Charlotte Alter

Charlotte Alter


National Correspondent @Time | Alter Family Politics @radioandy | working on book abt millennials in politics for @viking | clips at https://t.co/2b1rfjltHh

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This was such a fun interview on CBS! Thanks for having me @vladduthiersCBS  and @AMGreenCBS 

I started writing my book at @thewingnyc , so I'm so excited to do an event there next week! Come see me a @concepciondleond  discuss The Ones We've Been Waiting For at The Wing Dumbo on Monday 2/24! Message me for details

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As I explore in my book, the sexist obsession with @Ocasio2018 's clothing is part of a broader campaign to discredit her politics by making her seem frivolous or hypocritical (see: dancing, haircut.) As if she can't both fight for justice and live with joy.

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Hello Montclair! I’ll be at the Montclair Public Library at 4pm today in conversation with my hometown hero @jcljules . If you haven’t read his excellent New Yorker piece about slavery re-enactments, you’re missing out: come by! This will be a fun convo:

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This man saved the lives of prison guards on 3 occasions while he was incarcerated for murder. He carried a disabled prisoner around on his back and guided a blind inmate to keep him safe. Despite objections from guards and jurors, he was executed.

Thanks for having me, @FareedZakaria . Smart questions and an interesting conversation:

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Immigrant kids were tied to chairs with bags over their head as punishment for misbehaving in custody. Some peed themselves while tied to the chairs. This is how our country treats immigrant children.

When I spoke with Warren, I was struck by how she doesn't talk about this campaign as if it's about her. It's all about the ideas. I asked her how she would feel if Sanders or Buttigieg won the nomination and adopted her plans, and this is what she said:

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Talked to a gentleman last night who said he supports Biden but could never forgive Hillary for creating mandatory minimums and 3 strikes laws. When I told him those policies were actually in Biden’s 1994 crime bill, he said “We all make mistakes in life.”

Elise Stefanik's local newspaper calls on her to save her own integrity:

Warren won night 1. Kamala won night 2. Women won both nights. #DemDebate 

This Bernie/AOC/Strokes event doesn't just feel like a general election event. It feels like a late-October general election event. The momentum is palpable

Bernie: “I did not fully appreciate until I ran for president how corrupt and racist our criminal justice system is”

@Ocasio2018  was deeply shaped by her trip to Standing Rock, which she livestreamed in 2016. These previously unreported videos provide a glimpse into how she came to her ideas about environmental justice, and how she learned to use social media. From my book:

Pete called the writer who wrote that viral essay, and @michaelharriot  wrote a follow-up about their conversation. It's worth a read:

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