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On the off-chance that you’re not sufficiently depressed and/or horrified at the direction the Republican party is taking in 2019, here’s a dispatch from LGM’s Ohio bureau: Back in July, the Republican-controlled Ohio state legislature passed an energy bill, HB6. The bill has four key components. First, it added a surcharge to every ratepayer’s bill […]
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The Jacobin line has long been to pretend that Bernie Sanders’s New Deal left-liberalism is categorically different than Elizabeth Warren’s New Deal left-liberalism. Unfortunately for the line, Bernie gave a speech explicitly defining his socialism as…New Deal left-liberalism. So the new party line has to be to write Elizabeth Warren out of the New Deal […]
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Was Joe Biden a big winner of last night’s debate? Multiple pundits say yes. Now, far be it from me to question the methodology that produces such airtight conclusions as “Marianne Willamson’s campaign has the momentum of a mother running away from the doctor with a child so she doesn’t get vaccinated,” but I think […]
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Friday Follies

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(1) Welcome to the panopticon: The University of Alabama is offering its students an “app” that records if they attend Alabama’s home football games, and whether they leave early. If they stick around for the whole thing, they get “points,” which can be redeemed in the form of a better chance of purchasing tickets for […]
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