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Warren and native identity

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On October 16, 2018
We’re in one of those exceedingly rare moments when national media outlets are seeking out and elevating Native American voices, with respect to Elizabeth Warren. Much of what they’re sharing is quite critical of Warren, for reasons I find not wholly uncompelling. Without pretending to resolve any of the fraught questions here, I want to […]
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We’re drowning in stupid, every day, but Jeffrey Goldberg and his crack editorial team at The Atlantic have decided to up the ante. They’ve seen fit to publish the musings of one Peter Wayner on the future of the New York subway system. No summary could possibly do it justice; it has to be read […]

Let’s Move Nashville

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On April 30, 2018

There are two more special elections tomorrow, for House seats in Florida, including a Republican leaning seat that, based on the typical D swing, might be a real pickup opportunity for Democrats. But

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In Virginia, Northam and co are apparently close to a deal that would give 400,000 access to health care through Medicaid expansion: Virginia state Sen. Frank Wagner (Virginia Beach) said he supports allowing more poor people to enroll in the federal-state healthcare program on two conditions. He wants the plan structured so that Medicaid recipients […]

Capital Strike?

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On April 6, 2018

Elizabeth Bruenig’s column in the Washington Post yesterday is strange. At the heart of it is an analogy to help us make sense of advertisers abandoning Laura Ingraham’s show in light of her taunt

Democracy in Wisconsin

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On March 30, 2018

A followup on a previous post: After some reflection and several court orders, Scott Walker has graciously decided to stop depriving heavily Republican districts of representation in the state legisla

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