AOC, Liz Warren commiserate over Game of Thrones ending: Ugh, this was written by men – Fox News

AOC, Liz Warren commiserate over \Game of Thrones\ ending: \Ugh, this was written by men\ - Fox News

Ocasio-Cortez says its time to move forward with Trump impeachment

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., joined the legion of Game of Thrones fans disappointed by the shows finale.

Im sad, said Ocasio-Cortez in a video of the two legislators posted to Warrens Twitter account Tuesday. Disappointed about it.

Public higher-ed is already the most certain route to upward mobility and will be more so in the future. A study of all American universities in 2017 showed that California State University, Los Angeles, was the top school in the nation in generating upward mobility for graduates from low-earning families. More of its students (9.9%) from the bottom 20% income cohort made it to the top 20% in the years after graduation than at any other institution surveyed. While the number may sound modest, Cal State LAs mobility rate is more than five times the mobility rate of the average U.S. college (1.9%).

The pair bemoaned the arcs of the female characters who seemed prime to rule at the end of the series. Instead, one went crazy and the other settled for ruling only part of the continent. The lawmakers were not alone in their distaste for the series treatment of its female characters, which was discussed at length throughout the shows final season.

Platform cooperatives are another way: For example, everyone in a neighborhood could own a piece of ride-sharing services that operate there, or those who share their personal medical data would get a royalty payment from pharmaceutical inventions based on that data. The public could be assigned equity shares of any IPO by companies that benefited from publicly funded R&D. Another way, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed, is a data dividend for the use of your personal data by big tech.

Its like, ugh, this was written by men, said Ocasio-Cortez. The series showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have faced criticism over the shows eight-season run for their depictions of sexual assault and characterization of women.

If the greatest social divide is between those who own capital and those who have to live off their labor alone, then the key answer to rising inequality is to boost the capital of those who have less of it. Increasingly, a return on capital ought to supplement sole dependence on wages and salaries. Instead of paying ever more exorbitant taxes to fund the income of others, we would be paying ourselves. To put it another way, the most effective way to reduce inequality is to spread the equity around.

Video: 8-year-old Ocasio-Cortez impersonator makes a splash online

Warren had previously written about Game of Thrones and had expressed her love for HBOs Ballers, which stars Dwayne the Rock Johnson. Ocasio-Cortez told Yahoo News Skullduggery podcast in April that she hoped the show ended in democracy, a concept previously considered and then dismissed in the finale.

Its been over 24 hours. No more spoiler alerts. Heres why @AOC and I are officially on #TeamSansa now.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) made headlines by calling for taxing the robots of the emergent digital economy. That followed her previous call for a 70% top marginal income-tax rate on the richest and Sen. Elizabeth Warrens (D., Mass.) plan for a 2% wealth tax on assets worth more than $50 million (and 3% on assets worth more than $1 billion).

"The cult of celebrity has proven itself once again of derailing the true work of everyday people fighting to survive."

Since income through employment will diminish and even disappear where tasks are routinized, more of peoples incomes in the decades ahead should be drawn from an ownership stake in the robots that displace them. All working-age citizens should possess an equity share in the growing wealth of companies where intelligent machines drive productivity gains.

"More than ever, the American public wants and demands that public figures declare their ethical, moral, and political beliefs."

"Activism of this kind too often focuses on a symptom, allowing the system to stay in place."

Just because the wealth and income gap today is at the 1920s level of the Gilded Age doesnt mean we need to return to 20th-century solutions. Lets not fight the last war in the trenches of the fast-fading era of labor-intensive manufacturing, but advance a new social contract that is fit for purpose as digital capitalism takes hold.

"The president has long engaged in personal politics, and he's uniquely susceptible to being swayed by celebrity."

This suggests that a policy agenda for fighting inequality in the future economy ought to focus on fostering universal basic capital instead of relying mostly on transfer payments of redistributed wealth. To close the social chasm that has emerged, we need to break down the structure of inequality, not perpetuate it.

Is Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders turning to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to stem Joe Bidens surge in the polls? Reaction and analysis from Jason Meister, Trump 2020 campaign advisory board member, and Jay Jacobs, New York state Democratic chairman.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has called on House Democrats to “move forward” with impeaching President Trump, adding that if they fail to do so it could be viewed as a “politically motivated” decision.

The second aspect of predistribution responds to the hard reality coming our way: Technological innovation, from basic automation to artificial intelligence, is divorcing employment from productivity growth and wealth creation.

The freshman New Yorker issued the call to arms to members of her party shortly after White House Counsel Don McGahn defied a subpoena and skipped a committee hearing at Trump's direction.

The move infuriated Democrats and touched off what could be another high-profile battle over holding a Trump official in contempt of Congress.

Nathan Gardels is co-author with Nicolas Berggruen of Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism. (University of California Press, April 2019).

“Let me be clear, this committee will hear Mr. McGahn's testimony, even if we have to go to court to secure it,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y, said at the beginning of the hearing which McGahn did not attend.

By putting inequality front and center on the political agenda as the U.S. heads into the election season, Democratic politicians are trying to capture the populist zeitgeist.

Speaking to reporters from a hallway inside the Capitol, Ocasio-Cortez said members of her party must understand how the decision whether or not to impeach the president will be viewed.

“Just as impeaching without cause could be construed, and is, politically motivated choosing to not impeach when there is an abundance of cause could also be construed similarly,” she said.


Ocasio-Cortez was also asked by CNN’s Manu Raju if Democrats should impeach Trump in the wake of McGahn’s no-show.

“You know, I trust the speaker is taking a measured approach to ensure that we’re moving everyone forward and, you know, being a speaker is hard, holding this party together is a difficult task,” the freshman congresswoman said.

The development comes one day after a senior House Democrat — speaking on the condition of anonymity — told Fox News that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could soon be left with no choice but to embrace calls from some within her party to impeach Trump.

The official said, despite Pelosi’s repeated attempt to quell talk of impeaching the president, she “isn’t going to be able to hold off on impeachment much longer.”

“It is coming to a head,” the Democrat told Fox News, before predicting the mounting pressure from inside her own ranks could force Pelosi to change her position “within the next two weeks.”

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