Episode Eleven: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

In this episode, we discuss the news of the last few weeks and begin with the amazing win in New York’s 14th district of a democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Cortez’s win forces a conversation, particularly on the left, on what kind of country we want to live in and how to get there.

In addition, she talks about affordable housing, livable wages and abolishing ICE.

How should democrats react?   Is the abolish ice narrative a loser for democrats like Bret Stephens seems to believe?

Ms. Cortez answers these and other questions on MSNBC, NBC’s Meet The Press and The Late Show and others:

Morning Joe

AM Joy

Meet The Press:

Late Show

The View


I talk about Ms. Cortez with my friend Denise from California.  Denise is an activist in the Los Angeles area of Southern California.  She has been actively working to help elect progressive candidates to Congress.

Finally, we talk about two remarkable news stories coming out of California.  The surge in homelessness and the proposal to turn California into three states.

What is going in the in the sunshine state?

UPDATE:  According to the Hill the Cortez campaign claims the Crowley campaign has refused to concede the election.  Quoting:

The Times reported that WFP state director Bill Lipton said Crowley refused to vacate the line he won in New York’s 14th Congressional District.

“You’d think that given the moment we’re in that Democratic leaders would want to help progressive forces to unite,” Lipton told the Times.

On twitter, Crowley denies he is running on the working families party ticket:

“Was honored to have their support. I’m not running,” Crowley wrote.

“For record you can only be removed from the ballot if 1) you move out of NY; 2) die; 3) be convicted of a crime; 4) accept a nomination for another office (in a place I don’t live),” he added.

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