Alex Marks the Spot

“In the spring of 2017, before she ended the 20-year congressional career of Rep. Joseph Crowley and upset her city’s most powerful political machine, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was working behind a bar.” WaPo on one of the biggest political upsets in years. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The Democrat who challenged her party’s establishment — and won. (I’ve already seen a few hundred think-pieces explaining the broader meaning of this upset. She may have just run a better race. Or maybe there is a sweeping meaning to her win. But I’m dubious of those who were shocked by the outcome suddenly being certain of its deeper meaning.)

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