Never Mind Ocasio-Cortez—The Freshmen Class is Moving the Democratic Caucus to the Right

Not every freshman member of Congress lands a 60 Minutes interview in her first week on the job, so kudos to New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for propelling herself onto the national scene with such gusto and willingly accepting the label of “radical” when thrust upon her. That’s great fun for Democrats and especially millennials who love her spunk. But it’s also fodder for right-wing media and their efforts to paint the new Democratic majority as a bunch of tax-and-spend leftie wackos, which is not true.