The Left

Beto plays the race card(s)

  • 13 August 2019
  • NormanL

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has had a rough time on the campaign trail. He's not polling well, others have stolen his tunder and his issues -- in short, he's struggling just to stay marginally relevant. What's an ambitious pol to do in such a situation?

Show us the money

  • 2 July 2019
  • NormanL

A small group of multimillionaires and billionaires wrote a letter to the 2020 presidential candidates urging the passage of a new wealth tax. Their reasoning? Such a levy would strengthen democracy, make all Americans healthier (no -- really, they wrote that) and generally make the candidates popular with voters.