Neoliberal pundits want to write off Bernie Sanders again. That’s no surprise | Kate Aronoff

The same media outlets that failed to predict Trump are pushing their status quo-friendly narrative on the Democratic race Bernie Sanderss presidential campaign is collapsing. Or at least thats what a passing glimpse at the countrys leading national news outlets would have you believe. A recent Quinnipiac too! Accordingly, the CNN warns Bernie Sanders 2020 is in big trouble.But an ABC News and Washington Post poll has him packing rooms in Iowa, where his supporters will haggle over caucus participants next winter. What should we make of these conflicting messages? Mainly, that lots of pundits are not especially good at what is nominally their job: interpreting American politics. There are plenty of people in the political establishment who have it …

Julin Castro: the US should launch a Marshall plan in Central America

Exclusive: 2020 candidate is calling for US to emulate 1948 aid program as alternative to Trumps proposed wall in interview with the Guardian The US should launch a 21st-century Marshall plan in Central America to help stricken countries combat gangs and poverty to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants to Americas southern border, the Democratic presidential candidate Julin Castro has proposed. Castro, a former mayor of the Texas city of San Antonio and cabinet member under Barack Obama, is calling for the US to emulate undocumented immigrants seeking to enter the US illegally in recent years. But he added there would also be attention given to Mexico and other emerging economies such as Brazil. Throughout our history the United States …