Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Virtue of Simplicity

Her Green New Deal proposal is on par with the most successful programs in Democratic Party history.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being sworn in with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Courtesy: Harper’s Bazaar

The new Democratic class in Congress has made a considerable impact on American politics in the past two weeks. Progressives, led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, have forced a national conversation about many of the core…