Magazine February 10, 2020, Issue

Elizabeth Warren’s Disastrous Agenda

Elizabeth Warren speaks in Des Moines, Iowa, January 19, 2020. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
Elizabeth Warren: How Her Presidency Would Destroy the Middle Class and the American Dream, by David L. Bahnsen (Post Hill Press, 160 pp., $25)

Elizabeth Warren has been giving off troubling signs for years. Long before the current presidential campaign, she greatly exaggerated her Native American heritage to paint herself as an underrepresented minority in the academy; was pivotal in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an unaccountable federal agency that may soon be ruled unconstitutional; and helped to push aggressive regulatory measures that were purportedly aimed at the giants of finance but served largely to place small banks and credit unions at a competitive disadvantage. Over the past year, as she’s come closer to the presidency, she’s rolled out one zillion-dollar “plan for

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