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The Enemy Within: on the corruption of Joe Manchin

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Andrew Cockburn reports on the deep corruption of Joe Manchin and the sordid history of West Virginia politics.  Joe Manchin may be the poster child for obstruction of the new New Deal, a bulwark against progressive reform. But he also serves as a useful excuse for the Democratic Party, fronting for an establishment that has long recoiled from the progressive politics of the Charlotte Pritts and Kendra Fershees of this world, yearning instead for the bipartisan embrace of a merciless enemy.

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