Author: Erik Loomis

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Gillibrand ’20

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On December 12, 2017
I’ve made no secret that Kirsten Gillibrand is my preferred 2020 Democratic nominee, at least based on current knowledge and who I think might realistically have a shot at the nomination. I think she’s the whole package of tough, smart, vicious when necessary, politically savvy, learns from mistakes, has moved to the left, got ahead […]
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Gerrymandering

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On December 11, 2017
Color me skeptical that the Supreme Court is ever going to do the right thing, but this is interesting: So far there has been no word on the outcome from the court, which issues decisions in its hardest cases as late as the end of June. There was, however, a tantalizing development late last week […]

Music Notes

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On December 9, 2017

When I was in college, I went through a major Frank Zappa period. It really didn’t last very long–2 years or so. This was a time when I was exploring a lot of interesting instrumental musi

Family Values

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On December 8, 2017

Roy Moore is a nice man. He also has a great sense of the American past, especially when it comes to family. GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore stunned some listeners when he said he thought Ameri

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All Hat, No Cattle

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On December 8, 2017
I don’t usually look to Outside magazine for my political commentary, but there is one exception. That’s when they discuss the odious Ryan Zinke, who as you can see in the picture above is trying way too hard to be the Marlboro Man when he is not eviscerating our national monuments. This profile of Zinke […]

Yellow Power

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On December 7, 2017

This Clio Chang essay on a radical Asian-American newspaper she ran across is a good reminder that the history of Asian-America is not one of the modern stereotypes of “the good immigrants who a

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