From his perch as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti has waged war on fellow Democrats. The party leadership has had enough.
Jason PontinExplain to me why it is anything other than a feckless self-indulgence for the Chief of Staff of any legislator to be active on Twitter - let alone to be tweeting provocative, divisive positions?
The party seems interested in helping everyone except the voters it needs.
Jason PontinI agree with Bret Stephens about one thing: no American government is actually going to take away private insurance from 150M Americans and throw 500,000 people out of work. It’s stupid. It’s never, ever going to happen. We should stop talking about it.
City of London firms also spent £4bn on contingency plans, legal advice and new offices in European financial centres, report finds
Jason PontinBut, my Brexit-y friends lecture me, Brexit is about more than money: those who feel left behind are giving sneering elites a good thumping. Besides, these reports are all just Project Fear: they don't believe it. In any case, they're bored! So bored.
Show The New Yorker: Politics and More, Ep Elizabeth Warren vs. Wall Street - Jun 21, 2019
Jason PontinIncreasingly, I believe Elizabeth Warren might be correctly positioned - a capitalist who wants markets to be regulated and society more fair; an academic policy wonk who has become politically savvy - to win the nomination and the White House.
Federal prosecutors on Thursday alleged that Roger Stone is violating his gag order through social media posts, and requested that the judge overseeing his case hold a hearing to determine if he should be further restricted when it comes to commen
As the dangers and costs of climate change rise, policymakers are facing painful choices about how to decide which communities to protect.
Jason PontinYou think people hate the 1% or even 10% now? Wait until we start choosing which cities to save from coastal flooding and rising sea-levels. You *know* economically productive regions like the Bay Area, Boston, New York will be the winners.