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Look, Just Nominate A Woman

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On March 21, 2019
Yglesias makes a strong case that, at a minimum, there should be a strong presumption that the 2020 Democratic nominee be one of the several highly qualified women who are in the race: Despite an unprecedented number of women running for president, Morning Consult’s latest national poll puts former Vice President Joe Biden at the […]
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Hickenloopermentum

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On March 21, 2019
This is the opposite of what “getting it” is: Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that he would consider putting a woman on his presidential ticket, and then asked why female Democratic presidential candidates are not being asked if they would select a man as their running mate. The comment struck a number of […]

It’s A Put On

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On March 20, 2019

Donna Brazile decided to do a sit-down with Chotiner, and as you would expect the results are 100% pure comedy gold: Why did you think it was important to join Fox? Over the last six months, I have ha

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The New New Jim Crow

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On March 20, 2019
In 2018, Florida’s electorate voted to enfranchise felons. Florida Republicans — big fans of minority rule for obvious reasons — appear poised to respond with…a poll tax: Last November, Florida passed a ballot measure to reenfranchise as many as 1.4 million people with felony records, the largest expansion of voting rights in decades. But less […]

The Iron Triangle

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On March 19, 2019

An important Seattle Times investigation into how the 737 MAX got certified before it was ready: As Boeing hustled in 2015 to catch up to Airbus and certify its new 737 MAX, Federal Aviation Administr

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Bernard-Henri Levy sat down with Isaac Chotiner, and…somehow it’s even worse than I expected, which is really saying something: Lest people think you uncritically love America—and maybe I have given that perception—it’s absolutely the case that you have criticized America. One thing you have criticized is our criminal-justice system, and particularly the cases of Roman […]
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