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

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…


There are few things powerful democratic figures seem to enjoy more.

Perhaps even more so than the 2016 election, the 2020 democratic primary was a pivotal moment for me, and taught me lessons I will never forget about American politics. Among the key players involved, particularly behind the scenes, was none other than former president Barack Obama. Of course, that wasn’t…


Why not, right?

For months on end, we’ve been hearing about the “labor shortage” plaguing the United States. Now, with the holiday season approaching and inflation skyrocketing, there has been a renewed sense of urgency when it comes to the supply chain issues in particular and how they should be dealt with. …


I mean, haven’t we all?

There are few among democratic politicians who are doing a better job of getting under the skin of the left than Joe Manchin. As I’ve said before I have grown genuinely tired of discussing him, but considering the fact that he is quite literally acting as the de facto president…


They don’t want him to run again, and it looks like lawmakers have been given the ok to say so.

While some might view Donald Trump as currently irrelevant, I count myself among those who would unfortunately have to disagree. While it’s true that he currently holds no office and has had his social media presence stripped away from him, the man still manages to hold an incredible amount of…


Who could’ve seen that coming?

Joe Manchin has continued to dominate news headlines in the midst of negotiations over the fate of the infrastructure and reconciliation bills, and suffice it to say those of us on the left continue to be less than impressed. If nothing else, Manchin has revealed the true nature of the…


A response to what has essentially become the latest version of ‘vote blue no matter who’.

First, let me begin by saying I have absolutely nothing against people who felt as though they had no other legitimate alternative to voting for Joe Biden over Donald Trump. Particularly for progressives in swing states, many felt as though it was a choice between the lesser of two evils…


How are we going to pay for it?

As virtually anyone who happens to follow the news will have heard by now, democratic lawmakers who control the House, the Senate, and the White house happen to be in negotiations not with Republicans, but amongst themselves and of course, their donors. Negotiations that happen to have been plagued with…


There are real, long term consequences for his inability to effectively lead.

Before he was even elected, I and countless others questioned whether or not Joe Biden was the leader to meet this moment. With the coronavirus pandemic raging, inequality rising, and people desperate for change regardless of where they might find themselves on the political spectrum, there’s no denying that whoever…


There really are no words to describe his greed and indifference.

Well, the writing was on the wall months ago. Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat, has effectively killed the party’s landmark reconciliation bill after it was recently reported that climate change provisions would likely be dropped because of his refusal to vote for it otherwise. The Senator is many things, but…

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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