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The debate over whether military bases should carry the names of men who fought for the Confederacy is going to continue.
There’ll be a further development today with Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats unveiling legislative plans to force them to change. She’s still – remember – in with a chance of being Joe Biden’s running mate in November.
There had been some chatter that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was going to come under pressure in her New York primary – but early results suggests she has walked it. In a video message she has claimed the margin of victory as a clear mandate for her policy position,
What you all have shown is that a people’s movement here is not an accident. It is a mandate. It is an absolute mandate. This absolutely strengthens us. It’s not just about winning or losing, but so much of this is about how you win. You know there are many votes that have yet to be counted but some of the early results that we’ve seen have us at about 70-72%. To win with that kind of mandate is transformative. And it tells us that our policy positions are not an accident. It’s exactly what our community has been waiting for.
Read more: theguardian.com