Long live neoliberal thought

“Neoliberalism” isn’t an empty epithet. It’s a real, powerful set of ideas.

“It’s hard to think of a term that causes more confusion, yet is more frequently used in political debate, than neoliberalism. It’s one thing to argue that the term should be discouraged or retired from public discussions, because it generates heat instead of light, but it is another to say that it doesn’t have any meaning or use,” writes Mike Konczal.

Elizabeth Warren speaking at Netroots Nation

Republicans vote to rebuke Elizabeth Warren, saying she impugned Sessions’s character

“I will not be silent about a nominee for Attorney General who has made derogatory & racist comments that have no place in our justice system,” declared Elizabeth Warren, after Senate Republicans voted to have her speech against Sessions stricken from the record and prohibit her from speaking again during the debate over Sessions’ nomination. Warren’s offense? Reading a letter Coretta Scott King wrote in the 1980s opposing Sessions’ nomination for a judgeship.