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Democratic Socialists of America, for the Win?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might have scary values to conservatives. But to the DSA’s national director, she’s a moderate.

The Democratic Socialists of America at the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21, 2014.

Kira Simon-Kennedy

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might have scary values to conservatives. But to the national director of the Democratic Socialists of America, she’s a moderate. Maria Svart calls the DSA a “big tent organization,” meaning it makes room for everything from AOC’s Scandinavian-style social policies to the more radical workforce ownership of businesses.

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