Tag Archives: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Is new blood really better than old blood?

Everywhere you look, they’re dropping like flies. Incumbent Democrats are being defeated left and right in primaries, typically losing to young, often diverse, hard core liberal progressives. Democrats want change. They are tired of the old guard, and they want a new guard to replace them. This is a phenomenon very familiar to me, having […]

It is OK to remember John McCain fondly

When I was a freshman in college, I got very involved, and very invested in the upcoming presidential race in 2000. Being a young, politically minded student, forming opinions and wishing to express them, I decided to try out column writing for The Maine Campus, the University of Maine’s student newspaper. It was my first exposure […]

Medicare for all would be an unmitigated disaster

“Medicare for all,” they say. And by “they” I mean virtually every potential Democratic contender for president in 2020, as well as a disturbingly high number of liberals in Congress, and candidates seeking to be the next wave of elected officials, like socialist “it girl” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Well, last week the Mercatus Center at George Mason […]