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'Green New Deal' a product of ideological recycling

It's fitting that the Green New Deal pushed by many but popularized by Democratic phenom Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who had her "60 Minutes" debut on Sunday, is a triumph of recycling.

Not of plastic bags or soda cans, but of ideas. Specifically, Franklin D Roosevelt's New Deal and the impulses behind it.

To her credit, Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is fairly honest about her ideological recycling.

"None of these things are

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