Democratic socialists

NEW YORK | Socialist wins legislative seat as voters oust splinter Dems

NEW YORK — Nearly a century after New York’s legislature expelled all its socialist members for “disloyalty,” voters in Brooklyn are sending one back to the capital after a bruising primary in which her political message was obscured by embarrassing revelations about her personal life and questions about whether she embellished her biography. Julia Salazar, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Socialist wins legislative seat as voters oust splinter Dems

SALEM, Ore | Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

SALEM, Ore — Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed and reportedly causing some injuries against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators. The city’s new police chief on Sunday called for a review of officers’ use of force, which included stun grenades. The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Portland … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

CHICAGO | Crackdown on ‘bots’ sweeps up people who tweet often

CHICAGO— Nina Tomasieski logs on to Twitter before the sun rises. Seated at her dining room table with a nearby TV constantly tuned to Fox News, the 70-year-old grandmother spends up to 14 hours a day tweeting the praises of President Trump and his political allies, particularly those on the ballot this fall, and deriding … Continue reading CHICAGO | Crackdown on ‘bots’ sweeps up people who tweet often