I will never forget what our outbreak was like, and the Governor needs to be held accountable for hiding what his policies caused.

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Recently, after weeks of mounting allegations, a top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo was recorded admitting that his administration had covered up the real death toll in New York State nursing homes, withholding data because they feared federal investigations after mandating that nursing homes accept Covid positive patients.

I work in a nursing home in New York State so for me, a story has never felt so personal.

I am a certified nursing assistant and activities aide, fortunate to work in one of, if not the top rated nursing homes in the entire area, and I genuinely cannot imagine working…


How history is really going to view the impact of the 46th President.

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When considering what motivates a politician, and here within the United States in particular, it seems fairly obvious to assert that the pursuit of power and money rise above all other potential factors. There’s a certain level of narcissism involved with being a successful politician as well, and with that, of course, comes concern regarding legacy. While Biden has inarguably spent his entire adult life hoping to become President one day and done what it takes to please his donors over the years to get there, it would be almost naive to ignore the idea that he is also concerned…


Video of the Arizona Senator casting her no vote for the minimum wage increase has understandably sparked outrage online.

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As many of us who have been following the fate of the $15 minimum wage in the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill already know, eight Senate Democrats voted alongside the Republican party to kill the amendment including the wage increase. A wage increase that would have given America’s lowest earning workers a raise they have not seen since 2009. Among the eight, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin and Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema had been vowing to against this piece of the bill virtually from the time Joe Biden indicated his intentions to include it.

As if eight Senate Democrats sending a message…


Corporate Democrats continue to prove they can’t even be trusted with the bare minimum.

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After weeks of negotiations on Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill, not one or two, but eight Senate Democrats have officially voted to kill Bernie Sanders’ amendment to include the $15 minimum wage.

Along with West Virginia’s Joe Manchin and Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema, Jon Tester of Montana, Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Angus King of Maine, and Tom Carper and Chris Coons of Joe Biden’s own state of Delaware all joined the Senate Republicans to prevent the lowest income workers in the country from getting a desperately needed pay raise that they have not had since…


Progressives in Congress have leverage, and they need to use it.

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Following the 2020 election, Democrats were able to secure the White House, the Senate, and continue their majority in the House of Representatives in what was described as a referendum on Donald Trump, the Republican party, and their handling of the coronavirus pandemic that continues to rip through the country. The nation gave the Democratic party unilateral control, but one couldn’t help noticing that their majority in the House had shrunk. …


How do Democrats think this is a winning strategy?

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Facing pressure from not only Republicans, but right leaning Democrats as well, it’s been reported that Joe Biden has signed off on limiting the financial eligibility for receiving this next round of Coronavirus relief checks. In what I’m sure his administration views as a landmark, perfectly acceptable compromise, Biden’s team has signed off on phasing out any financial relief for anyone who was making $80,000 in 2019, lowered from $100,000 in previous relief packages. For couples, relief has been phased out at $150,000, lowered from $160,000. …


Democrats continue to fail us, but they have their reasons.

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For those of us on the left, watching the Democratic party abandon even the bare minimum that they promised to deliver for the American people hasn’t exactly been surprising, but that certainly doesn’t make it any less frustrating. As if the quick reversal of immediate $2000 direct checks to the American people during the greatest public health and economic crisis in modern history wasn’t enough, their decision to give up on passing a minimum wage increase through reconciliation with the covid relief bill has been nothing less than a slap in the face. …


The New York Governor needs to resign.

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For weeks, concerns over New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the state have only intensified after it was reported that a top aide had been recorded admitting that his administration had concealed the real death numbers coming from nursing homes in order to avoid a federal investigation. As if concealing the death of 15,000 of New York’s most vulnerable and susceptible citizens wasn’t enough, Cuomo has now been accused by former aide Lindsey Boylan of sexual harassment in a detailed account of their interactions. Following Ms. …


For a “union man” the President hasn’t expressed a lot of support for workers in Alabama attempting to organize.

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Throughout the entirety of his campaign for the Presidency, Joe Biden was often caught portraying himself to potential voters as a man who came from a humble background. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and living there until the age of ten when his family moved to Delaware, Biden made the political calculation that it was inn his best interest to remind voters of his home state and the industrial midwest on more than one occasion that he’s a “union guy”. In fact, during his first campaign event in April of 2019, Biden made sure to mention that he was a “union…


Democrats are going to lose upcoming elections, and they’ll deserve it.

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February 25th was certainly an eventful day for Democratic lawmakers in Washington D.C.. On the 25th, Joe Biden’s administration unilaterally decided to bomb Syria with no oversight from Congress. He also decided to stand alongside Neera Tanden in her efforts to get confirmed into his administration as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, with his Chief of Staff declaring on they were going to “fight our guts out” to get her confirmed. Meanwhile on the very same day, Biden and his fellow Senate Democratic lawmakers shrugged their shoulders and simply expressed their disappointment when an unelected Senate Parliamentarian…

Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx

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