Woke to Broke: Beto’s Fall From Grace

Beto O’Rourke did all the right things to prepare for a successful presidential campaign. He married a real-estate heiress. He saved money by refusing to give to charity. He served in Congress. He ran for Senate against a loathed Republican incumbent. He was lauded in the press, and cheered on by celebrities. He played guitar with Willie Nelson. He accepted defeat, unlike Stacey Abrams. He soul searched. He blogged about his interactions with real Americans. He live-streamed his dental exam. He was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair. With a dog. Wearing jeans.

American Shepherd: A Dispatch from Beto’s America

EL PASO — I can see Mexico from my hotel. Like a fulsome bride, she shimmers in the distance. Su nombre: Heroica Ciudad Juárez. Bob Dylan once warned of visiting on rainy days in spring time. But the sky is clear. A stiff breeze rattles the window pane. Is it Mexican wind? Impossible to say without breathing …

Former Progressive Candidate Slams Gillibrand for Hiring DCCC Comms Director

Laura Moser, a failed 2018 progressive candidate who ran in Texas’ 7th Congressional District, suggested Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) was giving the party’s progressive base “a big middle finger” by hiring the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s communications director.