With the Brazilian variant ravaging South America, Colombia seeing COVID related unrest, AMLO playing vaccine games with the Russians, it’s time now for the US to launch a major effort to defeat COVID in the Americas.
All those so concerned about flows of migrants to the border should be calling for a comprehensive plan to defeat COVID and build back better in the Americas.

Economic and societal stress to our South will drive migrants North.

The increased flow of single young Mexican men to the border was a canary in a coal mine. The ravages of COVID were beginning to drive migrants North.

The last few days has seen something ugly emerge in Colombia. It's another sign of a region in duress.
Mexican Foreign Minister @m_ebrard tweeting in Russian last week.

"Thank you for all the attention you have shown me during my visit to Moscow. Thank you very much, I hope to be back soon!"

Imagine how the Biden Administration is supposed to interpret these deepening ties between Russia and Mexico. Putin launched a multi-year influence campaign to go after not just Joe Biden, but his family too. Not what neighbors do to one another.

Here is another AMLO play - disrupt regional counter- narcotics operations.

The emerging global ideological battle between autocracy and democracy is now very much engaged in Mexico and Latin America (El Salvador, Venezuela, Brazil).

We have work to do.

Lots of opportunities today for the Biden Administration to weigh in on Mexico and Latin America.

Look at this remarkable line up:

Big day for US-Latin American relations.

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Hard cold reality here is that Trump, Rudy, Parnas, Fruman and members of the President's cabinet were part of an illegal conspiracy to blackmail Ukraine into helping Trump in the election.

Level of danger for all involved, if pursued, is significant.

Below is a little refresher on the illegal Ukraine conspiracy; and a reminder that members of that conspiracy have already been arrested and appear to be cooperating with the prosecutors.

Level of legal danger here for MAGA world significant.

We have to recall that the original sounding of the alarm about the criminality of this Ukraine conspiracy came from the Trump appointed General Counsel of the CIA.

Normally such a referral would be taken very seriously by prosecutors. nbcnews.com/politics/trump…
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Successfully legalizing the 11m undocumented who are already here is a long overdue step critical to building consensus around more strategic and sensible immigration policies.
The other simple reality is that if our global companies don't have the workers to fill jobs here - either due to number or skill - then they have to grow those capacities and jobs elsewhere.

Smart immigration policies keep jobs here at home.
Here's @paulkrugman on the stalling of prime age workers.

How do our companies and our economy grow if they don't have workers to fill the jobs?

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23 Apr
A thread of some recent work.

Our national narrative hasn't yet come to terms with Trump's unprecedented betrayal of the country. No American President has ever challenged the fundamental rationale for our founding as Trump did.

Contrast between economic performance of two parties needs far more attention.

16 years Clinton Obama = 34m jobs
16 years Bushes Trump = 2m jobs

Scale of GOP failure here extraordinary, imp to current debates.

Decades of GOP policy nihilism and political hysteria on the border and immigration has made it far harder for the US to fashion a smart set of lasting solutions to these challenges.

But Biden must lean into these issues now, and work through them.

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20 Apr
Some thoughts on how to think about Trump’s historic and unprecedented betrayal of the country.

It is critical we get this story right and not allow the GOP to flush any of it down the memory hole. ndn.org/blog/2021/04/u…
When we look back at the Trump era, we will wonder, again and again, how his vile courtship of Putin and other dictators wasn't enough to throw him from office.

These are statements of betrayal, betrayal of everything America ever stood and fought for.

When we look back with clear eyes at the degree of Putin's hold over Trump - and the GOP's years of covering it up - it will be hard to explain how this wasn't more central to the politics of this era.

I dive a bit more into that here: ndn.org/blog/2020/06/c…
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We have some good events coming up.

Tomorrow and every Friday in April at 2pm ET we will be presenting our big picture look at the success of America's center-left over past generation of US politics

With Dems is fun, uplifting - join us! (1/x).

Next Tuesday at 1pm ET we host two dear friends @KennethBaer @AndreiCherny for a look back at their journey with their influential intellectual journal, Democracy (@DemJournal).

NYT just called it among most influential pubs of Biden era (2/x).

Then on 4/27 we dive into the big conversation about failures in recent Democratic polling with Jim Gerstein of the firm GBAO.

We'll be discussing the new memo 5 Dem polling firms released talking about recent polling struggles.

Important topic (3/x).

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Peeps, to help celebrate/promote the American Jobs Plan, we've rebooted our big presentation about how the two parties have handled the US economy over past 30+ years.

We will be showing it every Fri in April - come watch! Will leave you uplifted (1/x).
"The economy does better—far better—when we have Democratic presidents. In terms of job creation, median income, health care, and yep, even the stock market, the economy does better—the American people do better—under Democratic presidents" - @mtomasky

Contrast between performance of two US political parties is very very stark:

16 yrs of Obama-Clinton = 34m jobs
16 yrs of Bush-Bush-Trump = 2m jobs
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