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Did Elizabeth Warren suddenly transform the abortion debate?

I'm about to read Andrew Sullivan's new column, "Elizabeth Warren Just Transformed the Abortion Debate."Warren, as you might have noticed, has come out in favor of what isn't a new idea but simply a seemingly newly urgent idea: protect the right to abortion with a federal statute. The idea is that it won't matter if the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade if there's a federal statutory right. So, Congress, just pass that statute, if you can, and as long as there's no successful constitutional ch...
Tags: Law, Congress, Elizabeth Warren, Abortion, Clarence Thomas, Andrew Sullivan, Commerce Power

WIRTW #553 (the “669” edition)

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba (China’s answer to Amazon), claims that he has cracked the formula to a happy and productive workforce. His answer? 669. What does that mean? According to The Telegraph— “We want 669 in life. What is 669? Six times in six days; the emphasis is on nine,” he said at a company gathering, referring to sex, and using a play on words, as the word “nine” in Mandarin is a homophone for the word “long.” He wants his employees to have long sex six ti...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Elizabeth Warren, Delta, Ada, Jack Ma, Nlrb, Bernie Sanders, Joe, Robin Shea, EEOC, Eric Meyer, Wikimedia Commons, OSHA, Bonn Germany, FMLA

Brennan Center releases great new collection of essays titled "Ending Mass Incarceration: Ideas from Today's Leaders"

Back in late April 2015, roughly 18 months before a big election, the Brennan Center for Justice released this fascinating publication (running 164 pages) titled "Solutions: American Leaders Speak Out on Criminal Justice."  That 2015 publication had nearly two dozen leaders, mostly prominent political figures with big histories and/or plans, discussing a variety of criminal justice reform topics from a variety of perspectives.  In my original post about this great 2015 collection, I expressed co...
Tags: New York, Texas, Law, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Rick Perry, Rand Paul, Ohio, Times, Kirsten Gillibrand, Booker

Elizabeth Warren calls for a zero-emissions military, serviced by zero-emissions contractors

In her latest detailed policy proposal, would-be 202 Democratic presidential nominee Elizabeth Warren sets out a Green New Deal for the US military, whose own policy analysts have identified climate change and energy independence as serious risks to US security. The Pentagon is America's leading energy consumer (unsurprising, given the size and scale of the US military, which dwarfs every other country's military in both absolute and per-capita terms). Warren reasons that any expense incurr...
Tags: Post, Elections, News, Elizabeth Warren, Climate, US, America, Military, Democrats, 2020, Pentagon, Defense Department, GND, Green New Deal, Elizabeth Warren Medium, Khaki New Deal

"Mark [Zuckerberg]’s influence is staggering, far beyond that of almost anyone else in the private sector or in government."

"Because Mr. Zuckerberg controls most of the company’s voting shares, Facebook’s board 'works more like an advisory committee,' and he alone can decide how to configure the algorithms of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, determining who sees what. It’s a power that could be used to make or break rival companies or political candidates."From "5 Takeaways From Chris Hughes’s Call to Break Up Facebook/A co-founder is alarmed by Mark Zuckerberg’s power and wants to rein in the company" by the NYT Ed...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Chris Hughes, Zuckerberg

The "Elizabeth Warren can't get any traction" conversation at Meadhouse.

"Elizabeth Warren can't get any traction.""She's doing better than Kamala Harris. She's the top lady.""You're the top lady.""I think Elizabeth Warren is moving. It's a one-step-forward-one-step back motion. I think she's doing a lot, saying things like free college, and that gets some people, but it loses other people, so it looks like no motion, but it is a lot of motion. With Kamala Harris, there's just no motion. She's immobile, nothing's happening. Inert. Stagnant.""Well, you're not stagnant...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Polls, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Meadhouse

Wearisome headline of the day: "How gender bias is shaping the 2020 Democratic primary."

The article is in The Washington Post and is by Amber Phillips. I will read it so you don't have to. Summary:  Hillary lost in 2016, and she blamed misogyny. If a woman is the Democratic Party nominee in 2020, she might lose too, and it might be because of misogyny. Therefore people might worry that the candidate shouldn't be a woman, because she might lose because of misogyny.There's some evidence some people support Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren but worry that she can't win against Trump, ...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Biden, Hillary, Kamala Harris, Trump, Sanders, Democratic Party, HARRIS, John Henry, Buttigieg, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Amber Phillips

Trump Proposed Shortening Student Debt Repayment Period Before Elizabeth Warren’s Push For Loan Forgiveness

There's one big difference: canceled debt will not be taxed as income under Warren's plan.
Tags: Law, Finance, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Student Loans, Donald Trump, Trump, Student Loan Forgiveness, Jonathan Wolf, Debt Forgiveness

"I’m calling for something truly transformational: Universal free public college and cancellation of student loan debt."

Elizabeth Warren goes big.She's distinguishing herself, and she needs to — having languished at the bottom of polls.She's also the only presidential candidate calling for the impeachment of Trump, as far as I've been able to see. From "How 2020 Democrats Are Gaming Out Trump Impeachment Quandary" (NYT):Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has worked for months to find traction in a crowded Democratic presidential primary, stepped forward on Friday with a call to arms: President Trump must be impeached....
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Trump, Mueller, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, 2020 Campaign, Robert S Mueller, Education Debt

5 theories on why Pete Buttigieg got so popular.

It's a crowded field of Democratic Party candidates, with notables like Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris idling at around 7% and Cory Booker embarrassingly stalled at 3%. So how did Pete Buttigieg break through the pack into 3rd place already? (Only Biden and Sanders outpoll the fast-rising newcomer.)Amber Phillips (at WaPo) has 5 theories, which I'll summarize, interwoven with my commentary.1. He's a "novelty," Phillips says, because he "is from the Midwest, he’s a veteran who served in Afgha...
Tags: Law, California, Washington, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton, Republican Party, Biden, Kamala Harris, Trump, Midwest, Sanders, Democratic Party, Phillips, Pamela

Elizabeth Warren on white-collar prosecution — and what to do instead

My new piece at Cato, citing Carissa Byrne Hessick and Benjamin Levin at Slate, discusses Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to lower the standard for criminal culpability in many white-collar prosecutions to simple negligence. It begins: Presidential candidate and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) wants to see more business people behind bars, and she’s not fussy about how to make that happen. In a Washington Post op-ed last week she unveiled a new Corporate Executive Accountability Act, wh...
Tags: Texas, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, New Mexico, Crime And Punishment, Cato, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Jim Sensenbrenner, Prosecution, Stephen Bainbridge, WO writings, Forfeiture

Banking and finance roundup

“In the banking world, with which I am familiar, the general belief has been that you disobey supervisory guidance at your peril. That sounds like law and regulation, but without the open process and accountability. Over many years it has certainly felt that way.” [Wayne A. Abernathy, Federalist Society commentary] Some House Democrats use hearings to badger banks into cutting off clients in industry areas like guns, pipeline construction [Zachary Warmbrodt, Politico] New U.S. Chamber Instit...
Tags: Guns, Law, Banks, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, House, Corporate Governance, Oil Industry, Stephen Bainbridge, Regulation And Its Reform, Hester Peirce, Securities Litigation, Ryan Bourne, Andrew J Pincus, Wayne A Abernathy, Zachary Warmbrodt Politico

Social media law roundup

Was this an entry in a contest to draft the most unconstitutional bill? “Florida Bill Would Make It a Crime for Minors to Post Pictures of Guns on Social Media” [Eugene Volokh] “Everyone involved in politics has bad days, when one’s interests conflict with one’s ideals.” But conservatives should resist the temptation to call in government to regulate the Internet [John Samples] New Republican interest in antitrust explainable by wish to bust corporations considered unfriendly to Republicans [...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Guns, Law, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Antitrust, Warren, Lafayette, Eugene Volokh, Steven Greenhut, Wrong Right, Scott Shackford, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, John Samples

March 13 roundup

“Near the end of her new proposal to break up Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple, Senator Warren asks, ‘So what would the Internet look like after all these reforms?’ It’s a good question.” [Geoffrey Manne and Alec Stapp, Truth on the Market/CNBC] Floral arrangements as constitutionally protected expression: Cato files amicus on behalf of First Amendment rights of Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman not to serve a wedding of which she disapproves [Ilya Shapiro and Patrick Moran, Washington...
Tags: Apple, Law, Washington, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Transgender, Antitrust, Warren, Don't, FHA, Second Circuit, Natalia, Facebook Google Amazon, Scott Greenfield, Barronelle Stutzman, Ilya Shapiro

"Facebook removed several ads placed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign that called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants."

"But the social network later reversed course after POLITICO reported on the takedown, with the company saying it wanted to allow for 'robust debate,'" .“Three companies have vast power over our economy and our democracy. Facebook, Amazon, and Google," read the ads, which Warren's campaign had placed Friday. "We all use them. But in their rise to power, they’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field in their favor.”...“We removed the ads bec...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Censorship, Advertising, Elizabeth Warren, Antitrust, Warren, Logos, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Facebook Amazon, Ann Althouse

"If even a successful businessman and entrepreneur like Governor Hickenlooper can't openly support capitalism in the Democratic primary, it's clear this is Senator Sanders' party now."

Said Howard Schultz (the Starbucks founder who may run for President as an independent), which was quoted on "Face the Nation" this morning, in a question to John Hickenlooper, whose answer was so dispiriting that I turned off the TV in the middle. Transcript:GOV. HICKENLOOPER: I've been-- the point I was making is that we defined people by these labels that- that often have all kinds of associations and baggage with them in that sense. Do I believe in small business? Of course I believe in smal...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Capitalism, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Donald Trump, Sanders, Nafta, Democratic Party, John Hickenlooper, Hickenlooper, Margaret Brennan, Face the Nation, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign

"Do we want a livid warrior or a happy one? Someone eager to name and shame enemies, the way Donald Trump does, or someone with a less Manichaean outlook?"

"Someone poised to reciprocate Trump’s nastiness or someone incapable of it? I’m not entirely sure which type is more likely to defeat him. But I know which gives us a better chance at healing America — if that’s even possible — and moving us past a juncture of crippling animosity. It’s the type that Hickenlooper represents and maybe even exemplifies.... Optimism, warmth and joy matter. They propelled Ronald Reagan to the presidency. I think they’re even a small part of the Alexandria Ocasio-Cor...
Tags: Law, Senate, Happiness, Elizabeth Warren, America, Reagan, Ronald Reagan, John Kerry, Johnson, Rhetoric, Kerry, Smith, Donald Trump, Fdr, George W Bush, Kamala Harris

"She makes me nervous and I'm not even listening to what she's saying. I'm just hearing her rabbityness."

Says Meade, from the next room, as I'm playing this video:Kirsten Gillibrand was struggling with or awkwardly evading a question from Chris Wallace about whether she would go through with a fundraiser hosted by a Pfizer executive — with tickets at $1,000 to $2,700 — now that Elizabeth Warren has announced today that she won't do any fundraisers with high-priced tickets. I'm watching that after JRoberts, in the comments to an earlier post today, mentioned it, and said: My wife and I were laughing...
Tags: Law, Washington, Elizabeth Warren, Pfizer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Nra, Wallace, Chris Wallace, Meade, Gillibrand, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, JRoberts

Hello again, reparations

Ten years ago I wrote this piece for City Journal pronouncing slavery reparations dead as a national cause. Now, as Astead W. Herndon reports in the New York Times, presidential candidates are getting behind the word: Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) affirmed her support, and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “also said she supported reparations for black Americans impacted by slavery — a policy that experts say could cost several trillion dollars, and one that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sande...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, New York Times, Kamala Harris, Calif, Reparations, Elizabeth Warren D Mass, City Journal, Elizabeth Warren Kamala Harris, Sens Kamala Harris, Jeff Stein Washington Post, Astead W Herndon, Barack Obama Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders

"Ms. Warren’s plan, the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act, would create a network of government-funded care centers based partly on the existing Head Start network..."

"... with employees paid comparably to public-school teachers. Families earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level would be able to send their children to these centers for free. Families earning more than that would be charged on a sliding scale, up to a maximum of 7 percent of their income. The plan would be funded by Ms. Warren’s proposed wealth tax on households with more than $50 million in assets, her campaign said. 'The guarantee is about what each of our children is entit...
Tags: Education, Law, Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles, Tax, Welfare, Warren, Framing, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Mark Zandi, Ann Althouse, Moody 's Analytics, Sophia Koropeckyj, Ms Warren, Katie Hamm

"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

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