed as a maverick with a penchant for bucking party orthodoxy. During the 2016 presidential election, Gabbard stepped down from her post as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee so she could endorse Sanders....During the presidential transition period in 2016, the Hawaii Democrat met with then-President-elect Donald Trump, drawing condemnation from fellow Democrats. She also received widespread criticism in 2017 fo...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, Syria, Hawaii, Catholic, Biden, Donald Trump, Hinduism, Pacific Ocean, Kuwait, Bashar Al Assad, Sanders, Trans Pacific Partnership, Bashar Assad

"The political-insider chatter is already suggesting that Warren might have a 'likability' problem, just like the one that supposedly was Clinton’s downfall."

"And if two or three other women join the race, which appears likely, they will no doubt hear that as well. As a headline on the humorous McSweeney’s website put it: 'I Don’t Hate Women Candidates — I Just Hated Hillary and Coincidentally I’m Starting to Hate Elizabeth Warren.' ... Were it not for the fact that they are both women... it’s hard to imagine a reason that Warren’s bid would already be freighted by associations with Clinton’s. The populist Massachusetts senator has made no secret of ...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Warren, Hillary, Clinton, Karen Tumulty, McSweeney, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, McSweeney's

In the tradition of Richard M. Nixon's "I am not a crook"...

That locution screams: I am struggling to disentangle myself from trouble of my own making.Here's the NY Post article — "Elizabeth Warren defends her DNA test: ‘I am not a person of color’" — if you need any background, which I can't believe you do. This story is so sticky. I don't see how Warren can ever move past it. And she was responding to a question from someone who seems to hate Trump: "Why did you undergo DNA testing and give Donald more fodder to be a bully?"As for "I am not a crook" — ...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Rhetoric, Trump, Donald, Ny Post, Nixon, Richard M Nixon, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics

Trump said, "The reason Russia was in Afghanistan was because terrorists were going into Russia. They were right to be there."

I'm reading that at "Warren Endorses Afghanistan Withdrawal As Trump Spews Soviet Propaganda About the Country" (Reason). Is anyone defending Trump's statement? I'd like to hear something substantial. It's Soviet propaganda seems to be a kneejerk reaction. I'm withholding judgment other than to say maybe Trump means "They were right" from their own perspective, taking their national interests seriously, which seems to be generally what he says other countries should be doing as he puts his own c...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Law, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, Syria, Afghanistan, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and foreign policy, Trump And The Military, Warren Endorses Afghanistan

Trump tweaks Warren with a very simple visual. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2019 ADDED: Something about the comments got me thinking about anagrams, and "Elizabeth Warren" yields an amazing number of anagrams. But what caught my eye are the anagrams with "ale," because I've long loved the anagram for my own name, "Nun's Oath Ale." I mean, I love it so much, I'd like to manufacture it! Anyway, there's "ale" in the "Elizabeth Warren" letters, so let's see what we have. I'm choosing Brazen Writhe...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Beer, Warren, Viral Video, Trump, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020

The NYT looks for the Democratic Party candidate who "matches the moment," tells us what this "moment" is, and nudges the non-moment-matching would-bes to stay out of the way.

"It is hard to recall a recent presidential primary where, at the outset of the race, there was this much genuine mystery — not only about who would eventually emerge as the nominee, but who planned to run at all," write Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns in "2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Lining Up. Who Matches the Moment?" (NYT):Ms. Warren’s announcement Monday was expected. And it will not be a surprise when Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California ente...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obama, California, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, House, Iowa, New Jersey, Warren, Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren is running for President.

Here's the announcement:I haven't watched that yet. Will update to give my reactions.ADDED: My second-by-second reactions:0:06 — EW begins in a dreary, ordinary kitchen. Dark cupboards. I'm just going to guess this is her actual kitchen. She intones the middle-class code words, "work hard and play by the rules." 0:09 — She's momming about with a baby and a birthday cake.0:14 — The cake says "Atticus" on it. Does EW have a grandchild named Atticus? Yes!0:49 — EW's family were able to make it econ...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, America, Wisconsin, Atticus, Ann Althouse, Steve Bannon, 2020 Campaign, Tucker Carlson Sean Hannity

The NYT makes its 2020 presidential choice obvious.

On the front page:Inside, the text is clear. There's Kamala Harris and there are 3 other decent choices... and those 3 other guys need to step back and get out of the way:Senator Kamala Harris of California.... Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator... Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey... And Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.... These four high-profile Democratic senators are poised to enter the 2020 presidential race in the next several weeks...The speed of the senators’ efforts reflects intense...
Tags: Law, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey, Nyt, Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Cory Booker

Spotlighting the still-challenging politics that surround the intersection of marijuana reform, criminal justice reform and racial inequities

Today's must-read for both marijuana reform and criminal justice reform fans is this lengthy new Politico article fully headlined "Racial Justice and Legal Pot Are Colliding in Congress: The latest fight over criminal justice reform is over allowing felons access to newly legal aspects of the cannabis industry. Lawmakers are getting woke — slowly." I recommend this piece is full, and here are some extended excerpts: Thanks to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the [Farm] bill includes an a...
Tags: Florida, New York, Law, Obama, Congress, California, Oregon, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, America, Tennessee, House, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Dc, Bill

"Making her first appearance outside Massachusetts since her attempt to demonstrate the strength of her presidential campaign with a DNA test release that fell flat..."

"... Warren would not talk about Donald Trump or the campaign she’s still looking at launching.... But she did make a case against the president and his party.... Warren drew a crowd of over 300 on campus at Ohio University....  Her first stop of the day didn’t make much of a mark. At a coffee shop and bar in Columbus, about 50 people showed, barely outnumbering the journalists and campaign staff who’d stood outside in the rain, urging passersby to come in...."From "Elizabeth Warren Test Drives ...
Tags: Law, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Atlantic, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Warren, Ohio, John Kerry, Donald Trump, Columbus, Edward Isaac Dovere, Madison Wisconsin, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign

Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test Doesn’t Matter, But Her Policy On Congresspeople Owning Individual Stocks Does

Understanding Elizabeth Warren's policies seems far more important than understanding her family history.
Tags: Law, Finance, Government, Dna, Elizabeth Warren, Stocks, Jonathan Wolf, Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, Congresspeople, STOCK Act

"Warren ended up providing one of the clearest examples yet of how Trumpian rhetoric shifts the political conversation."

"The woman who is hoping to become the most progressive Democratic nominee in generations is not merely letting herself get jerked around by a Trumpian taunt. She is also reinforcing one of the most insidious ways in which Americans talk about race: as though it were a measurable biological category, one that, in some cases, can be determined by a single drop of blood. Genetic-test evidence is circular: if everyone who claims to be X has a particular genetic marker, then everyone with the marker...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Native Americans, Bad Science, Ann Althouse, Masha Gessen, Racial Politics, Trump rhetoric, Elizabeth Warren Falls for Trump

"I'm not enrolled in a tribe, and only tribes determine tribal citizenship. I understand and respect that distinction."

What distinction?That's Elizabeth Warren in this 5-and-a-half minute video dealing with the white-hot issue of the DNA test that does or doesn't support her statements over the years about her purported Native American ancestry.I can figure out what distinction she means, but I'm interested in what bad writing reveals: "I'm not enrolled in a tribe, and only tribes determine tribal citizenship. I understand and respect that distinction." No distinction has been articulated. She's just conceded th...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Elizabeth Warren, America, Lying, Iowa, Warren, Native Americans, The Washington Post, Henry Ford, Trump, Harvard Law School, Scott Adams, Woodrow Wilson, Milbank, Dana Milbank

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