National Opinions

National Opinions

Amazon played American cities for suckers

Over the 14-month “Bachelor”-like competition for Amazon’s second headquarters, more than 200 cities across the country went to embarrassing and expensive lengths to woo the online retailer. City leaders raced to hire consultants, compile data and draft elaborate proposals, offering ever more generous financial incentive packages, all in hopes of landing the promised $5-billion corporate office with 50,000 high-paying jobs.

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The Elizabeth Warren DNA fiasco

A lot of smart people believe that Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2020. A recent New York magazine profile by Jonathan Chait claimed that she’s winning the invisible primary – building campaign networks, rolling out policy proposals, wooing insiders, intimidating rivals.

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Three things the Republicans got totally wrong

Two weeks from Tuesday, we will no longer have to scan polls and watch fund-raising totals. Until then, however, there are strong signals — from Republicans and mounds of polling data — that the White House and GOP-controlled Congress misunderstood the electorate, badly, in no less than three ways.