My son today. Represent.
(Ignoring Oxfam International’s recent problems for a moment) Oxfam America put Trump’s childhood house in Queens to better use last year:
And speaking of Queens,
On the subject of awesome protest signs…
There’s an implied /s at the end of Matt’s tweet, if it’s not obvious.
100 percent veracious
Ocasio-Cortez is popular because she is left, because she defeated the corrupt liberal centrists.
This is not going to be pretty. A lot of folks are still fighting the War of the States in Richmond.
I don’t know from Matt Stoller, but the rest of that thread makes it pretty clear that he was trying to express frustration that the Democrats used to actually stand for a lot of DSA and Ocasio-Cortez policies, and that they’ve lost their way. His point seems to be that it might be a more politically efficacious political strategy to highlight that these were the roots of the Democratic party that need to be returned to, rather than convincing Americans to embrace a new Socialist direction.
I became aware of him and started reading him 2-3 months ago. He talks like he has a background in economics, although maybe he’s just a smart guy who knows how to read and learn. I like his stances on monopoly power (anti), net neutrality (pro), and politics (progressive).
According to Wikipedia, he’s been involved in progressive political activism since at least 2007 and was a co-founder of a lefty blog and online activism platform back then. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenLeft
His own website says he was for a time an editor at Naked Capitalism. http://www.mattstoller.com/
Wake up Nancy.
When all’s said and done, I hope history doesn’t focus solely on this episode of Dershowitz’s life. His recent behavior is regrettable, but it’s important not to overlook his earlier work, such as … *checks notes* … enabling and participating in the sexual abuse of children.
I’d forgotten that.allegation.
Sexual assault allegations
On December 30, 2014, a Florida court filing alleged Alan Dershowitz was one of several prominent figures to have participated in sexual activities with a minor; that filing alleged that Dershowitz had sex on several occasions with an underage girl later identified as Virginia Roberts, employed by financier and convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. Dershowitz, a personal friend of Epstein, had represented Epstein in his 2008 criminal conviction.
Dershowitz vehemently denied the allegations and challenged Roberts to make her claims under oath; on January 21, 2015, Roberts submitted a sworn declaration re-affirming the allegations.
Dershowitz sought disbarment of the lawyers filing the suit while lawyers representing the alleged victim countered by filing suit against Dershowitz for defamation. That suit settled in 2016. Dershowitz alleges unfairness in the United States legal system, saying lawyers can make false accusations against him or against other parties in court documents while the accused cannot sue for defamation due to litigation privilege.
In April 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth A. Marra, presiding over a 2008 lawsuit seeking to re-open the Epstein case, ordered “sensational” allegations against Prince Andrew and Dershowitz stricken from the record as having no bearing on the lawsuit’s goal of re-opening the case.
Bless whoever has stepped up to rep her.