Category: 2020 Election

Op-Ed: American Jews have something to celebrate: Mike Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders

In 2000, when Vice President Al Gore tapped Sen. Joe Lieberman as his running mate, it was a stop-the-presses moment in American Jewish life. Never before had an American Jew come within a heartbeat of the presidency. After scaling the heights of every profession and industry, and even inventing one themselves — Hollywood — Jews finally had a shot at the ultimate seal of acceptance. Nothing says “You’re one of us” like an inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Q&A: Amy Klobuchar on the difference between talking a good game and getting things done

As part of its discussions with candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, the Los Angeles Times editorial board held a conference call on a recent Saturday with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who spoke to the board while campaigning in Las Vegas. The following is a transcript of the call, lightly edited for clarity.

Nick Goldberg, editor of the editorial pages: I want to open this up to you, if you want to, to give us a short one minute or a minute and a half intro on yourself, and then we can start peppering you with questions.

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Donald Trump, Bernie Bro

Not so long ago, Donald Trump seemed obsessed with just one of the Democrats vying to replace him: Joe Biden. Over the past year, as the former vice president became the front-runner, Trump’s campaign spent about $270,000 on Facebook ads targeting Biden—more than it spent against other top candidates. Then Biden began to collapse and Bernie Sanders started to rise. Trump’s social-media ads demonizing “Sleepy Joe” tailed off.

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Bernie Still Gives Way Too Much Credit to Authoritarianism

Sen. Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., February 27, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)Authoritarianism in one form or another kept most of humanity poor for hundreds of thousands of years.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, is praised by his admirers for being consistent.

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