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Half Measures: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

half measures: Joe Crowley in the working-class New York district stretching from the Bronx to Queens is likely to propel her avowedly left-wing platform into the Democratic mainstream as the 2018 midterm elections heat up, according to National Observer. Half measures will not work, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said about Obama's climate policies from 2008. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning primary victory over powerful U.S. Rep. The time for slow and incremental efforts has long past. Ocasio-Cortez outlined plans to transition the United States to a 100 per cent renewable energy system by 2035. But her detailed proposals to deal with climate change could prove among the most influential at a time when the Democrats have failed to rally around any policy that could feasibly reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically enough to make a difference. ( As reported in the news.