Elizabeth Warren's campaign announcement will be on the steps in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where the Bread and Roses strike began https://t.co/jM8VBAfeoz
— David Dayen (@ddayen) February 2, 2019
I still hope I won’t have to give up my senior Senator. But as a childhood survivor of the ‘duck’n’cover’ era (the nuns at our primary school didn’t bother, since — as they pointed out — Manhattan was most assuredly one of the primary Soviet targets, so the only preparation we needed was to keep our souls in a perpetual state of grace), I think Warren’s already found some damned good talking points. Per NYMag:
In a bold and controversial move, Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation this week that would revoke Donald Trump’s existing authority to trigger a nuclear holocaust whenever he feels like it. The “No First Use Act,” which Warren co-authored with House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, would legally establish that it is the policy of the United States to never be the first power to use nuclear weapons in an armed conflict…
Advocates of “no first use” believe the adoption of such a measure could spur more concrete changes in atomic policy, like putting our nuclear arsenal into a lower state of readiness (and thus reducing the probability of an accidental world war).
But leading Republicans believe that maintaining “calculated ambiguity” about whether America is a rogue, terrorist state that just might wipe a city off the face of the Earth at any moment is cool and good. Nebraska senator Deb Fischer said of Warren’s bill Wednesday, “With Russia and China increasingly attempting to intimidate their neighbors — some of whom are U.S. allies — this is the wrong message to send. It betrays a naïve and disturbed world view.”
Thank God our current leaders have a worldview that is sophisticated and sane.
Yeah, about that…
.@PressSec responds to the @axios report on Trump’s leaked private schedules by saying “there is time to allow for a more creative environment that has helped make him the most productive President in modern history.” pic.twitter.com/xc3phYYxDj
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) February 4, 2019
Americans aren't fools. They can see through your rhetoric. Stop trying to derail negotiations and let our Members do their work. #NoMoreShutdowns
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) February 3, 2019