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Revolt Is In The Air On The Political Left And Against Twitter

Jul 23, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a 28-year-old Democratic socialist from New York who beat the fourth-ranked Democrat in the U.S. House in an upset primary victory in June. She won by unapologetically supporting Medicare for all and free college tuition. 

A small group of mostly young progressive voters have had enough. They're unleashing their fury on centrist Congressional Democrats and party leaders who fail to reject corporate influence and fail to fight against President Trump's policies.  

Also this hour: New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, announced this weekend that she was taking a break from Twitter - at least as long as the "viciousness, toxic partisan anger, intellectual dishonesty, motive-questioning and sexism" persist unabated. 

She's not alone

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.