‘2020 class warfare?’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the left face off against billionaires in a fight to tax the rich

Caitlin Ochs/Reuters Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have all recently proposed hiking taxes on the wealthiest Americans. The progressive tax proposals have incensed the right-wing and many of America’s billionaires, some of whom might run for president in 2020.  While the right-wing says the left is fueling a class-war, progressives […]

AI Weekly: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Marc Benioff, and the future of the world

This week at the World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual gathering that put tech executives at the same table as far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff called San Francisco the canary in the coal mine. “San Francisco is kind of a train wreck; we have a real inequality problem,” he said. “It’s…Read More

'Leaked' college clip of dancing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backfires (VIDEO)

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has been ensnared in her first congressional scandal: a clip of her and friends performing silly dance moves in college has been leaked and gone viral! A conservative “QAnon” Twitter account posted a video of Ocasio-Cortez and her friends reenacting a dance routine from The Breakfast Club. Complete with the […]

Recommended Reading: ‘A Christmas Carol,’ Music and #MeToo, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, we’ve got a deep dive into the writing of A Christmas Carol, a look at #MeToo’s impact (or lack thereof) on the music industry, and pieces on […]

Ocasio-Cortez mocked for '3 chambers of Congress' gaffe, hits back at critics

After being mocked by the right for referring to the non-existent “three chambers of Congress,” newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back at critics for “drooling over every minute of footage” to use against her. In an instagram video to supporters this weekend, Ocasio-Cortez appeared to have missed Civics 101 in high school. Socialist Alexandria […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t have a Wikipedia page on Monday. On Tuesday, she shook up the Democratic party by winning the New York primary election

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old member of the Democratic Socialists of America, just won the Democratic primary for the New York congressional race.  She defeated the incumbent Democrat, Joseph Crowley, in what’s being described as a huge upset and shake-up for the Democratic party.  What’s also surprising is that she didn’t even have a Wikipedia page […]