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The Expert Efficiency of Elizabeth
Warren’s Populist Campaign

The New Yorker, by Benjamin Wallace-Wells

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Posted By:toledo, 1/11/2019 12:13:01 PM

Six months ago, with the 2020 Presidential race barely within view, Elizabeth Warren mentioned a new political theme on which she intended to concentrate. Opposing corruption, she told a reporter, “is becoming a much more defining part of my work.” Corruption has a common-sense definition, one that is quite stark: “The seizure of governmental authority by special interests at the expense of the general welfare,” as Richard L. McCormick, a historian of political corruption in America and a former president of Rutgers University, put it to me this week.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/11/2019 12:19:54 PM     (No. 11889721)

Clicking on New Yorker link produces “{"statusCode":404,"error":"Not Found","message":"Not Found"}

Which is probably best as the New Yorker loves Warren as much as The NY Times, New York magazine and most of the other dying publications.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MrDeplorable, 1/11/2019 12:29:14 PM     (No. 11889731)

So corruption is defined as "The seizure of governmental authority by special interests at the expense of the general welfare"?
Give me a break! That short sentence is the very MISSION STATEMENT of every government administration since FDR!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 1/11/2019 12:40:09 PM     (No. 11889746)

Here is the link to the article: https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-political-scene/what-kind-of-populist-is-elizabeth-warren

But I wouldn´t bother reading it. It´s an anti-capitalist puff piece that tries to paint rural White Trump voters as racists and conveniently white-washes Sacajaliar´s own special brand of corruption, which eliminates her from being taken seriously as an anti-corruption crusader.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HerbVA, 1/11/2019 12:40:27 PM     (No. 11889747)

I never read anything written by a guy with a hyphenated last name. Whether poofter or pajama boy, a sure leftie.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rubberneck, 1/11/2019 1:11:54 PM     (No. 11889776)

"The seizure of governmental authority by special interests at the expense of the general welfare" is corruption?

So, by that definition, would an educational institution that prefers an ethnic group - let´s say Native American, for example - over the general population, be corrupt? Just wonderin´...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: John56, 1/11/2019 1:16:38 PM     (No. 11889779)

When it comes to corruption, Elizabeth Warren is an expert!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: govlawyer, 1/11/2019 1:57:50 PM     (No. 11889811)

Squatting Heifer´s bread is buttered by some of the same corrupters she claims she wants to rein in......so what else is new?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ahclem11, 1/11/2019 2:13:16 PM     (No. 11889816)

You mean like the Clinton Foundation?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Northcross, 1/11/2019 3:07:18 PM     (No. 11889866)

I was looking forward to reading this as I assumed the headline was sarcastic. My mistake. A New Yorker puff piece. Should have known.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/11/2019 7:20:51 PM     (No. 11890145)

You people will be receiving your mortgage statement soon. Take note of the mortgage interest paid. At least in the first decade of the mortgage, interest paid is greater than principal reduced.
Not so for Lizzie Warren. She and her husband received a million dollar interest free mortgage from Harvard.Populist? I think not.

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